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Senior Software Engineer

MILL VALLEY, CA, USA

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SupplyHound

Our Mission

SupplyHound is automating the procurement process for professional builders and their suppliers.

Every year professional builders in the U.S. waste an estimated 2 billion hours sourcing and acquiring the raw materials necessary to do their jobs. The companies supplying these materials also face painful inefficiencies, often buried in data entry and juggling fragmented communication.

SupplyHound is on a mission to improve the $10 trillion/year construction market by becoming the preferred operating system connecting builders and suppliers by streamlining workflows for processing orders and fulfilling delivery. We verified early product/market fit by creating an app-based on-demand logistics service and have a strong user base actively using our products in two markets, all without any formal sales or marketing. We recently raised our first round of institutional capital to help grow our team and accelerate growth.

Our Culture

We are a small team so as we expand our culture will inevitably develop and grow through the addition of new hires. That said, there are some key principles that we are aiming to hold onto throughout this journey and that we look for in new hires:

  • We are curious, not cool.
  • We are pragmatic, not dogmatic.
  • We strive to be kind, always.
  • We value and respect each other and our customers.
  • We know that diversity of perspective and background is crucial to building healthy, successful teams.

We are looking for smart, kind folks like yourself to join us on this journey, bringing unique perspectives and ideas and helping to make SupplyHound a joyful, exciting place to work.

About the Role 

```At 7shifts, we’re building a team and product that will help change the restaurant industry for the better, one shift at a time.

We believe that starts from the inside-out. Our Values—Be radically candid, Embrace new challenges, Act like an owner, Make every experience an 11, and Solve with simplicity (otherwise known as BEAMS)—are the bedrock of our team member experience. Those values are also what drive our customer experience, and are a big reason why we’re trusted by more than 350,000 restaurant pros around the world.

The restaurant industry in particular has been severely impacted by the pandemic, and the adoption of technology has become essential to the industry’s survival. 7shifts has supported restaurants with labor management tools through the pandemic, and have seen record growth as a company as the industry steadily recovers. When every dollar counts in the face of reopening, restaurants across North America are turning to tech partners like 7shifts to help save them up to $50,000 on labor and grow rapidly out of the pandemic. We are scaling fast and adding hundreds of new customers every month. We are looking for an experienced, passionate and collaborative Director of Information Security & Privacy to join our team of over fifty passionate engineers in our mission to simplify labor management and improve performance for restaurants everywhere! This is an opportunity for someone who wants to get in on the ground floor of a transforming industry and play a critical role in driving our continued success while helping us support the restaurant industry's recovery from Covid.

The position is remote friendly (anywhere in Canada), with the option to work from our offices in Saskatoon and Toronto.

We’re building an inclusive work environment that is representative of the diverse industry we have the pleasure of serving and encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. ```

The Opportunity

We are hiring Sr. Software Engineers to help develop SupplyHound’s ordering and logistics functionality. This role will work closely with the CEO to interpret what the product needs, consider the tradeoffs of each approach, and then architect the solution. Joining at this early stage will enable you to have a huge impact on the direction of the codebase as it matures and grows.

The CEO, Jim Margolis, is based out of Mill Valley, but we are a distributed team, welcoming applicants from anywhere within the U.S.

Our stack is Ruby on Rails and Typescript + React. While it’d be great for candidates to have experience with one or more of these technologies, our priority is hiring smart, curious folks who learn quickly and are down to own complex initiatives from start to finish. The majority of work on our near term roadmap will lean toward backend work, but our ideal candidate is game to work on either side of the BE/FE divide as needed in these early, scrappy days.

Expected impact at

One month:

  • Successfully onboarded to the codebase and shipped a few small features/fixes to production.
  • Begun reviewing peers’ pull requests, helping to catch issues with maintainability, reliability, and correctness.
  • Become familiar with the details of SupplyHound’s strategy, vision, and roadmap.

Three months:

  • Shipped a major feature to production.
  • Proactively provide suggestions on how our architecture, tooling, and practices should evolve to handle changing needs.
  • Contribute to discussion and decision making regarding the product vision/roadmap.

Six months:

  • Have developed domain expertise within a large swath of the application, by shipping and iterating on several major features and a large variety of more minor features and fixes.
  • Have taken action on earlier suggestions, making substantial improvements to the fundamental architecture/tooling/practices of the codebase/team.

Twelve months:

  • Architect increasingly sophisticated functionality as the product grows, e.g. leveraging voice and/or image recognition ML systems, smoothly integrating with third party tools, etc.

Requirements

  • 3+ years of technical experience.
  • Experience owning a major feature or functional area.
  • Strong communication skills, including written (extra important given the distributed nature of the team).
  • The ability to architect reliable, maintainable systems.
  • The ability to pragmatically discuss pros and cons of different approaches, amidst shifting priorities.
  • Interest in solving user problems, not just technical challenges.
  • Thrive working in diverse, collaborative, team environments.

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