Senior Data Engineer

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

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!


More About the Role

We are looking to hire engineers to partner with a diverse array of experts across technology, business, and data science to scale the systems that power customer relationship management (CRM) at Grubhub. This team will create services and pipelines that help our marketing team gain insights into customer behavior, incorporate machine learning to personalize marketing messaging, and accelerate order growth.


You will have a wide range of responsibilities, from architecting scalable backend infrastructure, to designing and building new features and functionality to support an ever-increasing volume of end user interactions and models. You will play a crucial role in advancing a robust and scalable platform, and will have the opportunity to set the direction for how to evolve the solution in the future.

The Impact You Will Make

  • Build and design performant and highly available machine learning systems and data pipelines
  • Collaborate with multiple engineering teams on complex problems and provide detailed technical solutions
  • Partner with data scientists, machine learning engineers, product managers, and business stakeholders to translate ideas into resilient and scalable software
  • Contribute to the full development lifecycle of projects, and elevate team performance by participating in code reviews, promoting best practices, and identifying process improvements

What You Bring to the Table

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Programming or Engineering related field, or relevant equivalent experience
  • 5+ years experience building highly-scalable consumer-facing applications (e-commerce preferred)
  • 3+ years with Scala, Java, C#, Python, or a similar language
  • 2+ years experience with big data in distributed frameworks such as Spark, Trident, Hadoop, Dask
  • Experience architecting, designing, and developing testable, fault tolerant, and performant software
  • Experience with AWS or similar cloud-based offerings
  • Experience conducting automated testing (junit, mockito, ScalaTest, etc.)
  • Strong fundamentals in data structures and algorithms
  • Familiarity with developing highly-available distributed systems (5x9’s uptime, etc.)
  • Familiarity with feature engineering and data analytics pipelines

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. 

Vaccination Requirement: Grubhub employees are required to be fully vaccinated. Candidates must confirm vaccination status at time of hire, and must provide proof of full-Covid-19 vaccination within 2 weeks of 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.

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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