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Senior Front End Developer

Are you a front-end developer who takes pride in implementing pixel-perfect designs? Do you have expert-level CSS and JavaScript skills? Do you have experience with e-commerce? Passionate about creating frictionless UI designs? We’re looking for an experienced front-end engineer who wants to have a voice in the future of our front-end architecture. We want someone who can collaborate with us on decisions about new frameworks, libraries, tools, software architecture patterns, and UI best practices. If playing a leading role in such discussions sounds exciting, then ChefSteps is the place for you!

Born of a love of cooking, ChefSteps is a smart kitchen product company building tools to help people cook more, have more fun cooking, and get incredible results every time. In 2016 we launched Joule, the smartest, smallest, and most powerful sous vide tool on the market. Controlled by a smartphone or tablet (plus Amazon Alexa and Facebook Messenger), Joule has been used to cook more than one million meals—and counting—and is sold at, Sur La Table, and the ChefSteps website. We are currently hard at work on new smart tools, features, and services that will prove integral to the kitchen of the future. Hungry to create incredible cooking experiences for people everywhere, and eat a lot of great food along the way? Read on.


  • Implement new UI designs in collaboration with the design team
  • Collaborate with back-end engineers during implementation
  • Collaborate with the design team to create a polished customer UX
  • Write front-end code that calls various back-end APIs
  • Help design (and redesign) the front-end architecture to be modular, usable, expandable, and consumable by dev and design alike


  • Expert-level JavaScript skills, preferably CoffeeScript
  • Expert-level CSS/SASS and HTML skills for both desktop and mobile websites and applications
  • A passion for creating responsive UI motion and transitions
  • Experience with Ruby on Rails
  • Experience implementing responsive designs that shine on many devices and screens
  • Working knowledge of Git, GitHub, branches, pull requests
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work autonomously to drive projects to completion


  • Knowledge of Haml
  • Experience with Angular
  • Experience with React
  • Relational database design
  • Experience with PostgreSQL or MySQL
  • Experience with AWS and Heroku cloud services


  • Full health coverage, plus vision and dental insurance
  • Competitive pay, annual salary adjustments, 401(k) plan, and ownership in the form of shares and/or options
  • Self-determined leave—you schedule your own vacation and sick days, coordinating directly with your teammates
  • Enriching work environment: Whether you want to master chocolate soufflé, score pro photography tips, master new math skills, or learn to pilot a glider, your ChefSteps teammates can help you learn. We hire fascinating people from many different backgrounds—Michelin-star chefs, award-winning animators and designers, top engineers, and globetrotting journalists. If you come to work looking to get smarter, you’ve come to the right place.
  • Design your own workstation—we encourage employees to request the tools and supplies they need to do their job well
  • Dog-friendly work environment
  • Seriously stocked coffee station: La Marzocco espresso maker, pour overs, French presses—we provide you with all of them, plus Herkimer beans for days. Just want a Nespresso? We got that too.
  • So much free food—snacks to fuel you, dishes crafted by ridiculously talented chefs to feed your very soul. Seriously, it’s like working in a secret Seattle restaurant that also happens to be the best one.
  • The best parties, sailing trips, mountain vacations, and more—many of us have a background in hospitality, and we like to do it up right
  • Great location. First: We work in downtown Seattle which, wow. This city is amazing. Second, we are right in the heart of Pike Place Market, which means drinking, eating, and grocery shopping in a world-class food destination mere steps from your desk. What, pray tell, could be better than that?
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