Senior Software Engineer

| Chicago

SnackNation Engineering

Do you want to be a part of one of the fastest growing companies in Los Angeles, disrupting the massive $635B consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry?  If you answered yes, this just might be the most important job description you’ll ever read.

This opportunity is open to remote or working directly from our Culver City and Chicago offices. Must have work authorization for the United States as this person will be employed by a United States entity. Visa sponsorship is not available for the role.

Who are we?

At SnackNation, our mission is to help consumers discover healthy alternatives and inspire conscious eating decisions.  We’re building a data and insights platform that knows what you should eat, and when you should eat it. We help the clean, emerging snack brands we partner with, understand their consumer base with rapid and relevant feedback.  To see our vision thru, our engineers are responsible for aggregating millions of consumer data points to build world-class predictive systems, consumer trends systems, recommendation engines and more!

Who are you?

You’re a highly skilled, and motivated technologist looking for a new, exciting project that will challenge you to become a better engineer while also helping millions of people across America live healthier.

With a deep understanding of software technologies, you’ll leverage your technical expertise to architecture, frameworks, performance, automated testing, monitoring, and more. Working closely with the rest of our engineering team, you’ll assist in creating the foundation for how we build data-driven applications, tools, and experiences for our subscribers, brands, and employees.

What You'll Do:

    • “The Netflix for Snacks.” We’re building the most advanced “personalized snacking experience” in the industry which means we need your help to build a cutting edge recommendation engine using machine learning techniques to really understand our consumers’ preferences.
    • “The Master Key for Brands.”  Our proprietary data & insights SaaS platform unlocks all the secrets of what today’s snack brands need to succeed in the marketplace. The Master Key is an insights engine that combines consumer data, predictive analytics, and prescriptive analytics to provide real-time intelligence from target consumers which helps CPG brands improve their product, stay competitive, and grow.
    • “Robots Talking to Robots.”  We’re building a rules-based decision engine that optimizes groupings of shipments and forecast just-in-time inventory so that customers can get  ultra-customized snack curations (to be packed by robots).

Who You Are:

    • You have 5+ years of professional experience with Ruby on Rails
    • Experience with databases and data modeling using MySQL or PostgreSQL
    • Deep knowledge of modern web technologies like HTTP, HTML, CSS and JavaScript
    • Exceptional programming skills and proven record of getting stuff done
    • You enjoy providing mentorship, learning, and being collaborative in cross-functional teams
    • You seek perpetual growth.

Perks & Benefits

    • Employee Stock Options
    • Paid Time Off
    • Discretionary continual education budget
    • Company Subsidized Medical, Dental, Vision Plan
    • Life Insurance, 401k, Flexible Spending Accounts, Commuter Benefits & More
    • Catered Lunches & Well-stocked Kitchens
    • Yoga & Wellness Activities
    • Happy Hours
    • Company Retreats
    • Dog Friendly

Our Tech Stack

    • Languages/Frameworks: Ruby-on-Rails, Javascript, JQuery, ReactJS, Redux, VueJS, Handlebars, SCSS
    • Testing: RSpec, Capybara, Jasmine, Jest, Enzyme
    • Databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Redis

About SnackNation:

We exist to inspire more conscious food decisions by connecting healthier brands with engaged consumers through a smart marketplace. SnackNation cares about making a positive impact on the world, with a wellness-minded culture and values.

We look for people who aren't afraid to be themselves. Because that's our vibe. Whether it's health or sales goals, our mantra is Better Every Day. In fact, we offer meditation, yoga and bootcamp during work hours, not after. For every sale, we donate to Feeding America. We’ve donated more than THREE MILLION mealsto food banks all across America!

Since launching in 2014, we’ve grown tremendously.  In fact, SnackNation was just ranked #24 on Inc 5000’s 2018 list and the 2nd fastest growing company in LA!  SnackNation also has the backing of VC firms like 3L Capital and have received press accolades in INC, Great Place to Work, Forbes. See here for more press mentions.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • Node.jsFrameworks

Location

SnackNation's HQ is in LA, and we've expanded to a 2nd office which is currently part of the growing WeWork community located downtown in The Loop!

An Insider's view of SNACKNATION

What’s the vibe like in the office?

SnackNation's vibe is extremely unique. Influenced top down from leadership, we're fearless in pursuit of accomplishing great things together with a crowd of people who are always going to be there for one another. It's all about grit without ego at SnackNation and it feels great to be in a place where you're constantly encouraged to be yourself.

Phil

Senior Account Executive

What projects are you most excited about?

Where do I start?! Right now, I'm most excited to dive deep into conversations with brand partners (both emerging and established) to learn what insights they need from their target consumers. From there, I'm able to get creative in crafting the perfect questions to get them the answers they need to adapt, pivot or change their product or strategy.

Kait

Senior Brand Strategy Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

Every office is motivated to work with us in a different way, so my team needs be incredibly curious in order to uncover that need. I've found the best AEs in this role are the ones who can fearlessly think on their feet, listen more than they speak, and fully embody the positive vibes our snack boxes give out.

Carly

Senior Sales Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

SnackNation pushes us to be #bettereveryday, whether it's through training sessions, working closely with your manager, or by collaborating with co-workers to solve problems and challenge the status quo. As a fast-growing company, there are new opportunities created every day for for those who are willing to put in the work and step up to the plate

Ben

Senior Account Executive

What are SNACKNATION Perks + Benefits

SNACKNATION Benefits Overview

From free weekly lunches to snack tastings to having your pup with you here in the office, we offer plenty of ways to take a break during the work day. One of our core values is 'Health Above All Else' and we do our very best to support physical, mental & spiritual health for our team with an array of benefits.

Culture
Volunteer in Local Community
Partners With Nonprofits
Open Door Policy
Open Office Floor Plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and Learns
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