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Sr Software Engineer, Caviar (Tech Lead) Square
San Francisco, CA

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Caviar is changing the way businesses and consumers order food from restaurants. We believe that everyone should have access to the best eateries in their city without any hassles. Want your favorite burger joint, but hate the traffic and long lines? We're a team of passionate foodies solving that exact problem for your home and office. At Caviar, we believe in an environment that allows you to be creative and go beyond the call of duty. We're looking for exceptionally talented individuals who want to learn and grow with the company. Each and every day counts - you'll make a direct impact to the business starting from Day 1.

We're hiring an engineer to join us in making our catering products the most delightful in the industry. In this role, you will lead the team and empower them to solve tough technical challenges.

Team members will look up to you as you enable them to get their job done. You will set high standards for code quality, design thoroughness and communication. Guide and coach engineers through the phases of development.

You will drive the technical direction, design and decisions needed to scale our systems.

In our product-oriented approach, you will collaborate with our PM and designer to shape what we build and how we approach it.

What you'll learn

We believe that we'll succeed by always delivering and delighting our customers. This means that we're focused on our customers and measure ourselves by the value we deliver for them.

On our team, you'll learn:

* What it means to be customer-focused
* How to build and deliver high-value features for customers in an agile way and at a sustainable pace.
* How to wear many hats: working closely with the whole team to develop features from end-to-end.

You'll walk away from your time on our team having made significant impact to our business and experience for customers. You will have led large projects, worked collaboratively

Who you'll work with

You'll be joining a team of 5 engineers with a dedicated engineering manager, product manager and designer.

Most of us work out of the San Francisco office (we have one remote team member). We're flexible and accommodating when it comes to schedules. There is a general preference towards face-to-face collaboration. But, as an example, many of us work from home regularly. We understand the challenges of commuting and balancing unpredictable schedules.

What does Caviar for Companies do and why?

Caviar for Companies is a separate business within Caviar. We focus on helping companies eat better, work better and live better.

We have three main products: catering, group ordering and individual ordering. All provide quality food, great service and an unmatched experience to people dining at work.

These products have a large impact on Caviar's business:

* We send restaurants high-volume orders. Restaurants love these orders-making Caviar a more attractive partner for them.
* Our profitable products amount to a significant part of Caviar's revenue and profit.

We have some exciting and significant opportunities ahead of us.

Scaling nationwide. We are opening-up for business in existing Caviar regions (we recently launched in New York and Los Angeles). Expanding the number of diners-at-work who can experience our service.

New products and experiences. We have some exciting new ways we can serve our customers in the pipeline. We'll be running experiments and building these out this year.

What are we looking for?

* Expertise in Ruby and Rails framework.
* 8+ years of software engineering experience.
* Strong knowledge of CS fundamentals and code organization.
* Makes improvements to processes, defines best practices, and generally levels up the team

The ideal candidate:

* Has experience in Ruby/Rails, microservice and event-driven architectures.
* Is interested in owning problems, delivering iteratively to improve on them.
* Can lead multi-month cross-team and cross-functional projects and effectively direct the work of other engineers

Technologies we use and teach

* Technologies we use: Ruby, Javascript, Postgres, MongoDB, Redis
* Frameworks: Rails, Ember, React, Cordova
* AWS, Docker, Heroku

At Square, our purpose is to empower - within and outside of our walls. In order to build the best tools for the businesses and customers we support all over the world, we have to start at home with a workforce as diverse and empowered as our sellers. To this end, we take great care to evaluate all employees and job applicants equally, based on merit, competence, and qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply and always consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at) We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible.

About Square

Square is a company providing software, hardware, and financial services products.

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