• Sr. Software Engineer - Timing and Estimation

    Job Locations US-NY-New York | US-NY-New York | US-PA-Philadelphia
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  • About The Opportunity

    We’re Grubhub, the nation’s leading online and mobile food ordering company. Since 2004 we’ve been connecting hungry diners to the local restaurants they love. We’re moving eating forward with no signs of slowing down.

    While we are food-obsessed, we are also customer-obsessed. We look to constantly innovate our technology so our diners’ food experience is memorable, restaurant owners get more business and individuals across the country looking for part-time work can deliver the food from the restaurant to the diner flawlessly.We take great pride in knowing that we are a part of 19+ million diners food ordering experience and we are partnered with 115,000 restaurants in 2,200 US cities across our suite of apps (Grubhub, LevelUp, Seamless, Tapingo).


    Long story short, keeping our people happy, challenged and well-fed is priority one. Interested? Let’s talk. We’re eager to show you what we bring to the table.

    As a senior engineer in logistics, you’ll be responsible for building the technology that optimizes GrubHub’s vast delivery network. GrubHub strives to be world-class in location intelligence, route finding, route optimization and dispatch, order forecasting, and time estimation. You’ll build systems that will run thousands of times every second to make sure GrubHub’s logistics network is operating as efficiently as possible. You’ll work closely with data scientists, decision engineers, systems engineers, product managers and operations specialists to design how GrubHub’s delivery network will scale up.

    Some Challenges You’ll Tackle

    • Design, implement and deliver awesome technical platforms and products for all constituencies (diners, corporate accounts, restaurants, internal tools)
    • Understand our products from both a technical and business perspective in the context of our larger business.
    • Communicate with leadership, product owners, other technologists, and users to create working software based on an understanding of business and technical priorities.
    • Break down complex problems into elegant technical solutions to intelligently solve problems for GrubHub.com diners, restaurant, corporate accounts and internal stakeholders
    • Actively contribute to the adoption of strong software architecture, development best practices, and new technologies. We are always improving the process of building software; we need you to help contribute.
    • You will be a key part in accurately estimating the timing of software delivery

    You Should Have

    • Expert understanding of Java
    • Knowledge of Spring / Spring MVC Framework
    • An understanding of Cassandra and NoSQL Databases
    • Understanding of unit testing and version control
    • Familiar with Agile software development methodologies
    • Willingness to understand larger business context
    • Desire to work in a fast paced, tech and product oriented company
    • If you are based in a city outside of Chicago, feel free to apply! Relocation may be possible for an ideal candidate!

    And Of Course, Perks!

    • And Of Course, Perks!

      • Flexible PTO. It’s true, no strings attached and all the time you need to recharge.
      • Better Benefits. Get quality insurance, flex-spending accounts, retirement options and commuter perks.  
      • Free Food. Kitchens are stocked and free Grubhub each week.
      • Stock Up. All of our employees are owners, in fact, they’re granted Restricted Stock Units, which means we’re all in it to win it.
      • Casual Culture. Catch rays on the rooftop or get comfy on a couch and get to know your coworkers — because work, should be a place you want to be.


      We deliver favorites every day. Join us as we move eating forward.

      Grubhub is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: DOL Poster. If you are applying for a job in the U.S. and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to talentacquisition@grubhub.com and let us know the nature of your request and contact information


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