Sr. Software Engineer- Full Stack

zulily - Seattle, WA (30+ days ago)3.2

zulily is a retailer obsessed with bringing our customers something special every day. Unique products from up-and-coming brands are featured alongside favorites from top brands, including clothing, home decor, accessories, toys and gifts, giving customers something new to discover each morning at an incredible price. We are fast-paced, innovative and metric-driven, with a team passionate for delighting our customers. Whether you want to work with incredible product selection, develop smart marketing plans, help us in our pursuit of faster fulfillment, or do something else awesome in between, we have a place for you. With locations in Seattle, Reno, Columbus and Bethlehem, our team is excited to be changing the way people shop every day - and we are just getting started.

As a Senior Software Engineer at zulily, you are chartered with building the technology that powers of the fastest growing online retailers in history. Our incredible growth means we face new challenges on a consistent basis. In this position, you must explore new technologies and collaborate with other engineers to design and build world-class technical services. Your team deploys production code rapidly to keep pace with zulily’s changing business, you are mindful of avoiding technical debt, and you take ownership of your team's roadmap and everything you do. You will have significant influence over the vision, features, and design of zulily internal and external applications. You will be responsible for choosing libraries and building a platform and methodology for building and delivering web applications for both mobile and PC. You will design and implement complex features within a rich UI and work with product managers and directly with end-users to understand their needs and propose solutions. In addition, you will develop a set of software libraries, best practices, and documentation to allow their fellow engineers to painlessly create fantastic applications with considerably less UI experience than the candidate has.

Essential Job Functions
  • Develop and deploy solutions independently and as a team member
  • Participate in design efforts and discussions
  • Review requirements, software designs, and code
  • Own the quality of the deliverables
  • Collaborate across business teams (stakeholders)
  • Operate and provide 24/7 services to internal and external customers
  • Research new technologies to support build vs. buy and rapid growth of the business
  • Design in a mindset of reducing technical debt
  • Consistently delivers work with started timelines

  • 4+ years’ experience in programming, software design and architecture

  • Expert knowledge of Node.js as well as http frameworks such as Express or Hapi.js.

  • Javascript fluency including prototypal OO, closures, callbacks, promises, and functional programming styles

  • Good to have experience with a modern UI Framework such as Angular or equivalent

  • Experience with MySQL, Redis, and ElasticSearch, or equivalents

  • Understands the value and limitations of unit tests

  • Comfortable supporting a large distributed system

  • Experienced in software design and architecture

  • Understands scaling systems

  • Strong analytical skills with a data driven approach and ability to measure impact of project


Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Management, or an Engineering related field is required.
zulily is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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