Senior Backend Engineer at Foxtrot

Location: Chicago

Job Type: Full-Time


Hey there, we’re Foxtrot.

Foxtrot is the digitally native evolution of the corner store – a one-stop shop for those seeking thoughtful curation that’s a reflection of themselves and their city – offering a curated collection of daily essentials in-store and delivered in under an hour via our app and website.

Venture-backed by investors including Almanac Insights, David Chang, founder of Momofuku, Nicolas Jammet, Sweetgreen Inc.’s co-founder and co-chief executive officer, to name a few, Foxtrot is building a truly omnichannel brand that seamlessly marries e-commerce delivery, proprietary inventory technology, and the feel-good community of neighborhood stores.

Our spaces offer all the most-loved aspects of neighborhood cafes – beautifully designed interiors that wrap you in the welcoming aroma of freshly brewed coffee, comfortable lounge areas to work and relax, and chef-prepared meals to snack on throughout the day – while bringing together mindful people, brands and goods to create a community of discovery and joy.

Our e-commerce experience – highlighted by our swift app and online store – is powered by our proprietary inventory and operational technology to deliver a new kind of convenience that brings the store to your door in under an hour.

Since launching our native app in 2013, we now operate a robust e-commerce business and have opened nine retail stores in Chicago and Dallas, and are rapidly scaling to take this first-of-its-kind omnichannel brand nationwide.

About the Role
Foxtrot is seeking an experienced senior backend engineer to join our growing technology team and help propel the company into the next stage of growth and beyond.

At Foxtrot, you’ll have the opportunity to work on challenging problems across the consumer ecommerce experience, inventory management, logistics and retail technology.

You'll work closely with product managers, product designers, engineers and other stakeholders to help define and drive the process from problem understanding to shipping the solution to production.

Some of the technologies you'll get to work with:
Python / Django / FastApi
Postgres / MySQL
PHP / Laravel

About You:
5+ Years of software development experience with a common backend web technology (i.e Python / Django, PHP / Laravel, Ruby on Rails, etc)
Ability to write high-quality, testable code
Experience with at least one SQL-based database engine
Self-motivated with an ability to work in a fast-paced startup environment
Strong desire to contribute to making Foxtrot Engineering a best-in-class team

Working as a core leader of our backend engineering team to support our existing backend infrastructure as well as architect new and exciting features from the ground up
Collaborating with our operations team to build internal applications to improve efficiencies in order management, inventory management, and delivery logistics
Building tools to help bridge the omni-channel nature of Foxtrot’s business
Keeping up to date with the latest tools and technology to help our team

And we couldn’t round this out without mentioning some of the perks of working here, right? Beyond the monthly store credit and all the coffee you could drink, you’ll also enjoy our comprehensive (and growing) benefits program, paid time off, and an employee discount at our shops. *

* program & eligibility rules do apply

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Job Posted by: Taylor Bloom

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