Impact Workers


Staff Web Engineer

About the role

Warby Parker is on the lookout for a Staff Web Engineer to help drive the evolution of our mission critical business systems. In this role you’ll take ownership of the development, design, testing strategy and standards of the Warby Parker web application. You’ll also help establish best practices and guidance around all aspects of our technology in order to help build a best-in-class technology discipline. Think you’ve got the goods? Keep reading.


What you’ll do:

  • Help build and design a roadmap for your engineering team to build highly scalable, observable, and reliable systems
  • Drive the execution and delivery of this roadmap across the engineering organization, working closely with stakeholders, SREs, and other principal engineers
  • Provide technical guidance and facilitate the process of engineering design reviews on migrations towards service-oriented architecture, changes to existing architecture, and making existing systems more scalable
  • Build a metrics-driven operational culture support our practices for KPI measurement and review, as well as for logging, monitoring, alerting practices
  • Propose and drive large improvements to business systems to achieve significant impact to our business
  • Mentor and coach other engineers to be help solve technical challenges and grow overall technical prowesses


Who you are:

  • Backed by 7+ years of professional software engineering experience
  • An expert in domain modeling and system design
  • Someone with deep technical experience with cloud providers, distributed systems, and service-oriented architecture
  • A clear, concise communicator with the ability to influence others
  • Someone with a strong belief in accountability, who holds engineering teams to a high standard
  • An expert in data modeling in one or more modern relational databases
  • Someone with strong computer science fundamentals, including data structures, object-oriented design, algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis
  • Able, willing, and just plain excited to learn new domains quickly
  • Insatiably curious and passionate about innovation
  • Not on the Office of Inspector General’s List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE)


Extra credit:

  • Direct involvement with open source software projects
  • Experience optimizing the JavaScript performance of high-volume systems


Some benefits of working at Warby Parker for full-time employees:

  • Health, vision, and dental insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Paid Holidays
  • Retirement savings plan with a company match
  • Parental leave (non-birthing parents included)
  • Short-term disability
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Bereavement Support
  • Optical Education Reimbursement
  • Free eyewear
  • And more (just ask!)

Warby Parker requires all newly hired in-person or hybrid employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their start date. Warby Parker is an equal opportunity employer and will provide reasonable accommodation, as necessary with federal, state, or local law, to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated.

Warby Parker, in good faith, believes that the posted salary range is accurate for this role in New York City at the time of posting. Warby Parker may pay more or less than the posted range based on factors such as relevant experience and skills, qualifications and location, among others. This range may be modified in the future. In addition to base salary, this role is also eligible to receive an equity bonus as part of the total compensation package. Details and eligibility will be discussed during the application process.


New York City Pay Range:

$183,750$210,000 USD

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About Us:

Warby Parker was founded with a mission: to inspire and impact the world with vision, purpose, and style.

We’re constantly asking ourselves how we can do more and make a greater impact, and that starts by reimagining everything that a company and industry can be. We want to demonstrate that a business can scale while doing good in the world, without charging a premium for it. And we’ve learned that it takes creativity, empathy, and innovation to achieve that goal.

Since the day we launched in 2010, we’ve pioneered ideas, designed products, and developed technologies that help people see. We offer everything you need for happier eyes at a price that leaves you with money in your pocket, from designer-quality glasses and contacts to eye exams and vision tests, and you can meet us online, at our stores, or even in your home. Wherever and whenever you need it, we’re there to make exceptional vision care simple and accessible. (Delightful, too.)

Ultimately, we believe in vision for all, which is why for every pair of glasses or sunglasses we sell, a pair of glasses is distributed to someone in need through our Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program.

Warby Parker

Warby Parker is a lifestyle brand that offers designer eyewear at a revolutionary price. It operates as a socially conscious business, collaborating with experienced non-profit partners to ensure that every frame sold provides someone in need with access to affordable glasses.

Certified B-Corporation
Size: 1001-5000
Funding Level: Series G
Total Amount Raised: $535.5 M
Year Founded: 2010

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