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Senior Software Engineer

Company: PetPlate
Location: New York
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:


PetPlate is seeking a highly motivated, strategic, and creative Senior Software Engineer with full-stack capabilities to help architect and drive our best-in-class subscription ecommerce software platform. Your primary focus will be on backend and scalability, while also collaborating at every layer of the application stack and are comfortable working with designers, engineers and product managers to develop the overall user experience of our products.

You will help lead a team of engineers and designers to support product initiatives, communicate and present across all levels of the organization, and work with multiple cross-functional teams. You will be an advocate for the operational side of the business and expected to properly convey what is needed from the platform that we are creating.

Your Responsibilities

* Write Ruby and JavaScript code focused on scalability, testability, reliability and maintainability, with a majority of time spent on the backend.
* Contribute to all levels of our tech stack, from backend (Ruby on Rails) to front-end (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React, Next.js) to infrastructure (Heroku, AWS).
* Perform thorough code reviews, troubleshoot complex issues, and pair programming as needed.
* Debug and help resolve production issues across all levels of the tech stack.
* Find and address performance issues within different applications and microservices.
* Evaluate and implement new technologies to solve technical challenges as they arise.
* Provide technical thought leadership for the team, contributing to architecture decisions, development best practices, and documentation methods.
* Advocate for good habits including development techniques, security, balancing tech debt, and efficient tooling.
* Participate in and help lead team stand-ups. Focus on improving team processes.
* Help plan, document and develop innovative solutions to complex business problems.
* Work with a growing engineering team that requires strict branching and deployment processes.
* Collaborate with Engineers, Product Managers, and Designers to address user feedback and create new and meaningful features.

Your Experience

* You have 6+ years of relevant development experience in fast-paced environments
* You are proficient with Ruby and have used JavaScript
* You are experienced with building and deploying Ruby on Rails applications
* You have experience building GraphQL API services
* You have experience designing and optimizing relational database models
* You have experience with caching and performance optimizations
* You have experience with cloud-based infrastructure and technologies, preferably Heroku, AWS or GCP
* You can scale systems, manage infrastructure and ensure system uptime
* You can create simple solutions to solve complex problems
* You are passionate about learning new technologies and sharing with your team
* You thrive in an agile work environment and are able to break down large pieces of work to deliver value incrementally
* You are self-motivated, with a passion for taking ownership of your work and delivering outcomes
* You possess excellent communication skills through writing, speaking and documentation
* You enjoy collaborating, and are focused on team success over individual achievement
* You are detail oriented, diligent when thinking through problems and an enthusiastic problem solver
* You have experience with ecommerce and optionally logistics solutions

Keywords: PetPlate, New York , Senior Software Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , New York, New York

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