We're Seeking a Craftsperson - Front end Software Engineer
Location: Capitol Hill Seattle
Do you have vision for incredible user experiences? Are you interested in radically reducing food waste? Do you have the skills to help us build a product that the global food industry will rely on? If that sounds like you, please read-on as we’re looking for someone with tenacity and vigor to join the team. You’ll be employee #4.
The purpose of the position
Use your powers to design and build a user interface that displays lots of data, is used multiple times a day, that’s super intuitive and easy to use. This isn’t easy. We’re early in the market, it’s a new type of product, so we need you to tap your greatest creative strengths.
Who we are
Shelf Engine is out to optimize ordering for food companies to reduce waste and increase sales.
We’re all in. We have a will to thrive. We’re totally obsessed with fulfilling our mission: optimize the food industry. Yes, we have good benefits, unlimited vacation, we’re friendly, down to earth, we go to local breweries, and we generally wear hoodies (except for Stefan, who wears a vest), but don’t apply for these reasons. If you’re just looking for laid-back and no pressure, please apply elsewhere. We want you because you have amazing powers to contribute. We want you to be part of what we’re doing because you’ll go all in.
- Angular 2, TypeScript, RxJS and ngrx/store.
- C# WebAPI running on Azure
- R and SQL for machine learning
You’re good at
- Obsessed with crafting great UI.
- A good conversationalist. We work together all day, so let’s enjoy it.
- Experience with Angular 2, TypeScript, RxJS
How to apply
- Send us one paragraph as to why you would be the best person to join the team (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Attach your resume, please include at least two references to your work if not already included.
- Tell us your favorite coffee roaster or your favorite craft brewery. Fair warning… this criteria is the most highly weighted. Take your time.
- Give us at least two references that can speak to your technical ability.
Meet The Team
Stefan launched in the food industry with a degree in actuarial science and economics. He built his first company, Molly's, at the age of 23. His experience with many facets of the industry comprise of some of the largest retailers in grocery and corporate dining, as well as a variety of the small and well-recognized retailers. Stefan has also negotiated and built relationships with numerous suppliers from a small regional scale to a national scale.
Bede is an engineer with a decade of experience, including 5 years spent managing engineering teams. The last 3 years he has spent building the HoloLens augmented reality product, a breakthrough V1 product. He has built graphics systems, developer APIs, UX frameworks and shipped products at large scale (Windows client OS). He has a strong technical background and is also experienced at building engineering teams, including identifying, recruiting and developing talent.
The Shelf Story
Dinner WITH FRIENDS
The winter of 2014, several friends went on a ski trip to Park City Utah. On the second night, over dinner and beers, Stefan started talking about how the food industry works as an ancient marketplace.
"Invoices from our vendors frequently come printed on dot matrix printers." -Stefan Kalb
A good round of laughs lead to a deep conversation as to why? Why would the food industry be so far behind? The food industry is so large and so impactful, why isn't it leading with the most advanced technology? Moreover, the waste of food and human hours is overwhelming, what can be done?
As Bede and Stefan discussed further into the evening, the idea of Shelf was born. Could we create a platform that enables retailers to buy food and eliminate significant waste? Could we create a platform that eliminates redundant busy work between vendors and retailers? Could we create a more perfect marketplace?
This question has inspired us to create shelf. This question drives us to ally with our friends at restaurants, cafeterias, grocery stores, cafes, and food distributors.
"The Cowards Never Started,
The Weak Died on the Way,
Only the Strong Arrived,
They Were the Pioneers"
- Nebraska Memorial