Software Developer, Internal Tools at Caliper Foods

| Greater Denver Area
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About Caliper Foods

Caliper Foods (caliperfoods.life), formerly Stillwater, is a consumer packaged goods company that offers safe and standardized hemp-derived soluble cannabinoids to both consumers and manufacturers alike. 

Caliper Foods encompasses two distinct business lines: (1) Caliper Commercial Ingredients, which provides soluble CBD ingredients at scale to food, beverage, supplement, and other CPG manufacturers; and (2) Caliper Consumer, which sells its own line of CBD-infused products nationwide. 

Caliper Foods was founded in 2015 on the belief that cannabinoids, especially non-psychoactive compounds like CBD, are a major new category in functional ingredients.

About the Job

We are looking for a Software Developer, Internal Tools to support our internal efforts as well as our external applications. As the Software Developer, Internal Tools you will support our mobile and web sites (50-75% time) and spend your remaining time building internal tools that the people you work with will use and appreciate every day. Your charge will be to talk with your fellow employees, learn about their work habits, identify automatable workflows, useful integrations, instrumentation gaps, and data bottlenecks, then build the tools we need to reduce friction and increase productivity.

We’re looking for someone who prefers simple and proven to shiny and new, who believes the best tool is the one you use. Experience working in a logistics or manufacturing environment is a plus. Experience or personal interest in product management is strongly preferred, as we will expect you to identify problem areas and develop product requirements on your own initiative. Those with an interest in systems thinking will find the work especially interesting, as the work will span everything from marketing to sales to manufacturing.

Our current workflow stack:

  • G Suite, Google Apps Script, Airtable, MongoDb (hosted on mLab and Atlas), Copper, DEAR Inventory, METRC, WinCC, Wordpress, Woocommerce.
  • Note that we are a G Suite company and have built a number of automated operations on the Google Apps Script platform.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Build software to help employees find the information they need to make good decisions, and automate routine tasks to increase productivity and reduce avoidable errors.
  • Own problems end-to-end, thinking through our overall workflow to prioritize how we approach problems to the pixel-level details of our solutions.
  • Uphold our high physical engineering standards in our digital environments. We value consistency and stability above all else, and we need someone who can push those characteristics to our codebase.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders across the organization to understand their requirements and pain points and develop tools to make them more effective.
  • Understand, create, manipulate and query databases.
  • Ensure responsiveness of web applications.
  • Develop back end website applications including implementation, testing and management of advertiser pixels.
  • Integrate various external APIs with our internal tools.

What we’ll love about you:

  • Consider yourself a programming generalist who enjoys making things in the physical world.
  • Spend your spare time programming Arduino boards.
  • Read feature announcements and API docs with the enthusiasm of a kid reading Harry Potter.
  • Read Harry Potter with the enthusiasm of a kid reading Harry Potter.
  • Think in terms of systems and simplicity.
  • Can put yourself in the shoes of your users and be a steward of crafting great experiences.
  • Uphold best practices in engineering, security, and design.
  • Believe that perfect is the enemy of good, and act accordingly.
  • Possess an authentic love of dogs and Pitch Perfect.

What you’ll love about us:

  • A fast-growing company with a deep belief in the value of developing talent internally from within
  • A group of sane, mostly rational executives who try their best to be decent human beings
  • An environment where fire drills are the exception, not the norm
  • Flexible PTO for all full-time employees
  • Competitive salaries for all roles. For salaried employees, we also cover 100% of your healthcare premium
  • For more details on the culture we foster, visit: http://bit.ly/2F5zhPt

Qualifications:

  • At least a 4 year degree (BS/BA) is required, preferably in Computer Science or related 
  • 2+ years of development experience
  • Experience with a start-up company is preferred
  • Experience with our current workflow stack
  • Strong communication skills and able to build relationships
  • Ability to work cross-functionally
  • Be a self driven learned with strong problem solving skills
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • Google Apps ScriptLanguages
    • AirtableLibraries
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SolidWorksDesign
    • TrelloManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • CopperCRM
    • GmailEmail

Location

Located in industrial Commerce City, our offices are a quick 10 minute drive to Park Hill, Stapleton and RiNo.

An Insider's view of Caliper Foods

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We have a relaxed vibe with an incredible group of highly driven, fast-paced, no nonsense pros that get things done. We balance work and play, so that you feel at home at work and also kick butt at your job. At the end of the day we own up to mistakes, help our coworkers succeed, and attack every task harder than the last.

Nikki

Senior Brand Manager

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Working in a new and emerging industry requires a high tolerance of ambiguity that pushes us to use creative problem solving. We are all passionate about our opportunity to bring cannabinoid infused products to a wider audience in a safe and responsible manner using science as the cornerstone of our decision making process.

Drew

Senior Scientist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

My managers, mentors, and peers have encouraged me to cultivate professionalism and helped me to facilitate a positive and productive working culture. In two short years, I was given the opportunity to move through the positions of Associate Scientist, Food Scientist, Senior Scientist, and finally to Quality Assurance Manager.

Paige

Quality Assurance Manager

What is your vision for the company?

We chose the name, Caliper, because we believe in measuring our success with proven and exact science. Everyone in the industry says they're the trusted partner. We actually prove it. We are a company, not a cult. We don't evangelize what we can't prove and we value process as much as outcome.

Jeremy

Founder & COO

What makes someone successful on your team?

We collaborate. Not just in a, “hey, let me bounce this idea off of you” kind of way. While we give credit where credit is due, it’s not about the credit – it’s about what we build together. We allow each other to make mistakes, and we all step in to help adjust course when necessary. We are all adults, and we trust each other to get our shit done.

Missy

Founder & Brand Director

What are Caliper Foods Perks + Benefits

Caliper Foods Benefits Overview

What you’ll love about us:
-A fast-growing company with a deep belief in the value of developing talent internally from within
-A group of sane, most rational executives who try their best to be decent human beings
-An environment where fire drills are the exception, not the norm
-We offer flexible PTO for all full-time employees
-We pay competitive salaries for all roles. For salaried employees, we also cover 100% of your healthcare premium
-For more details on the culture we foster, visit: http://bit.ly/2F5zhPt

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Acme's health insurance policy covers up to 100% of out of pocket expenses.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Acme Co. hosts company outings Monthly.
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
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