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Boxed // mobile bulk shopping
Engineering, Full Time    New York City or Remote    Posted: Thursday, December 02, 2021
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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.

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 (NY) & San Mateo (CA), & three fulfillment centers in New Jersey, Nevada & Texas. Fully remote candidates will be considered for this role.

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, sales people & 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 back-end software engineers to take our in-house built e-commerce platform to the next level.  The trajectory of our platform is to not only support the Boxed retail business, but also provide a full suite of e-commerce services (including storefront, marketplace, & logistics tech) to allow other companies to leverage the technology we've built over the years.  As such, the team is focused on building APIs & back-end services that are easy to integrate with & provide functionality that benefits a wide-swath of the companies that elect to use our platform. 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 Senior 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 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.

You will:

  • Be a critical part of not just the technology team but to the company as an excellent problem solver
  • Help transform our successful e-commerce software into a SaaS powerhouse, empowering many different businesses
  • Collaborate with the product teams in cross functional squads to execute against the product roadmap
  • Design & implement solutions to provide value to our customers as quickly, reliably, & correctly as possible
  • Improve the performance, reliability, & scalability of our existing systems
  • Think critically & solve the problems around you
  • Assist in refactoring the existing monolithic codebase into smaller microservices where it makes sense
  • Write clear documentation & automated tests to ensure code reliability & ease of maintenance
  • Review your peers code to teach & learn while improving software quality


  • A bachelors degree in Computer Science or Bootcamp equivalent
  • Demonstrable results & products from 4+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience writing production code in NodeJS & working with MongoDB
  • Experience working with git
  • 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, & small workshops
  • Strong Database skills (e.g. MongoDB, Postgres, Redshift)
  • Ability to work with & mentor small teams


  • Experience teaching, mentoring, or captaining in any capacity
  • Experience using & debugging DevOps/Networking/Infrastructure (e.g. Kubernetes, Jenkins)

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

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, weekly 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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