Marketplace for homemade food

Senior Software Engineer - DevOps

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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

In this role, you will build platform infrastructure and tooling to take Shef to web scale. You will lead the efforts to improve our CI/CD pipelines, own our telemetry and alerting, as well as help build a platform for product features that scales. 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.

  • Build a world class CI/CD pipeline using the latest technologies. Let's get to sub-minute deploys!

  • Develop monitoring and alerting systems utilizing modern best practices

  • Design self-healing infrastructure

  • Debug intricate production issues

  • Develop tools for usage by development and QA teams

  • Establish triage and incident response processes

  • Improve service reliability through testing, root cause analysis, and postmortems

  • Solve availability, reliability, and latency issues across the stack

  • Participate in 24x7 On-Call rotation

  • Reporting directly to CTO 


Basic Qualifications

-3+ years of DevOps/SRE experience

  • Experience with logging and monitoring tools (SumoLogic, SignalFX, DataDog, Splunk) and designing alerting systems

  • Solid experience with administration of various AWS services (EC2, S3, RDS, Route 53, IAM, and more)

  • Prior experience with CI/CD and associated toolsets (Circle, Jenkins, Codefresh, etc)

  • Strong grasp of deployment automation and configuration management on AWS (Terraform preferred)

  • Solid understanding of systems and application design

  • Skilled at clearly articulating design ideas while being receptive to constructive criticism

  • Never ending desire to learn and improve


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with GraphQL, Typescript, and Node

  • Good knowledge of relational databases, such as PostgreSQL or MySQL

  • Contribution to Open Source


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

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

  • 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