Sr. Software Engineer

Technology Las Vegas, Nevada United States


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Who We Are

Zappos has a mission to deliver superior customer service and to create a WOW for customers, employees, vendors and the community. The VoltronForce team works to create that experience for some of the most impactful areas of the zappos.com website — Authentication, Cart and Checkout. We are empowered to build a best in class checkout experience. We enhance our secure authentication platform to protect against bad actors while ensuring customers are able to login frustration free. We have a relentless focus to shape the experience to be fun and intuitive for Zappos customers.

Our most valuable attributes are the people that make up the team. We embrace the Zappos core values so you should apply if you are not afraid to create a little fun and weirdness! We value diversity and want to make our team as inclusive as possible. We do this by building strong relationships through open and honest communication. We value people that are not afraid to take risks and quickly learn from mistakes.

What You’ll Be Doing

We are looking for an experienced Senior Software Engineer focused on Backend Web Technologies to help us in this endeavor. Some of the technologies we use are Java, Python, Elixir, AWS, Node, React/Redux. We want someone who has their own big ideas (Embrace and Drive Change!), consistently demonstrates ownership and likes to dig into the details. You will commonly be asked to:

  • Take ownership of applications. Use your experience and analytical skills to pick between many options with different pros and cons.
  • Produce quality, debuggable and testable code to build upon REST APIs that power the zappos.com customer facing website. Think about scalability, monitoring and security 100% of the time.
  • Troubleshoot and fix hard problems, not being afraid to dig into the details.
  • Know how to build an MVP to learn quickly and fail fast.
  • Participate in design and architecture sessions with other senior engineers.
  • Mentor junior developers by providing meaningful feedback and raise the bar on coding standards
  • Collaborate with UX, Product Management and other Engineers to think up and build experiments. Iteratively improve the customer experience
  • Work in a relaxed atmosphere full of a diverse set of people and skills

What You Need

  • 5-7+ years software development experience
  • Have made major contributions to the design and/or architecture of multiple production projects.... preferably ones that have thousands or millions of users
  • Solid computer science fundamentals (theory, data structures, algorithms)
  • Deep experience with web services

What Will Really Excite Us

  • A deep understanding of Java 8+ and experience with the Spring Framework
  • Experience with AWS technologies including DynamoDB, Elastic Beanstalk, ECS, SQS, SNS, S3 or other Cloud based providers (GCP, Azure)
  • Experience with dev ops automation and a reflexive cringe when the continuous deployment pipeline is broken
  • You have strong opinions, a desire to teach others but also have a strong inclination to learn
  • (Bonus) Frontend development skills. Experience with React, Nodejs and Redux
  • (Bonus) Your slack emoji game is on point (tough competition around here)
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