Sr. Software Engineer - Simulation at Grubhub

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Here at Grubhub we’ve been dedicated to giving diners the most convenient way to order food from their favorite restaurants (whether that’s a late night Chalupa from Taco Bell or a salad for lunch from a local restaurant the day after they enjoyed said late night Chalupa).

 

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 17+ million diners food ordering experience and we are partnered with 105,000 restaurants in 2,000 US cities across our suite of apps (Grubhub, LevelUp, Seamless, Tapingo, Eat24).

 

Want to be a part of the biggest movement in the US that is moving eating forward? If so, we want to talk to you - and hear what’s your favorite restaurant for food delivery!

 

As a senior engineer in Simulation, you’ll be responsible for building GrubHub’s advanced simulation tools that give insight into the future. GrubHub strives to be world-class in modeling diners, restaurants, drivers, and the real world in order to understand the impact of potential actions. This modeling allows GrubHub to make the right decisions that provide its customers with the best foreseeable experience. 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. You’ll be responsible for findings ways to improve the fidelity of simulations, provide new functionality in simulations, and build tooling to make ideas easy to test.

Some Challenges You’ll Tackle

  • Build highly-scalable, world-class algorithms that solve difficult optimization and logistics problems. Understand how to translate research into working software.
  • Work with product and operations leaders to understand the needs of our business and our customers and provide solutions for those needs.
  • Design extensible software architectures that allow GrubHub to be agile and react to changes quickly.
  • Design reliable software and processes that allow GrubHub to offer a high-quality experience. Deal with edge cases gracefully and put processes in place to ensure we do everything we can to provide a great experience for each customer.
  • Actively contribute to the adoption of strong software architecture, development best practices, and new technologies. Be an engineering thought leader within your team and the organization.

You Should Have

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Programming or Engineering related field and 5+ years experience building highly-scalable applications (delivery or real-time logistics preferred)
  • Alternatively, Master’s Degree in Science, Programming, or Engineering-related field and 3+ years building highly-scalable applications (delivery or real-time logistics preferred)
  • Experience with real-time logistics or simulation
  • Familiar with Agile methodologies
  • Java, C#, C++, or a similar modern object-oriented language
  • Python or a similar scripting or data science language
  • 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/Gatling.io)
  • Familiarity with eventually consistent databases (Cassandra/MongoDB/CouchDB), distributed and or relational databases is desired
  • Familiarity or experience with linear optimization, analytical models or machine learning will be a strong plus
  • Familiarity with shortest path finding, routing, capacity management, forecasting, and time estimation algorithms and techniques a major plus.
  • Familiarity with simulation techniques a major plus.
  • Strong statistics background and experience a major plus.

And Of Course, Perks!

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 [email protected] 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 e-mail address.

 

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Location

111 W. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602

What are Grubhub Perks + Benefits

Grubhub Benefits Overview

Health and Wellness: We provide programs that support your overall well-being such as generous medical benefits, employee network groups, company-wide fitness challenges, a comfortable and casual workplace! We also support our parents by offering 8 weeks of paid parent bonding time, a 4 week returnship program, and 6-8 weeks paid medical leave.

Learning and Career Growth: Your personal and professional development is a priority at Grubhub. From your very first day here, you are empowered to lead and be an active participant in your career growth. We provide continuous learning opportunities, trainings, as well as coaching and mentorship programs.

PTO. It’s true, Grubhub employees are provided a generous amount of time to recharge their batteries.

MealPerks: We never let our people go hungry! We provide our employees with weekly credit to use on Grubhub, and offer company-wide meals several times a year to bring our Grubhub family together.

Fun: Every Grubhub office has an employee-led Culture Crew that connects people through fun, meaningful initiatives across our offices. Some of our popular past events include: Wing-eating contests, Grubtoberfest, 5k Runs, Bring Your Child to Work Day, regular happy hours, and more!

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
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