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Lead Software Engineer

Local Kitchens

Local Kitchens

Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, April 1, 2024


Local Kitchens is a technology enabled restaurant platform that brings beloved restaurant brands and world-class chefs to every neighborhood. Our mission is to bring communities together through food, made possible by technology that enables a better future for the restaurant industry. Our long term goal is to serve 25,000 communities around the world and enable emerging brands and chefs to reach every household across our platform. Come join us as we reshape the $900bn restaurant industry through technology while bringing high-quality food options to families in every neighborhood of the world.


We’re seeking a Lead Engineer to help lead the charge on building a best-in-class guest-facing product experience, from menu personalization to an M/L based cook-time predictor to our self-service Kiosk ordering. You will be a steward of our product sprints, lead architectural initiatives, and rapidly iterate on products while balancing for future scale and code quality.

If you’re a proactive and pragmatic engineer looking to make a massive impact, love building products, writing software, and enjoy being part of a small, fast-paced, highly collaborative team, then this is the right role for you! As an early Engineer at Local Kitchens, you will have abundant growth potential as well as direct impact on shaping our future.

This role is based in San Francisco, with 3-days in our sunny Mission District office.


  • 5+ years building scalable engineering solutions across the stack.

  • 1+ year as a tech lead or team lead.

  • Production-level experience with Django and React.

  • Ability to lead complex projects from the ground up, including design, architecture, implementation, and continuous iteration.

  • Exceptional collaboration skills across engineering, design, and cross-functional partners.

  • Eagerness to wear multiple hats, lead new initiatives, learn new technologies, get things done.

  • Strong understanding of fundamentals of relational data modeling and design.

  • Believer in automated testing, continuous integration, high code quality.

  • Interest and experience in hiring and coaching/mentoring engineers.

  • Passionate about best practices and processes for high-performance teams.

  • Bonus: DevOps/CI/CD experience.


  • Competitive Salary + Equity + Benefits

  • High autonomy, impact, and trust

  • Unlimited PTO (take the time you need)