Back End – Sr. Staff Software Engineer

Full Time - Texas

The Engineering team supports Favor’s mission to bring fast, fresh delivery to Texans far and wide. The Favor technology platform is the engine behind the business that enables our Runners to deliver millions of Favors. Our technology efficiently manages the real-time assignment of Favors, facilitates communication between customers, Runners, and Support, keeps mobile applications in sync, and more. 

At Favor, we are committed to building a world class team that shares a passion for products that make a difference with modern, clean code. Do you get a thrill when you make an impact on hundreds of thousands of users? Do you want to work for a purpose- and value- driven company in a high-growth environment? Our team creates the tools and applications necessary to connect our customers, Runners, merchants, and Support team. 

As a Sr. Staff Software Engineer at Favor you will be responsible for all phases of development, testing, and deployment of our web applications, back-end services, databases, and data warehouse. You will work closely with our product and operations teams to understand customer needs, build simple solutions to complex problems, and deliver delightful experiences to all our users. 

What You'll Do:

  • Recommend changes to processes and tools based on industry standards, patterns, and best practices
  • Lead architectural design and help other engineers understand system and application designs
  • Work with the Engineering team across all disciplines and product management to plan solutions for large features
  • Eliminate barriers to scale through technology, process, and by providing building blocks for world-class applications and services
  • Understand the company goals and develop technical solutions, a vision, and a strategy to advance those goals

Skills You Have:

  • A relevant degree or comparable formal training, certification, or work experience 
  • 10+ years of software engineering experience 
  • Experience or familiarity with one or more of the following technologies: Scala, Kotlin, Java, MySQL, Postgres, Kafka, Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, AWS, Elasticsearch, JUnit, and Jenkins 
  • Ability to lead larger initiatives with Product, Design, and Engineering teams
  • Advanced understanding of software design patterns to write clean, well-structured, idiomatic code, leveraging the full power of a language
  • Ability to create solutions to problems under various constraints using novel algorithms and data structures
  • Strong understanding of test automation techniques, data engineering, and security 
  • Ability to gather and define software requirements, considering multiple patterns and strategies to build efficient solutions
  • Knowledge of how different parts of a system architecture will work together and ability to diagnose issues within the system
  • Ability to communicate difficult technical concepts in precise, concise, and unambiguous terms

Who You Are:

  • You appreciate simple design
  • You love to write clean, well-tested code (test-first or test-driven development approaches are a plus) 
  • You enjoy working with other engineers in a collaborative and iterative environment
  • You communicate well with technical and non-technical stakeholders
Life at Favor:

Benefits: We offer premium health, vision, dental, and life insurance, alongside 401(k) options. We go beyond the basics, while also throwing in Favor delivery fee credit and H-E-B discounts! 

Paid time off (PTO): We offer unlimited PTO for salaried employees (that’s actually unlimited) and ample vacation time to all team members.

Learning and development: We encourage personal growth and education through Intern(al)ships and Learning Labs taught by Favor team members and external facilitators.

Community: Whether you’re an avid cyclist, dog lover, or Magic enthusiast, there’s a group for you here. We foster community through Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), quarterly company-wide events, weekly happy hours, and regular connection opportunities.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion: At Favor, we believe that to be the best delivery app in Texas, we need to represent all Texans. We are committed to growing a team with different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives, and we are an equal opportunity employer. 

Flexible work options:

We have team members spread across Texas and beyond - some work from the office, some from home, and some a mix of both! We believe in fostering an inclusive and flexible work environment that supports our diverse workforce. 

At this time, we are not able to support employment in the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington. If you are located in one of these states but are open to relocation, we welcome your application!
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