CookUnity is the first ever chef-to-consumer platform. Connecting a diverse group of talented chefs with busy food lovers, we’re elevating the at-home dining experience. On a quest to unlock the world’s best food creators and bring their meals to the masses, CookUnity is home to more than 35 of NYC and LA’s most talented chefs. Through a weekly subscription, consumers can select from a robust and ever-changing menu of handcrafted meals that cater to a wide variety of palates and dietary preferences.

Delivering more than 3.5M meals per year and growing 5x YoY, CookUnity is also helping Chefs double their income and build their own teams under their personal brands.

Believing that healthy food fuels stronger communities, CookUnity contributes to an ongoing partnership and donation with the Food Bank For New York City, the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end food poverty across all five boroughs. 

A growing startup with kitchens in Brooklyn and Los Angeles, CookUnity reaches subscribers throughout the country, with ambitious expansion planned for 2021.

Join Us!

What we're looking for

We're looking for a talented Tech Lead with the ability to iterate rapidly that loves food, big challenges, and a powerful purpose; who can get things done in a high-impact, small teams Engineering organization.

Your Team - Menu Experience

The Menu Experience Squad is responsible for developing an innovative menu experience that showcases the CookUnity’s variety and enables eaters to find and discover meals they love. Each customer has their own food preferences, restrictions, and favorite meals. The CookUnity menu has a wide variety. We want to find the easiest way to let the customer create their orders, at the same time he can perform it in the fastest way.

You will use data insights, eater feedback from user research experiments to increment the order rate of the user.

The Menu Experience Squad is responsible for making this journey seamless and delightful. The team is part of the Engagement Zone which includes similar squads developing the Mobile Experience and the Onboarding Experience.

The Role - Tech Lead

As the Tech Lead, you own the tactical and strategic technical direction of your squad. It’s a high-impact role with the ability to influence all parts of CookUnity. This role has both individual contributor responsibilities and leadership responsibilities, guiding the work of 2-3 engineers.

You will contribute with product designers to delight our customers with our user and customer experience. You will succeed in impacting the business moving the order rate by using data insights and eater feedback from experiments.

Your Responsibilities

  • Lead design and implementation of the menu experience, including menu components included throughout the site, and supporting backend services.
  • Iteratively develop new features and improve existing functionality.
  • Actively contribute to the adoption of strong software architecture, development best practices, and new technologies.
  • Participate in and improve the code review process and help mentor other engineers.
  • Contribute code alongside your team, remove roadblocks, and help repair technical issues.
  • Partner with members of other squads to continually refine and improve our product in an agile process.

You're a great fit because you...

  • are detail-oriented and care deeply about delivering small or large features with exceptional quality.
  • can effectively balance resolving critical issues with making fundamental strategic investments.
  • have a growth mindset and believe in setting ambitious goals and learning from both success and failure.
  • are highly independent
  • have a strong ability to navigate ambiguity
  • enjoy the pace and ownership that comes with a startup environment

And you have...

  • extensive experience with javascript
  • extensive experience using SQL and Relational Databases
  • designed and built systems following service-oriented architecture patterns
  • deployed systems into an AWS environment
  • used feedback to improve the quality of your work and your team's work
  • implemented and maintained unit tests and integration tests
  • proactively identify opportunities to improve systems


  • Health Insurance coverage.
  • Fitness subsidies.
  • Access to a nutritional coach to help you build a healthy lifestyle.
  • Compassionate, Caregiver, or Bereavement Leave: 3 – 5 days each time the need arises.
  • Parental Leave: 12 weeks at full pay for primary caregiver and 4 weeks for secondary caregiver.
  • A generous amount of CookUnity credits to enjoy our amazing meals, added to your account, monthly.
  • Flexible schedule and remote work opportunities available within the calendar year.
  • Awesome opportunity to join a company that is looking to change how we eat and how chefs work!


If you’re interested in this role, please submit your application and if we think you might be a fit, we'll get in touch with you. Thank you for your time!

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