Front End Engineer

| Playa Vista
About Engineering at ChowNow
Are you inspired by best-practices and love writing fully-linted, formatted, and documented ES6? Does the thought of continuous integration and agile workflow inspire you to craft high-quality, well-tested, and resilient JavaScript? Is React and Redux your preferred environment to build complex and interactive flows?
Are your responses to the above questions equivalent to [true, true, true]? If so, keep reading; this might be the development environment you have been searching for.

As a web application engineer, you will interact with trusted colleagues to contribute code and help build our product platform for growth and sustainability. You will help us launch quality products and support existing initiatives that continuously improve the experience of our end-users. You will be an active voice in helping us shape the product by engaging in thoughtful inquiry and critical reflection. We believe positive relationships make our team able to do more with less. You will collaborate, learn, teach, and experiment with new approaches to enhance and support the platform as we scale geometrically. 

Our Technology

  • ChowNow’s front end applications are built on React & Redux, with webpack as our bundler.
  • We use CSS modules when styling our components.
  • Our deployments are automated with Jenkins and we use Docker to build our applications.
  • We use Jest and Enzyme for testing our components and data store.
  • Our RESTful APIs are powered by Python, MySQL, and Redis supported by infrastructure-as-code environments on Amazon Web Services.

Within 3 months, you'll..

  • Build, launch, and support your first big feature in one of our many products. We ship with iterative agility.
  • Master development patterns and collaborative processes. We work together to make work efficient.
  • Write internal documentation and test your features and systems. We take responsibility for communication and quality.
  • Contribute to our component library that support multiple ChowNow products. We do not reinvent wheels, and we firmly believe in DRY.

Within 6 months, you'll..

  • Have made a valued impact on multiple products across our platform. We celebrate our success by measuring our impact, internally and externally.
  • Understand major feature areas of our applications and be comfortable navigating the stack and infrastructure. We are all generalists, but we specialize in minor feature areas too.
  • Have participated in the architecture and implementation of new user-facing features. We communicate and collaborate on our architecture to achieve security, scalability, and maximum learning.
  • Provide feedback during code-reviews of prospective engineers and listen in on telephone screening. We will teach you our interviewing methods.

Within 12 months, you'll..

  • Build within reliable estimates. We know this takes time, and we strive to be accurate with each other.
  • Feel comfortable as a knowledge leader, contributing teaching and continuing to learn. We want to learn as much we teach.
  • Be an essential part of growing our team by fully participating in the hiring interview process. We share responsibility to grow our team.

Joining our team has some perks

  • Competitive salary
  • Ongoing training and growth opportunities
  • A "best place to work" winner multiple times where we focus on creating a great employee experience
  • Rock solid medical, dental, and vision plans
  • Unlimited PTO; paid holidays; we expect you to work hard, but still enjoy your personal life
  • Generous parental leave (primary and secondary)
  • Employer contributing student loan assistance program 
  • Commuter benefits (including Uber Pool) 
  • Employee Stock Incentive Plan 
  • Quarterly Industry Speakers Series
  • Quarterly Tech Events (Women, LGBTQ, Diversity, Inclusion)
  • Consistent & fair leadership: we’ll share info, set clear goals, show you respect, and treat everyone fairly
  • Enough freedom to spread your wings while still holding you accountable
  • Fully stocked kitchen and cold brew on tap

About the Team:At ChowNow, we are passionate about serving the needs of over 7,000 restaurants to help them compete in an increasingly technical world. Our team works on products focused on restaurant clients and their diners (who transact over $1,000,000 daily on the ChowNow platform). We believe positive relationships make our team able to do more with less. You will collaborate, learn, teach, and experiment with new approaches to getting big things done together. Our team is located in the Playa Vista neighborhood and tech hub of Los Angeles — 5 minutes from both the beach and the freeways. We believe in equal opportunity for all, and you should too. We’ve been named a Best Place to Work, have been certified as a Great Place to Work, and have a whole bunch of happy employees on Glassdoor. We are committed to an inclusive and diverse work environment. ChowNow is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any legally protected status.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • WebpackLibraries
    • JestLibraries
    • EnzymeLibraries
    • Ember.jsFrameworks
    • BottleFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • PrincipleDesign
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

The ChowNow HQ is in the heart of LA's tech scene. Playa Vista is near the beach, the freeways, the airport, & the tech industry action.
12181 W Bluff Creek Dr, Playa Vista, CA 90094

Insider's spotlight

What are some social events your company does?

I originally started the DineNow program for selfish purposes... I just wanted to eat good food and spend time with my co-workers outside of the office because they were so awesome! It ended up blossoming into a great event we do monthly where we gather together at a delicious local spot. It's a great bonding experience.

Ari

Director of Customer Support

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Starting as a graphic design intern and now working as a front-end developer I can definitely attest to ChowNow being an amazing place to grow your career. I've been here a little more than 5 years, and am still growing constantly both personally and professionally.

Kim

Front End Engineer

Perks of working here

401(K)
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Equity
Company Outings
Conferences & Training
Dental
Health Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Stocked Kitchen
Unlimited PTO
Vision
Volunteering Opportunities
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