Creating workplace wellbeing.

Senior Engineer, Backend

Burlingame, CA / Remote
Job Type
6+ years
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About the role

At Garten, we are pioneering a modern approach to health and wellbeing in the workplace, because we know that a team that is filled with inspiration and equipped to face the day can change the world.

Working with businesses that are or want to answer the call of change, we see high-quality food and a holistic approach to wellness as critical ingredients in creating a team of happy, thriving employees.

Born from a desire to democratize wellness, we set the standard for healthier living in today’s workplace. Through curated nutrition to proprietary data analysis, we transform the way our client partners support their most important asset, their employees.

In many areas of Garten, engineers have developed a deep understanding of the field operations and management it takes to deliver healthy food and beverage to our clients’ offices. In this next era, we're at a much earlier stage in the evolution of our products. That means unprecedented challenges — and abundant opportunities to make far-reaching impact with our clients nationwide. Our vision is to set a new benchmark for the industry—driving innovation beyond the breakroom.

Garten is looking for senior engineers with experience building enterprise and consumer applications for enterprise and consumers. You will help design, build and maintain scalable applications. You have experience working closely with third party vendors, engineering teams and business stakeholders to understand the use cases and build end-to-end solutions.

If this sounds like something you believe in and you want to be a pioneer in the development of our platform, we want to hear from you!

Specifically, you will .Work closely with product management, UX design teams and nutrition team to understand requirements and specify interfaces for new software frameworks and enhance existing frameworks .Work across all phases of the software development lifecycle (planning, design, implementation, testing, deployment, operations and support) .Mentor and support other members of the engineering team on a technical level .Communicate technical ideas and direction in cross-functional settings .Perform opportunistic code refactoring (you are comfortable changing tires on a moving vehicle) .Address complex architectural problems with simple, intuitive designs

About you .Senior-level back-end engineer with 7+ years of experience .Experience with technologies like Spring Framework, Amazon AWS (Dynamo, SNS, SQS, etc) and Apache Spark/Kafka .Experience with Java, Elixir, or Ruby, and the willingness to learn new technologies (experience with other object-oriented languages is okay too, but our code is Java, Elixir, and Ruby, so you should be able to get up-to-speed on at least one of them quickly. .You are passionate about product development, self-driven, highly motivated and you enjoy the independence of managing projects on your own .You are extremely collaborative and enjoy working cross-functionally with other engineers, product managers, and designers .You are proactive and can move fast or pivot to meet the changing needs of the product .You enjoy problem solving and can use everything from big-data to command line tools to help you identify and fix issues .Solid expertise in building highly scalable, distributed, loosely coupled systems .Experience with partner platforms, marketplace experiences, and third party integrations a plus. .Bonus points for experience with container orchestration (kubernetes/docker)

Garten’s mission is to empower people to live healthful and blissful lives. Through our platform and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects employers to their employees. We focus on three core beliefs: .Work is changing, so must the workplace .Food is the foundation .Inspired employees radiate energy and drive creativity

Garten’s mission is to empower people to live healthful and blissful lives. Through our platform and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects employers to their employees. Garten is committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Garten does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact

Why you should join garten

We're a Top YCombinator S16 and YCG F19 company empowering people to live healthy and blissful lives. We create healthy and happy employees through nutrition and wellness services. We have built a sophisticated tech stack utilizing AI and IoT to enable a flexible supply chain, being completely asset lite, and full wellbeing analytics. We work with some of world’s top companies such as Apple, Google, Amazon, Kaiser, Stanford, Stripe, Nike, Lyft, and many more.

Team Size:201
Location:Burlingame, CA
Michael Heinrich
Michael Heinrich