Mindful Chef Jobs 2022 in United Kingdom – Backend Engineer (Ruby)

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  • United Kingdom
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The goal is simple, to make healthy eating easy. To do this we need your support, building a scalable and maintainable rails eco-system. If you would like to join one of the UK’s fastest growing scale-ups and make a positive impact on people’s lives, then we would love to speak with you.

As a proud B-Corp we focus on using business as a force for good. We do this by balancing people and planet with profit. For every recipe box bought we donate the equivalent of a school meal to a less developed country (over 10 million meals donated and counting…) and we have also pledged to go Net Zero by 2030 but there are so many other initiatives that we would love to tell you about!

Please note: fully remote applicants are very welcome (UK based only)


As our new Backend Engineer (Ruby) you will be joining one of the fastest growing departments in Mindful Chef, answering the tricky questions and working on some of the most interesting (and difficult) challenges in the organisation. You will likely be someone who is happy working in a fast-paced environment, has excellent attention to detail, good communication skills and a genuine desire to make an impact.


  • A great communicator, with the ability to discuss product and technical issues with ease
  • A problem-solver, with a desire to get things done while working both independently and as a member of a team
  • Fluent with Ruby, Rails and associated ecosystems
  • Passionate about engineering
  • Knowledgeable of software design, caching, testing, RESTful APIs and the SDLC
  • Familiar with JSON: API/Spraypaint (desirable)
  • Knowledgeable of modern React and/or Vue frontend stacks (desirable)
  • Knowledgeable of dry-rb or writing functional Ruby (Railway Oriented Programming) (desirable)


  • Mentor and support engineers across disciplines
  • Collaborate closely with your Scrum team architecting, designing, developing and deploying features
  • Ensure maintainability and scalability of the platform
  • Innovate and adapt improvements into the platform
  • Be helping us shape the future of the recipe box market


  • Fully remote – typically employees are in the office twice a week however we are happy to accept remote applicants (UK based only) if travel to Wandsworth / London is tricky for your personal circumstances.
  • We are a rapidly growing profitable B-Corp, this means you will be working for a purpose led company. Using your best skills, you will make a positive impact to the 3 “Ps”: profit, people and planet.
  • We’ve built one of the most admired startups in the UK and won a whole bunch of awards.
  • We have the backing of the largest food and beverage company in the world.
  • Our lovely office in Wandsworth is meant to feel like home: you will have free breakfast, lunch and snacks, a gym with Peloton bikes, a vertical farm and if you have a furry friend at home, they are welcome too.
  • We also take your well-being seriously with free Vitality health insurance, discounted Calm and FIIT apps, lots of mental health first-aiders, daily sunshine hour, and a structured mental health calendar for the whole year.
  • Holidays: you will have a total of 38 days’ holidays per year, where 5 days can be rolled over each year. It is important to switch off.
  • Who doesn’t love a discount? You will get a 50% discount on all Mindful Chef products: recipe boxes, frozen meals, smoothies, soups, breakfast and desserts.
  • Your newborn is special: 6 months full pay primary parental leave, 6 weeks full pay secondary parental leave.


  • 30 minute chat with the talent team – Informal and informative. This is an opportunity for you to find out more about the role, the company and our culture.
  • 90 minute technical interview – This will be with our Backend team and will be an opportunity for you to talk through your task, pair/ whiteboard on a new feature request and deep dive into our technology, challenges and goals.
  • 45 minute final stage – This will be with our Head of Engineering and will be an opportunity to speak with a peer within the team but also for you to ask any questions about our ways of working.
  • Offer – Welcome aboard the Mindful Journey!


We are MINDFUL. This is intrinsic to everything we do. From the healthy recipes we design, to the local, expert and caring suppliers we select and the way we treat each other, our customers and our environment.

We are PERSONAL. We started Mindful Chef with our friends and families as customers and those are the kind of relationships we want to maintain however big we grow. Being real and true to ourselves and each other.

We are UNAFRAID. We want to be the best – to challenge conventions, to think differently and be imaginative in how we solve problems. Brave enough to take on the big players and to do what’s right even when it’s difficult.

Equal Opportunities

  • We’re an equal opportunity employer and all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or parental status, national origin, veteran, neurodiversity status or disability status.

Company: Mindful Chef

Vacancy Type: Full-time · Associate

Job Location: United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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