Software Engineer - Remote

| Chicago

Who We Are:

We believe a workplace food program is something employees should love and look forward to every day. Powered by technology and a network of over 1,000 restaurants and 800+ clients, Fooda feeds hungry people at work through our ongoing food programs located within companies and office buildings. Every day, each Fooda location is served by different restaurants that come onsite and serve fresh lunch from their chef’s unique menus. Now with over 30 million meals sold, Fooda operates in nineteen major US cities and plans for continued expansion. 

About the Team

Our engineering team is building a platform that powers a dynamic marketplace poised to disrupt the way people get their lunch. Do you dream of complex problems that stretch your imagination and force you to grow as a problem solver? We are a close-knit product development team of 33 engineers, PMs and data scientists, tackling technical problems around scaling, rapid user acquisition, machine learning and optimization challenges in every vertical, every single day. Take an in-depth look at our platform here. 

Will you join us?

About the Role

We are looking for a motivated, passionate and talented problem solver who will craft the next generation of our search, transaction and payment platforms that will scale and power our marketplace. As a software engineer, you will design and develop features that will be used by millions and have a direct impact on our business.

This position gives you the opportunity to:

  • Brainstorm and build new features that power Fooda's growing ecosystem of restaurants and users
  • Learn from and collaborate with a diverse group of engineers, product managers, and designers in a dynamic work environment
  • Be involved at all stages of application development - from UI design to deployment and monitoring
  • Work with a senior mentor who will coach you to become a leader for our company
  • Invent elegant solutions to hard problems and become an expert at building a fast, scalable, distributed e-commerce system

Who You Are:

  • 2+ years experience delivering high-quality, high-scale production code
  • You are proficient with an object oriented language like: Ruby, Java, Python, C++
  • You have experience with web server frameworks (Rails is a huge plus)
  • Familiarity with relational and NoSQL databases
  • High energy and creativity; openness to new ideas/approaches; willingness to be flexible and do whatever you can to bring value to the team
  • Proficient in the English language, both written and verbal, for effective communication in a remote and largely asynchronous work environment
  • Experience working with a remote team is a plus
  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Science or related engineering field is a plus

What We’ll Hook You Up With:

  • Competitive market salary and stock options based on experience
  • Comprehensive health, dental and vision plans
  • 401k matching 
  • Paid maternity and parental leave benefits
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Laptop and peripherals of your choice
  • Daily subsidized lunch program (ours!) and free food and beverages in the office
  • A fulfilling, challenging adventure of a work experience

Must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. No phone calls or recruiters please.

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Location

Our office is a convenient 6 minute walk from Ogilvie and Union train stations and a 3 minute walk from the Washington/Wells Brown line stop.

An Insider's view of Fooda

What’s the vibe like in the office?

In one word, I would say the vibe in our office is 'Hungry'. Hungry because every person in here is driven to grow this company as quickly and effectively as possible, and you can feel that energy when you walk in the door. Hungry also because there is food everywhere all the time.

John

Business Development Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

One of the most exciting features on the horizon is Order Ahead for our popups. Order Ahead is a game changer for professionals on the go, giving them the ability to bypass unpredictable lines. It’s a huge challenge, some companies (including Starbucks) took years perfecting their programs into well-oiled machine. We’re up for the challenge!

Bri

Senior Product Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

Within the engineering department at Fooda, there are two career tracks - technical and management. On the technical track you'll learn how to solve challenging computer science problems. On the management track you'll learn how to lead a team of people. Engineering managers at Fooda do a great job guiding you down whichever path you choose.

Jake

Senior Software Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

We set annual goals for the company and measure ourselves against them. With this as the guide, we expect our teams to identify and advocate for ideas that get us there. I can point to ideas from teams all over the company - technology, sales, account management - that became an impactful part of our business strategy or technology platform.

Jason

Chief Product Officer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

When I joined Fooda, my goal was to memorize all of our 100+ partners. Five years later, I’m managing a team of 6 people and we manage the daily operations for 100+ events per day! I’m so grateful that in such a short time I've been able to grow personally and professionally with Fooda. My mantra – the work doesn’t get easier, you just get better!

Paige

Popup Account Manager

What are Fooda Perks + Benefits

Fooda Benefits Overview

A few things Fooda will hook you up with:
- Competitive market salary and stock options based on experience
- Comprehensive health, dental and vision plans
- 401k matching and flexible spending account
- Paid maternity and parental leave benefits
- Flexible spending accounts
- Laptop and peripherals of your choice
- Daily subsidized lunch program (ours!) and free food and beverages in the office
- A fulfilling, challenging adventure of a work experience

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
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