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Warby Parker // boutique-quality eyewear retailer
Engineering, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Thursday, June 10, 2021
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At Warby Parker, weve proven that businesses can scale, be profitable, & do good in the world. Now, were searching for a motivated Principal Backend Software Engineer to join our 60+ person in-house Engineering team to help take this mission to the next step.

In this role, you will be responsible for creating world-class software applications that power Warby Parker day in & day out. We build most of our technology in-house (think: e-commerce systems, business systems, & everything in between). The point-of-sale system, called Point of Everything, that supports our 100+ retail fleet? The Prescription Check app that lets our customers renew their glasses prescriptions from home? The enterprise resource planning software that runs our entire business operations? We built them alland more!by listening closely to customers & collaborators alike (from Finance to Supply Chain) & by being relentlessly iterative. Project to project, working here is an exciting opportunity to build products at the intersection of medical devices, e-commerce, retail, & fashion. 

Our ideal candidate is a great collaborator with the technical chops to oversee a products lifecycle while keeping code quality top of mind. If you're a motivated software engineer who takes your work seriouslybut not yourselfyou may be just what we're looking for. Read on!

What youll do:

  • Be the technical leader of teams designing & developing world class backend applications that power our iconic business
  • Promote the adoption of new technologies that advance & evolve our product
  • Tackle challenges of scale though solid engineering practices & creative problem solving
  • Ensure your products are resilient & meet well-defined service level agreements with client stakeholders
  • Lead code reviews & help maintain high standards of code quality
  • Exceed quality expectations through a strong test-minded approach at every step of the SDLC
  • Monitor your application & resolve issues & SLA violations quickly & efficiently

Who you are:

  • Degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent work experience
  • 7 years of experience in professional software development
  • Expert at building webscale applications
  • Expert in a high level language such as Python, GoLang, C# or Java
  • Expert in Databases & Data Modeling
  • Expert in API design & standards
  • Proficient in Python (Our primary backend language)
  • Proficient & open-minded communicator (over email, in person, via carrier pigeon!)
  • Proficient in agile work processesyoure comfortable breaking down large pieces of work to deliver value incrementally
  • Proficient in unit, integration, load, & other forms of application testing
  • Proficient in system & process documentation 
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver software projects with a high level of autonomy
  • You are not on the Office of Inspector Generals List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE)

Extra credit:

  • Experience with GraphQL
  • Experience with AWS cloud infrastructure
  • Familiar with GoLang
  • Familiar with web & mobile native application (iOS, Android) development

Some benefits & perks of working at Warby Parker:

  • Health, vision, & dental insurance
  • Flexible My Time vacation policy
  • Retirement savings plan with a company match
  • Parental leave (non-birthing parents included)
  • Cell phone plan reimbursement
  • Free eyewear, plus discounts for friends & family
  • And morejust ask!
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