Software Engineer II

Published on March 08, 2023

This Is Who We Are
Founded in 2013, Home Chef is the leading meal solutions company with both a retail and online presence. Available online at and in retail at more than 2,100 Kroger grocery stores, Home Chef is committed to inspiring and enabling more people to cook simple, delicious meals, no matter how busy they are. Similar to our recipes, we recognize that variety is the spice of life; therefore, our employees also bring their uniqueness and color to our fantastic team. We're eager to work with humble team players and pragmatic next-level thinkers to innovate on Home Chef's offerings.
A Software Engineer II at Home Chef is a skilled and experienced software developer who is proficient in the languages and frameworks commonly used at the company. To succeed in this role, you will have a deep understanding of the codebase and can implement solutions independently. You can troubleshoot and investigate errors that arise in production and can effectively communicate with other team members and stakeholders. You will need to consider multiple perspectives, suggest alternative solutions, and anticipate the impact of their work on other areas of the business.
This position will also review the work of others, providing feedback and ensuring their own work is completed to a high standard. You will translate problems into technology solutions and anticipate the cross-functional implications of the team's work.
 Writing code to solve business problems and handle tickets 
  •  Utilizing Ruby on Rails framework, React/React Native, and of course vanilla Javascript and CSS. Hosting on Heroku, postgres database 
  •  Can communicate about the trade-offs of various technical approaches and solutions 
  •  Backend development, design and implementation; database (relational, NoSQL, caching), messaging and big data development, implementation and optimization 
  •  Ship reliable, scalable, efficient code 

 Mentoring other software engineers and pair programming; collaborating with others: 
  •  Provides insight to junior engineers to guide their programming 
  •  Influence the road map and product development of Home Chef tools 
  •  Communicates and writes code clearly while pair programming 
  •  Completes pull request reviews and providing feedback to team 
  •  Participates in sprints, IPMs, Retros, and other meetings to help with product roadmap planning 

 Interviewing potential software engineers: 
  •  Asking thoughtful questions to candidates 
  •  Assessing both technical ability and culture add to Home Chef 
  •  Pair programming with candidates 
  •  Providing specific, timely feedback to the Home Chef team about candidate's interview performance 

This position requires 0-5% travel.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, and/or other characteristics needed for this role. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities. 
  •  At least one year of experience shipping production code 
  •  Have built and shipped at least one major feature in Ruby on Rails and/or React 
  •  Must be comfortable working with version control such as GitHub 
  •  Must be well-versed in at least one professional code editor (Atom, Sublime, VS Code, Vim, etc.) 
  •  Must be comfortable working with tools like Slack and GSuite 
  •  Must be willing to respond to on-call events when they occur. 
  •  Some advanced SQL knowledge is a plus, but not required 
  •  Experience with Heroku a plus 
  •  Experience with React Native a plus 

Salary range: $100400 - $133800
More About Us
Perks and benefits:
  •  Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance - benefits start the 1st day of the month following your start date 
  •  Company-paid Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, and Long Term Disability 
  •  401(k) Employer match 
  •  Flexible spending accounts (FSA) for qualified Medical, Dependent Care, Parking, or Transit expenses 
  •  Flexible paid time off (PTO) policy, holidays and sick time 
  •  Generous Parental Leave 
  •  State-of-the-art office in the historic Old Post Office building in downtown Chicago, close to multiple Metra and CTA options, and amenities such as a food court, onsite gym, and communal rooftop space 
  •  Discounts on Home Chef meal kits and at Kroger stores 
  •  Casual dress in a fun, friendly, and collaborative work environment 

Candidates can experience Home Chef as a customer - enter promo code PEOPLE30 for $30 off your first order!
How We Work Together
We are humble team players.
We are warm and gracious with team members and customers. We seek feedback to improve ourselves - and respectfully listen to and accept input.
We are pragmatic next-level thinkers.
We come up with novel and unique ideas. We explore new strategies to avoid being constrained by conventional thinking.
We take ownership.
We approach ambiguous problems, prepared to dive in, get curious, and learn more. We are results-driven, always challenging ourselves to exceed goals.
Be at Home at Home Chef 
We all show up authentically at Home Chef. Our team includes individuals with a variety of identities, backgrounds, and perspectives. You can trust that you'll be able to bring your whole self to an inclusive and enjoyable workplace.
We welcome people of all races, colors, religions, national origin or ancestry, sex (including sexual identity), age, physical or mental disabilities, pregnancy, veteran or military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, citizenship status, arrest record or expunged/sealed convictions, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law.
Home Chef is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Home Chef will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact our People team at [email protected] .
Home Chef is an equal opportunity employer. 
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