⚡ What we’re doing

We are on a mission to eliminate bottlenecks and revolutionize the food and beverage supply chain by developing innovative, all-in-one software that starts with the contract manufacturer.

Contract manufacturers and contract packagers (collectively, co-packers) are facilities that have extra production capacity and provide their services for a fee to customers (brands). Co-packers play a vital role in the trillion dollar U.S. Food and Beverage (F&B) Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry, providing a range of services to convert raw materials into finished goods. These facilities are responsible for blending, drying, baking, frying, forming, and milling raw materials into bottles, pouches, cans, and other packages for our favorite foods and drinks. They are vital businesses for all food and beverage brands, including the thousands of emerging food and beverage brands that lack the resources to handle manufacturing on their own. 

Bottleneck seeks to modernize the tech stack, consolidate fragmented software systems and streamline workflows. A SaaS product for the needs of independent contract manufacturing and packaging facilities would help them with every step of the production process from estimating costs and ordering raw materials to tracking inventory, managing communication with food and beverage brands, and automating production tasks.

👬 Who we are

Our founding team is no stranger to the complexities of the F&B industry. Our CEO Crawford launched coffee-focused beverage brands and began advising numerous CPG brands and manufacturers. He has lived and breathed the supply chain and manufacturing problems in the food and beverage industry as both an entrepreneur and investor. Our CTO Soheil has 6+ years of experience as a senior software engineer and tech lead at Amazon AWS and Google, across the full stack of software development and scaling and leading engineering teams. 

And, we're not alone.

We've raised $1M from Bienville Capital and have a team of advisors ranging from industry veterans and consultants.

We believe that our team is our greatest competitive advantage and take pride in having a team of exceptional humans. As a team, we value integrity, customer obsession, bias for action, lean product development, ownership and accountability. If this sounds like you and you're excited by the idea of getting in at the ground level to be part of building the infrastructure that will power the future of the food and beverage industry, we would love to hear from you! 

✅ Who you are

We are building out our early engineering team with well-rounded, resourceful, full-stack engineers who want to create a product literally from the ground up. You are someone who loves building products that delights users. An ideal candidate for this role is not afraid to work on any part of the stack from infrastructure to front-end and is excited about the breadth of responsibility and autonomy. You are someone who people can depend on to get things done and take responsibility for your commitments. You love working alongside smart and talented people who are action oriented.

🌟 You’ll be responsible for

As a founding engineer, you will be working closely with our CTO and CEO to understand the product strategy and lead software development using lean and agile methodologies. 

You will be involved in all aspects of the software development process, architectural decisions, recruiting and building the organization in general. This is a unique opportunity for someone who likes to both dive deep on the technical side and zoom out to collaborate with the executive team on setting a strategic future.

You will work across the full stack, designing and implementing modular systems with the right balance of structure and flexibility, building solutions that enable positive user experiences and meet the business needs of our pilot and future customers.

📈  Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or engineering
  • 5+ years of experience in architecting, developing, testing, and launching web applications from end to end
  • Self-started and fast learner who is comfortable dealing with ambiguity and hard problems
  • Experience working modern backend web frameworks (e.g. React as NextJS)
  • Experience working with relational databases, ideally Postgres
  • Familiarity with cloud-native software development (ideally AWS)
  • Able to apply best software engineering practices (testing, lean development, SOLID principles, code reviews)

🚀  Bonus Points

  • Previous experience at a high-growth fast-paced startup
  • Entrepreneurial mindset (we encourage all employees to be future founders and this can be a great stepping stone towards that goal)
  • Experience with our stack (and some others that may be included shortly):
    • React, Typescript, Tailwind / Material UI
    • NextJS, RESTful APIs, GraphQL, Kafka
    • PostgreSQL, DynamoDB, Prisma
    • AWS, Serverless, Docker Containers, ECS/Kubernetes

💰 Compensation + Benefits

  • Competitive cash compensation
  • Equity ownership at a fast-growing company
  • Remote work optional
  • Tremendous growth opportunity and autonomy
  • Health benefits included

🤝 Our Culture

  • Customer obsession
  • Bias for Action
  • Ownership and accountability
  • Openness and honesty
  • Integrity

Equal Opportunity Employer

At Bottleneck Labs, we believe that the only way we can tackle the challenging problems in front of us is by having diverse perspectives and an environment that promotes inclusivity. We’re committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, parental or pregnancy status, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or veteran status.

 

P.S. This, not the right fit for you or even just, not the right time? No problem. If you refer us to someone we hire — we’ll get you VIP seats to a Knicks game 😉  

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