Back-End Engineer

| Chicago

About us:

Farmer’s Fridge started with an idea in Chicago: make fresh, healthy food as accessible as a candy bar. Our handcrafted meals are delivered daily to over 200 software-enabled smart fridges and can be conveniently purchased at the fridge or using our mobile apps. We are based in the Fulton Market neighborhood and supported by $45 million in venture capital from prominent local and national firms, including leading technology investor Innovation Endeavors. We are building a world class team to drive fast growth and bring our wholesome, delicious foods to new markets and cities.

About this job:

Your team is responsible for the systems that power our digital ecosystem. Our goal is to provide a unique, dynamic, and personalized experience for each customer no matter their choice platform.

  • Work cross-functionally with the Product, Design and Marketing teams to identify issues and potential improvements to operational workflows
  • Increase automation and anomaly detection throughout our platform
  • Develop and extend our API that is used across all of our platforms
  • Deliver quality software using agile and iterative development
  • Help teammates by performing code reviews

Necessary knowledge, skills and experience:

  • At least 3 years of software engineering experience because it’s important to hit the ground running and have the ability to work autonomously with little supervision
  • Experience designing, building and supporting greenfield projects preferred
  • Experience designing and implementing solutions on a public cloud (AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • Experience with at least one of the following languages: Go, Python, or Java
  • Experience collaborating with business leaders and engineers to understand and define projects

Personal characteristics:

  • Problem-Solver. You enjoy tackling obstacles. You have the ability to understand issues from multiple angles and uncover the best path forward.
  • Communication. You can convey ideas clearly and effectively; however, your secret power is listening and understanding.
  • Passion. You truly believe in the Farmer’s Fridge mission to make healthy food accessible to all and understand that your position is crucial to getting results.
  • Improvement-Oriented. Proven ability to learn new skills quickly and an eye for optimization.

Benefits:

  • Traditional Benefits. Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability
  • 10 paid floating holidays
  • Generous paid time off policy
  • Daily Fridge Credits. You can enjoy these flat rate credits at any Fridge
  • Monthly cell phone credit
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Clarity Breaks. We encourage you to step away from your routine to reflect on your work strategy and top priorities
  • Volunteer Opportunities. We love to engage with our community and participate in events that are aligned with our mission
  • Sports Leagues. Fueling teamwork and collaboration with a healthy dose of fun competition
  • Regular team celebrations for company milestones and other special events

Farmer’s Fridge is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

View our disclosures related to External Agencies and Applicants below:

https://www.farmersfridge.com/careerdisclosures

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Technology we use

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Location

Located in the Kinzie Industrial Corridor, we’re at the epicenter of the startup community. Find coffee shops, breweries, and inspiration all around.

An Insider's view of Farmer's Fridge

What are some social events your company does?

Working at a start-up can be a roller coaster, so we do our best to balance work & play. We have regular get-togethers including happy hours, mixers, and impromptu outings to celebrate the wins at the many restaurants & breweries in the area. We also throw a mean party, are 2018 kickball league champions and have yoga classes in the office monthly.

Eden

Revenue & Sustainability Manager

What does your typical day look like?

Given the fast-paced environment at the Fridge, things change so quickly around here. Each day comes with new projects and priorities - and no two days look the same. From meetings and calls to strategizing with the team, and travel, in the two years I've been here, it's safe to say that each day is different.

Syed Shah

Head of Expansion

What makes someone successful on your team?

In a space dominated by big food players, we are building something truly innovative, and the response from the community reaffirms that we're on our way to helping people live healthier, happier lives. Challenges are met with optimism and passion instead of deep sighs and frustration, and the team really bands together to achieve shared goals.

Caroline

Director of Operations Systems

What is your vision for the company?

Farmer's Fridge aims to make fresh, healthy food as accessible as a candy bar. We are on a mission to improve public health through better access to delicious, nutritious food.

Luke

Founder & CEO

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

I love coming to a place where my coworkers are supportive of my trials as a working Mom. Where time is made for quiet, uninterrupted work with weekly clarity breaks. Where we are fully supported in our projects. I get to bring all of myself to work, the Mom, the food lover, and the runner—and feel like each part is appreciated and celebrated!

Sarah

Customer Development Manager

What are Farmer's Fridge Perks + Benefits

Farmer's Fridge Benefits Overview

Let’s talk perks. Because keeping you healthy and happy is what we’re all about.

We offer:
Traditional Benefits -- Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Short Term Disability, LTD

10 paid holidays

Generous PTO policy (Did somebody say vacay?!)

Daily Fridge Credits (Yep—Lunch is on us! Free snacks, too!)

Monthly cell phone credit

Spontaneous company events and community service activities (kickball, yoga, and yes—even the occasional bonsai tree taming tutorial can be expected!)

Opportunity to work with a phenomenal team of individuals that are constantly pushing the market boundaries to offer delicious, nutritious food at the utmost convenience.

Culture
Volunteer in Local Community
We love to engage with our community and participate in events that are aligned with our mission
Open Office Floor Plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Regular team celebrations for company milestones and other special events.
Free Daily Meals
Daily Fridge credits!
Stocked Kitchen
We have snacks and drinks available.
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Our sports leagues fuel teamwork and collaboration with a healthy dose of fun competition.

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