Software Engineer

| Chicago
Home Chef is building new ways to navigate the booming meal kit delivery industry. Our team is a unique mix of creators, chefs, entrepreneurs, and trailblazers and we’re growing quickly. Our customer-first mentality, combined with a zest for supporting our peers, helped us bring home Built in Chicago’s Startup of the Year Moxie award in 2017. If you’re ready to be part of the action, we’re ready to connect with you. There are no limits to where we can go together.
Our technology product teams are building software that connect our customers to their dinner plans. Some of our product teams are focused on the customer journey, some are focused on enabling our internal innovation process, while others are focused on helping us effectively ship our meals to our customers. To accomplish this, we believe in building well rounded, diverse teams. In doing so, we create a great place to work, while shipping an impactful product.

What to Expect

  • Our Technology Stack is primarily Ruby on Rails, React/React Native, and of course vanilla Javascript and CSS. Hosting on Heroku, postgres database. 
  • Teams (or “Pods”) are made up of Engineering, Product, and Design. These functions work very closely with tight feedback loops to deliver features.
  • You will participate in product and feature building alongside the rest of the team. Working and pairing with other devs to deploy features to production. You'll participate in planning and estimating sprints.
  • While we recognize we all have our strengths and bring different experiences to the table, we view ourselves as full stack engineers. This means that we shouldn't be afraid to pick up the next ticket, and if it is something you don't have as much experience with, a great opportunity to pair!
  • We take mentoring seriously. We want to maintain a culture of learning, and bring talented developers onto the team with a growth mindset. We want to make sure that you continually grow as a developer (and hopefully a person too). We will commit to giving you all the tools you need to be successful, all you have to do is commit to coming in, taking on the challenge, and growing with us.

Key Traits and Behaviors

  • These key traits are tied directly to our core values, and encompass your role of consistently delivering value to our customers while being a good teammate.
  • Customer Value: Strong advocate for customer value in both technical and design. Able to initiate and communicate ideas that will serve our customers.
  • Technical Skills: Great programmer. Able to communicate clearly on technical topics. Understands how trade offs can affect product and architecture decisions.
  • Code Quality: Leaves code in substantially better shape than before. Provides thorough, constructive and timely feedback on PRs.
  • Impact: Capable of taking lead on small to medium projects independently. Is highly accountable to individual and team commitments.
  • Growth Mindset: Actively seeks out opportunities for growth, both with self and with team.
  • Culture: Contributes positively to the culture of Home Chef in your own way. Actively seeks out waysto improve inclusiveness for all team members.
  • Team: Actively participates in team discussions and seeks positive outcomes for team. Outwardly takes the attitude of "How can I help?"
  • To read more about what we value in team members, check out this post on Medium from our CTO, Matt Pulley.

Our Interview Process

  • Diversity of thought is very important to our teams. We have a 3 step process: We focus first on the candidate as a person. Technical abilities are covered last. And we pay you for your time during our technical interview. We’re looking at your experience, your and our needs, and what you will contribute to our culture. We believe this is the best way to create well rounded, diverse teams.
  • To read more about our whole process, check out this post on Medium from our CTO, Matt Pulley.

Diversity of Thought Stats

  • Engineers: 25 Engineers across 4 Product Teams
  • 7 Software Engineer I, 9 Software Engineer II, 5 Sr Engineers, 4 Management
  • 40% of Engineering are Women (10 of 25)
  • 43% of all Product teams (including Engineering, Product and Design roles) are Women (14 of 32)
  • Updated August 2018

Perks/Benefits:

  • Candidates can experience Home Chef as a customer - enter promo code PEOPLE30 for $30 off your first order!
  • Direct access to senior management – our leadership team works alongside our team members every day
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Generous paid time off (PTO) policy
  • 401k program
  • Flexible spending accounts for qualified medical, dependent care, parking, or transit expenses
  • Free water taxi, discounted gym membership, and daily bike storage for Wrigley building employees
  • Cold brew coffee on tap at no charge
  • Employee discounts for Home Chef meal kits
  • Free lunch every Friday and snacks and beverages on hand every day
  • Casual dress
  • Home Chef is an equal employment opportunity employer

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • OptimizelyAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • SketchDesign

Location

Located in the iconic Wrigley building, our location offers the best of the Loop and River North. Close to transportation, restaurants & shops.

What are Home Chef Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided

Additional Perks + Benefits

Direct access to senior management – our leadership team works alongside our team members every day. Flexible spending accounts for qualified medical, dependent care, parking, or transit expenses. Free water taxi, discounted gym membership, and daily bike storage for Wrigley building employees. Cold brew coffee on tap at no charge (Wrigley office location). Employee discounts for Home Chef meal kits. Candidates can experience Home Chef as a customer - enter promo code PEOPLE30 for $30 off your first order!

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