: Senior Software Engineer

If you ever wanted to be on the ground floor of a well-funded, rapidly growing Series C start-up that is disrupting a 5.7Tn market, now is the time to join Takeoff Technologies! We are a 250 person global company transforming online grocery for consumers & retailers. Takeoff's solution offers automated fullfillment coupled with an end-to-end e-Grocery technology stack, enabling retailers to offer their shoppers the assortment and low prices of stores, with convenient mobile ordering and same day pickup or delivery.

Our eGrocery solution was created with the grocer and the shopper in mind. Grocery is an incredibly complex industry, and our products are unlike any other: they are low value, perishable, heavy, and low-margin. Our automated solution is flexible enough to manage these complexities allowing us to ensure the correct picking method for the correct product!

Excited about potentially joining this rocketship to help us bridge the gap between retail and technology? Looking to make an impact daily and help us disrupt a hundred year old industry? If so, continue reading!

We're taking Takeoff Technologies to the next level and looking for a Senior Software Engineer to help support us in developing next generation software systems to revolutionize the grocery industry. As a Senior Software Engineer, you will work directly with the engineering,product ,operations, and design teams to continue to build upon our core platform technology that wil help enable Takeoff to achieve the full promise of disrupting a 5.7Tn market worldwide. Opportunities for learning are vast and you'll have the chance to work in a vareity of programming languages, mobile and desktop platforms, and technology frameworks.

This is exciting because you will have the chance too:

  • Work using the latest cloud platform technologies (Google Cloud Platform, Azure), CI/CD tools/frameworks (GitHub, Jenkins), SDLC processes (Jira, OpsGenie), and modern architectural patterns (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Work in an agile environment on a small scrum team
  • Collaborate with engineering, product, operations, and design teams across in-house and remote teams to launch apps and continuously improve them across multiple customer deployments to deliver the best online grocery shopping experience
  • Communicate across teams in different geographical locations to build a seamless user experience for everyday grocery shoppers and store employees
  • Maintaining an understanding of the latest web applications and programming practices through education, study, and participation in conferences, workshops, and groups
  • Evaluating and testing code to ensure it meets industry standards, is valid, properly structured, and compatible with browsers, devices, or operating systems
  • Work on meaningful projects that will affect and improve the lives of people from all walks of life

What you may bring to the table(not all items listed are required!):

  • Produce quality code that powers key portions of our products and platform
  • While our tech stack in continuously evolving, our current stack includes: Clojure, Python, ClojureScript, AndroidOS for development and "Java" for testing
  • Some modern FE experience
  • Sets guidelines for teams on how to manage tech debt
  • Supports and demonstrates by example to position code review as an important vehicle for 2-way teaching and learning to improve code quality and avoid tech debt
  • Experience with team-based Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Experience with software development best practices in a variety of languages/frameworks
  • Evaluates and utilizes processes and techniques such as test-driven development to impact code design and build quality into engineering solutions
  • Knowledge of RESTful API best practices and strong software architectural design
  • Passion for maintaining up-to-date documentation to facilitate continuous improvement and streamlined communication
  • Ability to communicate ideas crisply and listen with empathy, especially across remote teams
  • Understanding of usability, interaction design principles, and an awareness of how product design impacts business outcomes

Some of the reasons you'll love working at Takeoff:

  • We're a successful, rapidly-growing startup with an entrepreneurial vibe
  • We're disrupting the eGrocery industry with our innovative business model
  • We're passionate about what we do
  • We get to be creative on a daily basis
  • You'll work with a smart, experienced leadership team that wants to do it right, and is open to new ideas
  • We believe in autonomy, and reward those who take initiative
  • We offer competitive salaries and comprehensive health benefits
  • We have fun!
  • We are committed to building a highly diverse and inclusive culture and environment

Some of the benefits and perks we offer:

  • Competitive salary with yearly bonus incentives based on individual and company performance
  • A continued focus and emphasis on work / life balance
  • Health, Dental and Vision plans
  • 401(K) plan with a 5% company match(kicks in day one!)
  • Unlimited PTO to ensure our team takes the necessary time off to recharge and be as productive as possible when they come back to work(this is very important to us!)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 12 weeks of paid baby bonding leave for both parents
  • Flexible spending/dependent care accounts
  • Life Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability
  • Annual Fitness Reimbursement of $300

Some of the ways we are addressing Covid-19:

While Covid-19 has posed its fair share of challenges, we have tackled these head on, while continuing to ensure that the health and safety of our employees and clients remain top priorities. We certainly believe that building a successful company starts with the people, and while the chance to meet and collaborate face to face in an office setting is vital to our growth and company culture, the health and safety of the Takeoff team is the most important right now. To that end, we are embracing a work remote first company policy, however the expectation is that you are based in the Greater Boston / MA area to ensure time zones are aligned with the rest of the Takeoff team based on the east coast.

Whether it be a Cultural Brunch & Learn, a Rocketberry Mini-Series showcasing some of our teams dynamic and hidden talents, or a weekly coffee chat to catch up with your fellow colleagues, we are finding creative ways to stay connected and engaged with each other during these challenging times.

Lastly along with our robust and competitive benefits package that we offer(above), we are excited to roll out two new benefits; a remote work allowance as well as a remote office setup reimbursement. These benefits will be effective immediately upon hire date geared towards ensuring that our employees are continuously set up for success while working remotely!

Equal Opportunity Employer

Our culture revolves around our core values of respect, initiative, collaboration, adaptability and diversity. As people, we value hard work, but we balance it with socializing as a team, respecting our time outside of work, and appreciating our coworkers unique walks of life.

Takeoff is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Learn more at www.takeoff.com. We believe that diversity is critical to the growth of our company; we foster an environment where everyone has a voice and views the Takeoff team as their second family.


Employee Testimonials

Jake Williams
Jake Williams
Fulfillment Product Lead

The culture here is so unlike big companies. It’s warm and friendly. We eat lunch together every day. It really feels like family.

Jean Achorn
Jean Achorn
Communications Specialist

Everyone here really believes in what they do. We work hard, but we also know how to have fun!

William Odom
William Odom
Design & Continuous Improvement Lead - Fulfillment

My favorite thing about working at Takeoff is the collaborative environment. We're all part of the team.

Anastasiia Klimova
Anastasiia Klimova
QA Engineer

At the end of the day, Takeoff really cares about their employees. It's great to work at a place that appreciates each and every team member.

Geraldi Prenata
UX Intern

Last Friday, I completed my 13-week summer internship with Takeoff Technologies as a UX intern. I really enjoy working in such a warm, friendly, and collaborative environment. I learned about creating user personas, performing user research, testing, and interview for our fulfillment & supply chain apps. I learned how to conduct an effective competitive analysis and analogous research to gain insights on current trends of competitors and eGrocery market. I also learned how to analyze user behavior and engagement using different analytical tools, and implement the findings to further improve our apps usability and features. Last but not least, I would like to thank my manager Becky Carpenter and Laura Cody from the UX team for teaching me the principles of Lean UX, product design, and collaboration with other departments.