UX Engineer

We're a tiny team with ambition and room to grow. We have big dreams for MealPal's future and we need bright, talented people to help get us there. As one of the first UX engineers, you'll be responsible for the face of our brand and product, partnering closely product and design to build fast, beautiful, useable interfaces for customers and restaurants alike. You'll define what's possible, driving frontend tech stack decisions and defining best practices for the engineering team as a whole.

What you'll do:

UX Engineers at MealPal are responsible for serving up some fresh delight to our customers. Our customers expect a streamlined, speedy experience that's accessible on any device. Day one, you'll build consumer-facing applications in Angular against a Rails API, as well as traditional, non-SPA internal tools in Rails.

Additionally, you'll be responsible for guiding the future of MealPal's consumer-facing architecture. How do we ensure consistent styles across all MealPal's applications? What's this yarn thing all about? What scaling issues are we going to encounter a month from now? What should we be doing to ensure we stay happy, productive engineers? We want lively debate from the whole team.

Examples of past projects:

  • Lazy-load images via infinite scroll component to improve site performance.
  • Implement ingredient preferences post-signup flow to collect and tailor meal display to new customers.
  • Design and implement a 12-column responsive grid layout to maximize usability across screens of any size.
  • POC internal dashboard to coordinate MealPal employees picking up lunch together.

What we're looking for:

  • Love for the science and art of product-driven engineering.
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams encompassing product, design, engineering, and analytics.
  • 3+ years of experience building responsive consumer web applications
  • Familiarly with Object-Oriented JavaScript design patterns
  • Not just tolerate, but embrace SCSS as a first class citizen of our engineering toolchain.
  • Belief in the power of lo-fi demos to get the point across before building full fidelity products.
  • Aptitude for turning Sketch mocks into tidy, semantic HTML and SASS.
  • Informed opinions about SPAs & frameworks like Angular, React, & Vue.
  • Eager to engage in a whiteboard discussion on any topic from vertical scalability to human interaction design.

Bonus points:

  • http://xkcd.com/208/ makes you chuckle.
  • A GitHub account with a pet project or two.
  • A fascination with usability, consumer behavior, and user research.
  • Experience building Ruby applications and APIs.

Meet Some of MealPal's Employees

Brittany M.

Director of Product

Brittany transforms MealPal’s grand ideas and customer feedback into polished products. She helps develop the user-friendly features that make ordering lunch exciting and easy for MealPal’s subscribers.

Lauren C.

Customer Experience Manager

Lauren leads the Customer Experience Team in its quest to give all MealPal members an excellent experience across the organization’s website and mobile app.


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