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Lead Software Developer

Newport Beach, California 610 Newport Center Drive, 92660
Lead Software Developer (24010638)



Food served fast does not have to be a typical fast-food experience.  Chipotle has always done things differently, both in and out of our restaurants. We are changing the face of fast food, starting conversations, and directly supporting efforts to shift the future of farming and food. We hope you will join us as we continue to learn, evolve, and shape what comes next on our mission to make better food accessible to everyone.



As the Lead Software Developer you will lead an agile team of Developers in full stack development using .NET, Azure and Kubernetes technologies.  You will have the opportunity to work on designing and implementing projects ranging from internal business applications to public facing e-commerce sites.  You will focus on single page application, component-based architecture, containerized workloads built on Docker and K8s, Restful API design and development, and both relational and non-relational data stores. 



  • Work with IT project team to understand and implement defined requirements.
  • Design and implement solutions within Chipotle’s defined infrastructure.
  • Maintain all developed applications with respect to enhancements and bug fixes.
  • Design and develop custom solutions to address various business needs in order to drive efficiency within the organization.
  • Design and create data interfaces to integrate corporate or 3rd party systems.
  • Continually migrate solutions to newer technologies to stay up to date with industry best practices.
  • Manage, mentor, and coach a team of two or more software developers.
  • Perform quarterly and annual reviews of performance.
  • Create development action plans for members of the team.
  • Effectively interact with different business units in order to gather requirements/feedback.



  • Bachelor's Degree (BA/BS) from 4-year college or university preferred.
  • Experience leading a software development team in an agile environment.
  • Experience supporting the professional development of your team members technical skills and supporting them in their career path.



  • Excellent skills in C#, .NET, Azure technologies.
  • Ability to build and deploy applications using Docker, Kubernetes, Helm and other containerization tools.
  • Ability to design and implement RESTful APIs.
  • Experience using Terraform for provisioning and managing code-based infrastructure and environments.
  • Excellent understanding of caching strategies and technologies.
  • Ability to design and implement component-based SPAs with JavaScript and JavaScript framework technologies – i.e. Angular, VueJS, React.
  • Ability to guide and teach junior members of the team including performing code reviews, enforcing department standards, and instructing team members on new technologies.
  • Excellent knowledge of HTML, CSS.
  • Excellent understanding of Relational and Non-Relational data stores – i.e. SQL Server, Oracle, Cosmos DB, Mongo DB.
  • Design and implement complex designs with a high degree of visual and functional integrity.
  • Ability to effectively interact with different business units in order to gather requirements/feedback.
  • Ability to work independently and produce required results without close supervision.



Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) is cultivating a better world by serving responsibly sourced, classically cooked, real food with wholesome ingredients without artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. Chipotle had over 3,400 restaurants as of December 31, 2023, in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Germany and is the only restaurant company of its size that owns and operates all its restaurants in North America and Europe. Chipotle is ranked on the Fortune 500 and is recognized on Fortune’s Most Admired Companies 2024 list and Time Magazine’s Most Influential Companies. With over 115,000 employees passionate about providing a great guest experience, Chipotle is a longtime leader and innovator in the food industry. Chipotle is committed to making its food more accessible to everyone while continuing to be a brand with a demonstrated purpose as it leads the way in digital, technology and sustainable business practices. For more information or to place an order online, visit



A reasonable estimate of the current base salary range for this position is $145,000 - $195,000. You are also eligible for annual cash bonuses and equity awards based upon performance and other factors. Actual compensation offered may vary depending on skill level, experience, and/or education. Chipotle offers a competitive total rewards package, which includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401k, sick leave, vacation time, and much more.  Visit


Chipotle Mexican Grill is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. As a people-first company rooted in values, our purpose extends beyond serving nutritious food using real ingredients. It means hiring world-class individuals and fostering a culture that champions diversity, ensures equity, and celebrates inclusion. All qualified applicants, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.


Qualified applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or certain state or local laws. Please contact if you need an accommodation due to a disability to complete an application, job interview, and/or to otherwise participate in the hiring process. This email does not respond to non-accommodations related requests.

Primary Location: California - Newport Beach - 9998 - 610 Newport Office-(09998)

Work Location:
9998 - 610 Newport Office-(09998)
610 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach 92660

Job Information Technology Job Posting 03/11/2024 Job Number 24010638

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