Marketplace for homemade food

React Native - Product Engineer

San Francisco, CA / Remote
Job Type
3+ years
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About the role

About Shef

Shef is a marketplace connecting talented 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. We're a YC company with a sizable backing ($9m) from top VCs seeing huge growth and a substantial multi-million dollar revenue across the US. And we've done this all with a team of 12.

About the role

As a product engineer, and first RN developer, at Shef you will be responsible for creating our first mobile apps as well as building delightful experiences for consumers and chefs across the country. Your background with React Native will make you the core leader in setting design patterns and creating the framework for other engineers for mobile development. 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.

Your responsibilities

  • Building out the initial RN apps for our consumer and supply side.
  • Establishing best practices, design patterns, and frameworks for the apps and presenting that to other engineers.
  • Mentoring other engineers in React Native
  • Identifying ways of reducing engineering effort across platforms (including web) via library consolidation and deployment tooling.
  • Thinking like a Product Manager - Discovering insights, opportunities, and requirements for new features
  • Building new features that delight our consumers and help our Shefs grow their own businesses.


  • 3+ years using React Native
  • 1+ years experience with TypeScript
  • Self-starter who is smart, driven, and hardworking
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Preferred skills: GraphQL, Apollo, Node
  • Excited about Shef's mission of unlocking the home-cooked food industry
  • Bonus for past 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.

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