Staff Platform Engineer - Developer Experience

15 days ago
Full time role


Afresh is on a mission to reduce food waste and increase access to nutritious food globally by transforming the fresh ...

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Job Description

Afresh is on a mission to eliminate food waste and make fresh food accessible to all. Our first A.I.-powered solution optimizes ordering, forecasting, and store operations for fresh food departments in brick-and-mortar grocers. With our Fresh Operating System, regional and national grocery retailers have placed $1.6 billion in produce orders across the US and we've helped our partners prevent 34 million pounds of food from going to waste. Working at Afresh represents a one-of-a-kind opportunity to have massive social impact at scale by leveraging uncommonly impactful software – we hope you'll join us!

About the role

The Developer Experience team at Afresh enables our engineers to do fulfilling work faster by removing friction and toil from Afresh’s software development lifecycle. As a senior staff engineer on this team, you will…

  • Champion workflows, processes, automation, and tooling that create “paved roads” for our engineers to launch services and deploy code consistently, quickly, and safely
  • Regularly interface with engineering teams to share information across the department, provide guidance and support, and get buy-in for our team’s recommendations
  • Stay in tune with developer pain points and proactively lead projects to eliminate them
  • “Level up” our engineers through inspiration and mentorship, facilitating a department-wide culture of constructive feedback
  • Become a visible technical leader and best practices guru for the entire department

Skills and experience

  • 7+ years of professional software engineering experience
  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience
  • Firm grasp of Python (Node would be a bonus)
  • Driven to continuously learn, quick to pick up new technologies and ideas
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral
  • Able to understand business requirements and translate them into technical requirements
  • Strong desire to maximize developer productivity and experience, including demonstrable positive impact on developer experience in a recent role
  • Proven record of technical leadership and mentorship
  • Pride in "being glue” and doing work behind the scenes to keep the team moving forward
  • Respectfully opinionated and open-minded — can win others over to their way of thinking and be won over by sound arguments
  • Familiar with building reference implementations that support "paved roads” for engineers
  • Experience building and fostering adoption of observability tools
  • Experience setting up consistent dev environments
  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines and creating reproducible builds from development to production
  • Testing, automation, and documentation are an assumption, not an afterthought
  • Exemplifies our core values of proactivity, candor, humility, and kindness

The above represent attributes our ideal candidate possesses. We encourage all highly-qualified candidates to apply, even if they do not fulfill all the listed criteria.


About Afresh

Founded in 2017, Afresh is working on the #1 solution to curb climate change: reducing food waste. By combining human insight and transformative technology, we're helping grocers provide fresher food to customers at more affordable prices.

Afresh sits at an incredible intersection of positive social impact, rocket ship financial growth, and cutting-edge technology. Our best-in-class AI research has been published in top journals including ICML, and we've raised over $148 million in funding from investors including former co-CEO of Whole Foods Market Walter Robb and Eric Schmidt's Innovation Endeavors.

Fresh is the past, present, and future of our food system – the waste we create today will impact our planet for years to come. Join us as we continue to build a vibrant, diverse, and inclusive team that embodies our company’s values of proactivity, kindness, candor, and humility.

Afresh provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, pregnancy or related condition, or any other basis protected by law.

Here at Afresh, many of our employees work remotely provided that they reside in one of the following states: AR, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, KY, MA, MI, MT, MO, NV, NJ, NY, NC, OR, PA, TX, WA, WI. However, there may be key roles that will require a candidate/employee to be local to our San Francisco, CA office. In which case this requirement will be included in the job posting details under "Skills and experience" for reference. 

Afresh is on a mission to reduce food waste and increase access to nutritious food globally by transforming the fresh ...

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