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05/12/2023

Senior Frontend Engineer – React

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.

 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

We’re looking for an ambitious and passionate Senior Frontend Engineer to join our diverse and talented team. At Mindful Chef, we’re on a mission to build a platform to offer our customers the best possible experience while also following best practices in software development, and that’s where you come in.

You’ll be expected to work in collaboration with not only our superstar engineers, but also with other members of all departments to help us create and deliver a plan that will take us there.

If you would like to join one of the UK’s most loved startups and make a positive impact on people’s lives, we would love to hear from you.

 

YOU ARE

  • A self-driven software engineer with at least 4 years of professional experience.
  • Capable to communicate, discuss and understand product and technical issues with ease.
  • Experienced with modern web development technologies (we use React/Next.js mainly).
  • Fluent with JavaScript or Typescript and familiar with web development best practices and tools.
  • Someone with a passion for engineering and solving problems.
  • Pragmatic and flexible. Your ultimate goal is quality code, but you are able to understand that sometimes done is better than perfect.
  • Obsessed with maintaining a clean and functional code base.
  • Someone with a decent understanding of testing strategies. We love ourselves some good old TDD!
  • Familiar with Redux & React Query.
  • Open to take on responsibilities beyond just coding.
  • A curious and eager individual. You question decisions and don’t settle for average.
  • Able to pair and mob with other engineers in both planning and developing stages.
  • Happy to help and collaborate with other engineers. We fail and learn together.
  • Capable of working in an AGILE environment (we currently follow SCRUM, 2 weeks iterations/sprints)

 

YOU WILL

  • Join a team of fantastic professionals who care enormously about what they do and about each other.
  • Work closely with our product and design team to plan and deliver on our product strategy.
  • Be encouraged to bring your own self to work and speak openly and freely
  • Have time and opportunities to grow as an engineer and sharpen your skills
  • Be responsible for improving the quality of our codebase and developer experience
  • Lead projects and initiatives to help us improve our platform (accessibility, tracking, site speed, to name a few)
  • Be involved in technical and software architecture decisions
  • Report to your Engineering Manager, who will support you and help you build your own career progression plan
  • Given the flexibility to work around our core business hours

 

WHY US?

  • A competitive package that rewards your skills and dedication.
  • Flexibility of 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.

 

THE PROCESS

  • Chat with the talent team
  • Technical interview with Engineering Manager + Frontend Engineer
  • Meet the CTO in our London HQ

 

ABOUT US

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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