Software Engineer

  • Spoiler Alert
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Oct 16, 2020
Engineering: Software

Job Description

We are looking for a Software Engineer to help us expand the capabilities of our B2B SaaS platform for food brands and distributors. Our platform prevents food waste and recovers value and nutrition in the supply chain by helping food brands avoid sending edible products to the landfill, whether through sales or donations. You will be an early member of our engineering team, writing and testing core features of our products. You will have a material impact, joining an early-stage startup led by a hard-working, dedicated, diverse, and passionate team.

We want to work with people who have an active interest in advancing our mission of minimizing food waste and recovering value in the supply chain. We believe that high quality software results in the best outcomes and quality software takes time, reflection, and continuous learning. To that end, we collectively foster an environment of trust, respect, and empathy so that we can strive together to master and share the craft of software. We partner closely with Product and Design to reliably ship validated, delightful user experiences.

We don’t expect you to already be fluent in our current tech stack or in the nuances of inventory management. We do expect you to learn and grow with us.

The role can be based in Boston, MA or based remotely anywhere in the USA. 


  • Design, review, and test code for our platform
  • Write frontend code, working within a component-based framework
  • Internalize product requirements, wireframes, and mockups to implement UI/UX
  • Collaborate on data modeling and system architecture
  • Build backend code, cloud infrastructure, and service integrations
  • Develop our unit, integration and end-to-end test suites
  • Join shared support and implementation duties
  • Participate in and improve on our onboarding and interviewing processes
  • Respect and protect our data security and integrity


  • 1-3+ years of professional software development experience
  • Experience building web applications (we use Node.js, TypeScript, GraphQL, React, and MongoDB)
  • An understanding of docker and cloud infrastructure + services (we use CircleCI and GCP)
  • Experience tuning application performance (we use Stackdriver and Datadog)
  • Comfortability with frontend state management (we use Apollo cache and MobX)
  • The ability to thrive in a dynamic startup environment
  • A successful track record as a hard-working, creative, and reliable team member
  • Awareness of supply chain and eCommerce technologies, e.g. systems like ERP, WMS, TMS, SCM, payments

About Us

Spoiler Alert is a Boston-based supply chain software company that partners with food manufacturers and grocery distributors to better manage excess and distressed inventory. In working with some of the world’s largest food brands and a national network of discount retailers and hunger relief organizations, Spoiler Alert offers a best-in-class, enterprise software solution and suite of B2B sales management tools that allow suppliers to strengthen their relationships with their customers, bring greater efficiency and accuracy to their surplus inventory management workflows, and keep good food from going to waste.

While we care deeply about our customers’ financial and operational improvements, our team’s hearts and minds are motivated by the impact our work has in addressing some of the largest environmental and social opportunities of our generation - at the intersection of food waste, resource deficiency, climate change, affordable nutrition, and hunger. We couldn’t be more excited to be combining critical technology breakthroughs - including workflow automation, augmented intelligence, wholesale ecommerce, traceability, and supply chain management - to an industry that is so critical for daily life.

Born out of MIT in 2015, Spoiler Alert is headquartered in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood and is backed by some of the nation's leading food, agriculture, and supply chain investors. For more about Spoiler Alert, visit or our social channels: Twitter & LinkedIn.


Spoiler Alert is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees, and it prides itself on its collaborative work style, mission-driven aspirations, and commitments to quality, compassion, continuous learning, and personal growth. Employee benefits include the following:

  • Competitive salary and stock option packages
  • Subsidized health and dental insurance plans (PPO and HMO options)
  • Monthly commuting subsidy for use of public transit or carpooling
  • Annual fitness reimbursement
  • Annual learning & growth subsidy
  • Availability of a 401(k) plan (via employee pre-tax contribution)
  • 15 vacation days, 5 sick days, and 10 company holidays per year
  • Two months of paid universal parental leave (additional unpaid leave options available)
  • Quarterly paid volunteer outings with community partners
  • Professional development (quarterly OKRs, management 1:1s, conference and training attendance, annual performance review and compensation evaluations)
  • Open office environment with casual dress and free snacks/beverages

We are a diverse team committed to a safe and inclusive work environment, free of discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetics, national origin, ancestry, age, medical condition, mental or physical disability, handicap or veteran status, or marital status.

In support of our commitments to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, applicants will receive a link to an optional EEOC survey following the completion of their application. The results of this survey are anonymous and participation is much appreciated. 

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Food & Agriculture, Pollution & Waste Reduction

Drawdown Solutions

Reduced Food Waste