Director of Engineering



About Us

Chefs Plate is the first meal kit company to make its footprint in Canada. We are passionate about redefining how Canadians eat and we provide delicious food direct to our customers online. Since launching in late 2014, we have been experiencing hyper-growth and we are looking to bring amazing people, like you, together to build the leading online food brand in Canada. We built Chefs Plate with one simple belief: eat better, live better.

In October 2018, HelloFresh Inc. saw something special in Chefs Plate and brought it into the HelloFresh family. Chefs Plate is now part of one of the fastest growing start-ups in Canada, and part of the world’s largest meal kit family as we tirelessly work to disrupt the food industry.

We remain focused on delivering delicious meals, designed for busy people, and continue our mission to create human connections through food.

The Opportunity

The Director of Engineering is a key leadership position overseeing all software engineering efforts and scaling our small (but extremely talented) team to take the business to the next level. This role reports directly to the CTO and works closely with other leaders in the business.

In this role you will:

  • Establish and refine our engineering culture and process
  • Work alongside product team and business leaders across the company to plan technical strategy and direction for the business
  • Apply best practices throughout the entire software delivery lifecycle
  • Apply continuous delivery and DevOps best practices to our software delivery process
  • Take the lead on recruiting efforts to grow the dev team significantly in a short period of time
  • Oversee all engineering projects and drive output
  • Be responsible for code quality, technical debt, infrastructure availability, and security
  • Collaborate with other business units to deliver cross-functional projects
  • Help establish Chefs Plate as a leader in the technology community


  • A broad range of skills and experience across multiple frontend and backend technologies
  • Minimum 10 years as a dev/software engineer
  • Minimum 5-6 year’s experience leadership/management of a small to medium size dev team, preferably in a startup environment
  • Proven ability to manage all aspects of a technical project from concept to implementation
  • DevOps and infrastructure engineering (AWS) experience
  • Delivered a range of projects across many verticals including ecommerce, ERP systems and manufacturing
  • Meticulous attention to detail - you are a perfectionist with the ability to make smart compromises in accordance with realistic requirements and timelines
  • Adaptability - a change in direction or requirements won’t throw you off your game
  • A strong interest in data science and machine learning (a bonus!)
  • A passion for food and cooking!


  • Flexible working hours
  • Competitive salary and company benefits
  • 75% discount on Chefs Plate boxes
  • High level of responsibility from day one
  • The opportunity to rapidly advance your career
  • Work with a diverse, high-performing and international team