Backend SDE II

Job Locations US-MA-Boston | US-NY-New York
Job ID
Data & Software Engineering

About The Opportunity

As a Software Engineer II in Restaurant Integrations, you will be responsible for architecting, building, maintaining, and monitoring the services responsible for streamlining restaurant POS order processing, location onboarding,and menu management. These services will be written in Python using AWS Lambda. 


Please note that this role will be a hybrid position, with the expectation that the employee will physically sit 2-3 days per week in one of our main technology hubs: New York, Boston, or Chicago. *Dependent upon CDC and local government mandates*


Why Work For Us

Grubhub is 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!


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


  • Aid an existing team transitioning from Ruby to Python.
  • Implement features, tools & processes to enable our platform to be highly-available, fault-tolerant, and support the team’s engineering and operational excellence goals.
  • Implement & enhance existing and new features to help import restaurant data.
  • Collaborate with leadership, product owners, and technology staff to deliver new functionality.
  • Actively contribute to the adoption of strong software architecture, development best practices, and new technologies. We are always improving the process of building software; you will have an impactful contribution.

What You Bring to the Table


  • 3+ years experience building highly-scalable, consumer-facing applications
  • Python experience mandatory
  • Experience developing & consuming Restful APIs
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Programming, or Engineering related field preferred
  • Knowledge of, or experience with developing distributed systems
  • Familiarity with Agile methodologies
  • Familiarity with serverless architecture (AWS Lambda)
  • Familiarity with eventually consistent databases (Cassandra/MongoDB/CouchDB)
  • Familiarity or experience developing highly-available systems (5x9’s uptime etc.)
  • Familiarity with Ruby or Java
  • Familiarity in working with containerized environments

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.
  • 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.


Employees are required to be fully vaccinated, and must be able to show proof of full-Covid-19 vaccination, prior to starting employment. Fully vaccinated is defined as: “2 weeks have passed since your second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine.”


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