Senior Software Engineer at ezCater

| Greater Boston Area
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ezCater is the world’s largest online marketplace for catering – a $60+ billion market in the U.S. We make it superbly easy for businesspeople to find and order great food for meetings and events, and we help our catering partners grow their business. We’re backed by $320 million in venture funding and in early 2019 were valued at $1.25 billion. Our mission is to power the world’s catering, and we’ll make it happen – even more surely if you come help us.
Ever wanted to learn more about how to apply technology to drive a high-growth startup? Are you interested in A|B testing, experiment design, and building features and functionality across the technology stack that provably move core business metrics? Sounds like you’d fit right into our Growth team! 
ezCater is expanding its Growth Engineering team and we are looking for smart, friendly, and collaborative technologists to help us reach our goals while delivering real impact to the business. The Growth team is a dynamic group that works across ezCater to build features that will help move the business forward, wherever there is value to be found. These goals include new feature implementation, metrics review and experiment design, sharpening/smoothing out our development feedback loops, and collaborating with cross-functional teams on processes and initiatives that help grow new user engagement and strengthen existing user retention. 
ezCater values technology as a differentiator and a key component of our success. It powers everything we do. We push ourselves every day to better the codebase, improve performance, and deliver an amazing customer experience. Check out this CBS Boston article for a glimpse into our culture.

What You'll Do

  • Leverage Rails across the full stack - Ruby (Rails), Javascript, (S)CSS to build new features, experiments, and services as we continue to expand our squad’s reach.
  • Measure and improve performance in every facet (we believe speed is a feature and core skill). You love webpagetest, google lighthouse, and know what webp is and why it could and should be used.
  • React to customer and business requests by evolving our existing products and identifying areas that would benefit from new initiatives leveraging tech.
  • Evolve the user experience based on A/B test results, Google Analytics data, and customer feedback.
  • Learn about what metrics make a high-growth consumer business successful, and how to impact them with technology.
  • Embrace exciting scale challenges.

What You Have:

  • 5+ years of professional web development experience, ideally using Ruby on Rails.
  • Strong experience and working knowledge of CSS fundamentals (experience with TailwindCSS is a large plus).
  • Strong working knowledge of JavaScript, modern libraries, and the JavaScript tooling ecosystem (React.js is often used, but not required)
  • Solid SQL / relational database experience (Postgres is what we use, but not required)
  • A strong appetite for learning, experimentation, relentless curiosity and an ability to leverage what you learn to make our products better.
  • A thirst for personal and professional growth.
  • A friendly, flexible, and pragmatic disposition.

What you’ll get from us:
Importantly, you’ll get a tremendous amount of authority and autonomy. You’ll own your outcomes and see measurable results for your efforts. With ezCater’s radical transparency and trust, you’ll have open access to the data that drives our decisions. You'll have a coaching environment to learn and develop, and ezUniversity sessions will provide plenty of opportunities to expand your mind. At the same time, you’ll get sane working hours and a huge amount of flexibility around work/life balance. Have people in your life – of any age – who always, often, or sometimes need your help? We make room for that. Have a bad thing or a good thing happen to you? We make room for that, too.
Oh, and here’s what else you’ll get: Market salary, stock options you’ll help make worth a lot, the usual holidays, all-you-can-eat vacation, 401K, health/dental/FSA, long-term disability insurance, subsidized T-passes, a great office in the heart of Boston, a tremendous amount of responsibility and autonomy, wicked awesome co-workers, cupcakes (and many more goodies), and knowing that you helped get this rocket ship to the moon.
ezCater is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace humans of every background, appearance, race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, and disability status. At the same time, we do not employ jerks, even brilliant ones.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • ElasticSearchDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • PeriscopeAnalytics
    • InVisionDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • MailChimpEmail

Location

40 Water Street, Boston, MA 02109

An Insider's view of ezCater

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

ezCater gives its employees total control over their work-life balance, whether that means taking time for the doctor or going on a vacation. Everyone here understands that life gets in the way of work at times, and as long as you get your job done well and support your fellow co-workers, you get to control your own schedule.

Claire

Business Operations Strategist

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I love working with other teams in the company! Every person I have encountered is insanely helpful and willing to teach me about their job. I'm always pleasantly surprised at how collaborative this company is.

Alyssa

Senior Menu Specialist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I've been able to grow a team and department from scratch, and had the opportunity to make decisions on my own. Overall, I've grown faster here than anywhere else I've worked.

Jules

Manager, ezDispatch

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

For me, fostering creativity comes down to ownership & a healthy comfort with failure. I try to make sure the team is pointed at big, meaty problems and then I largely get out of the way.

Dillon

Sr. Product Manager

What are some social events your company does?

Our weekly breakfasts and lunches provide a social avenue throughout the day, while our end of week ezHour gives the entire company a chance to wind down and interact. Outside of that, we're often seeing fun events pop up like our Holiday Party, fun team off-sites, and volunteer events that bring people together from across the company.

David

Sales Manager

What are ezCater Perks + Benefits

ezCater Benefits Overview

Importantly, you’ll get sane working hours and a huge amount of flexibility around work/life balance. Have people in your life – of any age – who always, often, or sometimes need your help? We make room for that. Have a bad thing or a good thing happen to you? We make room for that, too.

Oh, and here’s what else you’ll get:

Market salary, stock options you’ll help make worth a lot, the usual holidays, all-you-can-eat vacation, 401K, health/dental/FSA, long-term disability insurance, subsidized T-passes, a great office smack-dab in Boston’s Downtown Crossing, a tremendous amount of responsibility and autonomy, wicked awesome co-workers, cupcakes (and many more goodies), and knowing that you helped get this rocket ship to the moon.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
ezCater participates in regular community outreach activities with Rosie’s Place, City Sprouts, Community Servings, Greater Boston Food Bank, etc.
Partners with Nonprofits
ezCater partners with Feeding America through our CaterCares initiative
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Here at ezCater, we have a number of different committees that tackle everything from planning fun company outings to furthering the conversation around diversity and inclusion among employees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Eligible employees get 4 weeks of paid sabbatical every 5 years of working at the company.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Company sponsored recreational sports leagues such as Basketball, Softball, Kickball throughout the year.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning

Additional Perks + Benefits

Plus: Wicked awesome co-workers, Cupcakes, Breakfast delivered on Mondays, Lunch delivered on Thursdays

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