Senior Software Engineer

Technology United States


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Who We Are


The Digital Customer Experience team at Zappos enables customers to quickly and efficiently discover products and make purchasing decisions on the home, landing, search, and product details page experiences. We're a diverse group of engineers, UX designers, and product/project managers creating, testing, and iterating on the next-generation shopping experiences to build an wasy-to-use, performant, and reliable shopping platform for our customers.

Who We're Looking For
We’re looking for an experienced and highly-skilled software engineer capable of building, deploying, and maintaining
front and back-end applications that serve millions of requests per day.

What You'll Be Doing 

  • Owning and evolving services that are highly reliable and extremely low latency.
  • Continually optimizing the server and application layer codebase that is the backbone of our web properties.
  • Developing interactive, accessible, performant, and secure UIs for Zappos.com and/or other web properties
  • within the Zappos Family, using HTML, CSS, JS, and other web technologies.
  • Collaborating with diverse teams to drive, plan, build, and maintain new features and services.
  • Leveraging your expertise by coaching and mentoring others.
  • Exemplifying our company Core Values.


What You Need

  • Minimum 5 years of software engineering industry experience.
  • Proficiency using modern front-end technologies (e.g. HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React, Angular, Vue, etc.).
  • Knowledgeable with modern programming languages (e.g. Java, C++,  etc.)
  • Experience with AWS/Azure/GCP.
  • Experience with version control (e.g Git).
  • Extensive use of APIs and understanding of HTTP and REST architecture.
  • Experience with unit, integration, and end-to-end testing.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Web Development, or combined equivalent of education and/or
  • experience.
What Will Really Excite Us

  • Experience with React, Redux, JSX, SASS (or other CSS preprocessors).
  • Knowledgeable with other languages like Node.js, Python, Elixir, or Ruby.
  • Experience building responsive, cross-browser UIs conforming to web accessibility guidelines (e.g. WCAG).
  • Experience with CI/CD.
  • Knowledgeable about SEO.
  • Comfortable working in a *nix environment and using GNU tools.
  • Familiarity with Containers (Kubernetes, Docker, AWS ECS/Fargate/EKS, etc.).
  • Experience at a large e-commerce retailer.


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