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VP of Engineering

$200k – $250k • 0.01% – 2.0%
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About Meez:

Meez is a first of it’s kind culinary operating system, eliminating the need for spreadsheets, paper recipes, email updates, and manual calculations. Our produce enables food & beverage professionals to centralize the process of production, recipe/menu r&d, collaboration, costing, purchasing, nutrition and training

Our mission is to enable the world to cook smarter everyday. We are on a quest to create a completely centralized digital workspace and a community for the entire culinary experience.

We are obsessed with listening to our users to gain insights on how to improve their experience. We’re maniacally focused on the details, solving problems and creating a better experience for the unique individuals who are on the front lines cooking and preparing food & drinks every day.

Job Description/Position Title: VP of Engineering
Reports to: CEO

We are looking for a VP of Technology that shares our vision and values, to help us continually translate our culinary needs into powerful and scalable technology solutions.

What drives you:

Obsessed with building high performance, beautiful, and easy to use interfaces
Building culture, with an affinity for creating a productive and supportive environment for engineers to thrive.
Understanding the process to ensure a solid foundation. You’re comfortable stretching outside of your comfort zone and handling maintenance and routine. It’s all in a day’s work.
Food, food-service, general hospitality or (even better) all of the above.

What you’ll do:

Oversee all technical aspects of the company
Software development in conjunction with our development partners
Work directly with the founder/product owner, developers, UX/UI, and marketing team to strategize and execute the full build of the platform.
Stay current on industry tech developments to ensure the company maintains a leadership role in the food technology space
Oversee QA procedures and process, and create efficiencies when necessary
Collaborate with the director of product to design a beautiful, intuitive interface. This includes white boarding, wire-framing, and learning from users directly. Our goal is to revolutionize the professional chef’s recipe management experience and you will play a key role in that process.
Own the KPIs for the product and features you develop. This role comes with tremendous flexibility, which requires a strong understanding and adherence to best practices including testing, quality assurance, and performance analysis.

What else you’ll need:

BS or greater in Computer Science or related field
Experience project managing a tech team of at least 3 people
5+ years professional back end engineering experience including proficiency with Django, Django Rest Framework, and PostGreSQL.
At least 3 months professional experience working with ReactJS
Strong understanding of browser compatibility, accessibility standards, and UI best practices
Experience running QA
A pragmatic approach to engineering, with both strong opinions on engineering process and the flexibility to operate effectively with a variety of workflows
Experience working with restful services at scale
Experience with AWS hosted services
Experience with scalable secure infrastructure implementation

Our Stack:

The front end of Meez Web App is built in ReactJS, using the Max Stoiber’s React Boilerplate as the foundation. Some factors in that decision to use ReactJS include the ability to quickly deploy a highly responsive interface, offer a certain degree of offline functionality, access cutting edge tools and workflows, and facilitate the implementation of mobile apps in React Native further down the line. The Mobile App is build in React Native.

The back end is built with Django and Django Rest Framework serving content out of a PostGreSQL database. Most of the hosting and functionality for the system is built on Amazon’s system of services. Other tools and services we use in our workflow include Github, Asana, CircleCI, Slack, AWS, Sentry, Dependabot, and Google Apps.

Full Time (Part Time can be discussed based on relationship)
Based out of New York City

Since the team is so small, we're exclusively looking for top-tier talent. Our compensation package reflects that of any ambitious startup, which includes a competitive salary, substantial stock options, unlimited PTO, flexible work schedule, healthcare, an equipment budget and the food related perks that come with working in the restaurant industry.

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