Staff Engineer: Backend (E-commerce)

Main Location
United States
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We are looking for a passionate Staff Engineer/Tech Lead to join our rapidly growing Acquisition Software Engineering team. We want someone to provide technical leadership as the team designs, builds, and deploys innovative products and services. This position has a lot of autonomy and will be able to influence the direction of new and existing projects. We are looking for hands-on coding, mentoring developers as well as designing system architecture. As part of the team, you will support our retail and e-commerce business, from working with our product team and supporting user-facing features, to ensuring data integrity and flow into our logistics systems.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Help build a culture of quality

  • Have a strong technical voice in team discussions and decisions. Focus on the whole team’s productivity and strive to increase the impact of the team’s work product.
  • Assume technical responsibility for new services and functionality, lookout for opportunities for platform improvement, and work with engineers to scale our production systems.
  • Identify and lead technical initiatives to build clean, robust, and performant applications.
  • Contribute to the adoption of software architecture and new technologies.

Mentorship

  • Lead, coach, pair with, and mentor backend software engineers.
  • Mentor software engineers from diverse backgrounds to nurture a culture of ownership, learning, automation, re-use, and engineering efficiency through the use of software design patterns and industry best practices.
  • Engage in code reviews helping maintain our coding standards.
  • Be a leader within your team and the organization.

Facilitate the on-time completion of large projects

  • Collaborate with cross-functional team members from Product, Design, Program Management in order to deliver against quarterly and annual roadmap objectives.
  • Handle planning and breaking down large projects into milestones and identifying risks and dependencies.
  • Lead architecture meetings and technical discussions with the focus of reaching consensus and best practice solutions. 
  • Lead the team in defining technical requirements and solutions and drive projects through to completion.
  • Break down tasks for other engineers and offer guidance to other engineers on the team when they are blocked.
  • Achieve on-time delivery without compromising quality.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • 8+ years of relevant experience including e-commerce, web application development, and/or systems.
  • At least two years being a tech lead of a group of three or more software engineers.
  • Good active listening skills, the ability to empathize with customers, stakeholders and other engineers.
  • Experience working using Agile methodology in a fast-paced environment.
  • At least three demonstrable experiences in leading the deployments of systems into production.
  • Experience in a high-paced, high-growth environment working with deadlines and milestones.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity; you enjoy figuring out what needs to be done.
  • Senior-level with at least one modern programming language and can learn anything you don't already know to get the job done.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Have a solid understanding of clean software design principles.
  • Experience mentoring engineers with the team-focused mentality for success.
  • Experience with data modeling.
  • Experience with multiple database engines (Postgres, MySql).
  • Experience with distributed systems, CI/CD (ex: Jenkins) tools, and containerizing applications (ex: Kubernetes).
  • Proven experience in e-commerce development and integration.
  • Work with development teams to understand test automation gaps and implement coverage.
  • Have experience using monitoring and metrics to support KPIs and performance of APIs
BONUS POINTS
  • Github project(s) or contribute to open source communities.
  • Experience with XP practices such as pair programming and Test Driven Development.
  • Diverse knowledge of other programming languages and frameworks.
  • JVM, microservice, and experience w/ event-driven architecture.
  • Experience with internationalization and localization.

ABOUT PELOTON

www.onepeloton.com.

 

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Staff Engineer: Backend (E-commerce)
Peloton Interactive, Inc.