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Senior Fullstack Engineer (FE) - (m/w/d)



Berlin, Germany
Posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2022

To solve one of our generation's largest problems, we need the world’s best talent.

Our vision is to enable a sustainable food system. Our technology is already enabling thousands of restaurants, wholesalers, and producers across 7 countries to operate waste-free and efficiently. Yet, this is a drop into the ocean. We just started. Our goal to connect the global food system is extremely ambitious and complex. A problem of this magnitude and complexity requires a massive scale and only the best people will be able to solve it. We are gathering the best people globally together in order to succeed in our mission. Are you in?

For us, it is always team-first. Teams in which everyone subordinates their individual success to the team's success will win against teams that don't. Can you put your ego aside?

We are looking for the hungry underdogs that will rather fail than not try. We look for humility because it makes us learn faster. And we look for people who understand that hard work is necessary and that shortcuts don’t exist. We are playing the long game and want to build a truly generational company.

Our mission requires us to be fast. We believe that urgency is a mindset. We look for people who act with speed in everything they do, yet never lose sight of the bigger picture.

Fun plays an important role. We want to succeed and celebrate when we do. It is important to us that our people form real bonds in and outside of work.

We have no small plans, we are assembling a championship team, with people that take real ownership of our company’s long-term success. If you feel this is for you, then deep inside you, you might be already one of us.

See what we’ve been up to: bit.ly/3BX0kYj

What you will do

Here at Choco, we like to use the space shuttle as a metaphor for our engineering work. Now, you will join and help us bring the shuttle to the moon. Your main objective will be to build a platform that enables feature squads to autonomously develop, test, deploy and operate their stack in a secure and reliable way. You will do this by ensuring that our systems are stable, reliable, operations are visible, deployment pipelines are in place, and teams have the necessary environments and tooling to ship efficiently and fast. You will work together with DevOps engineers and backend developers in your team, while also interacting with product managers and developers from other squads.

  • Design, implement, continuously improve, maintain and monitor features and services, ensuring they meet industry standards for maintainability, scalability, and security.
  • Collaborate effectively with cross-functional peers, including designers, project managers, engineering managers, and mobile, frontend, and backend engineers, to ensure the timely delivery of high-quality software.
  • Contribute and actively engage in the planning of team-level projects, ceremonies, and culture.
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to less experienced developers on the team, helping them to develop their skills and knowledge, and encouraging their professional growth.
  • Actively participate in code reviews providing constructive feedback and suggestions for improvements.
  • Contribute to development processes and best practices by providing expertise and continuously improving workflows and practices.
  • Participate in your domain's ceremonies and engage with your community.

Our tech stack

We have a cutting-edge environment and use ReactJS, TypeScript, GraphQL, Cypress, Jest, Styled Components, Micro-frontends and our infrastructure is powered by AWS SNS, AWS SQS, AWS Lambda, AWS AppSync, AWS CloudFormation, AWS CodePipeline and AWS S3.

What you will need to have an impact with us

  • Deep expertise and a proven track record of success with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and ReactJS in developing and delivering high-quality, robust applications.
  • Skilled in producing clean, maintainable, and testable code for both backend and frontend using JavaScript / TypeScript with NodeJS.
  • Thorough understanding of web standards and accessibility guidelines and ability to implement them.
  • Experience with working with testing frameworks like Jest, React Testing Library, and Cypress.
  • Extensive knowledge of system designs and software architectures.
  • Experience in designing and building complex microservices, event-driven architecture, integrations, and developing APIs.
  • Proven experience with cloud providers and in building resilient and scalable infrastructure.
  • Ability to drive and deliver large features and projects spanning multiple sprints with significant business impact.
  • Effective communication skills combined with influence and eagerness to share and develop others.

You will impress us even more if you have

  • Experience with GraphQL or AppSync.
  • Experience working with highly performant and scalable web applications.
  • Experience working with Lambda functions and serverless architecture.
  • Experience with AWS, and its services like DynamoDB and CloudFormation.
  • Experience building real-time communication services.
  • Experience working with Design Systems in previous companies/environments.
  • Knowledge of emerging web technologies, such as Web Assembly, Web Components, etc.

We look forward to seeing you in the office a minimum of three days per week.

Being together in person is an important part of our company culture. We’ve found that spending time as a team enables collaboration, participation, and engagement that leads to innovation, faster execution, and shared ownership. Plus, we see the value of camaraderie and genuinely enjoy our time together.

Need a better idea of who we are? Take a video tour of our headquarters in Berlin.

We invite you to take part in the following selection process

  • Introduction call: a Tech Recruiter will tell you more about Choco, our Tech Org and get to know your work, background, interests and you as a person better.
  • Pair Programming Interview: during this stage we want to get deeper into your technical knowledge. Next to some technical questions you will work together with another engineer in a pair programming exercise.
  • System Design Interview: Together with our lengineers you will do a system design exercise to test your skills (whiteboard session).
  • Hiring Manager interview: You will meet your potential manager and discuss the mission, challenges and goals of the team. We would like to see how you collaborate on building the most amazing product for your customers
  • Culture interview: You will meet other engineering leaders to discuss about the Choco culture and your non-technical contribution to Choco

About Choco

Choco was founded in Berlin in 2018 and has since expanded to a team of over 400 committed Chocorians working from Choco offices in the US, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, the UK, and Spain. Our ordering app is used by over 15K buyers and over 10K suppliers around the globe - processing hundreds of thousands of tons of food every month.

We raised over $280mn from some of the world’s best investors like Bessemer Venture Partners, Insight Partners, Coatue Management, and LeftLane Capital. We are the first unicorn to reduce food waste.

We’re working alongside those who built companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Uber, Rocket Internet, and more.

Choco is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. We are committed to ensuring that our technology is available and accessible to everyone. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.