Senior Software Engineer - Product/Backend

Remote / Distributed

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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Shef

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WHAT WE DOAt Shef, we are building a homemade food marketplace. We believe in providing the shefs in our community (refugees, immigrants, stay-at-home parents, retirees and out-of-work restaurant chefs) the opportunity to make a meaningful income by doing what they love! We also believe that every person should have access to a wholesome, home-cooked meal at an affordable price. Building a community devoted to economic empowerment and cultural inclusivity -- that's why we started Shef. 
We are committed to reimagining home cooking regulations around the country to help put people back to work following the COVID-19 pandemic and have raised nearly $30M from investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Y Combinator, Craft Ventures, and M13, as well as founders and executives from Instacart, TaskRabbit, StubHub, AngelList, Lyft, Airbnb, and Yelp. We have a ton of exciting work ahead of us and are excited to have you join us!

ROLEAs a backend senior software engineer in this REMOTE position, at Shef you will be responsible for helping to build delightful experiences for consumers and chefs across the country. You will optimize the shopping experience for our consumers, build out micro-entrepreneurship tools for our shefs to run their own businesses, and help us expand across the US. If we succeed, you will have fundamentally changed how people purchase food and the variety of healthy, affordable, and authentic food that they have access to. This role reports directly to the Head of Engineering and can be fully remote.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Think like a Product Manager - Discovering insights, opportunities, and requirements for new features
  • Build new features that delight our consumers and help our Shefs grow their own businesses
  • Own your code
  • Monitor, analyze, and iterate on features
  • You will be a key team member, helping to build out our consumer and shef facing products
  • Use analytics to identify areas of impact and new product ideas
  • Report directly to the Head of Engineering

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3+ years of relevant work experience
  • Experience with Data Modeling / DB Design
  • Experience with SQL for building your own analysis
  • Experience with server-side frameworks (e.g. Express, Flask, Django, etc)

PREFERRED

  • Experience with Javascript and Typescript
  • Experience with GraphQL
  • Very interested in ownership and product
  • Highly motivated
  • Self-starter who is smart, driven, and hardworking
  • Excited about Shef's mission of unlocking the home-cooked food industry
  • Desire to own a part of the product from end to end - looking at data, coming up with ideas, spec'ing and launching new products


At Shef, we are building a platform that celebrates difference and cultural inclusivity by providing equitable opportunities for economic empowerment and by reimagining food making and sharing in our 21st century world. Our employee, shef, and customer communities represent a wide, beautiful cross-section of individuals from diverse cultures, ethnicities, races, and walks of life.
Shef is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to build a team that reflects the communities we serve, and a workplace that nurtures and empowers unique identities and experiences. We are committed to advancing equity in a tech industry that has often fallen short. We strongly encourage applications from BIPOC (Black; Indigenous; People of Color), women, LGBTQ+, and other individuals who are underrepresented in the industry, across color, religion, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity.
For individuals who require an accommodation during the interview process, please advise your company contact.

Note: Please protect yourself from job scams! Do not respond to fake employment offers for Shef from third-parties. Shef will never ask for money or fees at any point during the interview process; if you are being asked to send money as part of your interaction do not send money. Shef does not ask applicants to communicate through Telegram, Skype or WhatsApp. If you are being asked to download a third party app to communicate for a job interview, do not download.Shef posts all legitimate job openings on our jobs page. You may come across job postings on various job boards. Any legitimate role on a third party site will also be posted on our careers page. Please verify a role exists or apply directly at https://jobs.lever.co/shef.If you come across any of the situations above, please report them to recruiting@shef.com.
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