Impact Workers


Senior Backend Engineer

About the role

The goal is simple, to make healthy eating easy. To do this we need your support, building a scalable and maintainable mobile app that propels one of the UK’s most loved start-ups forward. As a proud B-Corp we focus on using business as a force for good. We do this by balancing out people and planet with profit. For every recipe box bought we donate the equivalent of a school meal to a less developed country (over 17 million meals donated and counting…) and we have also pledged to go Net Zero by 2030 but there are so many other initiatives that we would love to tell you about!

If you would like to join the UK’s most loved start-ups and make a positive impact on people’s lives, then we would love to speak with you.



As our new Senior Backend Engineer (Ruby) you will be joining our digital department, answering the tricky questions and working on some of the most interesting (and difficult) challenges in the organisation. You will likely be someone who is happy working in a fast-paced environment, has great attention to detail, good communication skills and a genuine desire to make an impact.



  • A brilliant communicator, effortlessly navigating both product and technical discussions.
  • A relentless problem-solver, determined to get things done whether working independently or as part of a team.
  • Fluent in the language of Ruby, Rails, and their ecosystems.
  • Infused with a passion for engineering that’s palpable.
  • Knowledgeable about software design, testing, RESTful APIs, and the entire Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
  • Familiar with JSON: API/Spraypaint (desirable).
  • Well-versed in modern React and/or Vue frontend stacks (desirable).
  • Familiar with dry-rb or writing functional Ruby (Railway Oriented Programming) (desirable).



  • Mentor and uplift engineers across disciplines.
  • Collaborate seamlessly with your team on architecting, designing, developing, and deploying features.
  • Work in collaboration with other departments such as marketing, operations, food and customer care to understand how the digital product vision aligns with the business goals.
  • Ensure the maintainability and scalability of the platform.
  • Innovate and integrate improvements into the platform.
  • Help shape the future of the recipe box market.



  • A competitive package that rewards your skills and dedication.
  • Flexibility of remote or hybrid working from our office based in Wandsworth.
  • Be part of a Better Business (B-Corp), making a positive impact on profit, people, and planet.
  • Join an award-winning startup backed by the largest food and beverage company globally.
  • Experience a workplace that feels like home, complete with free meals, a gym, a vertical farm, and pet-friendly policies.
  • Prioritise your well-being with perks like Vitality health insurance, access to learning resources, mental health support, and a generous holiday package (30 days + bank holidays).
  • Enjoy a 50% discount on all Mindful Chef products.
  • Enhanced policy of 6 months full pay primary parental leave and 6 weeks full pay secondary parental leave.



We are MINDFUL. This is intrinsic to everything we do. From the healthy recipes we design, to the local, expert and caring suppliers we select and the way we treat each other, our customers and our environment.

We are PERSONAL. We started Mindful Chef with our friends and families as customers and those are the kind of relationships we want to maintain however big we grow. Being real and true to ourselves and each other.

We are UNAFRAID. We want to be the best – to challenge conventions, to think differently and be imaginative in how we solve problems. Brave enough to take on the big players and to do what’s right even when it’s difficult.


Equal Opportunities
At Mindful Chef, we embrace diversity and inclusion as a foundation that enriches our culture and fuels the success of our business. We are mindful of everyone’s differences and we take pride in the unique perspectives, experiences, and talents that each individual brings to our team.

We are unafraid to tackle biases and challenge stereotypes, fostering an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and empowered to contribute their personal strengths. Our commitment to diversity is not just a policy; it’s a personal and collective responsibility that we take to heart.

We believe that by being mindful of our differences, unafraid to confront barriers, and embracing the personal stories and journeys of our team members, we can achieve greater innovation, creativity, and harmony in the workplace. Together we celebrate diversity, and together, we are better.

Mindful Chef

Mindful Chef is a UK-based health-focused meal delivery service offering nutritionally balanced recipe boxes with sustainably sourced ingredients. Catering to various dietary needs, including vegan and gluten-free options, their service simplifies healthy home cooking. They are also committed to ethical practices and social impact, including donating meals to children in need for every purchased meal.

Certified B-Corporation
Size: 51-200
Funding Level: Series A
Total Amount Raised: £9.3M
Year Founded: 2015

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