Software Engineer, Site Reliability Team


Launched in 2020 by entrepreneur, chef, and restaurant industry veteran Josh Sharkey, meez is the all-in-one recipe tool for culinary professionals. A first-of-its-kind culinary operating system created for chefs, by chefs, meez is the epitome of user-friendly, built with operational empathy and ever-evolving product updates via industry feedback. meez is the tool that chefs have been waiting for, featuring offerings such as collaborative and sharable recipe databases, laser accurate ingredient costing, automated recipe scaling and conversions, customized training capabilities, specialized allergen identification and nutrition calculations, and much more. Currently in use by over 8000 chefs and across hundreds of kitchens over five continents, meez has quickly taken the culinary world by storm as the must-have recipe solution.

We're backed by some incredible VC's such as Struck Capital, Craft Ventures, Relish Works, and Branded Strategic as well as strategic investors such as Jose Andres and Think Food Group, Aurify Brands, the CEO of Bento Box, Shef, and Hospitality house, and Startup Investors Bobby Lo and Julian Shapiro.

We are projected to grow over 300% in the next 12 months. We have a lot of work and exciting milestones ahead and are looking for a hands-on Software Engineer to join us on this journey.

Our ideal candidate is a self-starter who can work independently with limited supervision in a fast-paced environment. You'll be a big part of building and growing the first ever digital tool built specifically for professional culinary creators and operators.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Engineer performant and scalable software, implement automation tools (Python, Django, Node, Bash) and configuration management tools (Terraform, CDK)
  • Manage our cloud infrastructure (AWS) and ensure high availability, scalability, and security
  • Monitor our systems and applications and proactively identify and troubleshoot issues
  • Implement and manage CI/CD pipelines using tools such as AWS CodeBuild, Github Actions, CircleCI
  • Work with developers to optimize the performance of our applications, databases, search, and caches
  • Participate in on-call rotation and respond to incidents as needed
  • Collaborate with other teams (e.g. Frontend, Backend, QA, and Product) to ensure the smooth operation of our systems

Who are you?

  • You have a Software Engineering background and are interested in growing into a DevOps/SRE role and have a passion for automation, scalability, and reliability.
  • You’re adaptable. You thrive in fast-paced, unstructured environments that require you to wear many hats and think on your feet.
  • A commitment to excellence. You have a constant drive to improve and produce best in class products.
  • You get s*** done. You will be asked to roll up your sleeves and join the team on the ground floor, documenting how we work, setting up processes, identifying our weaknesses and thereafter proactively leading by example.

Must Haves

  • 4+ years of experience in Software Engineering with some DevOps/SRE flavor.
  • Proficiency in cloud infrastructure (AWS, Docker) and running systems in production.
  • Proficiency in scripting languages (Python, Bash, Node) and configuration management tools (Terraform, CloudFormation, SAM).
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
  • Detail-oriented, self-motivated with a passion for pixel perfection, consistency, organization, usability, and discoverability.
  • A passion for, or deep appreciation of, food, cooking and the culinary community at large.
  • A commitment to our First Principles.

Preferred but Not Required

  • Experience with Django, React, and TypeScript.
  • Experience running Django in production, at scale.
  • Experience with Datadog, Sentry, Lighthouse, and similar tools.
  • Experience with ECS, RDS (Postgres), Elasticsearch, Memcached, and SQS.
  • Experience with data tools like Fivetran, Snowflake, and DBT.

Don’t quit reading just yet!

Research suggests that women, BIPOC, LGBTQ, and other people from underrepresented communities and backgrounds are far more likely (upwards of 60%!) to have given up on applying to a job at this point if it doesn’t meet 100% of their current talents. At meez, we firmly believe in a growth mindset and that our team should represent the diversity of thought and experience that is found in our customers and the food industry as a whole. Meez values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.

Our First Principles

  • Operational Empathy
  • Results Driven
  • Bias Toward Action
  • Iteration & Incremental Improvements

Does this sound like a fit for you?

Email us here with your resume and why you would be a great fit for this role.