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Principal Engineer



Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2023

About The Opportunity
We’re all about connecting 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 works together to innovate, solve problems, grow, work hard and have a ton of fun in the process!

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

Grubhub is looking for a principal backend engineer that can bring ingenuity and homogeneity to our backend service infrastructure. This includes but is not limited to service mesh development, edge traffic shaping and throttling, distribution configuration evolution and providing frameworks/tools for organization wide use. You will be working with various teams across disciplines (backend, frontend, data platforms) and software engineering leaders to solutionize a scalable, reliable and secure service platform.

  • Own and oversee large scale technical implementation for the service platform, of which all backend infrastructure @ Grubhub is built up from.

  • Pivot between the daily tasks of system design and programming to architecting a strategic vision for how our team can optimize Grubhub’s backend engineering experience, while providing resiliency and scalability support for the organization.

  • Collaborate to implement best practices and methodologies with regards to technology choices and changes across the organization

  • Contribute to GrubHub’s backend technology roadmap to help identify areas we can improve the business

  • Manage and mentor the team to ensure growth of junior peers

What You Bring to the Table

  • Demonstrated ability to write clean and performant code in Java or a similar language.

  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement distributed system architectures with high availability.

  • Experience providing enterprise level solutions with AWS, Kafka, Envoy, Cassandra, ElasticSearch, and similar technologies

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to explain complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.

  • Strong mentorship and leadership skills with demonstrated experience collaborating with team members on delivering large scale software projects.

New York Salary Range: $241,500 - $314,000

The Base Pay component of our Total Rewards package is based on a variety of factors including but not limited to: job responsibilities, location, experience and, education/certifications. In addition to the pay component, this role may be eligible for equity and benefits as part of the Total Rewards package. The Total Rewards package will be determined at the time a contingent offer is made.

And Of Course, Perks!

  • Flexible PTO. Grubhub employees enjoy a generous amount of time to recharge.

  • Health and Wellness. Excellent medical, dental and vision benefits, 401k matching, employee network groups and paid parental leave are just a few of our programs to support your overall well-being.

  • Compensation. You'll receive a great compensation package with eligibility for generous incentives, bonuses, commission, or RSUs (role-specific).

  • Free Meals. Our employees get a weekly Grubhub credit to enjoy and support local restaurants.

  • Social Impact. We believe in giving back through programs like the Grubhub Community Relief Fund, and provide our employees opportunities to support causes that are important to them.

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 TalentAcquisition@grubhub.com 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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