Sr. Software Engineer - Personalization

About The Opportunity

We’re Grubhub, the nation’s leading online and mobile food ordering company. Since 2004 we’ve been connecting hungry diners to the local restaurants they love. We’re moving eating forward with no signs of slowing down.


With more than 85,000 restaurants and over 15.6 million active diners across 1,600 U.S. cities and London, we’re delivering like never before. Incredible tech is our bread and butter, but amazing people are our secret ingredient. Rigorously analytical and customer-obsessed, our employees develop the fresh ideas and brilliant programs that keep our brands going and growing.


Long story short, keeping our people happy, challenged and well-fed is priority one. Interested? Let’s talk. We’re eager to show you what we bring to the table.


This team is at the center of building our product and marketing personalization platform in order to deliver the most relevant data to our customers via the right channel at the right time. As a senior member of our team, you will lead a world-class engineering practice and play an active role in shaping the evolution of Grubhub’s personalization efforts.

Some Challenges You’ll Tackle

  • Design, implement, and deliver for our new corporate platform while collaborating with other teams (diners, restaurants, internal tools, etc)

  • Understand our products from both a technical and business perspective in the context of our larger business.

  • Communicate with leadership, product owners, other technologists, and users to create working software based on an understanding of business and technical priorities.

  • Break down complex problems into elegant technical solutions to intelligently solve problems for diners, restaurant, corporate accounts and internal stakeholders.

  • Actively contribute to the adoption of strong software architecture, development best practices, and new technologies. We are always improving the process of building software; we need you to help contribute.

  • You will be a key part in accurately estimating the timing of software delivery

You Should Have

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field

  • Expert knowledge of Java (5-7+ years)

  • Experience architecting, designing, and developing testable, fault tolerant, and performant software

  • Strong understanding of modern unit testing and version control - SVN or Git preferred

  • Strong fundamentals (data structures, algorithms)

  • Familiar with Agile software development methodologies

  • Familiarity or experience developing highly-available, distributed systems

  • Interested in working for a fast paced tech and product oriented company

And Of Course, Perks!

  • Unlimited paid vacation days. Choose how your time is spent

  • Never go hungry! We provide weekly Grubhub/Seamless credit

  • Regular in-office social events, including happy hours, wine tastings, karaoke, bingo with prizes and more

  • Company-Wide Initiatives encouraging innovation, continuous learning and cross-department connections

We deliver favorites every day. Join us as we move eating forward. 

Grubhub is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: DOL Poster. If you are applying for a job in the U.S. and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

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