Chefs Plate is hiring a

Senior Backend Engineer (PHP)

Toronto, Canada

About Us

Chef’s Plate is a Toronto startup that is redefining the way Canadians eat. We provide exceptional food direct to our customers online. Since launching late 2014 we have been experiencing hyper-growth and we're looking to bring amazing people, like you, together to build the leading online food brand in Canada.

The Opportunity

Chef's Plate isn't just a food company, we're using cutting-edge technology and innovation to deliver an exceptional customer experience and drive operational efficiency. Our technology team solves new and exciting problems every day and we're always on the hunt for passionate and talented individuals to join us.

As a Senior Backend Engineer you will hold a key position within our backend team and report to the Backend Team Lead. As part of our growing technology team, you will be:

  • Working alongside the technology leaders in the company to plan technical strategy and direction for the business
  • Designing, architecting, developing & deploying scalable backend services
  • Providing mentorship and technical guidance to junior and intermediate members of the technology team
  • Overseeing your own projects and initiatives within the team and across the business
  • Key Objectives

  • Deliver new backend services and improving existing applications as the business experiences growth and requirements change
  • Design scalable application architecture with performance and reusability in mind
  • Contribute to the continual improvement of the development process and team culture
  • Ensure coding standards and best practices are developed and enforced
  • Help establish Chef’s Plate as a leader in the technology community
  • Experience with ecommerce
  • Understanding of containerized services (Docker)
  • Familiarity with message-based queues, such as RabbitMQ
  • Desire to work with open source frameworks and to contribute back to the community
  • A passion for food!