Android Engineer

| Greater LA Area
About the Team:
ChowNow is the ordering platform dedicated to helping local restaurants grow and compete in a sustainable way. At ChowNow, we’re driven by one purpose: to help local restaurants thrive. By helping diners discover their delicious creations and helping restaurants connect with customers new and old. 
ChowNow powers branded online ordering systems for independent restaurants across the US — via restaurants’ own websites, on Facebook and Google pages, through ChowNow-created apps, and via ChowNow’s website— while also providing our restaurant partners key customer insights and marketing support. 
We are located in the Playa Vista neighborhood and tech hub of Los Angeles — just a few minutes from both the beach and the freeways. We believe in equal opportunity for all, and you should, too. We’ve been named a Best Place to Work, have been certified as a Great Place to Work, and have a whole bunch of happy employees on Glassdoor!
About the Position:
We are looking to expand our mobile team with an Android engineer who will love building user-centered, reliable mobile experiences. ChowNow is building an ecosystem that helps local restaurants find new customers, consolidate their brand and improve their operations. You will contribute to make architecture and technical decisions to build the next chapter of ChowNow’s Android applications. You will join our growing product team where you will collaborate to solve complex problems with a “quality product first” approach. You will be involved from design to delivery of new features and be responsible for measuring the success of the product.
 
Our Technology
-ChowNow’s mobile applications are built in Java & Swift.
-Our dependencies are managed by Gradle and Cocoapods.
-We monitor our apps with Fabric, Embrace IO, and New Relic.
-Our designers work with Sketch. They deliver and collaborate with the team via Zeplin.
-Our RESTful APIs are powered by Python, MySQL, and Redis supported by infrastructure-as-code environments on Amazon Web Services.
-ChowNow’s front end applications are built on React & Redux.

Within 3 months, you'll:

  • You will build and support the first big features as a key contributor to our new MVP product
  • You will master development patterns and collaborative processes. We work together to make work efficient
  • You will write internal documentation and test your features and systems. We take responsibility for communication and quality

Within 6 months, you'll:

  • You will have made a valued impact on multiple products or pilots that have started or been released. We celebrate our success by measuring our impact, internally and externally
  • You will understand major feature areas of our mobile applications and be comfortable switching from one to the other without the support of another team member
  • You will have participated in the architecture and implementation of new user-facing features. We communicate and collaborate on our architecture to achieve security, scalability, and maximum learning
  • You will provide feedback during code-reviews of prospective engineers and listen in on telephone screening. We will teach you our interviewing methods

Within a year, you'll:

  • You will build within reliable estimates. We know this takes time, and we strive to be accurate with each other
  • You will feel comfortable as a knowledge leader, contributing teaching and continuing to learn. We want to learn as much we teach
  • You will be an essential part of growing our team by fully participating in the hiring interview process. We share responsibility to grow our team

You Should Apply If:

  • You have built, designed and implemented a large piece of an Android application, and would like to put your experience into building ChowNow’s platform
  • You have experience building applications using Java or Kotlin
  • You value beautiful and pixel perfect UI
  • You make decisions based on data and evidence
  • You enjoy iterative, agile development process with frequent releases
  • You take great pleasure in writing quality, highly maintainable code
  • You have experience with various Android libraries and tooling
  • You find excitement in learning new business models and transferring such knowledge into beautiful software design
  • You like collaborating with multiple stakeholders within and outside the engineering team towards common goals

About Our Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Ongoing training and growth opportunities
  • A "Best Place to Work" winner multiple times where we focus on creating a great employee experience
  • Rock solid medical, dental, and vision plans
  • 3 weeks paid vacation; paid holidays; we expect you to work hard, but still enjoy your personal life
  • Six weeks of fully paid primary parental leave and two weeks secondary leave
  • Employer contributing student loan assistance program
  • Commuter benefits (including Uber Pool)
  • Employee Stock Incentive Plan
  • Quarterly Industry Speakers Series
  • Quarterly Tech Events (Women, LGBTQ, Diversity, Inclusion)
  • Consistent & fair leadership: we’ll share info, set clear goals, show you respect, and treat everyone fairly
  • Enough freedom to spread your wings while still holding you accountable
  • Fully stocked kitchen and cold brew on tap
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • WebpackLibraries
    • JestLibraries
    • EnzymeLibraries
    • Ember.jsFrameworks
    • BottleFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • PrincipleDesign
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

The ChowNow HQ is in the heart of LA's tech scene. Playa Vista is near the beach, the freeways, the airport, & the tech industry action.

An Insider's view of ChowNow

What are some social events your company does?

Where do I begin?! There’s the ChowNow book club, running club, DineNow, our coffee-match program... Basically if there’s a will, there’s a way to integrate and meet just about anybody! DineNow is a favorite of mine where every month we mark our calendars and head out to a local LA restaurant for a delicious reminder of why our work is so valuable.

Andrew

Talent Sourcer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Starting as a graphic design intern and now working as a front-end developer I can definitely attest to ChowNow being an amazing place to grow your career. I've been here a little more than 5 years, and am still growing constantly both personally and professionally.

Kim

Front End Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

As ChowNow’s Director of Client Operations, my teams are responsible for handling the implementation of our products and services into restaurants. Because we interact with restaurants every day, we are able to act as informants to ChowNow and help drive our product and services roadmap to solve the most pressing problems our client's encounter.

Stephanie

Director of Client Operations

How does your team reward individual success?

Individual success is more than metrics. It’s about being celebrated by your peers when you work hard to accomplish your goals. This takes different forms like winning Weekly Spotlight—or the Frog Trophy, which goes to the top performer because everyone deserves to be recognized for their accomplishments and celebrated amongst the company.

Angie

Lead Customer Support Representative

What are ChowNow Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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