Who We Are

One third of the world’s food goes to waste. Which means all the water, energy, and greenhouse gases used to produce that food is wasted with it. This is a problem with a $990 billion price tag for the food industry and an even bigger one for the planet. But we believe the solution is simple.

What if we could eliminate waste by better balancing the supply and demand of food?

Zume uses predictive analytics and real-time food consumption data to predict customer demand, match it with production, and enable food companies to make smarter decisions across the food supply chain.

By connecting all the pieces of the food supply chain, we enable our partners to make better decisions for their business, their customers, and the planet we all call home.

We’re tackling some of the world’s biggest problems, and we need your help to solve them. If you want to take on something different in your career, we’d love to meet you.

The Role

As Head of Architecture, Software Engineering, you will lead our architectural discipline for Zume’s entire software stack spanning our entire suite of products and services. Working closely with the SVP Software Engineering, technical VPs, senior individual contributors and cross-functional teams in hardware engineering, data science, product, and our business leadership you will help design our future reference architecture and contribute directly to our technology, product, and operational roadmaps. You are a proven leader harnessing many engineering disciplines from development through design, devOps, technical operations, and customer engineering bringing both technical acumen and hands-on experience to help build and develop leading-edge solutions and a top-notch, architecturally-driven team of world-class development talent.

  • Engage with engineering leadership and cross-functional teams to drive and develop Zume’s northstar architectural vision.
  • Document and establish scalable, reference architectural frameworks across the entire software stack embracing strong technical precepts including cloud-native architecture, micro-services, DDD/TDD, devOps, and CI/CD.
  • Help build a strong technical roadmap that includes using cloud infrastructure, PaaS fabric, modern development practices (including serverless development), languages, tools, and framework selection.
  • Lead technical and strategic decisions and plans for Zume's engineering organization in regards to new and evolving technologies.
  • Work with the broader architectural and senior IC community to develop core architecture principles and guidelines to facilitate onboarding of team members and codifying consistent coding and architectural practices across the entire software stack.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to ensure Zume’s software platform and services can support our market and product aspirations and to educate the business on technical trade-offs that impact development, operations, and TCO.
  • Ensure that solid development and architectural practices and guidelines are understood and embraced through technical reviews, documentation, educational opportunities, mentoring, and hands-on development.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline (Masters preferred) with 12+ years of experience developing architectural solutions at scale in high-velocity environments.
  • Clear track record of building and releasing software of growing scale and complexity throughout your career, culminating in direct architectural leadership of products and services.
  • Be able to demonstrate strong people and technical leadership skills and drives consensus from software engineers with respect to how to design and build scalable systems and services..
  • Demonstrated hands-on development with a variety of technologies, languages, frameworks, and tools with significant experience using cloud infrastructure and PaaS/SaaS capabilities.
  • You have proven capabilities developing micro-services, APIs, advanced schemas and data structures, instrumentation and logging infrastructure, IoT capabilities, distributed systems, and advanced debugging and troubleshooting skills.
  • Experience designing systems and architectures in a highly complex environment that can quickly evolve according to product market fit and business need.
  • Your track record is based on your ability to build and evolve architectural strategy using modern design principles, technical leadership, ongoing research, and committed passion for technology.
  • You are a strong problem-solver with excellent communication and analytical skills, and have the ability to learn quickly and start fast.

What We Offer

  • 100% Company-paid Medical, Dental, and Vision for you and 75% for your dependents
  • Flexible Time Off
  • Daily catered lunch
  • Free and discounted pizza!
  • The opportunity to work with an incredibly supportive team of thinkers and innovators


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