Staff Software Engineer, Database Performance (Remote)

At ezCater
  • Full Time
  • Employee
  • Full Remote (with restrictions)

Posted on August 5th

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ezCater is the most trusted provider of corporate food solutions – a $300+ billion market in the US alone. ezCater is purpose-built for business. ezCater's corporate food platform and flexible, scalable food solutions allow organizations to centralize and track their food spend, and fulfill everything from daily employee meals to client meetings and company all-hands. ezCater backs this up with business-grade, best-in-class, customer service and an unmatched nationwide footprint. We're backed by top investors including Insight, Iconiq, Lightspeed, GIC, SoftBank, and Quadrille, and had an up-round in December of 2021 when we were valued at $1.6 billion.

The Staff Engineer for Database Performance will work as part of our Demand Scalability team, responsible for the platform on which our catering e-commerce systems are built.

What You'll Do:
  • Learn about how databases are used throughout ezCater and in particular within our Ruby on Rails monolith, and then improve our processes and practices around those systems
  • Design, implement, and maintain performance and reliability solutions for our Ruby on Rails monolith and other associated systems
  • Own and improve the ezCater conception of database systems, from the data model down
  • Help raise the technical skills for our backend engineers through cross-squad initiatives, presentations, and shared documentation
  • Work closely with architects and engineers in other groups to ensure we build the right things the right way

What You Have:
  • Expert-level experience with database technologies, particularly Postgres
  • Experience using technologies and frameworks like Ruby on Rails, React, and GraphQL
  • A performance and reliability mindset
  • A desire to work on systems that improve development stories for other engineers
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a drive to produce quality documentation
  • A strong appetite for learning, and an ability to leverage what you learn to make our platform better
  • An appreciation for the craft of coding, with opinions derived from this appreciation
  • A friendly, flexible and pragmatic disposition
  • 6+ years of professional development experience

Additionally, a few nice-to-haves are:
  • A distributed systems mindset, and experience working with both microservice architectures and monolithic applications
  • A grasp of the fundamentals of event streaming and pub/sub architectures

The national cash compensation range for this role is $173,000 - $224,000* per year

*Please note: Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors, including prior experience, expertise and region & may vary from the amount above. This range does not represent additional compensation benefits (such as equity, 401K or medical, dental or vision insurance).

ezCater does not sponsor applicants for work visas or legal permanent residence.

What you’ll get from us:
You’ll get a terrifically compelling opportunity, in an environment of radical transparency, open access to all the data, and collaborative colleagues at every level of our organization. You’ll also get sane working hours and great 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 you’ll get all this: Market salary, stock options that you’ll help make worth a lot, the usual holidays, all-you-can-eat vacation, 401K with ezCater match, health/dental/FSA, long-term disability insurance, remote-hybrid work from our awesome Boston or Denver offices OR your home OR a mixture of both home and office (you choose!), a tremendous amount of responsibility and autonomy, wicked awesome co-workers, cupcakes (and many more goodies) when you’re in one of our offices, 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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