Founding Team Engineer (Ruby)

Published on May 05, 2024

Rescale is a food-tech startup solving the supply chain inefficiencies between food & bev brands and their partner manufacturers.

Rescale is a food-tech startup tackling the technologically antiquated world of food & beverage manufacturing. We are building a mix of a marketplace + turbo-tax style functionality to bring automation and scalability to the industry. With great traction and paying customers, we just closed a $2M seed round. This role will be our first engineer hire and will report directly to and work closely with our CTO.

As part of an early-stage company, you’ll have real and tangible impact on the business and our users. Along with our CTO, you will write code and ship product to a growing number of paying customers. We prioritize a developer-friendly environment by being fully remote (within US), having low infrastructure/configuration overhead, autonomy in your work, and getting rid of webpack. Our product strategy is user-focused; we strive to always provide clarity around “what did we learn” + “how that changes our thinking”. We feel the added transparency and sense of ownership results in keeping us closer to our customers and delivers a better end product. If this sounds like a culture you'd thrive in, join us!

Company Background:
Today, when a new food brand starts to take off (think “startup” but for something like a hot sauce), they spend 12-18 months establishing a partnership with a manufacturer to produce their product at scale. The pain point is so high, the brand typically pay consultants $60k to find, onboard, and help manage these relationships. Our cofounder (former Dir of Ops @ Trader Joes) felt this pain as a consultant and validated the need with over 100+ brands before launching in 2023.

Your Growth
You'll have the opportunity to see and be a part of building industry-changing products. As you show success in this role, you will have the option of either specializing in a particular part of the application or helping us to grow and manage the engineering team. 

  • Well-organized, high integrity, thoughtful, creative, kind, scrappy, get-it-done type of person
  • Fire in the belly drive to figure things out by constantly exploring more. You ask questions with genuine curiosity to surface new solutions and possible paths forward.
  • No ego - no task is below your pay grade. We are all in this together, and we learn through listening - to our customers and each other.
  • An understanding of the pros and cons of working at a startup. There will be ambiguity and moving targets, but also the opportunity to have ownership and autonomy.
Technical Requirements
  • Ruby, Rails
  • Rspec or Minitest
  • ViewComponents
  • Tailwind
  • Hotwire (Turbo & Stimulus)
  • Postgres
  • Great bonuses, but not required:
    • payments integration experience (like Stripe) 
    • third-party services integration experience (like DocuSign)
    •  accounting systems integration (like Quickbooks)
    • fintech experience (like lending)

  • ~$140,000 + early employee equity 
  • Health / Dental / Vision 
  • Unlimited PTO + 11 paid holidays
  • Fully remote team and culture, including:
    • Home office setup stipend
    • Optional bi-weekly in-person (Boston area) working days for local candidates

More benefits to come as we grow! Help us define what’s important to you.
Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.