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Software Engineer II (Ruby on Rails & React) at Home Chef (Chicago, IL) (allows remote)

At Home Chef

Chicago, IL

Our technology product teams are building software that connect our customers to their dinner plans. Some of our product teams are focused on the customer journey, some are focused on enabling our internal innovation process, while others are focused on helping us effectively ship our meals to our customers. You would be building new features to enhance our customer experience on our CX team. To accomplish this, we believe in building well rounded, diverse teams. In doing so, we create a great place to work, while shipping an impactful product.



  • We plan to be remote until January 2022 and are open to hiring 100% remote engineers in the following states: California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Wisconsin. To those interested and local to Chicago, there may be voluntary opportunities to return to the office prior to 2022.


Writing code and handling tickets:



  • Utilize Ruby on Rails framework, React/React Native, and of course vanilla Javascript and CSS. Hosting on Heroku, postgres database

  • Communicating 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


Paired programming and collaborating with others:



  • Provide insight to junior engineers to guide their programming

  • Influence the road map and product development of Home Chef tools

  • 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


Qualifications: 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.



  • 1+ year(s) experience shipping production code

  • Have built and shipped at least one major feature in Ruby on Rails

  • 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 G Suite

  • Some advanced SQL knowledge is a plus, but not required

  • Experience with Heroku a plus

  • Experience with React Native a plus

  • Up to one year of post-high school training such as in a business school, community college or vocational training


Perks/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

  • - 401k Employer match - 50% on the $1, up to 6% of the employee's earnings

  • - We offer flexible spending accounts (FSA) for qualified Medical, Dependent Care, Parking, or Transit expenses

  • - Flexible paid time off (PTO) policy, plus sick days

  • - Generous Parental Leave

  • - Great Work/Life Balance – We value and support each individual team member

  • - Quarterly company-wide “Town Hall” meetings

  • - Ongoing professional development opportunities by level and function

  • - Your choice of Windows or Mac laptop, plus an extra screen

  • - Onsite gym

  • - Weekly Fooda credit

  • - Newly renovated office in the historic Old Main Post Office which is located close to multiple Metra and CTA options

  • - Employee discounts through Perkspot

  • - 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! Home Chef is an equal opportunity employer.

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