Do you love enabling other development teams to ship the best version of their applications? Do you love diving deep into the internals of a system & identifying areas for iterative improvement? Does the thought of continuous integration & agile workflow encourage you to craft high-quality, well-tested, & resilient systems? Do you feel observability, security, availability, & maintainability are inextricably linked to your application architecture? Do you want to support products that connect thousands of food orderers to restaurants every day?
Are all() of your answers to the above == True? If so, keep reading; this might be the product-building environment you have searched for.
Our Product & Technology:
Our backend applications are written in Python 3. Our RESTful APIs enable multiple client-facing platforms, ranging from our web applications built in React to our native mobile applications. We also write code to integrate with partners in the restaurant technology space. Depending on our use case, we store data in MySQL, Postgres, DynamoDB, Elasticsearch, or Redis. We use frameworks like Django, Bottle, Lambda Powertools, & Flask.
Our infrastructure-as-code platform is hosted on Amazon Web Services, developed & orchestrated using Terraform & Ansible. These applications are containerized & deployed to ECS Fargate or AWS Lambda. We automate as much as we can, utilizing Github Actions & Jenkins for continuous integration & deployments. We observe, monitor, & support our running applications with tools like Datadog & Pagerduty.
About the Position:
ChowNow's Engineering Team has built a reliable, stable, & modern platform enabling restaurant owners to accept pickup & delivery orders online. Our quality product first” approach to engineering drives the team to succeed & has contributed to the success & growth of the company. We are looking for similarly minded engineers who care deeply about the product, the customers, the team members, & the codebase itself. As a Senior Backend Engineer, you will have a deep impact on our platform & the team. You will influence technology choices, support leadership in decision making, solve hard problems, & enable the growth of & contribute to the future architecture of the platform.
This is a remote position based in one of our employee hubs of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Austin, Atlanta, NYC, Kansas City, or Chicago.
ChowNow is unique among tech startups in the restaurant space. We power branded online ordering systems for independent restaurants across North America - via websites, Google, Instagram, & through branded iOS & Android apps - & we do it all for a reasonable monthly fee regardless of order volume. We operate this way because of our belief in being fair, sustainable, & equitable with our restaurant partners. And the same goes for our workplace.
Diversity, teamwork, & mutual respect are among our core company values. And we pride ourselves on giving our teams plenty of opportunities to make their mark. To date we've created over 20,000 apps for our restaurant partners - something that's never been done before in our category. And as we expand to new markets, further spreading the word about the ChowNow difference, those opportunities to create, build, & grow will only increase. If this sounds like the kind of workplace, & the kind of mission, that appeals to you, we'd love to talk.
Together we can preserve neighborhood flavor, one restaurant at a time.