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Food52 // food community & media
Engineering, Full Time    New York, United States    Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019
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Food52 is a fast-growing & award-winning kitchen & home brand. Through our unique contextual commerce approach, we give our community of over 13 million cooks & home enthusiasts everything they need to eat thoughtfully & live joyfully from curated products to test-kitchen approved recipes.

The VP of Engineering role is an opportunity to inspire & lead a talented engineering team focused on building the best resource for kitchen & home enthusiasts. Youll partner with our Product Team as well as fellow senior leadership members to help fulfill our strategic vision & realize our operational needs. Our ideal candidate is as interested in developing their team as they are in driving execution & company success. Youre comfortable working with our engineering team here in New York, as well as having remote employees.


Our 9+ person engineering group is responsible for our entire commerce & editorial platform, CMS, & merchant backend. Our own technology powers our hybrid commerce & content website, its CMS, & its multi-merchant drop-ship platform. Our website is written in Ruby on Rails. On the client side we use React.


You are an inspiring leader & experienced engineering manager who embraces the challenge of leadership & appreciates its value in helping employees & organizations thrive. You have a track record of delivering high quality e-commerce engineering projects that meet user & business needs. Your communication skills are strong, whether its with executive leadership, your team, or even in your own hiring process. You have a solid knowledge of the current web development landscape even though your last commit was a while ago. You also know how to help out in the trenches & see your role not merely as one of strategic engineering decision-making, but also as one in service to your team. You cultivate the futures of your team members & help spotlight the great work of your engineers. Youre able to clear a path for your engineers to build, learn & operate effectively. Your reliability & organizational skills are impeccable & are recognized by your team & your peers.

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