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Lead Backend Engineer

Lead Backend Engineer

Are you a software engineer with first successes under your belt who wants to take on more responsibility and grow as a professional and as a person? Do you want to work on meaningful services which will impact the daily life of millions of people? Do you want to work with ambitious and kind people? Do you love or hate Club Mate? Actually, that last one doesn’t really matter.

The company

We believe that cooking at home should be simple, fun, and personal. However in today’s world “What’s for dinner” is still a nerve-wracking question, and grocery shopping costs millions of people time and energy every single day. We are fixing this with a new digital service and the ambition to become the leading brand for cooking at home in the United States and Europe.

If this sounds interesting to you, it’s a fantastic opportunity to join us as one of the early team members and have a real impact on consumers’ everyday lives.

Founded and backed by experienced entrepreneurs and venture capital funds as well as Y Combinator we bring a fair share of startup experience and look for motivated people to join us in our mission.

The position

We are looking for someone with…

  • 4+ years of professional software development experience
  • 2+ years of experience working in an engineering team of 3+ people
  • Solid experience with Python as programming language
  • Solid experience with SQL DBMS such as PostgreSQL and ORMs
  • Experience in unit testing, continuous integration and delivery
  • Experience with utilizing serverless infrastructure (e.g. AWS)
  • CS or engineering degree, or equivalent experience

You will…

  • Design, implement, deploy, and manage our backend services
  • Lead our API design and development
  • Work closely with client-side engineers to thoroughly plan new features
  • Troubleshoot and optimize our production systems

You’ll get to…

  • Work with a small but experienced team of people
  • Shape the backend services which will impact the everyday life of our customers
  • Be part of a Y Combinator startup from the very beginning and work directly with the founders

Fluent German is not necessary; fluent English, however, is important. In return, we’ll offer you an opportunity to shape a product we believe everybody will be talking about very soon.

Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job. But we’ll let you in on a secret: there’s no such thing as a ‘perfect’ candidate. Kitchenful is a place where everyone can grow. So however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come into work every day.

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