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Drizly // alcohol delivery platform
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Who we are 

Drizly is the world's largest alcohol marketplace & the best way to shop beer, wine & spirits. Our customers trust us to be part of their lives - their celebrations, parties, dinners & quiet nights at home. We are there when it matters - committed to life's moments & the people who create them. We partner with the best retail stores in over 1650 cities across North America to serve up the best buying experience. Drizly offers a huge selection & competitive pricing with a side of personalized content. That is what we do. Who we are is a different story.

We are more than just another tech company. There is an intellectual curiosity that occurs at Drizly.  We have a desire to question, to understand, to figure it out. Bottom line, we solve it. We value not just the truth but the process to get to the truth, to deliberate, decide & then act.  Most importantly, we care. We care about our customer. We care about our company. We care about our team. There will be long days & incredible challenges.

We are blazing a trail in an industry that hasn't changed in nearly a century, & that doesn't scare us (well, not all the time) -and even when it does, it doesn't stop us, it energizes us.

Do you see yourself here?  Read on.

Who you are

You are a tech-savvy engineering leader that thrives on the balance of coaching teams while also building things with real-world applications that you & your friends could talk about. Comfort with learning & adopting new technologies helps you keep your technical skills fresh, so you're someone who's comfortable experimenting until you find the tech that works. You also get energized from imparting those learnings on junior team members. You enjoy optimizing current processes & designing new processes that allow you to get work done efficiently.  You have the experience, instincts, & analytical mindset to make quality, timely decisions.

Coworkers would describe you as a flexible, open communicator who can plan, align, & drive results with a strong engineering team. You are also someone who takes personal responsibility for your work & holds others accountable to do the same.  You are passionate about designing systems that power great end-user experiences.  You care deeply about system performance, especially where it impacts customers. You have worked in environments where you owned system design from the database to the API. You enjoy discussing these decisions with your peers & can explain their significance to external stakeholders.  

You like to provide technical guidance to more junior team members.  You are constantly looking for ways to improve the team's development practices. You are a believer in the value of thorough code review & test coverage.

You ideally have three to five years of experience working with front-end web technologies.  We write most of our core systems in Ruby & Javascript, but we are flexible on your specific experience; we care more about general engineering acumen than any specific tech.  We would be really impressed if you had experience in eCommerce, payment systems, or the food & beverage technology space.

What the role is

The platform team is a vital part of Drizly, & is named for the concept of Drizly as a platform.” This team is producing Drizly's first externally-consumable APIs. This is a great team for you if you're into APIs, back-end architecture, & having a big impact on the business by growing the number of types of customers that can be reached by Drizly.

In this Senior Software Engineer position, you will play an essential role on the engineering team by bringing an innovative mindset to scaling our web applications. You will need to be highly experienced in front-end technologies & take a proactive approach to scaling many complex systems. By partnering closely with product managers & other engineering leaders, you will balance having your hands on the keyboard” with leading design discussions for large projects & informing some of our largest decisions for your team. In this role, you'll be responsible for some of the most critical parts of Drizly's customer base like our web & app shopping experiences.
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