Hiring Engineering Manager | Shef

Engineering Manager


Date listed

1 month ago

Employment Type

Full time



Keywords: remote sql


At 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 around the country to empower everyone to make meaningful incomes by feeding their neighbor and have raised over $100m 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!


We are looking for an experienced Engineering Manager lead our growth team which is is responsible for exciting projects on both our shef and consumer platforms. You'll be working with a talented team of 7 software engineers, as well as Product and Design partners. As an Engineering Manager, you will play a crucial role in setting the standards for our team's success as we continue to scale as well as be responsible for mentoring and growing our team, and be key player in executing on our company's mission.

At Shef, we're deeply invested in progress, empowerment and learning. We are excited to bring in a new engineering manager who shares those values and will help to develop the growth team. If you're passionate about changing way people interact with the food food system and providing access to healthy, affordable, and authentic food - then this role is perfect for you!


  • Lead a team of talented engineers who like to ship code and tackle hard engineering problems
  • Mentor and guide the professional and technical development of your team members
  • Help your team members grow in their careers and assign projects tailored to their skill levels, personalities, work styles, and professional goals
  • Instill a spirit of continuous improvement in the team's code, architecture, and processes
  • Own the OKRs and business metrics for your team working closely with Product and Design
  • Provide focus and direction by driving execution on some of our highest priority projects
  • Work with engineers and product managers to maintain a prioritized backlog and create short-term and long-term goals
  • Co-own your team's deliverables and strategy, identifying high impact opportunities that delight our customers and shefs
  • Work closely with the Shef recruiting team to hire high impact candidates from diverse backgrounds


  • Strong technical background and expertise in optimally prioritizing projects and identifying quick, efficient strategies to test hypotheses
  • Steadfast commitment to putting customers first
  • 5+ years as an engineer with 1+ years of experience managing engineering teams
  • Track record of developing engineers and helping to grow their careers
  • Expert debugging skills and the ability to drive a culture of experimentation, testing, and iteration
  • Willingness to be hands on and support your team whenever necessary whether coding, debugging, or testing new product features
  • Desire to build teams and products from 0-1 with an eye for long term scalability
  • Proven track record working in collaborative environments with Product, Design, Marketing and other Engineering Managers
  • Commitment to creatively driving projects to completion
  • The ability to motivate your team and instill a strong sense of ownership to team members
  • Strong strategic thinking and problem solving
  • Love to SHIP IT!


  • Experience building marketplace products
  • Strong SQL skills and a proven track record of identifying opportunities to build a data driven culture
  • Worked in a consumer marketplace leading a growth focused team
  • Experience with data pipelines / martech (Amplitude / customer.io)

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.

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