Culinary Quality Assurance Analyst

About Brava:

We’re a technology and consumer hardware company focused on elevating in-home cooking and eating experiences – we are making home your favorite place to eat! Our cross-functional, passionate and experienced team of engineers, scientists, chefs and creatives has shipped products like the August Lock, Pebble Smartwatch and iPhone, and led multiple companies to high-profile exits. Are you a foodie looking to work with an amazing team that will challenge, support and inspire you? Let’s talk!


The Role:

As a Culinary Quality Assurance Analyst, you will work within Brava’s Culinary team to build foundational knowledge of various edible ingredients and apply that knowledge to drive Brava’s innovative technology.  You will be responsible for development, implementation, and execution of all test procedures and processes across ingredient characterization. You will also have the opportunity to work with a team of talented chefs to integrate your findings into new, artfully crafted recipes.


Things You’ll Own/Do:

  • Work with the Brava team to ensure a best-in-class product

  • Develop recipe procedures for hundreds of ingredient presets

    • Prepare, portion and weigh foods

    • Test and analyze foods using a variety of methods

    • Record observables such as temperature, smell, smoking, and spattering, and compile reports detailing your methods and observations

    • Analyze food tastes and textures

  • Execute culinary quality assurance test plans

  • Survey existing literature on ingredients and food preparation, including recipes, blogs, journals, and scientific studies

  • Educate the Culinary staff and cross-functional teams with your findings

  • Assist Culinary staff with food preparation

  • Train team members in new methods and techniques you develop

  • Collaborate with Culinary, Product, Software and Hardware Engineering team members to address any issues related to the product

  • Ensure our functional testing procedures catch issues before customers find them


Our Ideal Candidate Has:

  • Desire and ability to repeat scientific tests, enter data, and organize reports conscientiously

  • Deep passion for food, cooking and food science

  • Ability to effectively communicate and clearly articulate needs and results with the Culinary team

  • Strong prioritization skills -- you’re not only able to manage multiple tasks; you also know what’s important and what needs to get done

  • Curiosity for discovery and the creative drive to design and actualize new concepts

  • Meticulous attention to detail

  • Desire enhance their skills in the culinary arts


Bonus Points For:

  • Experience in the food & restaurant industries

  • A background in the sciences or engineering, traditional or food-related

  • Experience with Jira, Java, Python, Javascript, Node.js, HTML / CSS


Why You Should Work Here:

  • You’ll be compensated with competitive salary, equity and benefits

  • We’ll trust you to do things right

  • Your feedback and opinions are valued and heard

  • We’re at an early stage and provide significant career growth opportunity

  • You’ll be creating something that people love and use on a daily basis!