Senior Software Engineer

Location: New York, NY; Charlottesville, VA, NY

Department: Engineering

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Zola is seeking a talented and passionate Sr. Software Engineer to join our small entrepreneurial team to help make Zola the best wedding platform in the world. We value hard work, an orientation for speed and a passion for developing best-in-class user experiences.

You will work closely across various teams including product, growth, operations, customer service, marketing, and of course, technology.

Zola operates a service-oriented architecture written mostly in Java and deployed on Amazon Web Services. Our platform supports a wedding registry ecommerce business supporting hundreds of vendors as well as a wedding planning platform providing tools and guidance to thousands of couples. You will be part of a team responsible for the design, evolution, and maintenance of this platform as well as new products.


  • Work with the product and engineering teams to design, develop, and maintain production ready systems and services
  • Proactively identify site scaling issues and help redesign systems to address them
  • Continually improve our internal infrastructure, tools and services.
  • Provide technical feedback to other engineers through code reviews, design reviews and collaborative problem solving sessions.
  • Participate in an on-call support rotation.


  • Minimum of 4+ years of backend/platform experience
  • B.S. and/or Masters in Computer Science
  • Excellent programming skills with at least one language such as Java or Scala
  • Experience with a relational data store such as PostgreSQL and ideally one or more NoSQL data stores (e.g. Redis, MongoDB).
  • Experience with distributed systems and web services
  • Experience with cloud-based services such as Amazon AWS
  • Familiarity with Linux-based systems


  • Interested in following, learning and leveraging AWS services where applicable.
  • Experience in e-commerce, with knowledge of distribution and fulfillment a plus

We are open to including new technologies where and when they make sense and always strive to push the limits of the e-commerce and web user experience.

**********Open to Charlottesville, VA location**********

About ZOLA

At Zola, we are reinventing the wedding planning and wedding registry experience. We are a VC-funded consumer technology startup based in New York City. Launched in October 2013, we have quickly become the fastest-growing wedding registry in the United States. Founded by many of the early team members from Gilt Groupe, we are focused on creating a new kind of e-commerce experience that addresses a huge market — wedding gifts — by reimagining the wedding registry for modern engaged couples and their guests. Our team brings deep experience from working on award-winning e-commerce sites and mobile apps in past roles at Gilt Groupe, Amazon, J.Crew, Bloomingdale’s, Rent The Runway, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Yahoo, and Chloe + Isabel.

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