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Engineering, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Wednesday, September 09, 2020
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Peloton is looking for a Principal Software Engineer who will drive the architecture of our homegrown e-commerce platform & help scale our online business. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of designing & delivering e-commerce solutions. 

As a lead architect, you will be the primary driver of breaking out our monolith into suitable services & engineering the next generation of the platform. Youll use your leadership skills to gain alignment amongst your peers on various architectural decisions.

In This Role, You Will

Play a senior technical leadership & architect role in the organization serving as the interface between the business & the technology team. As an architect, you will be responsible for the quality of the architecture of the platform. 


  • Lead by example & serve as a role model for the company
  • Actively maintain & build a culture of learning, respect, transparency, & trust
  • Cultivate a deep understanding of our e-commerce business
  • Own technical road mapping for multiple quarters to a year of our core platform
  • Define the architectural vision & technical direction of our e-commerce platform
  • Facilitate & lead the e-commerce architecture review board
  • Design, develop & support an agile architecture that can evolve without over-engineering, promoting simplicity & working software
  • Align our technology with the goals of the business & strategic objectives
  • Document & maintain architectural diagrams, coding standards, best practices, policies, & principles
  • Ensure teams are moving toward our target architecture & future state design
  • Coach engineers in architecture skills & thinking
  • Collaborate closely with product management & technical program managers
  • Engage in discussions with senior management representing our technology & teams
  • Identify & vet the proposal for new technologies
  • Facilitate technical discussions across teams & organizations
  • Hands-on development & review of technical designs & implementations
  • Manage & identify organizational-wide risk
  • Mentor & upskill engineers from diverse backgrounds
  • Partner with our SRE & infrastructure teams to scale & monitor our services


  • 10+ years of experience as lead/architect 
  • Excellent communication, listening, & collaboration skills 
  • Track record of technical leadership via collaboration, mentorship, & leveling up teams
  • Proven experience & subject matter expertise in e-commerce
  • Significant experience with SOA/microservices & event-driven architectures
  • Experience leading at least one complex migration from monolith to microservices
  • Expert understanding of object-oriented, functional programming, & database design
  • Expert understanding of domain & data modeling
  • Comprehensive experience in cloud technologies (AWS, Azure, etc), Kubernetes, end-to-end monitoring, & API security
  • Experience with multiple database engines, both relational & non-relational
  • Experience with Restful API design, GraphQL, Load balancing concepts; Communication & RPC protocols such as HTTP, TCP, gRPC
  • Ability to create analysis & quick prototypes for different implementation alternatives
  • Strong understanding of Agile, Lean, & DevOps principles
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to scope & assess the risk of large development & testing efforts that span multiple teams & organizations
  • Ability to say NO, respectfully challenge ideas, & be professional at all times
  • Empathy with users, customers, stakeholders, & other engineers
  • Experience in a high-paced, high-growth environment working with deadlines & milestones
  • Comfortable with ambiguity; you enjoy figuring out what needs to be done

Bonus Points If You

  • Enjoy tech talks, katas, lunch & learns, & geeking over programming languages, architecture, & design patterns, category theory, agile development, or whatever engineering topic you are passionate about
  • Attend meetups, conferences, & participate in the software engineering community
  • Contribute to open-source projects or have a hobby project you can demonstrate
  • Experience with or knowledge of DDD, CQRS, & Event Sourcing


Founded in 2012, Peloton is a global interactive fitness platform that brings the energy & benefits of studio-style workouts to the convenience & comfort of home. We use technology & design to bring our Members immersive content through the Peloton Bike, the Peloton Tread, & Peloton Digital, which provide comprehensive, socially-connected fitness offerings anytime, anywhere. We believe in taking risks & challenging the status quo by continuously innovating & improving. Our team is made up of passionate brand ambassadors, & we know that together, we go far.

Headquartered in New York City, with offices, warehouses & retail showrooms in the US, UK & Canada, Peloton is changing the way people get fit. Peloton has been named to many prestigious industry lists, including Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies, CNBC's Disruptor 50, Crain's New York Business' Tech25 & Fast50, as well as TIME's Genius Companies. Visit to learn more about joining our team.

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