Who We Are

Hungryroot is the all-in-one recipe and grocery service. We're here to help people feel their best and make grocery shopping, cooking, and enjoying healthy food easier than ever. So, we're creating the first-of-its-kind food experience that puts people (and the planet) first, built for busy lives and individual needs.

We are a distributed team built on top talent from over 10 states across the U.S. While we have an office in NYC, we support employees creating “offices” wherever they are. We believe in fostering team connection and collaboration across all of our “offices” - so don’t expect to be online at 6 am to make a meeting if you’re on the West coast. Expect to attend regular team building events, and to be able to work from the beach every once in a while. Expect to be treated like an owner who cares about our common goal, not someone who has to clock in and out of work.

What You’ll Do

Hungryroot is looking for a Lead Software Engineer to oversee the growing Platform Team. This lead software engineer will directly manage a growing team (currently 2) of backend engineers of varying experience levels in the extension and maintenance of our backend platform, which supports our web and mobile applications primarily through an API. Close collaboration with our product, QA and data engineering team is also necessary during the development cycles. There should be roughly a 50/50 split between coding and team management, including some hiring and interviews.

How You’ll Make an Impact

  • Take ultimate ownership of our platform layer which is Django-based. This consists of our client-facing API which supports both web and mobile (iOS + Android) clients, and integration with key SaaS vendors that provide critical functionalities such as payment, search, CRM, analytics & tracking.
  • Work closely with the product and QA team to iterate on feature specs, prioritize projects, delegate tasks, triage bugs and manage our bi-weekly release cycles.
  • Facilitate technical discussions and drive critical decisions. Be a sounding board to veteran engineers and subject matter experts. Build consensus where possible, and arbitrate when necessity calls.
  • Regularly provide team members with candid and actionable feedback based on their individual performance. Pay attention to their professional aspirations and facilitate career growth.
  • Together with the rest of our backend-facing engineering team and dev-ops team, to safeguard our production environment, maintain high performance and minimize downtime.

Why We Need You

  • 8+ yrs of commercial software development experience.
  • 4+ yrs of experience with Python with demonstrable proficiency. Extensive proficiency in other common languages and stacks may be used to offset the requirement in Python expertise.
  • 4+ yrs of experience with a web framework such as Django (preferred), Flask, Rails.
  • 4+ yrs of building and extending RESTful APIs.
  • 2+ yrs directly leading other software engineers, delegating tasks and giving performance reviews.
  • Proficiency in Python.
  • Proficiency in Django or similar framework with ORM integration.
  • Proficiency in SQL and practical knowledge about relational databases.
  • Clear understanding of RESTful API design principles
  • Excellent grasp of computer science concepts, common design patterns, good engineering practices, and frequent real world pitfalls.
  • Experience monitoring production systems and can quickly troubleshoot common production issues.
  • Performed technical interviews and made (as final or part of group) hiring decisions.

Perks & Benefits 

  • Remote Work Optional: Work from home, work from our NYC office, work from anywhere, you decide!
  • Competitive compensation + comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits
  • Unlimited vacation policy
  • Monthly Hungryroot credit
  • Universal paid parental leave
  • 401k
  • Commuter benefits 
  • A working environment filled with passionate, happy, smart people!

 

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Hungryroot is built on the values of being proactive, positive, and transparent in all that we do. Our mission to help make healthy eating easy, accessible, and joyful is better served by a diverse workplace.

We are a proud Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building an inclusive workplace. We have zero-tolerance for harassment or discrimination. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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