Senior Engineer at sweetgreen

| Greater LA Area
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Summary: A Senior Engineer is responsible for building, testing, debugging/troubleshooting, infrastructure for both web and native applications. They share responsibilities regarding infrastructure, and take the lead on continuous integration and deployment, as well as driving standards with Lead Engineers and the rest of the department.

It is expected that a Senior Engineer will promote strong design principles as they relate to scalability, disposable resources, automation, loose coupling, service oriented design, databases, removing single points of failure, cache, cost, and security.

Development: Supports advanced full stack development (e.g., front end, back end) 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: Participates in AGILE teams supporting company objectives + key results (OKRs).


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 (e.g., Client, server, automation, deployment, QA).
  • 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: 

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

  • Engineering
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    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • GrailsLanguages
    • GraphQLLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • Ember.jsFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks

Location

Our office is positioned in the centerpiece for LA's newest creative generation, PLATFORM and directly across the street from the Metro Station.

What are sweetgreen Perks + Benefits

sweetgreen Benefits Overview

sweetgreen is committed to offering a benefit package with flexibility and options to help you live your sweetlife. Our suite of benefits includes the core options of medical, dental, and vision as well as other voluntary benefit options to help you create the benefit package that best meets the needs of you and your family.

We believe that our employees are the most important ingredients in our restaurants and aim to support you throughout your journey at sweetgreen. FAMILY FUND

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 5 months of parental leave for the primary caretaker. We believe in fully supporting new parents.
Flexible Work Schedule
sweetgreen provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times. Do what you love on *and* off the clock.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees Give back with 5 paid volunteering hours per year.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Sweetgreen has partnered with Classpass to offer a different kind of gym membership. All benefits-eligible employees receive a subsidy per month to use towards your membership.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
sweetgreen hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

FAMILY FUND

The family fund provides emergency financial aid to employees experiencing financial hardship caused by catastrophic events outside of your control, like a natural disaster or life altering personal crisis.

Every person in the sweetgreen family can elect to donate part of their paycheck to the family fund pool of money. This is the money that will be distributed to individuals who apply for funds that will help them cope with an unfortunate situation.

With your continued support, we can truly make an impact in the lives of our sweetgreen family members who are experiencing hardship.

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