Why Food Genius?

Our values

We are passionate about food, whether it’s from a home kitchen or a restaurant. We have a healthy curiosity for uncovering what’s possible. We attempt to limit distractions, communicate effectively as a team and work together with clear purpose and intention. We create transparency, in the technology we build, our approach to customer engagement, and in the culture of our company.

Challenging Environment

Food data is unbelievably messy, which makes our work both exciting and challenging. Consuming, normalizing, extending, visualizing, deriving insights from, and selling those insights is what we do every day. If this sounds like an exciting way to spend your time, then we'd love to talk.

Respect for Work/Life Balance

We work hard when we're in the office but also appreciate time at home with our families. There are no set hours and no fixed vacation / sick policy; we expect you to get your work done and respect that you're enough of an adult to figure out how to make that happen.


Food Genius has a competitive compensation package. In addition to your salary, we offer:

  • generous health benefits;
  • fully paid, unlimited monthly CTA pass;
  • fantastic food (team lunch on Thursdays, fresh fruit delivered weekly, stocked fridge, team dinners, and we're all bringing in interesting food regularly);
  • choose your technology environment;
  • convenient loft-style office in downtown Chicago (close to both Metra & nearly all CTA lines); and a standing desk (if that's your thing).
  • we also love to do fun and interesting things as a team.

Open Positions

Senior Software Engineer