Senior Software Engineer, Ecommerce Platform

Warby Parker · New York, NY

Engineering Health & Well-Being Posted 5 days ago Claim this company

Warby Parker is on the lookout for a Senior Software Engineer to join our 60+ member in-house engineering team to build the technology that powers customer-facing interactions with our website, app, and marketing ecosystems. In this role, you’ll be responsible for driving forward system architecture (e.g., define how we break up a monolith, thoughtfully introduce new technologies and depreciate old ones, and measure and optimize the long-term health of systems). You’ll also develop software to build or enhance our ecommerce infrastructure (e.g., APIs, experimentation, Design System, analytics, messaging, content management, stability, and site performance). Do you like the sound of building a customer-oriented team that delivers seamless experiences through scalable infrastructure, thoughtful analytics, user-centered design, and a test-and-iterate culture? If, so, read on!

What you’ll do:

  • Design, develop, and deploy innovative solutions across our ecommerce infrastructure, while leveraging a wide range of technologies across the development stack
  • Lead and promote the adoption of new technologies, best practices, and processes that advance and evolve our products
  • Build scalable tools for developers to more efficiently launch new features
  • Participate in code reviews and help maintain high standards of code quality
  • Partner with key stakeholders across the business to define technical roadmaps and solve cross-domain technical problems
  • Become an (even more!) effective technical leader

Who you are:

  • Equipped with 5+ years of professional programming experience (time at a rapidly growing tech organization preferred)
  • Backed by a strong understanding of software engineering principles and fundamentals, as well as data structures and algorithms
  • Excited about working across the full technology stack
  • Substantial experience in at least one of the following backend programming languages: Python, JavaScript (Node), Go, Ruby, or Java
  • Knowledgeable about modern relational databases, such as PostgreSQL, Oracle, or MySQL
  • Skilled at designing RESTful APIs
  • Experienced in agile development and continuous delivery
  • An excellent, empathetic communicator (in writing and in person!)
  • Not on the Office of Inspector General’s List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE)

Extra credit:

  • Expertise in Ecommerce, site reliability engineering, service-oriented architectures, or web performance
  • Significant experience with our core technologies: Python, PostgreSQL, JavaScript (Node), React, Swift, AWS/Serverless

About us:

Warby Parker was founded with a lofty objective: to offer designer eyewear at a revolutionary price while leading the way for socially conscious businesses. By circumventing traditional channels and designing our frames in-house, we’re able to offer top-quality glasses and sunglasses (plus an uncommonly delightful shopping experience) at a fraction of the traditional going price.

Since starting out in 2010, we’ve set up headquarters in New York City and Nashville, built our own optical lab, and opened retail locations all around the U.S. and Canada. As we grow, we’re committed to proving that businesses can scale and be profitable while doing good in the world. For every pair of glasses we sell, a pair is distributed to someone in need—to date, that’s over five million pairs.

Of course, all work and no play makes a dull workplace. Who likes that? At Warby Parker, you can look forward to company outings, volunteering and learning opportunities, and just great company. Teammates can also connect around common interests, backgrounds, and identities, no matter their home base, through our various employee resource groups. (We’re happy to say that the Human Rights Campaign has named us a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ employees!) That sense of community keeps us excited to walk through the door every day. Good work, good people.

Some benefits and perks of working at Warby Parker:

  • Health, vision, and dental insurance
  • Flexible “My Time” vacation policy
  • Retirement savings plan with a company match
  • Parental leave (non-birthing parents included)
  • Cell phone plan reimbursement
  • A health-and-wellness stipend
  • Free eyewear, plus discounts for friends and family
  • And more—just ask!

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