Butter's mission is to build a connected food system that runs efficiently, sustainably, and transparently. Our product enables SMB food distributors to make the long-overdue transition from analog to digital workflows – a connected platform with a holistic suite of tools that empower them to automate operations, save invaluable time from tedious work, and grow their businesses.
But that's just the start. We are faced with the unique challenge of tackling an entire $1T vertical whose tools have remained largely the same for the past 40 years and have the rare opportunity to reshape its workflows for decades to come fundamentally. We are beyond thrilled by what we will build and accomplish ahead.
Butter is a founding team of builders and operators, bringing experience from Amazon, Facebook, CloudKitchens, Flexport, Ripple, N26, Bloomberg, and more. We are backed by top-tier VCs (Gradient Ventures, Google’s early-stage fund, along with Uncommon Capital and Notation Capital) and angels & advisors from food companies, including Caviar, Panera, and Toast. Headquartered in SoMa, San Francisco, we value flexibility and engage in remote work.
We are growing fast and are looking for exceptional, passionate, and curious individuals to join our quest.
Engineering at Butter
At Butter, we are building a world-class engineering team to transform digitally and fundamentally change the food distribution industry for decades. You will join a small, tight-knit group of engineers building the infrastructure to handle the movement and transactions of hundreds of billions of dollars worth of perishable food products.
Our team has full-stack responsibilities span backend, mobile, web, data science, product, design, client implementation, and more. We are looking for an all-star engineer who is passionate about constantly learning and excited to work on challenging yet extremely rewarding product domains.
What You’ll Achieve
Help lay the foundations of an incredibly talented team of driven, high-performing engineers.
Learn and master concepts, technologies, and standards to invent new tools for the food supply chain. For example, you might build the next-generation system to power wholesale financial transactions or international seafood traceability.
Work closely with product and design teams to build the best experience for our customers. Own the projects from start to finish: through conception, research, implementation, and maintenance.
Acquire a deep understanding of a highly complex yet old-school industry that directly impacts all our lives.
Gain exposure to all aspects of a startup business – from sales and customer success to strategy and beyond.
Skills You’ll Need to Bring
5+ years experience in building production software solutions.
Craving for ownership. You genuinely enjoy owning projects end-to-end and are comfortable operating with a lot of ambiguity.
Demonstrated track record of architecting and developing scalable production quality systems.
Deep experience with one or more of the following: web app development, mobile app development, building large-scale distributed systems, or infrastructure management.
Curiosity and desire to deeply understand customers’ pain points and apply that knowledge in your work.
Pragmatism and business thinking. You care about the business impact of your build and can prioritize accordingly. You appreciate the importance of craft, speed, the bottom line, and balance.
Strong communication skills and ability to work in a cross-functional team to balance product and technical requirements.
Medical, dental, and vision insurance plans
Flexible PTO / sick leave, competitive paid parental leave
Laptop, custom accessories, ergonomic equipment