Tovala (W16)
A smart-oven-paired subscription meal service.

Frontend Engineer

Chicago, IL / Remote
Full-time
3+ years
About Tovala

Tovala makes home-cooked meals effortless.We are a Chicago-based food-tech company that sells a smart, countertop steam oven that is paired with a weekly meal delivery service. We manufacture our hardware in south-east Asia and sell direct to consumer. Our food is produced in our own facility here in Chicago under the careful guidance of our Chefs. Meals are shipped to customers everywhere in the lower 48 states every week.

We pride ourselves on being a great place to work that makes hugely positive impact in our customers lives through the food they eat.

About the role

Skills: CSS, HTML, React

As the Internal Tools Frontend Engineer at Tovala, you will design, architect, and build tools that will help your future coworkers manage customer accounts, adjust food production quotas, run A/B tests in our mobile apps, and more. We pride ourselves on being a small and lean engineering team allowing each individual to make decisions and take ownership over their work. You’ll be part of this close-knit team as we continue building mission critical software systems and tools that enable Tovala to scale. You should be an engineer that’s excited to own the complete process from meeting with non-engineering stakeholders (marketing, culinary, customer service, …) to executing and releasing the code to make it happen.

Example tools you will own:

  • Our customer management platform (written in React)
  • Our meal management system (written in React)
  • Small tools that help our operations team set meal quotas and manage automatic meal selections
  • A tool that allows our culinary development team to run cook cycle tests on 20 ovens at one time
  • Dashboards that let our hardware engineers debug our customers’ connected ovens remotely
  • And new projects you will discover by meeting with teams

About you You have a 4-year degree in Computer Science or Engineering You have 3+ years of experience building and leading deployment of production software critical to specific aspects of a business You have outstanding engineering talent, shown by great results, cool side projects, or open source contributions You have experience building responsive applications with HTML and CSS and using modern browser technologies You have experience with React and Redux You emphasize functionality over aesthetics when working with internal customers You are able to work independently and with others You are a strong communicator who likes to collaborate to find ways to build improvements that make the company more efficient You enjoy deep technical challenges and defining your own work You want to work in an environment that: Takes a people-first approach Values humility, integrity, and ambition Is focused on creating a culture that keeps people happy and challenged You love food, whether that means cooking it, eating it, frequently pressing your nose against deli windows, or lusting after soft-serve on Instagram. All fair game.

Technology

Our servers are built on AWS using golang APIs and a PostgreSQL database. We maintain native iOS and Android apps, and on the web, we use React.js for our internal tools and checkout with Webflow for our marketing site CMS. Our ovens are built on the Electric Imp IoT platform.

While we have fun playing with technology, we love that all our software goes to work helping people cook effortlessly. Most software companies are all about the Agile, ours is all about delicious food.

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