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The Farmer's Dog // DTC pet health brand
Engineering, Full Time    Greenwich Village, New York City    Posted: Sunday, June 16, 2019
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The Farmers Dog is the leading tech-enabled pet health brand on a mission to disrupt the $90b global pet food industry. The company is VC backed by the early investors of Warby Parker, Dollar Shave Club, Sweetgreen, & Glossier.

In an industry with little regulation, constant recalls, & rampant misleading advertising, The Farmers Dog brings a fresh perspective that all dog lovers have been waiting for. Utilizing its proprietary technology, The Farmers Dogs first service reimagines pet food by making healthy, fresh food incredibly easy to feed. Vet-developed subscriptions are personalized to each customer, while fresh, human-grade food is pre-portioned for each dog & home-delivered within days of cooking. The service has delivered millions of meals & is quickly revolutionizing the broken pet food industry.

The company was launched after Bretts battle to cure his dogs stomach issues illustrated how processed & un-healthy even organic & natural pet food truly was. After testing every pet food on the market without success, Brett resorted to a fresh, home-cooked diet at his vets recommendation. The results were staggering Jada was cured. Once he realized how powerful & healthy fresh food can be, he teamed up with Jonathan to develop a fresh alternative to pet food & created the product they wished existed for their own dogs (and dogs everywhere).

Join The Farmers Dog team on its mission to bring peace of mind to customers, health to their companions, & fundamentally change the way people think about caring for their pets.

Only dream job applicants, please. #mustlovedogs


Were building a subscription based e-commerce business from the ground up & have plenty of interesting problems to solve. Our aim is to offer a seamless subscription experience through on-time production, customized products & best in class customer support.

How are we different from a regular e-commerce? Each & every one of our customers has a completely unique subscription plan & shipping frequency. Every individual pack of food is produced for a specific dog & has the pet name & date of manufacturing printed straight on the pack. The average time from production to delivery is less than 2 weeks.

Some of the things you could be working on:

  • Creating a Dockerized microservice that fetches charges from Stripe, generates a monthly tax report, & mails it
  • Simplifying the process of modifying an order once it has been billed & supporting partial refunds & billings
  • Writing tests using Mocha & Sinon
  • Automating billing & label generation processes
  • Adding support for coupons & credit
  • Integrating with third-party vendors
  • Improving our box packing algorithm

Our architecture is based around a NodeJS API thats hosted on AWS. We have two web applications that interface with it: 1) the consumer facing website that has content pages, checkout flow, & end-user subscription management & 2) the back-office tool that the fulfillment & customer support team uses for reporting, customer management, & advanced subscription options.

Both front-end application are written in Redux & React. Additionally, we have a number of microservices to handle webhooks & long running jobs like generating customized booklets & handling shipment tracking events.


  • You should haveat least 3 years of experienceand a demonstrated ability to build & ship production services. You should feel confident working with NodeJS.
  • We take pride in writing software the right way. That means peer reviews, ample time to refactor code, & write tests.
  • Comfortable working with Node.js, JavaScript, AWS & Docker.
  • Play nicely with others (humans & dogs)


Health, dental, avocado toast, puppies.


Node.js, JavaScript, React, Redux, AWS, Docker

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