Senior Software Engineer (Ruby on Rails & React) at Home Chef

Our technology product teams are building software that connect our customers to their dinner plans. Some of our product teams are focused on the customer journey, some are focused on enabling our internal innovation process, while others are focused on helping us effectively ship our meals to our customers. To accomplish this, we believe in building well rounded, diverse teams. In doing so, we create a great place to work, while shipping an impactful product. We have openings on our Operations Applications and Customer Experience teams.

  • We plan to be remote until January 2022 and are open to hiring 100% remote engineers in the following states: California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Wisconsin. To those interested and local to Chicago, there may be voluntary opportunities to return to the office prior to 2022.

Writing Code:

  • Utilizing Ruby on Rails framework, React/React Native, and of course vanilla Javascript and CSS. Hosting on Heroku, postgres database
  • Can clearly communicate idiosyncrasies and trade offs in advanced technical topics, and can confidently make the final decision, with buy-in, on those topics
  • Architecting complex systems in a way that is usable and maintainable by other developers; making high-level design choices and communicating expected technical standards
  • Providing detailed, constructive feedback on pull requests in a timely fashion
  • Enabling engineers to ship code to production efficiently


  • Pairing with software engineers to write code
  • Assisting with software engineers to discover opportunities for them to grow their skill-set and learn, both technically and non-technically
  • Leading meetings about various technical topics or sprints

Impactful Discussions:

  • Often taking technical/architecture lead on large projects
  • Understands technical impact on product planning, and communicates that clearly to product team
  • Actively seeks strategic ways to improve company and increase positive outcomes in Technology
  • Is highly accountable to individual and team commitments, while also having the ability to hold team accountable

Qualifications: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability and/or other characteristics needed for this role. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities.

  • At least two years of experience shipping production code
  • Up to one year of post-high school training such as in a business school, community college or vocational training or bootcamp
  • Have built and shipped several major features in Ruby on Rails and/or React, including data modeling
  • 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

  • - 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!
  • Home Chef is an equal opportunity employer.
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