Senior Front End Software Engineer

| Greater Denver Area
ezCater is the world’s largest online marketplace for catering – a $60+ billion market in the U.S. We make it superbly easy for businesspeople to find and order great food for meetings and events, and we help our catering partners grow their business. We’re backed by $320 million in venture funding and in early 2019 were valued at $1.25 billion. Our mission is to power the world’s catering, and we’ll make it happen – even more surely if you come help us.
Ever wanted to learn more about how to apply technology to drive a high-growth startup? Are you interested in building robust systems that can adapt to the ever changing market? How about leveraging the latest and greatest technology in TypeScript / JavaScript and React to build future proof features while improving the developer experience? If this intrigues you, you’d fit right into our engineering team!  
ezCater is expanding its engineering team and we are looking for smart, friendly, and collaborative technologists to help us reach our goals while delivering real impact to the business.  With a strong technical background and a desire to collaborate with talented engineers, product managers, designers and researchers, you will have enough autonomy to drive change within the engineering organization. Continuous innovation within the front end code base will ensure we maintain a rich end-user experience with our industry-leading software. 
ezCater values data and technology as a differentiator and a key component of our success. It powers everything we do. We push ourselves every day to better the codebase, improve performance, and deliver an amazing customer experience. Check out this CBS Boston article for a glimpse into our culture.

What You'll Do

  • Use TypeScript / JavaScript to build robust systems to support new features but also improve the developer experience. 
  • Improve the code base and the quality of code through PR reviews as well as noting legacy code that could be improved
  • Identify creative and efficient ways to satisfy customer and business needs leveraging the best tech.
  • Evolve the user experience based on A/B test results, Google Analytics data, and customer feedback.
  • Work closely with other teams to continue to build best practices in Javascript / TypeScript and React.
  • Embrace exciting scale challenges.

What You Have

  • 5+ years professional JavaScript experience.
  • Preferably 2+ years of TypeScript experience.
  • Advanced understanding of modern revisions of JavaScript such as ES6/2015 and above.2+ years of React experience.
  • Working knowledge of CSS fundamentals.
  • Integration with GraphQL a plus.
  • A willingness to help level up fellow front end engineers with knowledge sharing on the latest technologies and best practices.
  • Knowledge and/or experience building backend systems (we use Ruby on Rails, but not required).
  • Knowledge of relational databases (we use Postgres, but not required).
  • A desire to build robust systems that can be utilized across all of engineering.
  • A strong appetite for learning, experimentation, relentless curiosity and an ability to leverage what you learn to make our products better.
  • A thirst for personal and professional growth.
  • A friendly, flexible, and pragmatic disposition.

What you’ll get from us:
Importantly, you’ll get a tremendous amount of authority and autonomy. You’ll own your outcomes and see measurable results for your efforts. With ezCater’s radical transparency and trust, you’ll have open access to the data that drives our decisions. You'll have a coaching environment to learn and develop, and ezUniversity sessions will provide plenty of opportunities to expand your mind. At the same time, you’ll get sane working hours and a huge amount of flexibility around work/life balance. Have people in your life – of any age – who always, often, or sometimes need your help? We make room for that. Have a bad thing or a good thing happen to you? We make room for that, too.
Oh, and here’s what else you’ll get: Market salary, stock options you’ll help make worth a lot, the usual holidays, all-you-can-eat vacation, 401K, health/dental/FSA, long-term disability insurance, subsidized RTD-passes, a great office right in downtown Denver, a tremendous amount of responsibility and autonomy, wicked awesome co-workers, cupcakes (and many more goodies), and knowing that you helped get this rocket ship to the moon.
ezCater is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace humans of every background, appearance, race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, and disability status. At the same time, we do not employ jerks, even brilliant ones.
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Location

999 18th Street, Denver, CO 80202

An Insider's view of ezCater

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

This is the most balanced company that I have ever been employed with. After having my son, it was very important for me to find an employer who would help me balance my mommie time and career time and by working with ezCater, I have been able to do exactly that. I'm extremely grateful for ezCater!

Bernice

Customer Service Ninja

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

My role requires me to collaborate with multiple teams at all levels of the organization. Collaboration is a bedrock of our company, and I feel it works better here than at other organizations due to our transparency and willingness to communicate!

James

IT Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

My career has grown tremendously. ezCater has helped me visualize and pave a career path by offering valuable advice, giving me the opportunity to share my ideas and speak freely about the company, and by giving me the time I need to turn my ideas into action.

Nick

Customer Relationship Manager

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I try to be as hands-off as I can, but always available to talk through things. We may not always have the exact same vision, but we focus a lot on trust and empowerment here on our teams and know it will get done in a way that aligns with ezCater values

Caden

Customer Service Manager

What are some social events your company does?

So many! Weekly happy hour every Friday, outings with teams, ski trips, team parties. We're always having some kind of fun! Definitely a work hard, play hard mentality!

Katrina

Customer Service Supervisor

What are ezCater Perks + Benefits

ezCater Benefits Overview

Importantly, you’ll get sane working hours and a huge amount of flexibility around work/life balance. Have people in your life – of any age – who always, often, or sometimes need your help? We make room for that. Have a bad thing or a good thing happen to you? We make room for that, too.

Oh, and here’s what else you’ll get:

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Eligible employees get 4 weeks of paid sabbatical every 5 years of working at the company.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
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