501+ employees
51 - 100 engineers
$100m+ funding
Late stage

Founded in 2007, sweetgreen passionately believes that real food should be convenient and accessible to everyone. Every day, across its 100 restaurants, over 4,000 team members make food from scratch, using fresh ingredients and produce delivered that morning. sweetgreen’s strong food ethos and investment in local communities have enabled them to grow into a national brand with a mission to build healthier communities by connecting people to real food.

Over the next few years, we are expanding our restaurant + market footprint, as well as our digital penetration – to meet customers where they are. Aside from improving our customers’ and communities’ relationship with food, we are also changing the way they interact with the restaurants.

Online + app ordering revenue is increasing at a rate of ~50% year over year. Additionally, 44% of in-store payments were processed through the sweetgreen app in 2018. This is an incredible opportunity to join the company as we expand into new markets and new avenues of product delivery. Now is the time to accelerate sweetgreen’s growth, and in the process, radically transform the fast-casual restaurant industry.

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Why join us?

  • Tech-enabled food

    The future of our menu is rooted in digital experiences Machine learning generates new recipes of our users, while blockchain technology allows them to trace food back to its source.

  • sweetgreen anywhere

    We're building new ways for our users to access sweetgreen. Outpost allows for group deliveries to businesses and public spaces, while Delivery let us truly meet customers where they are.

  • Evolving store experience

    From digital ordering, to in-store interactive displays, to smart pickup shelves, we're reimagining the experience of going to a physical sweetgreen location.

  • "We use supply chain to extract very specific nutritional information from the food that goes into a customer's bowl and help them understand what they're eating affects their body.

    Then there is the digital work that we’re doing for people who want to focus on app development or website or digital shopping or e-commerce

    We’re quite literally the most innovative food company, and we're working on the most innovative digital experiences." Paul Horvath, sweetgreen CTO, exAmazon

Engineering at Sweetgreen

Engineering team and processes

Our Engineering teams are cross-functional domain teams sufficient deliver features. Typically includes dedicated QA and Product, Design, or Data as appropriate.

DRY, SOLID + YAGNI code design principles Continuous Integration and Deployment AGILE Methodologies (XP, SCRUM, Kanban, TDD, etc.)

We’re technology agnostic, but we have a propensity to leverage lean tools that are best suited to get the job done. Our most popular choices are Node and Ruby, and are often deployed to either a severless or container orchestrated platform. Our frontend clients are written in Ember and React. We try not to over index on the latest tech and to instead focus on the tools that allow for the greatest development experience, quality of work, and productivity.

Technical Challenges

Our engineering corps is focused on building a food platform.

The three pillars we’re focusing on: (1) Ordering application on Mobile and Web (2) Robotics and Automation within the kitchen (3) Tracking Ingredients: from seed in the soil to food in the bowl via blockchain

Projects you might work on
  • Ordering app on Mobile and Web so that guests can get their food anywhere they need. Being able to connect with sg food via omni-channel model: Online Ordering for Takeout (OLO), Outpost (Lunchtime Delivery to Corporate Offices), Pay in store via mobile app (iOS and Android).

  • Delivery has just gone live on the native sweetgreen mobile app with more to come.

  • There's an interesting place to play between user bio data, health systems (e.g. MyFitnessPal, Apple Health, etc) and suggestions on mobile devices as users enter more of their data onto mobile platforms...

Tech stack
Ruby on Rails
Elasitc Beastalk
React Native

Working at Sweetgreen

At sweetgreen our business evolves every day and so do our roles. At any given time any team member has a variety of different roles that they play in order to help us achieve our goals. We also believe that it’s a mix of individual skill and collaboration that leads to successful outcomes. There is no standard definition of what an Engineer is or does, and depending on where you’re coming from things might look a little different.

We value, encourage, and support diversity in backgrounds and opinions. We are human, fallible, life-long learners - we make mistakes from which we learn and grow. We partner with Product, Design, Data, IT, Operations, and Business stakeholders in long-term ownership of the solutions we build to improve the lives of our customers.

Our mission within Engineering is to create, operate, and continually improve upon software critical to the overall sweetgreen mission. We provide technical expertise, guidance, and vision to our partners and stakeholders in order to inform sustainable thinking across sweetgreen.

Our sincere vision is to be a world-class engineering organization leading the food experience revolution.

Perks & benefits
  • Generous Vacation

    Flex PTO

  • Gym/Fitness

    LastPass Stipend - access to all kinds of classes at a discounted rate.

  • Beautiful Office
  • Free Food

    sweetgreen weekly allowance loads in your app, every Sunday :)

  • Pet Friendly

    Dogs for days

  • Maternal/Paternal Leave

    Industry leading 5 months

  • Flexible Hours

    We watch the scoreboard, not the clock. We trust you to deliver against your commitments whether that's from home or the office.

  • Health Insurance

    We offer Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k match, and more

  • Team Activities

    Too many to list.

  • 401(k) Contribution
  • Philanthropic Contributions
  • Work from Home
  • Relocation
Our Team by the Numbers

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