Principal Software Engineer, E-Commerce

Warby Parker is a transformative lifestyle brand offering designer eyewear at a revolutionary price while leading the way for socially-conscious businesses. We’re looking to hire a stellar Principal Software Engineer, e-commerce to join our core Engineering team. This is a salaried full-time position with benefits. Check out our tech blog The Oculists!

What you'll do:

  • Provide subject matter expertise in the design and development of e-commerce systems
  • Build and improve software systems for a technology enabled lifestyle brand
  • Evaluate and mentor engineers on your team
  • Collaborate in one of our agile teams, learning anything necessary to deliver exceptional technology
  • Participate in code reviews and help maintain high standards of code quality
  • Deliver limited-defect products through ubiquitous test automation

Who you are:

  • At least 6 years professional programming experience
  • At least 2 years experience building e-commerce applications
  • Experience building large and complex (but maintainable) systems and web apps
  • Thorough understanding of PCI-DSS compliance
  • Mastery of at least one statically typed and one dynamically typed programming language
  • Expertise in data modeling in one or more modern relational databases and SQL
  • Agile development experience
  • Expertise in Java and Maven
  • Solid knowledge of computer science fundamentals
  • An appreciation for beautiful code
  • Good design taste, even for internal applications
  • An aptitude and inclination for learning new domains quickly
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong desire to support and commit to open source software projects

Extra credit:

  • Experience with multiple languages, web frameworks, and datastores
  • Mastery of Java, PHP, or Python
  • Experience with Magento
  • Web service design and implementation (e.g. REST, JSON-RPC, SOAP/WSDL)
  • Comfortable with Linux/Unix
  • Cognizant of DevOps practices and principles
  • Direct involvement with open source software projects

About Warby Parker:

Warby Parker is a transformative lifestyle brand with a lofty objective: to offer designer eyewear at a revolutionary price while leading the way for socially-conscious businesses. By engaging directly with consumers, we’re able to offer ultra-high-quality, vintage-inspired frames for $95 including prescription lenses and shipping. We focus on the bigger picture, too: social innovation is woven into the DNA of our company, and for every pair of glasses purchased, a pair is distributed to someone in need.

Because all work and no play makes a dull office, we fill our days with snacks, surprises, pneumatic tubes, and, when appropriate, costumes. As a team member at Warby Parker, you can also look forward to company outings, guest speakers, volunteering opportunities, and brain-stimulating activities.

In 2014, Fast Company named us the #1 Most Innovative Retail Company. We’re also a certified B Corporation, which means that we are held to the highest standards of social and environmental performance.

Some benefits and perks of working at Warby Parker:

  • Health, vision, and dental insurance
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Flexible “My Time” vacation policy
  • Retirement savings plan (401k)
  • Free eyewear (discounts for friends and family!)
  • Health & wellness stipend
  • Quarterly team outings

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