Lead Software Architect, Forward Kitchens (Santa Catarina) - $100,000/year USD

Job ID: 4867

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On-demand food delivery is the future of restaurants. However, most restaurants are either ill-equipped or unaware of how to unlock their full delivery revenue potential through digitization. A restaurant’s digital presence could be the difference between a viral hit like Salt Bae’s booming global steak empire (which is just ok, if you ask us) and your favorite mom-and-pop hole-in-the-wall that went out of business during the pandemic.

That’s where Forward Kitchens comes in. We empower restaurants to create multiple digital storefronts each, generate more online sales, and increase their bottom line – all without having to hire a creative marketing team or deal with the millions (we’re exaggerating) of delivery platforms out there. We believe in our partner restaurants’ power to represent their communities and provide delicious, eclectic meals to their ever-ravenous customers at scale.

In this role, you will lead our new product engineering team. You will define the team’s architecture, technical execution, and culture and report directly to the CTO. Our engineering stack primarily consists of a Python backend with React web apps and Kotlin-based Android apps. We heavily utilize AWS, Serverless, and Kubernetes-based workflows. This is a fast-paced, high-impact work environment, so be prepared to move quickly and ship often!

What you will be doing
  • Leading a team to build our modern restaurant operating system, including delivery tablet aggregation, automated websites, online ordering, and much more.
What you will NOT be doing
  • Fixing bugs all day or working on the same product features over and over. Your days as a mid-level coder are done - this is a senior leadership role.
  • HR and administrative tasks. We want your technical expertise, and we will not waste your time doing performance reviews, committees, etc.
Candidate Requirements
  • 5+ years of experience as a software engineer
  • Professional experience using Python and AWS


$100k/year ($50/hour)



full-time Job

40 hours/week any timezone

Employment Type

Long-term role