• Senior Back-End Software Engineer

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    Senior Back-End Software Engineer

    Lafayette, LA Full-Time

    We’re redefining the dining experience by building a world-class mobile ordering and delivery platform. We are building a two-sided marketplace that is helping small businesses grow and acquire new customers while also bringing concierge level convenience to thousands of consumers.

    The Senior Back-End Software Engineer will help our Engineering team build the framework of the Waitr experience, one line of code at a time. They maintain all our products, collect data, measure impact, build new features, release improvements, and vet new products to improve our services.

    Essential Functions

    • Maintain and build new microservices in node.js
    • Build and automate test plans that provide > 90% test coverage on test services
    • Document services and automate generation of client SDKs with Swagger
    • Provision new AWS infrastructure and maintain existing infrastructure with Terraform modules
    • Contribute to the continued evolution of Waitr’s technical stack

    Required Education and Experience

    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field, or equivalent training, fellowship, or work experience.
    • 3-5 years of experience building highly available backend services that can handle millions of users
    • Hands-on experience in software engineering and up-to-date on best practices
    • Ability to expertly explain complex technical concepts and share your knowledge with diverse audiences both internally and externally
    • Anticipate future technical needs for the product and craft plans to realize them
    • Passion for mentoring and helping fellow engineers develop new skills and advance in their careers
    • Experience with one or more Cloud Platforms (AWS, Google Cloud, Azure)
    • Experience writing well tested, clean code and building CI/CD pipelines to deliver solutions as quickly as possible.

    Preferred Education and Experience

    • Production experience with machine learning algorithms.
    • Production experience with engineering streaming data pipelines for offline analytics.

    Core Competencies 

    Nimble: You move fast and accurately in a dynamic environment

    Customer-Focused: Proactively seeks and finds ways to provide the highest standards of service.

    Innovator: Generates and recognizes creative solutions in varying work situations.

    Team player: Collaboration and strong communication skills.

    Effective Communicator: Demonstrates open, honest and respectful written and verbal communication.

    Results-Oriented: Productively focuses time and resources on activities to produce quality results.

    Forward-Thinking: Problem solver, do whatever it takes attitude

    Strategic Thinker: Views events and possibilities from multiple perspectives. Understands the bigger picture and the interdependencies and effects of other systems.

    Ethical: Maintains and promotes individual and organization integrity and values in the conduct of all activities.

    Supervisory Responsibility

    # of direct reports:  0

    # of indirect reports: 0

    Physical Demands

    Sitting, typing, viewing computer screens for extended periods of time.

    Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

    This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

    Travel

    As needed, but likely less than 10%

    AAP/EEO Statement

    Waitr, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Waitr, Inc. is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Waitr, Inc. are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to  race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state or local laws.

    Other Duties

    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.