Marketplace for homemade food

Senior Software Engineer - Frontend Expert (React, TypeScript)

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About the role

Company Description

At Shef, we are building a marketplace for home cooks. We believe in providing the shefs in our community (refugees, immigrants, stay-at-home parents, retirees) 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.

As one of TechCrunch's "favorite YC startups" backed by prominent Silicon Valley VCs and investors -- we have a ton of exciting work ahead of us! 

Forbes covers Shef

Job Responsibilities

As a frontend expert at Shef you will be responsible for establishing best practices and laying the foundation for our frontend frameworks. You will own initiatives like building a design component library, building data visualization frameworks, and optimizing website performance. You will also build delightful experiences for consumers and chefs across the country. You will optimize the shopping experience for our consumers, and build out micro-entrepreneurship tools for our shefs to run their own businesses. 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 CTO.

  • Own the frontend architecture at Shef - help to set the vision and direction for Shef’s website.

  • Design a reusable component library that other engineers can use.

  • Provide mentorship and guidance to junior engineers.

  • Optimize website performance to increase conversion.

  • Build out a reusable CSS framework and apply it across the entire site.

  • Reporting directly to CTO.

Basic Qualifications

  • Frontend Expert: 5+ years of frontend experience in React, HTML, CSS

  • Demonstrated expertise of HTML and CSS.

  • Demonstrated expertise of JavaScript and TypeScript.

  • Experience building out a design component library.

  • Experience mentoring and in a technical leadership role.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with GraphQL.

  • Self-starter who is smart, driven, and hardworking

  • Excited about Shef's mission of unlocking the home-cooked food industry

  • Brings a heavy focus on increasing revenue

  • Experience working on food & restaurant products or online marketplaces


- Salary and equity benefits for this role are highly competitive and commensurate with experience. Shef is an equal opportunity employer.

  • Shef is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

 - For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation during the interview process, please advise your company contact.

Why you should join Shef

At Shef, we’re rebuilding the food system from scratch, redefining who can participate in the food economy, and returning personal connection to the making, eating, and sharing of food.

Shef is an online marketplace for local, food safety certified cooks to connect with customers in their community and earn a meaningful income selling homemade dishes.

75% of shefs are women and 80% are people of color. Together, they represent nearly 100 countries around the world, from Algeria to Korea, to India and Venezuela. Shefs are aunties and abuelas, immigrants and refugees, stay-at-home parents and restaurant dreamers. They’re passionate local cooks in your community who are doing what they love most — sharing their food and culture with you.

Shef is also part of a growing movement to build a more inclusive food system for all. We are proud to support and champion advocacy efforts to expand home cooking laws across the country so that talented cooks everywhere can earn a meaningful income from their own kitchens.

Join us:

Team Size:100
Location:San Francisco
Joey Grassia
Joey Grassia
Alvin Salehi
Alvin Salehi