Ambitious Director of Engineering

ZeroCater, San Francisco, CA

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We’re a small, smart product development team. We value communication, transparency, give-a-damn-ness, with a strong bias toward responsibility & autonomy. We are seeking a dynamic Director of Engineering to help grow and lead our engineering teams; someone who’s a hacker at heart but has grown into a strong leader as well who can manage all day-to-day execution of engineering teams and partner closely with Senior Leadership and Product Management. Our ideal leader will embody the Servant Leadership ethos and has a strong passion for mentoring and helping others elevate their careers.

At ZeroCater, we believe one of the easiest, and most effective, ways to build culture is through shared office food programs. We make it easy for companies to feed their employees delicious, family-style meals and keep exciting snack programs fully-stocked with variety and rotation. ZeroCater has successfully launched our core product, Managed Catering, into 6 local markets and are excited to be offering Snacks + Beverages to enterprise clients in San Francisco with anticipated growth into new markets in the near future. ZeroCater is changing a 130 billion dollar industry and continues its trend of being revenue positive and sustaining year over year growth.  

What you’ll do:

  • Develop an organization and hiring plan needed to meet roadmap objectives
  • Manage your Engineering teams toward meeting roadmap objectives for catering, snacks and future product offerings
  • Manage your team toward a weekly release cadence for new functionality, improvements, and bug fixes
  • Mentor and coach your direct reports toward high performance, provide career development guidance, and discuss progress toward professional goals
  • Quickly resolve personnel problems, team conflicts, and bottlenecks

Qualifications for Success:

  • 7+ years experience working in full-stack web development using python or ruby
  • 3+ years experience managing engineering organizations of 8+ people
  • Proficiency with git, SQL, CSS, HTML, Javascript
  • Substantial experience working with Agile or Kanban
  • Degree in CS, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or related field

Questions about this job? Email us at [email protected] and include a link to your github profile and/or a side project. Thanks for checking us out!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at ZeroCater. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at [email protected]

About ZeroCater

ABOUT US Great Companies Feed Their People We believe that culture is the most important ingredient in a company’s recipe for success and that food is one of the most effective ways to achieve a high-performing culture. The simple act of sharing a meal fosters trust, improves communication and encourages collaboration among team members, leading to a happier and more productive workforce. Feeding your team should be simple so you can focus on what matters—your business. OUR STORY Make Food Simple for Companies As a former office manager, Arram Sabeti planned many office meals for groups big and small. At the same time, companies were focused on hiring and retaining top talent and were increasingly working to build a better office culture with food. The benefits of feeding teams were obvious to Arram, but dietary restrictions, food preferences, and logistics made planning the daily task a daunting one. As Arram’s network grew, he quickly learned that others in his position experienced the same challenges. Instead of managing multiple vendors, organizing delivery and cleanup, collecting feedback, and doing it all over every day—Arram thought, what if there were one company with a team of experts, established vendor relationships, and technology that made office food simple? And so ZeroCater was born. The Crane Throughout Asia, the crane is a symbol of happiness and good fortune. In Japan, the crane is said to be mystical and live for a thousand years. The legend goes, that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted eternal good luck. For ZeroCater, the origami crane represents the art of feeding teams. At ZeroCater, we know the care and detail required to make feeding your team simple. We work tirelessly to perfect the process from start to finish so companies can enjoy the simple beauty and good fortune that comes from sharing office meals.

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