This Is Who We Are:
Founded in 2013, Home Chef is the leading meal solutions company with both a retail and online presence. Available online at homechef.com and in retail at more than 2,100 Kroger grocery stores, Home Chef is committed to inspiring and enabling more people to cook simple, delicious meals, no matter how busy they are.

Similar to our recipes, we recognize that variety is the spice of life, and therefore, our employees also bring their uniqueness and color to our fantastic team. We’re eager to work with humble team players and pragmatic next-level thinkers to innovate on Home Chef’s offerings.

While most of us continue to work remotely, our newly renovated headquarters at the Old Post Office is open for voluntary return to work. Our organization is closely following the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and will share updates on our 2022 return to the office plan as soon as any decisions are made.
Responsibilities:
Writing code to solve business problems and handle tickets
  • Utilizing Ruby on Rails framework, React/React Native, and of course vanilla Javascript and CSS. Hosting on Heroku, postgres database
  • Can communicate about the trade-offs of various technical approaches and solutions
  • Backend development, design and implementation; database (relational, NoSQL, caching), messaging and big data development, implementation and optimization
  • Ship reliable, scalable, efficient code
Mentoring other software engineers and pair programming; collaborating with others:
  • Provides insight to junior engineers to guide their programming
  • Influence the road map and product development of Home Chef tools
  • Communicates and writes code clearly while pair programming
  • Completes pull request reviews and providing feedback to team
  • Participates in sprints, IPMs, Retros, and other meetings to help with product roadmap planning
Interviewing potential software engineers:
  • Asking thoughtful questions to candidates
  • Assessing both technical ability and culture add to Home Chef
  • Pair programming with candidates
  • Providing specific, timely feedback to the Home Chef team about candidate’s interview performance
This position requires 0-5% travel.
Qualifications:
  • Up to one year of post-high school training such as in a business school, community college or vocational training
  • At least one year of experience shipping production code
  • Have built and shipped at least one major feature in Ruby on Rails and/or React
  • Must be comfortable working with version control such as GitHub
  • Must be well-versed in at least one professional code editor (Atom, Sublime, VS Code, Vim, etc.)
  • Must be comfortable working with tools like Slack and GSuite
  • Must be willing to respond to on-call events when they occur.
  • Some advanced SQL knowledge is a plus, but not required
  • Experience with Heroku a plus
  • Experience with React Native a plus
More About Us:
Perks and benefits:
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance – benefits start the 1st day of the month following your start date
  • Company paid Life Insurance, Short Term Disability and Long Term Disability
  • 401k Employer match - 50% on the $1, up to 6% of the employee's earnings
  • We offer flexible spending accounts (FSA) for qualified Medical, Dependent Care, Parking, or Transit expenses
  • Flexible paid time off (PTO) policy, plus sick days
  • Generous Parental Leave
  • Great Work/Life Balance – We value and support each individual team member
  • Quarterly company-wide “Town Hall” meetings
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities by level and function
  • Your choice of Windows or Mac laptop, plus an extra screen
  • Onsite gym
  • Weekly Fooda credit
  • Newly renovated office in the historic Old Main Post Office which is located close to multiple Metra and CTA options
  • Employee discounts through Perkspot
  • Discounts on Home Chef meal kits and at Kroger stores
  • Casual dress in a fun, friendly and collaborative work environment
Candidates can experience Home Chef as a customer - enter promo code PEOPLE30 for $30 off your first order!

How We Work Together

We are humble team players.

We are warm and gracious with team members and customers. We seek feedback to improve ourselves - and respectfully listen to and accept input.

We are pragmatic next-level thinkers.

We come up with novel and unique ideas. We explore new strategies to avoid being constrained by conventional thinking.

We take ownership.

We approach ambiguous problems, prepared to dive in, get curious, and learn more. We are results-driven, always challenging ourselves to exceed goals.

Be at Home at Home Chef
We all show up authentically at Home Chef. Our team includes individuals with a variety of identities, backgrounds, and perspectives. You can trust that you’ll be able to bring your whole self to an inclusive and enjoyable workplace.

We welcome people of all races, colors, religions, national origin or ancestry, sex (including sexual identity), age, physical or mental disabilities, pregnancy, veteran or military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, citizenship status, arrest record or expunged/sealed convictions, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law.

Home Chef is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Home Chef will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact our People team at hr@homechef.com.

Home Chef is an equal opportunity employer.

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