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Boxed // mobile bulk shopping
Engineering, Full Time    New York City, NY    Posted: Monday, May 09, 2022
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All about these Boxed Boxes!

Boxed was launched in our CEOs garage in 2013 by our four founders; an eclectic group of experienced tech pioneers. They had a simple idea: to make shopping for bulk-sized products easy, convenient, & fun. Today, we deliver a first-class e-commerce experience for everyday essentials across the country.

Were a late-stage start-up that places technology & innovation at the heart of all that we do. Our technology platform & automated, state-of-the-art fulfillment centers make headlines & our systems utilize machine learning, predictive analytics, & other technologies to ensure a delightful B2C & B2B online shopping experience. While technology is at the core of what we do, providing a personalized, thoughtful & seamless shopping experience is at the core of who we are. We value each & every customer & every single order receives a hand-written thank you note.

Unpack your Potential at Boxed!

Boxed is made up of a vibrant & fun group of engineers, designers, marketers, salespeople, & operations specialists just to name a few! We work with passion for driving superior value & experience to our customers. Our customers choose to buy from Boxed because we save them time & money, which in turn makes their lives easier. Thats where you come in!

We are looking for talented experienced software engineers to join our back-end Product Engineering team. The teams primary mission is to build value into the overall e-commerce platform with a focus on enhancing our storefront websites & apps through well-designed & documented APIs/Back-end Services. The team is also responsible for creating & maintaining various integrations with internal & external systems. As part of this team, we expect software engineers to ensure that all services are built to be performant, reliable, scalable, & reusable.

We value any Software Engineer who can think critically & learn quickly. We often leverage open-source tools, & an API engineer should feel comfortable diving into the source code to fix bugs or understand the software when theres a gap in the documentation. Were a bunch of engineers who enjoy balancing time to market & robustness, & are comfortable making decisions that shape the way software will be built at Boxed for years to come.

About Product Engineering

The Product Engineering team owns all of the technology that powers our world class shopping experience. You'll be working with talented product managers, designers, engineers, & data scientists to innovate in the key areas of the eCommerce industry. You'll be working on projects that span Order Management, Payments, Content Management, Sales & Conversion, Catalog, Loyalty, & our Marketplace Services.

About Commerce Tech

We enable retailers, sellers, & brands with our platform to drive maximum value from eCommerce. The Commerce team is at the core of Boxed & is responsible for building the infrastructure to enable online sales for any business. We offer a seamless & reliable purchasing & order management platform. This means that we own the customer's journey from Cart through Checkout, & all of order's touch-points thereafter. You'll tackle the complexes of capturing customer intent, pricing, payments, promotions, cart verification, up-selling, & order capture.

In this Role, You will:

  • Develop, test, & deploy APIs & event driven processes supporting our eCommerce platform using Node.js & Typescript onto Google Cloud Platform
  • Be a vital part of our backend engineering team, our technology team, & the company as a whole
  • Think big & boldly as we collectively drive toward providing the best global e-commerce platform
  • Design & implement solutions that provide immediate & long-lasting value to our customers, partners, & employees
  • Collaborate with our product teams in domain-driven, cross-functional teams
  • Improve the performance, reliability, observability, & scalability of our existing systems
  • Write clear documentation & thorough automated tests to ensure code stability & to reduce maintenance
  • Review your peers code to both teach & learn while increasing the quality of our software
  • Ship code that directly impacts our customers' experience
  • Take responsibility & diagnose production issues.


  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or equivalent & relevant work experience
  • Demonstrated results & products from 4+ years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated track record of taking initiative on projects
  • Experience mentoring or captaining in any capacity
  • Experience writing production code in backend applications using NodeJS
  • Strong Database skills (e.g. MongoDB, Redis, SQL)
  • Experience working with git
  • Experience with event-driven communication (e.g. Pub/Sub)
  • Excellent analytical & problem-solving skills with a healthy experimental attitude
  • Ability to learn & adapt quickly in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong verbal & oral communication skills it will be necessary for you to communicate your work to the rest of the engineering team through many mediums including documentation, presentations, & intra-team workshops
  • Ability to work with & mentor small teams
  • Excellent troubleshooting & debugging skills.


  • Experience with Distributed Systems (eg. Microservices, Event-Driven Architecture)
  • Experience with CI/CD (e.g. Jenkins)
  • Experience with GraphQL
  • Experience with cloud infrastructure & containerization (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes).

Dont meet all of our requirements? Not a problem. Were always looking for fast learners who may have less than a standard path or the exact skillset mentioned above. Please apply anyways & show us why youre awesome!

Currently, all corporate employees are working remotely from home until it is deemed safe to return to our offices by local & state health officials. We have offices located in New York City & San Mateo (CA), & three fulfillment centers in New Jersey, Nevada, & Texas.
Fully remote candidates in these states will be considered for this role.

OUR package for you!

Alongside our customer focus & technology DNA, we pride ourselves on our employee-centric mentality. NBC Nightly News called our CEO, Chieh Huang, Americas Dream Boss for our generous benefits. Our team enjoys competitive compensation plus stock options, flexible parental leave, unlimited paid time off, regular company-wide events, & lots of other perks just some of the reasons we made Crains list of best places to work in NYC. Wed love to meet you, so apply today!

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