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An Amazing Team

Founded in 2008 by a group of MIT engineers, E la Carte is now a team of more than 65 people and headquartered in sunny Silicon Valley, California. Our team has expertise focused on four core areas: operations, engineering / product, business development and marketing. We're currently looking for great talent to join our team - check out the jobs listed below.

We are backed by Intel Capital as well as investors responsible for world-class companies: Y-Combinator; SV Angel; Lightbank; the creators of companies including Dropbox, Farmville, Reddit; and Skip Sack (the former chairperson of the National Restaurant Association) along with other notable restaurateurs.

Job Listings

  • Internal Operations
    • Data Scientist

      E la Carte collects and analyses vast amounts of data from having a tablet on every restaurant table - we are now looking for Data Scientists to lead analytical projects and extract useful insights from our huge dataset to guide product and business strategy for E la Carte.

      You will:

      • Perform quantitative analyses and build analytical frameworks to advise many parts of the E la Carte team — product, engineering and business operations.
      • Partner with teams to identify trends and opportunities, design meaningful metrics to track the health of our features and platform, and support product launches.
      • Frame and answer important business and product questions where data insights have the biggest impact.
      • Implement algorithms to power data-driven product features.

      You have:

      • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Statistics or other technical field (Master’s a plus).
      • 2+ years analytics or data science experience, preferably at a tech company.
      • Passion for working with data and well-versed in a broad range of statistical analyses / tools (R, Matlab, etc). Advanced SQL skills, some development experience preferred.
      • Excellent communication skills with the ability to distill complex issues into structured frameworks and actionable insights.
      • Independent and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with minimal guidance.

      To Apply:

      Please send resume and cover letter to hiring@elacarte.com with "Data Scientist" in the subject.

  • Operations
    • Application Integration Engineer

      You will:

      • Setup and troubleshoot wired/wireless networks.
      • Work closely with project manager to coordinate system infrastructure requirements and changes for various restaurant groups.
      • Install and configure the E la Carte software solution on restaurant PCs and POS systems.
      • Support field operations team with technical expertise.
      • Monitor activity of our system in installed restaurants.
      • Provide tier II post-installation technical support to restaurant managers through email, phone, and on-site.
      • Be a technical liaison between the Operations and QA/Development departments.

      You have:

      • Bachelor's or Master's degree along with a demonstrated proficiency in IT.
      • Outgoing, customer-first attitude.
      • Knowledge of DOS and/or UNIX/Linux command-line tools.
      • Working knowledge of wired and wireless networking.
      • Restaurant staff/management experience and knowledge of Point-of-Sale systems are a huge plus.

      To Apply:

      For immediate consideration please send resume and cover letter detailing your related experience and why you’re interested in joining us to gordon@elacarte.com with “Application Integration Engineer” in the subject line.

  • Engineering
    • Sr./Jr. Software Engineer

      Like to get your hands on a variety of projects and technologies? We're always looking for talented developers to join our small startup development team and work on various projects of interest, from our unique user interfaces to our custom-designed hardware systems. For this position, we are looking for a talented software product engineer, who will be focusing on E la Carte’s new product/content offerings, and working directly with our customers and the product marketing team.

      You will:

      • Architect and develop new systems for managing our custom tablet content (game, music, video, etc).
      • Architect and develop Ads system for our custom tablet content.
      • Design and develop socially connectable content to retain customers to E la Carte’s solution.
      • Design and develop personalized content for customers to provide best customer experience.
      • Develop general interfaces and tools to make our development, operations, and sales teams more efficient.
      • Deliver results with high quality and in time. Be responsible for your work, actively supporting customers who using your apps.
      • Participate in all phases of software development life cycle and work closely with product design team.
      • Be core part of the engineering team, be proud of your work - what you deliver has direct impact on customer’s experience with E la Carte product.

      You have:

      • At least 2 years of industry experience as a software engineer working on customer-facing and web-based systems.
      • Strong skills in Python, Django, JavaScript, and Java.
      • Strong troubleshooting and performance tuning skills.
      • Good scripting skills and capabilities. Familiar with LAMP technology stack.
      • Structured thinker and Effective communicator.
      • Excellent team player, good work ethic and attitude.
      • Experience in interfacing with server side HTTP based API's (REST or other similar protocols).
      • BS from CS or related fields, MS is preferred.

      Big Plus:

      • Experience with major social network SDK, e.g. Facebook Auth API, Channel API, Twitter Libraries, etc.
      • Experience in developing content/asset management system.
      • Experience working on advertising systems – display or SEM.

      To Apply:

      Send resume, GitHub or other code repository link, and brief note to hiring@elacarte.com. We hire engineers who are passionate about solving complex problems! If you want to jump to the top of the candidate pile, take our challenge at www.elacarte.com/challenge

    • Cloud Infrastructure Engineer

      Like to get your hands on a variety of projects and technologies? We're always looking for talented developers to join our small startup development team and work on various projects of interest, from our unique user interfaces to our custom-designed hardware systems. For this position, we are looking for a talented AWS cloud engineer, who will be working on E la Carte’s cloud infrastructure, and working directly with our client developers and the product marketing team.

      You will:

      • Working with Architect/PM, design a new E la Carte cloud infrastructure which can support data collection and heartbeats from 11,000 restaurants and can horizontally scale without any limitation.
      • Working with Architect, design a scalable SQL/NoSQL data storage system for supporting all data needs from the other systems.
      • Design a scalable Web Service system for supporting E la Carte Analytics infrastructure.
      • Setup Nagios alerts and Munin monitor for all cloud servers. Establish process for monitoring/alerting/responding/fixing.
      • Create deployment framework/scripts and establish process for deployment and hot-fix.
      • Participate in all phases of software development life cycle and work closely with product design.
      • Be core part of the engineering team, be proud of your work - what you deliver has direct impact on customer’s experience with E la Carte product.

      You have:

      • Experience using AWS cloud servers - provisioning, deployment, monitoring and configuration with AWS servers.
      • Experience using popular cloud server tools like Nagios, Munin, Splunk, Puppet, Zookeeper, etc.
      • Experience with large internet presence is a big plus.
      • Excellent scripting skills and capabilities. Familiar with LAMP technology stack.
      • Experience with at least one OO programming language, e.g. Java, Ruby, Python, etc.
      • Experience designing a failover safe system; experience with Load Balancer, DNS server are a big plus.
      • Structured thinker and Effective communicator.
      • Excellent team player, good work ethic and attitude.
      • Experience in cross-platform development, machine learning, network protocols, data mining and working with undocumented APIs are a major plus.
      • BS from CS or related fields, MS is preferred.

      Big Plus:

      • Big data processing systems and infrastructure - Hadoop, Storm, Scalding, MongoDB, Hive, etc.
      • Experience or profound understanding MapReduce principles and practices/design patterns.

      To Apply:

      Send resume, GitHub or other code repository link, and brief note to hiring@elacarte.com. We hire engineers who are passionate about solving complex problems! If you want to jump to the top of the candidate pile, take our challenge atwww.elacarte.com/challenge

    • SDET

      Do you like working in a fast paced startup environment? Do you have a strong desire to release quality software to customers?

      If so, we'd like to offer you the opportunity to design and develop an automated test framework from the ground up. We are looking for an experienced SDET (Software Development Engineer in Test) who is excited about taking on these challenges.

      You will:

      • Design and implement an automated test framework capable of running across a variety of environments including virtual machines, physical tablets (designed in-house running Android), and restaurant point-of-sale systems.
      • Work with network protocols to ensure the test framework can be distributed and synchronized across a network.
      • Come up with new test scenarios including fuzzing to find security vulnerabilities and stress tests to uncover load/scalability issues.

      You have:

      • Experience developing test frameworks and test harnesses that make it quick and easy to add new test cases.
      • The desire and experience to write clean APIs.
      • Strong software development skills - Not afraid to dive into the codebase to figure out the source of a bug.
      • Ability to clearly articulate technical challenges and solutions.
      • Experience with Android, Jenkins, Python, and relational databases is a plus.

      To Apply:

      For immediate consideration please send resume and cover letter detailing your related experience and why you’re interested in joining us to hiring@elacarte.com with "SDET" in the subject line.

  • QA
    • QA Engineer

      This role is critical in collaborating between operations and engineering to ensure that we release the highest quality product for our customers and end users.

      You will:

      • Support the software quality assurance effort for our end-user application.
      • Develop and execute test plans for new features and software releases.
      • Maintain and expand our virtual machine farm and internal office IT infrastructure.
      • Complete detailed documentation on bug reports and text plan execution.

      You have:

      • Bachelor's in a technical subject.
      • 1-5 years of IT, software, or quality assurance experience.
      • QA methodology knowledge or exposure to: unit, integration, & regression testing.
      • Experience with Unix commands, Windows, Linux and virtual machines administration.
      • Entrepreneurial self-starter attitude with an acute attention to detail.
      • Experience with Point-of Sale systems is a huge plus.

      To Apply:

      For immediate consideration please send resume and cover letter detailing your related experience and why you’re interested in joining us to hiring@elacarte.com with "QA Engineer" in the subject line.

    • QA Lab Technician

      You will:

      • Support the software quality assurance effort for our end-user application.
      • Develop and execute test plans for new features and software releases.
      • Setup POS systems such as Aloha, Positouch, Micros used in Restaurant industry.
      • Maintain and expand our ESXi QA lab infrastructure.
      • Actively recommend improvements to Lab infrastructure.
      • Complete detailed documentation on Lab machines, bug reports and text plan execution.

      You have:

      • Bachelor's degree, with a technical major, such as engineering or computer science or equivalent work experience.
      • 2+ years of IT Support, Systems Administrator, or Quality Assurance experience.
      • QA methodology knowledge or exposure to: unit, integration, & regression testing.
      • Experience with Unix commands, Windows, Linux and virtual machines administration.
      • Working knowledge of network technologies including Ethernet, VLAN, remote desktop, and security best practices.
      • Ability to solve technical or system issues with little supervision.
      • Experience with Point-of Sale systems is a huge plus.

      To Apply:

      For immediate consideration please send resume and cover letter detailing your related experience and why you’re interested in joining us to hiring@elacarte.com with "QA Lab Technician" in the subject line.

  • Sales & Marketing
    • Director of Business Development

      E la Carte is looking for a talented Director of Business Development to join our rapidly growing team to focus on the cultivation of client and partner relationships and the development of profitable new business. E la Carte's mission is to revolutionize the restaurant experience for diners, servers, and restaurant owners with our Presto tablet. Revolutionizing an industry is no small task so we need someone who's not afraid to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty.

      You will:

      • Successfully create and implement business development strategies to thrive in a fast-paced startup environment
      • Identify and build strategic industry and customer partnerships to execute E la Carte’s strategy and facilitate sales process
      • Navigate third-party org charts to achieve desired outcomes
      • Contribute to the development and refinement of E la Carte’s overall vision and strategy
      • Be the lead on some customer deals, taking them from first contact through pilot to negotiation all the way to close

      You have:

      • 2+ years Business Development and/or B2B Enterprise sales experience
      • Ideal candidate has banking, consulting or other professional services experience in their background
      • Aggressive, entrepreneurial, and tech-savvy self-starter with very minimal supervision
      • Ability to think strategically about business development execution and growth
      • An enthusiastic ambition to be a leader in a dynamic start-up atmosphere, executing on a nationwide scale
      • MBA from a top-tier school highly preferred

      To Apply:

      Send resumes to Gordon Lewis, Director of Talent, E la Carte, Inc., gordon@elacarte.com.

    • Director of Brand Partnerships

      This newly created leadership role will be responsible for building and growing strategic relationships that will create robust content offerings on the Presto while enhancing ROI to E la Carte’s restaurant chains and partners.

      You will:

      • Work with premier national brands to build interactive and branded apps/experiences that add to guest satisfaction and provide maximum ROI to our restaurant partners.
      • Own the partnership development process from initial contact and negotiations through to successful campaign launch and product management.
      • Deliver engaging experiences for restaurant guests, while maximizing bottom-line revenue opportunities for E la Carte and our restaurant partners.
      • Work collaboratively with our restaurant partners to ensure end-to-end brand alignment and support throughout the entire process.

      You have:

      • 3+ years of demonstrated achievements in a blend of major account advertising sales, product management, content provider partnerships, and/or business development.
      • Hungry to grow, both for yourself and your team, as demonstrated by a relentless work ethic.
      • Proven success of hands-on leadership within a very fast-paced, startup-like environment.
      • Amazing people skills combined with analytical ability.

      To Apply:

      Send resumes to Gordon Lewis, Director of Talent, E la Carte, Inc., gordon@elacarte.com.

    • Director of Marketing

      E la Carte is seeking a dynamic, analytical, and results-driven Director of Marketing to focus on driving awareness and lead generation for the Presto tablet, targeting restaurant brands across the U.S. The ideal candidate is ready to hit the ground running with their tech-savvy marketing skills and is also eager to expand those skills as they take on new and exciting challenges as our organization grows.

      You will:

      • Pro-actively build lead/demand generation programs through various marketing channels and accelerate the lead-to-close sales time line by increasing customer ‘touch’.
      • Develop marketing strategy and implement various marketing programs and campaigns consistent with branding, including events and trade shows, email marketing, social media automation, PR campaigns, and online marketing initiatives.
      • Continually explore, optimize and test ways to increase conversions and get our product in front of the proper target audiences.
      • Develop and manage the reporting for various channels to show month over month trends, KPI’s, and areas for improvement.
      • Work with our corporate clients and internal Product & Customer Success teams to develop marketing collateral.
      • *Note--You must be willing to locate to the San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley to be considered for this position. Applicants from outside this area will not be considered.

      You have:

      • A minimum of 3 years experience in a generalist marketing role for a B2B technology company.
      • Up-to-date, hands-on expertise in various online technologies including SEO/SEM, Google Analytics, blogging platforms, automated email marketing, and social media automation.
      • Successful experience obtaining high-profile press coverage for B2B products.
      • An exceptional level of creativity, an entrepreneurial spirit, and analytical abilities.
      • Minimum of a Bachelors Degree from a 4-year institution.

      To Apply:

      Send resumes to Gordon Lewis, Director of Talent, E la Carte, Inc., gordon@elacarte.com.

    • National Account Executive (Major Restaurant Accounts)

      E la Carte is seeking an experienced, polished and entrepreneurial National Account Executive to prospect, meet and close major restaurant groups. This is a new client acquisition focused sales role that requires 30-70% North American travel, whenever prospects can meet.

      Our Presto touch-screen tablets increase restaurant efficiency and profitability, as well as guest interaction by enabling guests to browse appetizing pictures of the entire menu, place orders, split checks, make payments, and play interactive games – all from the comfort of their restaurant seats without having to wait!

      You will:

      • Effectively develop and manage new restaurant business pipeline to exceed revenue goals.
      • Perform lead generation, account qualification, sales cycle advancement, solutions development, negotiations, and deal closure.
      • Work closely with the implementation team to ensure effective on-boarding of new business.

      You have:

      • Proven track record of major account sales.
      • 3 to 8 years experience in B2B sales, selling to C-level executives.
      • Understanding of restaurant industry technology terminology, methods and procedures.
      • Enthusiastic, aggressive, entrepreneurial, and tech-savvy self-starter.
      • Restaurant sales a major plus.

      To Apply:

      Please send resume and cover letter to hiring-biz@elacarte.com

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