Staff Engineer - iOS at Grubhub

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We’re all about connecting hungry diners with our network of over 300,000 restaurants nationwide. Innovative technology, user-friendly platforms and streamlined delivery capabilities set us apart and make us an industry leader in the world of online food ordering. When you join our team, you become part of a community that works together to innovate, solve problems, grow, work hard and have a ton of fun in the process!

 

Why Work For Us

Grubhub is a place where authentically fun culture meets innovation and teamwork. We believe in empowering people and opening doors for new opportunities. If you’re looking for a place that values strong relationships, embraces diverse ideas–all while having fun together–Grubhub is the place for you!

 

More About the Role

We are looking for an engineer to join our team and help us continue to take our diner experience to the next level. Our team is a talented group of smart, humble people who are passionate about creating amazing products. Within Grubhub, you will be directly involved with building new features to benefit our diners.

 

Innovation, research, architecture, authentic fun, and creativity are always at the forefront of what we do, so if you're excited to work on a product that is changing the way food delivery is done around the country, we look forward to receiving your application.

 

The Impact You Will Make

  • Design, implement, deliver, and test features in our application while understanding our products from both a technical and business perspective
  • Communicate with designers, product owners, and other engineers to create working software based on an understanding of business and technical priorities
  • Creatively solve complex technical problems for our Grubhub and Seamless brands
  • Actively contribute to the adoption of strong software architecture, development best practices and new technologies. We are always improving the process of building software; we’ll need your help to do that.

What You Bring to the Table

  • 6+ years of practical experience in iOS product development (preferably in Swift)
  • Experience working closely with multiple stakeholders from product, design, and other engineering teams
  • Deep understanding of software development best practices and design patterns, specifically MVC, SRP, Dependency-Inversion, testing pyramids, and CI/CD.
  • A history of building software with teams—you enjoy brainstorming solutions and communicating technical ideas and issues with both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Experience working with and building best practices for networking, concurrency, and UI development—you understand Cocoa design patterns and can explain why the patterns exist
  • Experience and a good understanding of app performance and debugging techniques
  • Strong computer science fundamentals from a college degree in Computer Science, a related field of study, or equivalent experience

 

Staff Engineer

 

  • Maintain a high personal standard for quality and encourage it in their team.
  • Improve the state of our test framework, increases test coverage, and ensures coverage of dependencies.
  • Be able to guide others to write effective tests with proper coverage.
  • When working in an existing code area, leave it in a better state than before.
  • Consistently write fault tolerant code with loosely coupled dependencies to ensure failures only cause degradation and minimize outages.
  • Able to resolve complex performance, stability, and reliability issues and mentor others on best practices related to high-performance systems.
  • Understand how code in their domain performs in production.
  • Follow and promote security best practices both within their domain and across the team. 
  • Contribute to the team's understanding of security and how it impacts their domain.
  • Stay current on security practices from internal and external sources.
  • Understand and adhere to established organization-level processes and best practices.
  • Propose process improvements where appropriate.
  • During code reviews, takes time to explain why code could have been written or approached in a different way.
  • Identify when other team members are struggling with technical challenges and able to proactively mentor them.
  • Proactively take on work that enables greater productivity of others in the team.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing and to audiences of varying sizes.
  • Be able to explain complex technical concepts in simple language, especially for non-technical team members.
  • Ensure that everyone's voice is heard in meetings, encouraging contribution from all.
  • Have a strong understanding of their technical area and those adjacent to it, the products that they support, and how they fit into the broader business.
  • Have an understanding of how decisions made within their technical area will ultimately affect the product and customer.
  • Seek out relevant data and input from stakeholders when making decisions within their technical areas.
  • Demonstrate ownership of projects that may require collaboration with other teams.
  • Be able to tackle large projects, decomposing them into manageable subtasks.
  • Operate with a sense of urgency and focus on delivering results, avoiding over-analysis.
  • Reliably create project estimates and execute upon them.
  • Propose and hels to implement changes that improve the efficiency of the team.
  • Be able to resolve large issues with vague requirements and design an implementation.
  • Recognize when an issue becomes much larger than originally expected and able to break down work to smaller tasks.
  • Create proposals for the team that may have a wide scope with an iterative proposal for delivering the outcome.

Got These? Even Better

  • e-Commerce experience.
  • Experience building and/or working with reusable frameworks
  • Attends or organizes local developer Meetups

And Of Course, Perks!

  • Flexible PTO/PTO. Grubhub employees enjoy a generous amount of time to recharge.

  • Health and Wellness. Excellent medical benefits, employee network groups and paid parental leave are just a few of our programs to support your overall well-being.

  • Competitive Pay. You’ll receive a competitive base salary with eligibility for generous incentives, bonuses, commission or RSUs (role-specific).

  • Learning and Career Growth. Your personal and professional development is a priority at Grubhub. We empower you to be a leader and grow your career through training, coaching and mentorship opportunities.  

  • MealPerks. Get meals on us! Our employees get a weekly Grubhub credit to enjoy and support local restaurants. 

  • Fun. Every Grubhub office has an employee-led Culture Crew that connects people through fun, meaningful events and initiatives like Wellness Wednesdays, Slack competitions and virtual happy hours!

  • Social Impact. At Grubhub we believe in giving back through programs like the Grubhub Community Relief Fund and donating $1 million to the Equal Justice Initiative in 2020. Employees are also given paid time off each year to support the causes that are important to them. 

  • COVID-19 Response. All of our employees are currently working from home and will be for the foreseeable future. We look forward to seeing everyone in-office when it’s safe to return. 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • SQLAnalytics
    • AxureDesign
    • IllustratorDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • FigmaDesign
    • JIRAManagement
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

We are in the heart of downtown Boston's financial district, easily accessible by bus and train, and surrounded by tons of restaurants and amenities.

An Insider's view of Grubhub

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Our inside sales team lives on the company's front lines, playing an integral part in our growth strategy. Our sales team has direct access to our CSO, CEO and the entire marketing team. Their feedback, ideas, and suggestions -- even down to who they choose to call day in and day out ultimately define who our next client becomes.

Kathleen

Inside Sales Manager

What are Grubhub Perks + Benefits

Grubhub Benefits Overview

PTO. Grubhub employees enjoy a generous amount of time to recharge.

Health and Wellness. Excellent medical benefits, employee network groups and paid parental leave are just a few of our programs to support your overall well-being.

Competitive Pay. You’ll receive a competitive base salary with eligibility for generous incentives, bonuses, commission or RSUs (role-specific).

Learning and Career Growth. Your personal and professional development is a priority at Grubhub. We empower you to be a leader and grow your career through training, coaching and mentorship opportunities.

MealPerks. Get meals on us! Our employees get a weekly Grubhub credit to enjoy and support local restaurants.
Fun. Every Grubhub office has an employee-led Culture Crew that connects people through fun, meaningful events and initiatives like Wellness Wednesdays, Slack competitions and virtual happy hours!

Social Impact. At Grubhub we believe in giving back through programs like the Grubhub Community Relief Fund and donating $1 million to the Equal Justice Initiative in 2020. Employees are also given paid time off each year to support the causes that are important to them.

COVID-19 Response. All of our employees are currently working from home and will be for the foreseeable future. We look forward to seeing everyone in-office when it’s safe to return.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Certain roles within Grubhub are eligible to receive company equity.
Performance Bonus
Certain roles within Grubhub are eligible for bonuses.
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Technology employees are eligible to receive up to $2,000 annually for continuing education opportunities such as conferences, bootcamps and events.
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
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