Shef, Inc.

11 - 25 Employees
< 10 Engineers
$5M - $10M Funding
Pre-Series A

Shef is a marketplace connecting talented home-cooks with consumers, unlocking a $800B industry. We provide the community with access to healthy, homemade meals at a fraction of the price charged by restaurant delivery, while creating economic opportunities for women and PoC. We're a YC company with a sizable backing ($9m) from top VCs seeing huge growth and substantial $Xm+ revenue.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexandrawilson1/2020/08/20/home-cooking-on-demand-this-food-delivery-company-just-raised-88-million/#26d8820b63d4


Why join us?

  • We've 3x'd in the last 6 months and we're seeing multi-million dollar revenue in multiple markets.

  • We have top investors: YCombinator, Craft, M13, and execs from Lyft, Instacart, AngeList, etc. They look at us as the next AirBnB or Uber. We are the leading company unlocking this $800B industry.

  • Our team consists of ex AirBnb, Roblox, Lyft, Facebook, Apple, Dropbox, and our founders have had multiple successful exists as well as been the Senior Legal Technical Advisor to Obama.

  • We are unlocking huge economic opportunities for women and PoC. Many of our chefs earn over $1,000 a day.


Engineering at Shef, Inc.

Engineering team and processes

We try to keep process pretty light. We have a daily quick standup and a weekly brainstorming, sprint planning, and retrospective. We value a culture of trust and responsibility - you can ship code at any hour of any day, and you are responsible for ensuring the stability of our systems after doing so. We rotate on-call and any engineer has the ability to sound the alarm and ask for all hands on deck. We trust that each engineer is doing their best and use post-mortems as a way of identifying how to prevent an issue in the future, not to cast blame.

Technical Challenges

We're at the stage of a startup where many large systems are missing. We need someone who can help us implement pub/sub event pipelines, ETL systems, build our mobile apps from scratch (ideally with React Native), establish patterns for microservices, etc.

Projects you might work on
  • You would build our first React Native apps for iOS and Android. You'd establish the framework, patterns, and processes around developing shared code between web and native, and best practices for other developers. You'd outline guidelines and automate as much as possible to accelerate development.

  • You'd build out products to help shefs (chefs) expand their businesses. We look at ourselves as micro-entrepreneurship platform in addition to a marketplace for consumers to find delicious food. How can shefs promote themselves? How can they build and understand their recurring customer base? How can they increase their margins?

  • You'd optimize our search and ranking algorithms that determine which shefs we show to a user to increase conversions and retention.

Tech stack
React
React Native
TypeScript
Node.js
PostgreSQL
AWS
S3
JavaScript
CSS
HTML
Express.js

Working at Shef, Inc.

We are scrappy, light hearted, humble, and FUN. We work hard, but we also enjoy a culture of sharing and lack of territorialism. Our best ideas come from all parts of the company because of strong communication and willingness to listen. We believe being vulnerable is being strong, and we pride ourselves in fostering an environment where all backgrounds and experiences are welcome.

Diversity and Inclusion
Perks & benefits
  • Generous Vacation

    Shef has an unlimited vacation policy.

  • Free Food

    We provide $200 in food credit a month to order from our shefs.

  • Beautiful Office
  • Pet Friendly
  • Company Retreats
  • Maternal/Paternal Leave
  • Flexible Hours
  • Work from Home

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