Web Engineer II

1 month agoChicago, IL

Hey! We’re Grubhub

As a backend software engineer at GrubHub, you will be responsible for building and owning one of the many critical services on our platform. You’ll design and build distributed, scalable applications,  participate in design discussions, vendor evaluation, tooling decisions, and provide innovative solutions to address business problems and needs. You’ll work within your team and across the company to understand the domain and learn and contribute to the codebase while sharing knowledge.


We’re all about building distributed, scalable, highly available, low latency technology that connects hungry diners with our network of over 300,000 restaurants nationwide. Innovative technology, user-friendly platforms, and streamlined delivery capabilities set us apart and make us an industry leader in the world of online food ordering. When you join our team you become part of a community that collaborates to innovate, solve challenging problems, grow, work hard, and have a ton of fun in the process!


We have many different backend software engineer roles open across the organization from security to payments and order taking to delivery. You’ll be presented with different roles and can choose your area of interest. 



Why Work For Us

Grubhub is a place where authentically fun culture meets innovation and teamwork. We believe in empowering people and opening doors for new opportunities. If you’re looking for a place that values strong relationships, embraces diverse ideas–all while having fun together–Grubhub is the place for you!

The Impact You Will Make

  • You’ll gain expertise in your domain and build highly scalable & reliable additions to our platform
  • You’ll be accountable for delivery, deployment, maintenance, and monitoring the performance of your applications and the platform as a whole
  • You’ll evaluate tools, technologies, frameworks, and vendors for the platform along with other senior team members
  • You’ll write performant and concise code to meet the defined standards here at GrubHub, review the code of peers, and ensure security and scalability of the features you work on
  • You’ll help to create the backlog of tech debt and features, suggesting areas for improvement and enhancement
  • You’ll actively work with other team members in the domain and be a team player

What You Bring to the Table

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a science, programming or engineering related field
  • 2+ years experience building highly-scalable consumer-facing applications (e-commerce preferred)
  • Experience with Java or other object-oriented languages
  • Experience architecting, designing, and developing testable, fault tolerant, and performant software
  • AWS experience, or similar cloud based offerings
  • Automated testing experience applicable for services (junit/testing, mockito + jmeter/
  • Strong fundamentals (data structures, algorithms)
  • Building observability as part of the application
  • Interest in working for a fast paced, product oriented tech company
  • Distributed database experience with Cassandra or similar NoSQL database experience preferred
  • Docker, or similar containerized solutions
  • CI / CD tools experience like Gradle, Jenkins, or similar technologies
  • Ability to work and communicate within and across teams.

And Of Course, Perks!

  • Flexible PTOGrubhub employees enjoy a generous amount of time to recharge.
  • Health and Wellness. Excellent medical benefits, employee network groups and paid parental leave are just a few of our programs to support your overall well-being.
  • Competitive Pay. You’ll receive a competitive base salary with eligibility for generous incentives, bonuses, commission or RSUs (role-specific)
  • Learning and Career Growth. Your personal and professional development is a priority at Grubhub. We empower you to be a leader and grow your career through training, coaching and mentorship opportunities.  
  • MealPerks. Get meals on us! Our employees get a weekly Grubhub credit to enjoy and support local restaurants. 
  • Fun. Every Grubhub office has an employee-led Culture Crew that connects people through fun, meaningful events and initiatives like Wellness Wednesdays, Slack competitions and virtual happy hours!
  • Social Impact. At Grubhub we believe in giving back through programs like the Grubhub Community Relief Fund and donating $1 million to the Equal Justice Initiative in 2020. Employees are also given paid time off each year to support the causes that are important to them. 
  • COVID-19 Response. All of our employees are currently working from home and will be for the foreseeable future. We look forward to seeing everyone in-office when it’s safe to return. 


Grubhub is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity and encourage a workplace that is just as diverse as the customers we serve. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. If you’re applying for a job in the U.S. and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an email 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 email address.  


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Client-provided location(s): Chicago, IL, USA
Job ID: 821211247

Perks and Benefits

  • Professional Development
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Mentor Program
    • Promote From Within
    • Learning and Development Stipend
  • Vacation and Time Off
    • Leave of Absence
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Paid Holidays
    • Unlimited Vacation
    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Family Leave
  • Office Life and Perks
    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Company Outings
    • Some Meals Provided
    • Snacks
    • Happy Hours
    • Casual Dress
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
  • Health and Wellness
    • Wellness Program
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Long-Term Disability
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Life Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Health Insurance
    • HSA
    • FSA
  • Financial and Retirement
    • Relocation Assistance
    • Company Equity
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • 401(K)