Product Development Food Scientist

Fat Snax

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As a Food R&D Scientist with Fat Snax, you will have unique opportunities to increase your technical knowledge by participating in the development of a diverse portfolio of keto friendly foods. Scientists participate in leading and supporting the product development process including new idea generation, prototype development, product optimization and production start-up. Successful candidates thrive in an environment of fast-paced, consumer-driven product development.

Our ideal candidate will already be living a keto lifestyle is well-versed in culinary arts and skilled at preparing pastries, desserts, salty and savory snacks, and other goods that are sugar free, low carb, low glycemic and most of all delicious. Our chef also must have excellent time management skills and be able to multitask in a fast-paced startup environment. This person must be a team player, ready to hop in wherever and whenever they are needed.

What You Can Expect

  • Develop product formulations that leverages expertise in food chemistry and food ingredient functionality

  • Design and execute experiments, and analyze and interpret data to make sound technical recommendations on product and process

  • Provide technical risk assessment/perspectives related to new product development

  • Translate product attributes into formal specifications for manufacture

  • Investigate and apply new technology to provide a competitive advantage

  • Partner externally to source ingredients and leverage vendor expertise in ingredient functionality

  • Lead and support development for quality/product improvement and productivity initiatives

  • Participate as an active member of cross-functional business development teams comprised of individuals from a variety of disciplines, including Marketing, Finance, Purchasing, Engineering and many others

What We’re Looking For


  • Bachelors plus two years industry experience or Masters in Food Science or a related science degree

  • Certificate in culinary arts, pastry-making, baking, or relevant restaurant experience

  • Demonstrated ability to translate business objectives into strategic and tactical project goals and objectives

  • Proven ability to make significant technical scientific advances utilizing internal and/or external resources

  • Demonstrated understanding of how to incorporate business needs into technical decisions

  • Ability and interest to work in a home kitchen, pilot plant and manufacturing scale environments

  • Proven ability to manage multiple assignments/ tasks

  • Strong communication skills (oral and written)

  • Willingness to travel

  • Must be energetic, self-motivated, self-organized and a team player

  • Must be flexible to the needs of the business

  • Must have a car

  • Must have home baking equipment

  • Must be in San Francisco Bay Area

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years professional experience in Product Development

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