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Peloton // connected indoor fitness cycles
Engineering, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Thursday, June 03, 2021
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The Opportunity

At Peloton, we work across an incredible range of technology domains: hardware, firmware, web, mobile, backend, data, messaging, content, streaming, and--or course--machine learning. We get to apply these to create a platform of products loved by millions of customers all over the world. Peloton's Platform organization provides the foundation & guiding hand that enables all of the engineering teams at Peloton to build technology faster & scale safely with minimal effort. We are seeking a Senior Staff Engineer to guide the evolution of our technology as we scale every part of our business.

Reporting to the VP of Platform, you will serve as the chief architect for Peloton. This is not a whiteboard role, but a hands-on engineer-as-leader who will team with the most senior engineers & engineering leaders across Peloton to help us navigate some big questions. Here are just a few of the challenges you will help us with in your first year: What is the best architecture to move our monolith to unlock parallelism without resulting in toxic fragmentation? What should be included in our developer frameworks to strike the right balance between consistency & innovation? How do we optimize performance end-to-end, from device to backend & data, across multiple product lines & geographies? How do we test at scale, from hardware & streamed content to backend systems, in a hyper-growth environment? When should we build vs buy to optimize time-to-market and  best-in-class experience. How do we create safeguards against vendor lock-in? Additional challenges will be more meta questions, such as: how do we govern architectural direction & decisions across such a multi-disciplined company? Where do we make the right decisions to balance local autonomy & consistency? What tools do we bring to the table for design & decision-making (ADRs, Tech Radars, Architecture Councils, SIGs, etc.)?

This role is a "first-ever" engineering opportunity at Peloton. You will help us evolve not only our technology but also the practice of engineering. Your impact will be widely visible, across Peloton & through our involvement in the tech industry.

You Will

Be a strong engineering voice alongside other leaders through advising & driving Peloton's tech vision & strategy.

  • Partner with senior engineers & engineering leadership to define, drive, & evolve engineering craftsmanship & sustainable practices across Peloton for architecture, technology selection, technology decision-making, design, development, & more.
  • Represent the discipline of engineering at Peloton in settings, internal & external, where deep knowledge of our tech stack is needed
  • Take responsibility for the planning, execution & release of complex technical initiatives that span multiple business units & departments, defining architectural vision & provide leadership for teams for design, sequencing, execution, & problem solving.
  • Be a technical leader within Platform, influencing & dring technical investments across teams with a "Platform Thinking" mindset.
  • Review designs, tech decisions & code, to ensure they are high quality, efficient, data-driven & documented.
  • Find ways to spread learning & knowledge sharing across Platform & Peloton, with a focus on empowering distributed decision making without risking toxic fragmentation. Create structures, forums, & practices to  level-up our engineering practice. Mentoring our most senior engineers in ways to also spread knowledge & balanced technical decision-making .

You Have

  • A strong background in platforms, infrastructure, & engineering tooling. You have deep domain knowledge in developer tooling, CI/CD, test infrastructure, network perimeters and  service meshes, orchestration, cloud computing (commodity & managed services) & IAM practices (customer-facing & internal). Experience in IoT, hardware, or firmware is a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience working on large scale, distributed infrastructure systems--preferably those undergoing hyper-growth in an environment characterized by rapid change
  • Proven knowledge & experience in multiple languages: Python, Go, Java, Scala. You are an excellent communicator & storyteller, communicating concepts & ideas in different formats, depending on context. You can receive feedback while being assertive when needed. You know how to influence decision-making at all levels of the company, working across organizational boundaries using a variety of communication styles & formats. 
  • Balanced the ability to design the practice of engineering with the ability to still become hands-on when needed, to ensure decisions & ideas are based on real-world data & practical executability.


Peloton uses technology + design to connect the world through fitness, empowering people to be the best version of themselves anywhere, anytime. We have reinvented the fitness industry by developing a first-of-its-kind subscription platform. Seamlessly combining hardware, software, & streaming technology, we create digital fitness & wellness content & products that Members love. In 2020 Peloton committed to becoming an antiracist organization with the launch of the Peloton Pledge. Learn more, here.

Together We Go Far means that we are greater than the sum of our parts, stronger collectively when each one of us is at our best. In order to be the best version of Peloton, we are deeply committed to building a diverse workforce & inclusive culture where all of our team members can be the best version of themselves. This work has no endpoint; it is the constant work of running an organization that strives to reach its full potential. As a first step in our commitment, we announced the Peloton Pledge to invest $100 million over the next four years to fight racial injustice & inequity in our world, & to promote health & wellbeing for all, from the inside out.
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