Director of Core Platform

| 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.

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.

We’re looking for a passionate leader that is ready to tackle complex, foundational engineering problems. As the Director of Core Platform, you will have the unique ability to collaborate with senior engineering leadership across the organization to craft and implement the vision for Platform Engineering that will set the stage for the company’s technical maturation. Not only will you have the autonomy to shape your department but you will be provided the support required to serve the changing needs of our dynamic business.

In this mission-critical role, you will:
  • Develop strong partnerships across engineering teams and product organization
  • Deliver ongoing improvements to the current platform while also contributing to our next-generation worldwide platform
  • Implement platform architecture to enable high output product development
  • Work closely with senior product leadership and other partners to ensure the development team is delivering high-value outputs
  • Shepard our monolith through an effective transition to serve multiple product needs
  • Establish strong culture based on shipping code and business impact
This role might be that rare opportunity if you:
  • Thrive in a highly collaborative, no red-tape, rapid-growth environment
  • Are a systems thinker capable of establishing a clear vision and strategy
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills and are an effective influencer
  • Have managed and effectively grown managers in the past 
  • Built commercial web applications, ideally using a services oriented architecture with e-commerce or SaaS experience
  • Have experience with a cloud-based contemporary web stack that you’re technically credible
  • Familiarity with agile methodology and theory
  • Have the ability to learn quickly and make data-informed decisions

What you’ll get from us: 

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. 

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
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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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