FRONT END ENGINEER

Full Time

About the Role

Our company's big idea? Make fresh food available 24/7 through automated digital fridges located conveniently throughout Chicago and soon other cities, so everyone can eat better. Our belief is that good-for-you food should be really great tasting & really easy to get. And it’s no more complicated than that.  

See our concept in action here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6BAXp2nNkQ

Farmer's Fridge is a post-Series B food-tech startup based in Chicago’s West Side.


About our technology:

We are building a state-of-the-art culinary, logistic and technology operation to make fresh food affordable and truly accessible to everyone, and to help our customers reach their healthy eating goals.  Learn more about our technology here: http://www.iotjournal.com/articles/view?15272

Our tech platform aims to streamline the user experience across 3 touch points: web, mobile and Fridge touchscreen. The Fridges are built upon a proprietary IoT device that controls the Fridge and allows for a near real-time interface with any digital platform, including: web, mobile, email and social networks. This enables us to delight a customer through their unique journey: from a personalized message received via email or push notification to a purchase made at the Fridge, and communicate in real-time during this journey.

The platform is designed for scale. The software is primarily written as stateless Lambda functions, data is stored in NoSQL database, frequently accessed data is in the fast ElastiCache, and everything is on the AWS cloud.

 

You will:

  • Research and implement new features and user interfaces of our digital products such as Fridge UI
  • Architect efficient and reusable front-end systems that drive complex web applications
  • Collaborate with UX/UI Designers, Product Managers, and Software Engineers to deliver compelling user-facing products.
  • Identify and resolve performance and scalability issues.
  • Design, implement, deliver, and test awesome web applications while understanding our products from both a technical and business perspective in the context of our larger business.

 

You have:

  • We need our engineers to be versatile, display leadership qualities and be enthusiastic to take on new problems as we continue to push technology forward.
  • Knowledge of web libraries and frameworks such as AngularJS, Polymer, Clojure or Backbone.
  • Strong sense of web design and attuned to the fundamentals of user experience.
  • Familiarity with the whole web stack, including protocols and web server optimization techniques.
  • An understanding of the principles of accessibility and can build products that are accessible to users with disabilities.
  • Communicate with leadership, product owners, other technologists and users to create working software based on an understanding of business and technical priorities.
  • Break down complex problems into elegant technical solutions to intelligently solve problems for our diners, restaurant, corporate accounts and internal stakeholders.
  • Actively contribute to the adoption of strong software architecture, development best practices and new technologies.

 

 Qualifications:

  • BA/BS/MS degree in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience with one or more general purpose programming languages including but not limited to: JavaScript, Java, C/C++, Python or Go including concepts like asynchronous programming, closures or lambdas. Experience with React or Angular is a bonus
  • 2+ years of HTML/CSS experience, including concepts like layout, specificity, cross browser compatibility, and accessibility
  • 1-2 years experience with browser APIs and optimizing front end performance.

 

Benefits:

  • A diverse network of people to surround yourself with.
  • A great environment to continue building a portfolio
  • Healthcare: Medical, dental, vision, long and short term disability, life insurance
  • Competitive salary
  • Macbook + cell phone reimbursement
  • Daily credits for our fridge for lunch, or your meal of choice
  • Flexible vacation time
  • Office yoga, volunteer days, get togethers …. and more ideas are always welcomed...