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Mission and Values
At Shelf Engine, our mission is to reduce food waste through automation. We harness the power of AI to provide real-time, intelligent forecasting for food retailers like grocery stores, restaurants, and cafes across the United States. We’re able to drastically reduce the amount of shrink (food waste) which in turn drives profit for retailers, lowers costs for consumers, and reduces the negative ecological and social impacts of waste.Here's a bit about our culture:We’re mission-driven. We’re working hard toward our shared vision of reducing food waste through automation.We show up for ourselves and our customers. We are honest with ourselves about our successes and failures, and when we make mistakes we own them and learn from them.We’re bold in our thinking and our actions. When encountering a new business opportunity, we focus on what we can do today, even if a full solution is much further out.
Team
We are 120 full-time employees, 200 total employees (including our field team, which consists of part-time employees). We are hiring in Seattle (HQ), Denver, and many of our roles are eligible for remote anywhere in the US.
Women in Leadership
Currently, women hold these roles at Shelf Engine: • Chief Operating Officer • Head of Data Science • Director of Talent Acquisition • Director of People Strategy • Director of Customer Launch
Work / Life Balance
While we are still a fast-growing startup with a high focus on meeting pressing customer needs, we've also grown our team over the last year, and there is great emphasis on work/life balance. Our employees are empowered to take the time they need to recharge, and to block time on their calendars as needed to take care of their personal lives as well.
Benefits & Perks
• An inclusive work environment that emphasizes each team member’s personal and professional growth• 100% employer-paid premiums for medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees, and 50% covered for eligible dependents• Optional employee contribution of pre-tax dollars to medical and dependent care FSA accounts• 401k plan - employee contribution• Unlimited Vacation• Coverage for life insurance, short- and long-term disability, and access to a robust Employee Assistance Program• Pre-IPO equity with a four-year vesting schedule• PTO that is unlimited and self-managed for full-time employees• Parental leave
Performance Evaluations
We have a feedback process where we ask the employee to evaluate themselves, both in retrospective terms, and future growth terms. We pair this with feedback from their manager. Our team is now establishing more formal team-objectives and our employees work closely with their managers to set and evaluate clear performance goals. We recently implemented Lattice, which helps to streamline the OKR tracking process, as well as 1:1 calibration and feedback
HR
We have a Director of Talent Acquisition, Director of People Strategy, 1 HRBP, 1 Recruiter , 1 Senior Technical Recruiter and 2 Recruiting Coordinators, allowing us to support high volume hiring across HQ and Field. We are also hiring an additional Experience/Senior Recruiter and a People Operations Specialist!We have a very attentive recruiting process with an emphasis on positive and inclusive candidate experience. Our values are centered around transparency and bias-free assessment of skills.Once a candidate is hired, our HRBP works closely with Recruiting to make sure everyone's questions are answered prior to their first day and during onboarding.
Team Culture & Bonding
We organize a number of virtual and in-office events. We also have a growing number of slack channels dedicated to special interests: ranging from baking, crafting, daily jokes, pets, as well as Shelf Womxn and our growing Project Shelf Cares group, which is focused on employee-driven philanthropy and culture initiatives. We utilize Lattice for public shout-outs.
Interview Process
Our interview process is:1. Meet and greet phone screen with a recruiter.2. Technical or Hiring Manager screen.3. Virtual interview loop - both technical interviews and interviews with non-technical leaders. 3-5 interviews depending on role.We’ll let you know our decision within 1 week.
Please meet some of your potential future colleagues: @shawnlr, @debalexandercpaa, @tanyaslovin, @taylormurray. If you’re curious about what it’s really like working at Shelf Engine, please reply to this post with questions.


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