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Lead Engineer/Architect - Full Stack (Customer Relationship Platform)


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Location: Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA Posted: Feb 15, 2020

Job Description

About sweetgreen:

sweetgreen is on a mission to build healthier communities by connecting people to real food. We passionately believe that real food should be convenient and accessible to everyone. Every day in each sweetgreen, our 3,500 team members make food from scratch, using fresh ingredients and produce delivered that morning. And in our local communities, we’re committed to leaving people better than we found them. We’re in the business of feeding people, and we’re out to change what that means.

Reports to: Engineering Director People leader (Y/N): N Summary: A sweetgreen Lead Engineer acts as the point person for a given track or tracks of work. They coordinate heavily with the product team and stakeholders to create meaningful and lasting solutions to an array of problems both customer facing and internal. It is expected that a Lead Engineer will assist in facilitating the agile process, architecting solutions in coordination with their engineering peers, and demonstrate an unwavering commitment to quality with constant focus on solutions. A sweetgreen Lead Engineer is responsible for building, testing, debugging/troubleshooting, clean/compliant software for both web and native applications. They take ownership of responsibilities regarding infrastructure, continuous integration and deployment, as well as driving standards with other engineers and the rest of the department.

Core Work Activities:

  • Architecture: Designs architecture for new and current systems, translating complex functional and technical requirements, for engineering team to build and meet objectives + key results (OKRs).
  • Development: Supports advanced fullstack development (e.g., frontend, backend) of key features in sweetgreen's products by understanding + translating project requirements, using DRY, SOLID + YAGNI code design principles to write code, review + test code, and troubleshooting open issues + bug-fixes. Calls for and implements continuous integration and deployment in all projects.
  • Maintenance: Monitors performance of system engineering solutions, documenting issues, escalating complex issues and resolving moderate issues.
  • Prioritization: Supports multiple stories at once and prioritizes simultaneously to meet critical deadlines.
  • AGILE Methodology: Leads AGILE teams supporting company objectives + key results (OKRs). Improves engineering processes and tools to increase team productivity and effectiveness. Actively observes and iterates on the established SDLC.

Minimum Qualifications for Successful Performance:

  • Advanced knowledge of programming languages and the ability to propose alternative solutions.
  • Proficiency with Node.js, Ruby, and Rails and/or related frameworks and languages.
  • Experience with AGILE methodology.
  • Thorough grasp of best practices across all focus in technology (Client, server, automation, deployment, QA, and project management).
  • Expert-level knowledge in modern web development practices, especially those relating to service design.
  • Proficiency with AWS’ offering.
  • Design experience with RDS and various databases such as Postgres and MySQL.
  • A strong desire to experiment with bleeding edge technology and understand relating market trends.
  • Strong problem solving, communication and negotiating skills.
  • Strong time management.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years’ developing and leading large-scale technology initiatives.
  • A degree in computer science, or related is field preferred.
  • Experience building applications and websites for world recognized brands where load and scale have been a focus.
  • Expertise with React and React Native.
  • Experience deploying website and mobile application A/B testing.
  • Experience building personalization tools.

What you'll get:

  • Competitive pay + bonus plan granted based on performance
  • Health, dental + vision insurance
  • Flexible PTO, because we respect the need for work/life harmony
  • An opportunity to make a real impact on the people around you, both by growing them and by connecting them to real food
  • To live the sweetlife and celebrate your passion + purpose
  • A collaborative family of people who live our core values and have your back
  • A clear career path with opportunities for development, both personally and professionally
  • Free sweetgreen swag
  • Complimentary sweetgreen

Come join the sweetlife!

sweetgreen provides equal opportunities for everyone that works for us and everyone that applies to join our team, without regard to sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, any service, past, present, or future, in the uniformed services of the United States (military or veteran status), or any other consideration protected by federal, state, or local law.

sweetgreen participates in the federal government's E-Verify program to determine employment eligibility. To learn more about the E-Verify program, please click here .

About sweetgreen

Sweetgreen is a fast casual restaurant chain that serves simple, seasonal, healthy salads and grain bowls.

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