Software Engineer - Features

Fitbit, US - Boston

Stay motivated and improve your health by tracking your activity, exercise, food, weight and sleep

At Fitbit, our mission is to help people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals.

We started our journey in 2007—as a team of two with one big idea. Since then, we’ve grown to over 1,500 employees, sold over 60mm devices, and built a health and fitness community across the globe.  In fact, the Fitbit Community has taken enough steps to walk from the Sun to Pluto!  Offering award-winning products, a top-rated mobile app and an easy-to-use online dashboard, Fitbit provides personalized experiences that help our users reach their goals. With a reenergized focus on innovative devices, interactive experiences, and enterprise health we are transforming the way consumers and businesses see health & fitness.

From your first steps as a Fitbitter, you will be at the forefront of developing new products. Our culture combines the spirit of startup with the perks of being public. We offer a competitive benefits package and amazing perks like unlimited snacks, Friday happy hours, onsite workout classes, and a strong focus on a healthy work-life balance. As part of our team, you’ll have the opportunity to grow your career, contribute your ideas to life-changing products and services, and—above all—have fun doing it.

Fitbit’s HQ campus is located in the heart of San Francisco with office locations in Boston, San Diego and around the world. Think you’ve found your fit?

The role: 

At Fitbit, you will work on a unique product in the emerging field of highly-connected consumer devices that combine physical devices, web, and mobile. We are looking for seasoned back end engineers with experience building highly scaleable database-backed web applications.You’ll help bring solutions to the following areas: How do we handle drastic changes in user growth and data acquisition? What happens when users use the site for social interaction as opposed to data viewing? How do we speed up the response times of our site? How do we evaluate different distributed caching architectures? How do we integrate future devices into our ecosystem?  How do we implement changes to our site?

 What you’ll do:

  • Collaborate with product managers, designers, and software engineers to ensure deliverables are completed on time
  • Explore new technologies/industry trends and technical innovation
  • Create Proof-of-Concepts using new technologies
  • Handle multiple project requirements and make appropriate technical decisions
  • Identify new technologies that improve product development and the user experience

 Experience we’d like to see:

  • Basic distributed system design and debugging
  • Strong CS fundamentals (data structures and algorithms)
  • Experience with Java server technology or equivalent OOP language
  • Knowledge of Spring and Hibernate frameworks
  • Database design and optimization in MySQL, Redis, or Cassandra
  • Interest or experience with other open source technologies


 We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

About Fitbit

We're a passionate team dedicated to health and fitness who are building products that help transform people's lives. While health can be serious business, we feel it doesn't have to be. We believe you're more likely to reach your goals if you're encouraged to have fun, smile, and feel empowered along the way.

Want to learn more about Fitbit? Visit https://www.fitbit.com/