Senior Backend Engineer

HelloFresh, New York, NY

Delivering great recipes and fresh ingredients to your home each week

At HelloFresh, our mission is to revolutionize the way we eat by making it more convenient and exciting to cook meals from scratch, at home. With offices all over the world, we deliver delicious meals to millions of customers, worldwide.  

HelloFresh is one of the top three largest companies to come out of Europe over the past four years! Our growth trajectory and expansion has been phenomenal – only three and half years after inception, we are active in nine markets, and on three continents.

We are recognized industry leaders—receiving over $300M in investor funding, as well as numerous awards for our outstanding products & service.

Job Description:

We're hiring for Back-End Engineers to help kickstart our new development team in NYC. You will work both with this new team and our tight-knit team in Berlin on our collection of APIs and microservices, written in PHP, Golang, and Python.

Our teams are cross-functional, so you'll be rubbing shoulders with frontend, product, UX, mobile, and QA, and as a senior member of the team you'll be taking responsibility for our entire platform, its architecture, and our suite of microservices.

What we're looking for:

Responsible, self-motivated individuals. We have some legacy in our architecture (who doesn't?) and you shouldn't shy from continuously improving on that where you can.

As we split our legacy (PHP) monoliths into microservices, our engineers have been increasingly using Go for its speed, concurrency, and low learning curve, so we'd expect candidates to have experience in one or both of these languages and a desire to work in both (bonus points for Python, too). We'd also expect an understanding of various design patterns, SOLID principles, and DDD, as well as how and when to use these concepts in PHP and/or Go.


- Experience with relational (MySQL, Postgres) and non relational (MongoDB) databases
- Testing mindset (unit, integration, & functional) - we're still forming the team in NYC so many of our QA engineers are an ocean away, which means it's up to you to ensure services' stability
- Continuous integration / deployment expertise (we use Concourse CI)
- Prior experience with distributed systems and microservices a big plus (protobuf / gRPC, opentracing)
- DevOps expertise highly desirable (Ansible, statsd/Grafana, Docker, and we are moving to Kubernetes very soon!)

Our team is diverse, high-performing and international, helping us to create a truly inspiring work environment in which you will thrive!

It is the policy of HelloFresh not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or because he or she is a protected veteran.

About HelloFresh

HelloFresh is a multinational meal delivery service with a presence in several Western European and North American countries, as well as Australia. The company was founded in 2011 in Berlin by Dominik Richter, Thomas Griesel and Jessica Nilsson.

Want to learn more about HelloFresh? Visit HelloFresh's website.