ezCater: Principal Software Engineer

In 2007, two software engineers and serial entrepreneurs founded ezCater. Today, ezCater is the only nationwide online marketplace for business catering in the United States a $23.9 billion market. Our 3.3M+ on-time ratings and reviews, our 60K+ caterers and restaurants, and our 5-star customer service make it superbly easy for business people to find and order great food for their meetings and events. Were backed by Insight Venture Partners, Iconiq Capital, and Wellington Management, we're on a path to $2B in 2020, and we'll get there - even more surely if you come help us.

Were looking for smart, friendly, and collaborative technologists to help us reach our technology goals. These include decomposing our existing platform into micro-services and building new products, like ezManage, from the ground up.

ezCater values technology as a differentiator and a key component of our success. It powers everything we do. We push ourselves every day to better the codebase, improve performance, and deliver an amazing customer experience. Check out this CBS Boston article for a glimpse into our culture.

What youll do:

  • Leverage Rails, React, and GraphQL to build new features, applications, and services as we continually expand

  • Work with SREs to build scalable, reliable micro and macro services
  • Get ahead of technical growth challenges to enable continued doubling of core systems
  • Build tools & patterns to help new developers onboard successfully and delightedly into our technical ecosystem.

You have:

  • 7+ years of professional web development experience, ideally using Ruby on Rails
  • Strong skills in distributed systems
  • Experience with scaling high volume OLTP systems a major plus
  • A strong appetite for learning and an ability to leverage what you learn to make our products better
  • A friendly, flexible, and pragmatic disposition

What youll get from us:

Importantly, youll get sane working hours and a huge amount of 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 heres what else youll get: Market salary, stock options youll help make worth a lot, the usual holidays, all-you-can-eat vacation, 401K, health/dental/FSA, long-term disability insurance, subsidized T-passes, a great office in the heart of Boston, a tremendous amount of responsibility and autonomy, wicked awesome co-workers, cupcakes (and many more goodies), 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.

Full-time

Employee Testimonials

Lexie
Operations

I love how horizontal ezCater is. Everyone’s ideas are listened to, valued, and considered. That goes for anyone who has been here, whether it’s just one day or multiple years.

Nick
Marketing

Here’s ezCater in a nutshell: whip-smart colleagues, zero politicking, and a refreshing optimism that’s paved the way for explosive growth. People are generous. People have fun. 

Jason
Engineering

Imagine a culture where you’re not held back by process or structure. An environment where change is encouraged, where everyone has an equal voice, and where you’re allowed to flex your talents

Alyssa
Partner Content

ezCater's work-life balance leaves nothing to be desired. When we're at work, we get to work hard in an amazing, collaborative, laid-back environment. When we want or need to take time off, we can with no qualms. I'm never stressed about scheduling appointments or dealing with unforeseen circumstances.