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Backend Software Engineer (Remote)

United States
October 14, 2021


About The Opportunity

Hey! We’re Grubhub

We’re all about building distributed, scalable, highly available, low latency technology that connects hungry diners with our network of over 500,000 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.

Depending on your preference and location the position can be fully remote, in office, or hybrid.

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!

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.

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 the 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

1-6 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)

Familiarity or experience developing highly-available distributed systems (4x9’s uptime etc.)

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 PTO/PTO. Grubhub 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.

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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Regular Full-Time