A smart-oven-paired subscription meal service.

Frontend Engineer at Tovala

Chicago, IL / Remote
Job Type
3+ years
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About the role

About us.

We're Tovala, a food-tech company completely reinventing home cooking to save consumers time. Through an innovative combination of hardware, software, and food, we give our customers a way to enjoy really good, good-for-you meals without sacrificing time to do whatever matters to them. We've amassed a loyal, rapidly growing following in just a few years, radically changing the day-to-day lives of people across the country and successfully creating a new model for the food industry with best-in-class retention and LTV. We're looking for great people to join our team of hard-working, food-loving nerds.

About the role.

We are hiring a full-time Frontend Growth Engineer to create compelling website experiences that increase new subscriber growth. You will be joining a new growth team at the company to design, build, and test new flows and product experiences to convert prospects into customers. This team will immerse itself in funnel data, hypothesize product improvements, and test those hypotheses with quick, low cost experiments to understand what performs best.

You will need a growth mindset and be willing to try new things, fail at some, and scale those that work. Technically, you should be able to quickly pick up unfamiliar technologies, learn, and deploy working versions quickly. Your job will be to prove that concepts work, so scrappy problem solving is a must. Apply if you are a curious engineer looking to make an immediate impact and do some fast learning.


For this role, flexibility in your working hours and/or location is possible. Flexibility is a two-way commitment that takes teamwork, leadership, and trust. We recognize that flexible work arrangements – and remote work in particular – will be even more important to our team members and to the company as we work to meet our goals moving forward. Please note: each arrangement will be reviewed regularly to ensure it continues to meet the needs of the individual as well as the team.

How you’ll spend your time at Tovala.

You will own the front-end development for our prospect facing web experience and collaborate with designers and PMs to launch new experiments, iterate and improve existing flows, and build new experiences that will increase purchase intent.
You will drive and execute new product experiences based on prospect insights and user feedback. You will participate in QA and design reviews to help deliver a great UX You will improve page performance, scalability, and web infrastructure You will write clean, well-tested, and performant code, using JavaScript, React and styled components You will grow your skills in a collaborative environment with opportunities to learn and share with others Requirements About you.

You have a 4-year degree in Computer Science/Engineering or relevant experience You have 3+ years of front-end development experience and a deep understanding of Javascript, HTML and CSS You have experience building responsive applications with React, Redux, and modern browser technologies You know how to build fast-loading experiences with tools like Lighthouse and Google PageSpeed You have a growth mindset (key!) You have an ability to assess performance through metrics, and suggest improvements. You are a strong communicator and collaborator who likes to find ways to build product that makes our marketing funnel more efficient You enjoy solving business problems and defining your own work You want to work in an environment that takes a people-first approach, values humility, integrity, and ambition & focuses on creating a culture that keeps people happy and challenged You love food, whether that means cooking it, eating it, frequently pressing your nose against deli windows, or lusting after soft-serve on Instagram. All fair game.

Why you should join Tovala

Tovala makes home-cooked meals effortless.We are a Chicago-based food-tech company that sells a smart, countertop steam oven that is paired with a weekly meal delivery service. We manufacture our hardware in south-east Asia and sell direct to consumer. Our food is produced in our own facility here in Chicago under the careful guidance of our Chefs. Meals are shipped to customers everywhere in the lower 48 states every week.

We pride ourselves on being a great place to work that makes hugely positive impact in our customers lives through the food they eat.