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Software Engineer (prototype Engineer)
Dania, Florida  |  Remote
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Applied on July 4, 2022
Job Id #56595 Posted May 26, 2022

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Max Bill rate for – Prototype Engineer II - $105/hour
6-month term – Looking to convert to Chewy FTE after 6 months
Only contract to hire candidates should be considered
Remote – Based in US
W2 Candidates only, no C2C

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Prototype Engineer II
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Job Description:
Chewy is looking for a Prototype Engineer to join our Merchandising Systems & Services team in Dania Beach, Florida. The Merchandising Systems team is responsible for creating & deploy new concept prototypes related to application, system & services supporting standardization, optimization, automation, and process infrastructure of the Merchandising business & operations. 
Our team’s mission is to be the backbone for Chewy’s Category, Pricing & Vendor team by design, and develop world-class system prototypes helping them to win long-term customer trust, business growth, and profitability.  This role will give you the chance to use your deep technical expertise to accelerate the adoption of the very best engineering practices, while maintaining knowledge on industry innovations, trends, and practices. You will help drive innovation, scalability, light-weight integrations and maintainability while collaborating with our internal engineering/IT teams. 

What You will Do:
•    Develop System / Component prototypes (front & back end both) and APIs (Interact with the full application stack) for a rapidly scaling platform for vendor management, while ensuring successful product delivery and operational excellence
•    Design, develop and implement large-scale distributed systems prototypes with large volumes of data, focusing on scalability, latency, and resiliency
•    Prototype and develop new customer experiences for internal partners and external vendor applications with web technologies
•    Design and build responsive, accessible and performant UX components for mobile and desktop web experiences
•    Articulate and evangelize software engineering principles with engineering teams to ensure that prototype components align with overall Chewy’s IT direction
•    Develop cloud native designs and implementation within public clouds, primarily AWS
•    Review code, implementation and provide meaningful feedback that helps other prototype engineers to build better prototypes
•    Experience in using DevOps principles and techniques to delivery high quality software prototypes with the least technical debt possible

What You will Need:
•    Candidate possess a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or related field, or equivalent experience
•    7+ years of experience creating modern web experiences across devices
•    Expert in creating customer experiences / web portal using JavaScript, CSS and HTML
•    Project experience using React, Angular, Vue.JS or similar frameworks and/or libraries
•    Working experience with distributed SCM (GitHub a plus), DevOps, AWS
•    Experience integrating with lightweight middleware technologies, integration patterns, microservices
•    Proficient demonstration of SQL knowledge
•    Track record of taking ownership and driving results in a data-driven, fast-paced environment
•    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, strong analytical skills, and ability to deal with ambiguity in a rapidly evolving business environment

•    Understanding of testing automation, including the building of scrappy coding/automation for testing code faster
•    Experience in Retail, E-Commerce or Technology Industry, Merchandising & Vendor Management focus a plus
•    Strong engineering background building Products/prototypes that are E-Commerce scale
•    Experience in Software Quality Processes and Atlassian Tools (Confluence, JIRA, etc.)

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.


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