Software Engineer - Backend (F#) at Imperfect Produce
Nationwide, WorldWIde
Imperfect is on a mission to eliminate food waste and to make healthy food more affordable, accessible, and convenient. We source food directly from farms and producers, which would often otherwise go to waste and deliver it to customers' doors for an average of 30% less than grocery store prices. Since our start in 2015, our customers have saved millions of pounds of food from going to waste.
 
Imperfect is more than just a grocery box! In everything we do, we bring an appetite, lead with heart, embrace imperfection, and work to grow the movement. We aim to cultivate sustainable environments everywhere we go–whether in the office, warehouse, or field. By working at Imperfect, you’re helping build a more sustainable and effective food system. You’re helping fight food waste. You’re ensuring farmers are rewarded for their full harvest. You’re improving access to healthy food in food deserts. With each curvy cucumber and scarred almond, you’re helping shape our world for the better.
 
We're headquartered in San Francisco with operations all over the country. Check our website to see if there is an Imperfect near you!
 
We're looking for folks who are positive, motivated, and ready to change the world. If that sounds like you, drop us a line!
 
Here at Imperfect, we are all about groceries on a mission. Since 2015, our services have saved over 40M lbs of food, 1.2B gallons of water, and 110M lbs CO2, while donating 3M lbs of food along the way. Our software engineering team builds the eCommerce platform and internal tooling that makes this all possible. The team partners closely with product management to develop features, solutions, and systems that enhance and transform the user experience. Engineers don’t just build widgets -- we participate in the full lifecycle of a feature, from conception to release. We’re a remote-first team, with members scattered throughout the US. This role will report to the Head of Engineering and can be remotely located within US time zones.
 
We have exciting growth ahead of us as we evolve from only produce to a full-service grocery, as well as expand our footprint to serve an even greater portion of the country. We are swimming in interesting problems around customer-facing features, scale, and logistics. To help, we’re looking for talented backend software engineers with expertise in F#. Folks with various levels of professional software experience, from 2+ years to decades, are encouraged to apply.
 
If preventing food waste, owning the full product engineering lifecycle, and working daily with a bunch of pleasant people excites you, come join us!

Responsibilities

    • Collaborate with other engineers and designers to provide strong customer-focused experiences
    • Prototype quickly to test out new ideas and experiments
    • Practice disciplined software engineering (e.g. automated testing, code reviews, and writing maintainable code)
    • Actively contribute to team and company standards
    • Ensure the reliability of systems essential to Imperfect customers and internal users
    • Keep up-to-date with the latest technology developments in your area(s) of expertise
    • For more senior applicants, mentor junior team members

Skills and Qualifications

    • Strong F# development skills
    • 2+ years of professionally building production-grade, large-scale web software
    • Understanding of database schema design, caching and scalability. 
    • Expertise with relational databases, such as PostgreSQL
    • Experience working with AWS infrastructure and services
    • Experience with distributed, service-oriented systems communicating with RESTful API interfaces. 
    • Bonus: experience with event sourcing, CQRS and asynchronous communication using queues
    • Bonus: interest and skill in working with server-side NodeJS

About you

    • A sincere commitment to crafting maintainable, dependable code
    • A pragmatic, customer-centric approach to problem-solving
    • Passionate about our mission to eliminate food waste and create a better food system for all
    • Bonus: experience with or interest in leadership

Details of Position

    • Full-time exempt position reporting to the Head of Engineering
    • Candidate can be remotely located within US time zones
    • Salary and employee stock options commensurate with experience
    • Competitive benefits package including health care, paid vacation, 401K, paid parental leave, and recurring credit towards your Imperfect account!

Physical Requirements

    • Sedentary work; involves sitting most of the time
    • Walking, climbing stairs, and standing are required occasionally
    • Regular work with computers, including keyboards, mouses, and screens
    • Standing desks and / or other ergonomic accommodation is available upon request
    • Regular use of mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets
Individuals seeking employment at Imperfect Foods are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
 
U.S. E-Verify Notice: Imperfect Foods participates in E-Verify in the United States. Imperfect will provide the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.