Mill is all about answering a simple question: how can we prevent waste? Less waste can save time, money, energy, maybe even our planet. And there’s no better place to start than food. Food waste is one of the most solvable climate problems facing us today. Plus, our trash really stinks. It’s gross, heavy, and our least favorite chore. At Mill we are striving to build a better environment for all, as we take on climate and kitchen change.

Our small, nimble IoT services and mobile team is passionate about developing well-designed, scalable software to deliver a delightful, feature rich experience to our customers and internal teams.  The team owns Mill’s customer-facing mobile app and the backend services that interface with the mobile app, bin, and data warehouse. We also automate manual tasks to increase the velocity of other Mill teams!  We believe in leveraging off the shelf components for solved problems and building custom components to solve difficult and differentiating challenges.

We are seeking an engineering manager with excellent technical judgment, who can make high level architecture decisions and is as comfortable building and testing new features, as driving a high performance team. An ideal candidate will bring a broad set of problem solving skills and relish opportunities to solve novel problems with whatever tool is best for the job.

We work closely with product managers, other engineering teams, and testers to devise elegant user experiences and scale reliable stacks with Mill’s rapid growth!  We are also iterating on our development process as the team grows, so it’s important that candidates are invested in continuous improvement of process and best practices.

Of course, we hope you are as excited to work on sustainability as we are!


  • Manage a team of three full stack mobile app developers, two backend developers, and one devops engineer working full stack on Mill’s Kitchen Bin customer experience and internal tools.
  • Contribute to backend codebase and review pull requests and advocate for best practices and developer workflow automation across all team codebases. 
  • Launch projects from conception to validation and release, feeding back success metrics and scaling reliable systems
  • Design or mentor others in the design of new systems and architecture changes
  • Manage the work of engineers across mobile and backend, flagging risks and blockers to PgM partner, and leveraging Jira to track progress and velocity
  • Work with PgM/PM partners to craft roadmaps for the team that align with Mill’s business strategy and realistically reflect the capacity and velocity of the engineering team
  • Raise the bar of excellence in engineering at Mill, actively contributing to knowledge sharing and process improvements 
  • Foster a culture tolerant of experimentation, iteration, and failure and promote learning to breed innovation and nimbleness


  • B.S. in Computer Science or related field and confident knowledge of core CS concepts such as common data structures and algorithms
  • At least 5 years experience in software development, with at least 1 year experience managing a team of 4+ engineers
  • Experience designing and building serverless architectures. AWS experience is a plus, especially Lambda, Api Gateway, IOT core, and IAM.
  • Experience setting up monitoring, alerting, logging, metrics, and quota management across a serverless stack.
  • Experience scaling services to support company growth, while making the correct engineering effort vs service cost tradeoffs for the company.
  • Strong Python skills. Typescript experience is a plus.
  • React Native, UI, and mobile app experience a plus - ability to flex into our full stack mobile app development team’s technical requirements
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Strong affinity for testing and documentation
  • Comfort with the unknown and love of learning new things

The estimated base salary range for this position is $155k to $200k, which does not include the value of benefits or a potential equity grant. A wide range of factors are considered in making compensation decisions, including but not limited to skill sets, market conditions, experience and training, licensure and certifications, and business and organizational needs. At Mill, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role.

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