Sr. Software Engineer


San Diego, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 12/30/2020
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  • Company Address: 9530 Towne Centre Drive, Suite 200, San Diego, CA, 92121

About Zebit

Zebit is an e-commerce retailer that serves millions of credit-challenged consumers who value the proposition of buy now, pay over time. By providing these consumers with up to $2,500 of store credit and access to a marketplace of thousands of brand name products, Zebit gives its customers the ability to shop while spreading their payments over time.

Job Description

Zebit is a San Diego, California based eCommerce and buy-now-pay-later company that is dedicated to making a fundamental change in the lives of over 120 million U.S. credit-challenged consumers by giving them access to a broad set of products and the ability to pay for those products over six months without any hidden fees or penalties.

Zebit was founded in 2015, operates in all 50 States across the U.S., and has demonstrated a solid track record with historical annual revenue growth rates approaching 100% per year since its inception. Zebit has raised over $80M capital from major venture capital firms and recently went public via an IPO on the Australian Stock Exchange in Oct 2020.

Zebit has a streamlined operating model that offers over 90,000 products across 25 product categories through its fully integrated drop-ship partner network. This diverse and growing drop-ship supply chain has allowed Zebit to capture the full retail gross margin on products and avoid tying up working capital to buy and carry inventory, inventory obsolesce, general discounting, and warehousing and logistics costs. Proudly voted one of the Best Places to Work by the San Diego Business Journal, Zebit is looking for innovative and energetic people to join our rapidly expanding team.


This role will serve as a technology specialist responsible for contributing to the development of our ecommerce platform. He/she will provide technical guidance and hands on experience to the engineering team during the entire software development life cycle. Candidate must understand the business impacts of technology choices and be proficient at communicating those impacts to the entire organization. The candidate will be responsible for all areas of the development process of assigned projects, including but not limited to; data modeling, system architecture and design, technology selection, unit and regression test design and implementation, feature implementation, deployment and operational concerns. The position will work very closely with leaders in IT to ensure quality and timeliness of work product.

Zebit Technology Stack

Magento, PHP, MySQL, Linux, Nginx, Redis, Elasticsearch, JavaScript, AWS, Kubernetes, Gitlab, .NET Core

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design and deliver platform features that are distributed, latency tolerant, and highly available
  • Oversee application designs, automated and manual test plans, and rollout strategies
  • Evaluate proprietary, open source, and home-grown solutions and drive our technology stack
  • Work throughout the entire hardware/software stack
  • Overall responsibility for scalable and reliable design of the systems for meeting business growth expectations.
  • Establishment and enforcement of coding standards and practices.
  • Work very closely with IT leadership to ensure schedule and quality compliance.
  • Provide time and effort estimates as it relates to engineering effort.


  • Proven and demonstrable experience architecting, designing and implementing enterprise-scale, high volume, high availability systems
  • 7+ years of first-hand experience with Magento (3-4 on Magento 2)
  • Must have experience developing custom backend and frontend modules for Magento 2
  • Must have experience operating a high performing Magento 2 store, including infrastructure optimization and performance tuning
  • Magento 2 certification is highly desirable
  • 7+ total years’ experience in software design and implementation in distributed environment
  • Strong relational database knowledge, including data modeling and performance tuning

Additional Information:

  • Exercises sound judgment and discipline, avoids over-engineering solutions
  • Positive, ‘can do’ attitude with a focus on the success of the team over individual successes
  • Applies ingenuity and determination in finding the best possible options to support business needs
  • Must be an effective communicator, presenting facts not feelings and balancing business goals with engineering goals
  • Takes ownership of outstanding issues, is accountable, and establishes a high level of credibility with others in the organization
  • Respects other people’s opinions and suggestions and works to create an ‘environment of trust’

Supervisory Requirements: 


Education Requirements:

High School Diploma or equivalent required (college courses/degree preferred)

Experience Requirements:

Minimum of 7 total years’ experience in software design and implementation in distributed environment and at least 5 years of first-hand experience with Magento 2 platform

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the corporate office is usually moderate.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive salary with stock options
  • Multiple company supported medical, dental and vision plans to choose from
  • PTO
  • 401K plan
To apply: Please send resume and interest to our VP of Human Resources, Melissa Cogan

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