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Staff Software Engineer, Front-End

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Posted about 2 months ago

Who we are

Drizly is the world’s largest alcohol marketplace and the best way to shop beer, wine and spirits. Our customers trust us to be a part of their lives – their celebrations, parties, dinners and quiet nights at home. We are there when it matters - committed to life’s moments and the people who create them. We partner with the best retail stores in over 1200 cities across North America to serve up the best buying experience. Drizly offers a huge selection and competitive pricing with a side of personalized content. That is what we do.  Who we are is a different story.

We are more than just another tech company. There is an intellectual curiosity that occurs at Drizly.  We have a desire to question, to understand, to figure it out. Bottom line, we solve it. We value not just the truth but the process to get to the truth, to deliberate, decide and then act.  Most importantly, we care. We care about our customer. We care about our company. We care about our team. There will be long days and incredible challenges.

We are blazing a trail in an industry that hasn’t changed in nearly a century, and that doesn’t scare us (well, not all the time) -and even when it does, it doesn’t stop us, it energizes us.

Do you see yourself here?  Read on.

Who you are

You are a visionary tech-savvy engineering leader that thrives on building things with real-world applications that you and your friends could talk about. You take pride in managing large, complex technical challenges and are comfortable pushing forward development best practices across the engineering team. You get energized from being the thought leader on the team to help make products scalable and reliable, and impart knowledge to those around you. You also have the experience, instincts, and analytical mindset to make quality, timely decisions.

Coworkers would describe you as action-oriented and someone who loves to take on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.  You are passionate about designing systems that power great end-user experiences and care deeply about system performance, especially where it impacts customers. You have worked in environments where you owned system design from the database to the API.  You enjoy discussing these decisions with your peers and can explain their significance to external stakeholders.  

You ideally have at least five years of experience working with front-end web technologies.  We write most of our core systems in Ruby and Javascript (React/Redux/TypeScript), but we are flexible on your specific experience; we care more about general engineering acumen than any specific tech.  We would be really impressed if you had experience in eCommerce, payment systems, or the food and beverage technology space.

What the role is

In this Staff Software Engineer position, you will play an essential role on the engineering team by bringing an innovative mindset to scaling our web applications. You will need to be highly experienced in front-end technologies and take a proactive approach to scaling many complex systems.

By partnering closely with product managers and other engineering leaders, you will balance “having your hands on the keyboard” with leading design discussions for large projects and informing some of our largest decisions for your team. In this role, you’ll be responsible for some of the most critical parts of Drizly’s customer base like our web and app shopping experiences.

In this role you will:

  • Execute on building scalable and reliable front-end web applications
    • Write well tested, performant code and participate in code reviews with the team
      • Participate in technical design and architecture discussions with the team
        • Work with the engineering organization to level up code quality and system design
          • Consult with the business on the feasibility and/or level of effort required for certain projects
            • Provide technical guidance to more junior team members
            • The Other Stuff:

              • Competitive salary
                • One-on-one professional coaching with an external expert
                  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
                    • Flexible vacation policy
                      • 401(K) Plan
                        • Added perks
                        • You do you.

                          Drizly is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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drizly.com Website
Boston, MA, US Location

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