Choco provides a centralized platform connecting restaurants and suppliers. The result is better communication, simplified logistics, and - here comes the big one - less food waste. Our aim is to contribute to a transparent, sustainable and waste-free global food chain by 2030. 

With technology at the core of our work, our engineers are driven by quality. Our chat-based ordering app has already changed the game for thousands of restaurants and suppliers across the globe, but there is much more work to be done. And that’s where we need your help. If you’re looking to be at the intersection of purpose and innovation, we’d love to hear from you.

Meet your team

Our software backend engineers are working in cross-functional autonomous teams together with QA, Android, iOS, frontend and other backend engineers. This team is coached by an engineering manager who works in a triangle with product design and product management. There are 2 or 3 feature teams in every product team and in every product team we need at least one lead backend engineer. 

Our CTO Vikas Gupta
Our Directors of Engineering Gab Michels & Rodrigo Neves

As a culture-first company, we believe in the power of in-person collaboration. We look forward to working with you from our office in Berlin.

What you will do

Here at Choco, we like to use the space shuttle as a metaphor for our engineering work. Now, you will join and help us bring the shuttle to the moon. Your main objective will be to build a platform that enables feature squads to autonomously develop, test, deploy and operate their stack in a secure and reliable way. You will do this by ensuring that our systems are stable, reliable, operations are visible, deployment pipelines are in place, and teams have the necessary environments and tooling to ship efficiently and fast. You will work together with DevOps engineers and backend developers in your team, while also interacting with product managers and developers from other squads.

  • You will contribute to the Infrastructure technical planning and roadmap, defining key projects and helping the team to stay on track.

  • Contribute significantly to the core TypeScript code-base of the Platform and review the code of others.

  • Actively mentor and educate other backend developers across engineering.

  • Work together with cross-functional feature teams. Educate and enable frontend, backend, mobile and QA engineering areas about infrastructure, scaling and architecture. 

  • Drive and deliver complex long-term, large-scale, cross-team projects and contribute to the technical strategy.

  • Operate and maintain the services your team owns in order to meet our user's expectations.

  • Actively take part in interviewing and hiring top engineers for your own and other teams

Our tech stack

We have a cutting-edge environment and use NodeJS, TypeScript, GraphQL, AWS DynamoDB and our infrastructure is powered by AWS SNS, AWS SQS, AWS Lambda, AWS AppSync, AWS CloudFormation, AWS CodePipeline and AWS S3. 

What you will need to have an impact with us

  • Strong backend and infrastructure technical excellence and at least 4+ years of experience in the field

  • Experience in designing and building complex microservices, event-driven architecture, integrations and developing APIs

  • Very competent in producing clean and maintainable code in backend preferably TypeScript with NodeJS but we are open for Java or other coding skills

  • Proven experience in building resilient and scalable cloud infrastructure with AWS, following modern DevOps/SRE practices

  • Very strong knowledge in system designs and software architectures

  • Ability to drive and deliver large features and projects spanning across multiple sprints with significant business impact

  • Strong communication skills combined with influence and eagerness to share and develop others

We invite you to take part in the following selection process:

  1. Introduction call: a Tech Recruiter will tell you more about Choco, our Tech Org and get to know your work, background, interests and you as a person better.
  2. Technical interview: During this stage we want to get deeper into your technical knowledge. Next to some technical questions you will work together with another engineer in a pair programming excercise. 
  3. System design & Architecture: Together with our chapter lead backend or one of our lead engineers you will do a system design excercise to test your architectural skills. 
  4. Cultural & Collaboration interview: we will have a chat with you about our culture and checks what can be your non-technical contribution to Choco. Our product managers would like to see how you would collaborate on building the most amazing product for our customers.
  5. OFFER: your interviewers will make a decision together regarding your offer.
  6. A stellar onboarding and the smartest team in the foodspace will be waiting for you! 🚀


About Choco

Founded in 2018, Choco is a young, fast-moving company. And we mean fast. Just a year after our $63.7 million Series A funding round, we secured an additional $100 million in Series B funding. We’re backed by leading investors like Insight Partners, LeftLane Capital, Coatue Management, and Bessemer Venture Partners. In addition, we’re working alongside those who built companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Uber, and more. 

What it’s like to be a Chocorian

You will join a company filled with smart, humble and hard-working people. We are a start-up where people put the team first, deeply trust each other, take ownership and truly understand what they are working for day by day. 

You will join a group of diverse people from all around the world who share their experiences and contribute in their areas of expertise and learn from each other. 

You will join a passionate team that shares the same values and vision, a circle of friends that not only works hard but also laughs with- and cheers for each other.

With that said, it is absolutely crucial to find people who share this with us and who deeply identify themselves with the values of a Chocorian.


Choco is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. We are committed to ensuring that our technology is made available and accessible to everyone. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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