Sr. Software Engineer

Back End Developer in New York, NY

Posted 2020-02-17

Here at Grubhub we’ve been dedicated to giving diners the most convenient way to order food from their favorite restaurants (whether that’s a late night Chalupa from Taco Bell or a salad for lunch from a local restaurant the day after they enjoyed said late night Chalupa).

While we are food-obsessed, we are also customer-obsessed. We look to constantly innovate our technology so our diners’ food experience is memorable, restaurant owners get more business and individuals across the country looking for work can deliver the food from the restaurant to the diner flawlessly. We take great pride in knowing that we are a part of 22.6 million diners food ordering experience and we feature over 300,000 restaurants in 3,200 US cities across our suite of apps (Grubhub, LevelUp, Seamless, Tapingo, AllMenus and MenuPages).

Grubhub is seeking an experienced engineer to join our dynamic Pricing Team. We are working on a large scale Pricing initiative where we're tackling one of the most critical pieces of our platform: how we determine prices for diners. Engineers are expected to service high-volume, business-critical services that optimize prices for conversion, profit, and other business goals. The features we work on are front and center of the business

Some Challenges You’ll Tackle
Build and manage a talented engineering team.
Take technical responsibility for a family of systems - build new services and functionality, manage technical debt, be on the lookout for opportunities for platform improvement, and work with system engineers to increase the scale our production systems will operate at while performing at their peak
Work with product, tech, and business leaders to determine the roadmap and deliverables for the enterprise order taking suite of services.
Actively contribute to the adoption of strong software architecture, software development lifecycle best practices, and new technologies. Be a leader within your team and the organization.

You Should Have:
Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Programming or Engineering related field
5+ years experience building highly-scalable applications
Experience with distributed systems
Ability to manage a team of engineers while providing mentorship and coaching to further career growth and development in a formal setting
Extensive experience with Java, C#, or a similar modern object-oriented language
Experience architecting, designing, and developing testable, fault-tolerant, and performant software
AWS experience or experience similar cloud-based offerings.
Automated and unit testing experience applicable to our stack (Junit/testing, Mockito + Jmeter/
Familiarity with eventually consistent databases (Cassandra/MongoDB/CouchDB), distributed, and/or relational databases is desired
Familiarity or experience with Docker or similar containerized solutions

And Of Course, Perks!
Unlimited PTO. It’s true, no strings attached and all the time you need to recharge.
Better Benefits. Get quality insurance, flex-spending accounts, retirement options and commuter perks.
Free Food. Kitchens are stocked and free Grubhub each week.
Stock Up. All of our employees are owners, in fact, they’re granted Restricted Stock Units, which means we’re all in it to win it.
Casual Culture. Catch rays on the rooftop or get comfy on a couch and get to know your coworkers — because work, should be a place you want to be.
Grubhub is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: DOL Poster. If you are applying for a job in the U.S. and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

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Company summary

Grubhub is the nation's leading online and mobile food ordering company dedicated to connecting hungry diners with local takeout restaurants.


Unlimited PTO; weekly Grubhub/Seamless credit; regular social events; company-wide initiatives encouraging innovation, continuous learning, cross-department connections.

Tech Stack

JavaScript, Angular, HTML5, CSS3, Node, Python, Ruby, JSP, React/Redux, agile

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