19 days old

Staff Engineer

Shipt, Inc.
Birmingham, AL 35203
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At Shipt, we are transforming the grocery shopping experience and giving time back to consumers. Shipt shoppers handpick fresh groceries and household essentials, then deliver them to your door in as little as one hour.

We are currently on the lookout for a Staff Software Engineer to join us. Are you passionate about software development, sharing knowledge, growing your skills, and working with great people? The Shipt engineering team is growing, and we are looking for extraordinary engineers who enjoy building as much as we do. So if you are self-directed, enjoy autonomy in your work, and are an excellent participant in a team, then come join Shipt.

What You'll Gain

Youll join a team of talented individuals who will provide you with hands-on mentorship on topics ranging from design to communications strategy. You will be part of a highly collaborative team and responsible for

  • Owning the architecture and technical roadmap for all of the applications for your team

  • Design, develop, test (unit/integration/etc), deploy and maintain application code

  • Regularly work across teams to influence technical direction, implementation and prioritization

  • Develop multi-region, high performance services to manage shopper supply, order claiming and more

  • Focus on organization-wide solutions and look for opportunities to reduce complexity across the entire ecosystem.

  • Works across teams to foster a culture of architecture that allows for iterative development and future scaling.

  • Work with a variety of technologies: Go, Ruby, Postgres, DynamoDB, Redis, Kafka and more

  • Collect and analyze metrics to drive implementation decisions

  • Design, improve and document processes

  • Review and collaborate with other engineers on their code

  • Support your team through encouragement and by example

  • Mentor and share knowledge with the team

  • Owning production incidents and ensuring quick resolution so services see a minimal down time


  • 6+ Years of Software Development Experience

  • Able to apply functional and object-oriented paradigms

  • Able to apply the SOLID principles

  • Able to explain REST principles and design APIs that follow them

  • Experience with SOA, micro-services, and/or distributed architectures

  • Able to architects systems and teaches others about appropriate software design patterns with eye towards scale and reliability

  • Stays abreast of cross-industry/domain technology solutions and able to advocate for new frameworks and technologies within their scope of influence.

  • Demonstrated ability designing and interacting with complex persisted data models

  • Demonstrated ability to own a technical roadmap

  • Able to both identify and improve poor performing code or database queries

  • You are interested in continually learning and mastering new skills

  • Able to communicate complex ideas and concepts simply and concisely

  • You are willing to monitor and own the production services the team is responsible for and capable of leading multiple teams in troubleshooting

  • Able to diagnose the most challenging production issues and implement the observability to provide this ability.

  • Able to lead efforts across enterprise technical teams to drive complex enterprise issues to root cause - along with a plan and measurable progress for resolution.

  • You are empathic and enjoy learning from and mentoring other engineers

Nice to Haves:

  • One or more of the following languages: Ruby/Rails, Python or Golang

  • Open source software and dependency management

  • Object/Document data storage technologies

  • Caching and in-memory database technologies

  • Asynchronous/Multi-threaded Programming Patterns

  • Message queuing technologies/strategies

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Posted: 2023-01-10 Expires: 2023-02-08
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