Marketplace for homemade food

Senior Technical Recruiter

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About the role


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 regulations around the country to help put people back to work following the COVID-19 pandemic and have raised nearly $30M 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!


Shef is hiring a Senior Technical Recruiter to help us build out our Engineering, Product, and Design teams. You’ll own recruiting for several of the Shef Engineering verticals and be a key player as we look at scaling our teams as we build a new platform connecting home cooks with local customers. At Shef you’ll be a partner and trusted advisor to engineering leadership; help build processes, grow candidate pipelines, and develop hiring forecasts for the organization. This role is more than finding and hiring engineers. It is helping us build a world class talent team, working hand in hand with your partners to help engineering, product, and design grow.  


  • Help to develop recruiting, sourcing, interview, and hiring processes
  • Partner with engineering to meet hiring goals by being data driven and identifying key metrics
  • Develop sourcing strategies and programs to attract and engage talent
  • Provide a world class experience to candidates throughout the hiring process
  • Utilize data to improve recruiting efficiency, drive innovation and influence hiring decisions
  • Report and present recruiting progress to leadership 
  • Work with the sourcing team on creative and intentional sourcing programs to build talent pipelines


  • 5+ years experience in recruiting 
  • 3+ years experience recruiting engineering, product or design roles 
  • 2+ years in a high growth company
  • Experience building sourcing strategies to identify and contact candidates
  • Proven track record of closing junior candidates to Staff level Engineers, Product Managers, or Designers 

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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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