Digital Media and Ecommerce Technology for the Grocery Industry
Senior Software Engineer$100k – $120k • 0.25% – 1.0%
Chicory is a technology firm based in New York City that develops custom digital shopping and marketing solutions for the grocery industry. From executing digital marketing campaigns for Fortune 100 companies to providing ecommerce tools to independently-run food blogs, Chicory creates the digital tools to take shoppers from inspiration to checkout in a few clicks.
As the leading provider of shoppable recipe technology since 2014, Chicory provides never-before-seen consumer insights that educate brands and publishers about the shopping habits of readers on their sites. With over 1,000 sites on our platform, you can use Chicory to shop nearly 4 million recipes across the web via publishers like Betty Crocker, Food & Wine and Taste of Home.
Chicory’s marketing arm leverages the power of the recipes in its network to serve hyper-relevant advertising to consumers who use recipes to plan their meals and shopping trips. We’ve driven results for brands like Perdue, Chobani, Target, and hundreds of the largest CPG brands in the world.
We operate by our mission to upgrade and simplify the habits we repeat every day—from grocery shopping to our company operations. It’s our belief that having fun helps us see every challenge with a fresh perspective, so we’re building the tools and the team to do just that every day.
About the Team:
Like most startups, Chicory has a fast-paced environment. Employees all wear multiple hats and we iterate quickly as a company to continuously add value for our users and partners. We understand that time is precious and that it’s important to have a pragmatic attitude toward decision-making.
Our engineering culture is no different. We're a small team that manages a complex system of microservices. We put a strong emphasis on efficiency and encourage our engineers to explore, experiment with and apply new technologies when problem-solving.
About the Role:
Chicory is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our ranks. The ideal candidate can handle full-stack development, but specifically has experience with large-scale software systems design. They should be able to design and implement systems that are efficient, flexible and scalable.
As an engineer at Chicory, you’ll build new and awesome grocery shopping experiences. You'll use Chicory's analytics architecture to measure the improvement your work has on millions of users. We strongly believe in adding incremental value, so your work will reach those users in a matter of days, if not hours, using our Continuous Deployment strategies.
As an early member of our team, you'll provide significant strategic and technical guidance. You'll help us solve some of the many technical challenges that still lie ahead, have a direct impact on shaping our engineering culture and will work alongside the rest of our team to lay out our company’s roadmap. The experience you will gain will be unique and unmatched.
About the Technology:
Our core product leverages cutting-edge technologies in the fields of machine learning, cloud computing, microservices and big data analytics. Our systems process 400+ million data points a month, in near real-time. We use a multitude of technologies and have a multitude of problems to solve. Here is a quick snapshot of the current arsenal:
- Machine Learning / AI using SkLearn, NLTK, Numpy, and Tensorflow
- Primarily a Python/Django shop with some small traces of PHP and NodeJS.
- Postgres, Memcached, ElasticSearch, Redshift, DynamoDB, Hadoop/Hive
- AWS/OpsWorks/Chef, Google Cloud/Kubernetes/Docker, CircleCI, Jenkins, NewRelic
Skills and Qualities:
- Exposure to a wide range of various engineering disciplines.
- Fast learner.
- A balanced use of established technologies versus bleeding edge tools.
- A courageous and creative approach to problem-solving.
- Level-headed and pragmatic work style.
- Attention to detail.
- An interest in working at startups.
Meet your team
Comprehensive health benefits 🥼
Medical, Vision, Dental. You know, the works!
Flexible schedule ⏳
Unlimited vacation policy 🏖
Daily team lunch 🥙
Also known as Lunch Club!
Free snacks 🍿
Subsidized gym membership 🏋️♂️
Dog-friendly office 🐶
Please bring your dog to work. Seriously. We promise he won't go unloved.
Friday celebrations 🎉
Brag for others and yourself to start the weekend right!
Annual retreats 🌲
A couple days away from the bustle of the city go a long way!
Karaoke nights 🎤
Sing your heart out! Office favorites include everything from ABBA, and Alanis Morissette ("Ironic", of course) to Sting's Fields of Gold and Carly Rae Jepsen
Video game breaks 🎮
Mario Party vs. Mario Kart, choose your squad. 😎
Casual dress code 👟
Flex your style, from athleisure to runway