Principal Software Engineer, Infrastructure (Remote)

Boston, MA

Full Time Senior-level / Expert USD 147K - 270K
Who we are
Drizly is the world’s largest alcohol marketplace and the best way to shop beer, wine and spirits. Our customers trust us to be a part of their lives – their celebrations, parties, dinners and quiet nights at home. We are there when it matters - committed to life’s moments and the people who create them. We partner with the best retail stores in over 1400 cities across North America to serve up the best buying experience. Drizly offers a huge selection and competitive pricing with a side of personalized content. That is what we do.  Who we are is a different story.
We are more than just another tech company. There is an intellectual curiosity that occurs at Drizly.  We have a desire to question, to understand, to figure it out. Bottom line, we solve it. We value not just the truth but the process to get to the truth, to deliberate, decide and then act.  Most importantly, we care. We care about our customer. We care about our company. We care about our team. There will be long days and incredible challenges.
We are blazing a trail in an industry that hasn’t changed in nearly a century, and that doesn’t scare us (well, not all the time) -and even when it does, it doesn’t stop us, it energizes us.
Do you see yourself here?  Read on.
Who you are
You are a visionary tech-savvy engineering leader that thrives on building things with real-world applications that you and your friends could talk about. You take pride in managing large, complex business and technical challenges, and are comfortable pushing forward development best practices across the engineering team. You get energized from being the thought leader on the team to help make products scalable and reliable, and impart knowledge to those around you. You also have the experience, instincts, and analytical mindset to make quality, timely decisions. You have a passion for cultivating innovation, bringing forth your technical skill sets, ideas, and decision-making strategies to guide our engineering org, and Drizly, to success.
Coworkers would describe you as an action-oriented oriented human who loves to take on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.  You are passionate about designing systems that power great end-user experiences and care deeply about well-oiled infrastructure, especially where it impacts customers. You have worked in environments where you owned system design from the database to the API.  You enjoy discussing these decisions with your peers and can explain their significance to external stakeholders. 
Ideally you have at least twelve years of experience with development and infrastructure operations, creating proofs of concepts, and architecture documentation.  You have extensive experience with containerization, and have migrated  a monolith into microservices. Our legacy core systems in Ruby on Rails, and moving toward GoLang for our new services, but we are flexible on your specific experience; we care more about general engineering acumen than any specific tech.  We would be really impressed if you had experience in eCommerce, payment systems, or the food and beverage technology space.
What the role is
In this Principal Engineer position, you will be the highest-leveled technical Engineer at Drizly and play an essential role on the engineering team by bringing an innovative, strategic mindset in order to scale our web applications. You will need to be highly experienced in back-end technologies and infrastructure while taking a proactive approach to scaling many complex systems. By partnering closely with our CTO, CISO, finance and engineering leaders, you will balance “having your hands on the keyboard” with leading design discussions for large projects and informing some of our largest decisions for the organization. In this role, you’ll be responsible for some of the most critical parts of Drizly’s customer base like our web and app shopping experiences. You will also identify scaling bottlenecks within Drizly’s platform for enterprise level traffic volume and remediate them in preparation for large integrations.

In this role you will:

  • Execute on building scalable and reliable infrastructure for web and mobile applications
  • Write well tested, performant code and participate in code reviews with the team
  • Coordinate with other technical leaders on large platform-wide technical projects such as decomposing the monolith and planning a more service oriented architecture
  • Evaluate new technologies, architectures, and patterns for Drizly to adopt to stay ahead in the marketplace
  • Participate in technical design and architecture discussions with the team, leading the decision making-process in a strategic manner
  • Guide the engineering organization to level up code quality and system design
  • Partner with the CTO to make sound and innovative decisions
  • Consult with key stakeholders on major discussions, projects, and propose outcome from the strategic decisions made in the process 
  • Provide technical knowledge and guidance to the engineering organization

The Other Stuff:

  • Salary Range: $147,600 - $270,000. Your compensation will be based on your experience level, skills, and location within the United States
  • One-on-one professional coaching with external expert
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Commuter benefits 401(K) Plan
  • Added perks
You do you.
Drizly is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status

We ask that you please remove all identifying information from your resume before you upload it on the next page in an effort to help us remove unconscious bias from our resume review process. Drizly is committed to cultivating an inclusive environment where a diverse group of people can and want to do their best work, and that starts with our hiring practices. Additionally, you must reside in the United States to be considered for this position. Identifying information includes your name, photos, LinkedIn URL, email address and more.
Job region(s): Remote/Anywhere North America
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