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Lead SW Engineer | Founding Team

We are looking for an extraordinary leader who will architect and lead all the engineering effort of Vegshelf - a disruptive food-tech startup based in Düsseldorf, Germany.

This role is for a Lead Software Engineer which can lead to a potential CTO role. 


As a young startup, Vegshelf is revolutionizing the food system by bringing more variety of plant-based food products in retail stores and restaurants. We are building a digital B2B platform that connects trade buyers with plant-based food manufacturers and CPG products on-demand. Nothing like that has been done before and you can be part of this!


Top Reasons to Join:

Be in rapidly growing industry of

plant-based food

Be part of impact business that contributes to positive change of environment, human health and animal rights

Participate in a highly motivated and ambitious founding team

Develop yourself within the 


Get company shares according to your contribution and salary from the first turnover

Own Vegshelf technology

As a Leading Software Engineer You Will:

  • Together with CEO and Managing Partner, shape company's core  team and participate in roadmapping its strategy 

  • Build a product that includes Web Application and specifics of Platform Business

  • Define, articulate, and execute engineering strategy from launch to scale to investors, customers and rest of the team

  • Build and lead a team of developers

  • Define technical requirements and software architecture based on feasibility, time, cost and impact

  • Constantly evaluate technological advancements and innovative solutions to drive continuous product improvement

  • Take ownership over existing MVP features to grow and scale

  • Upgrade the current technology stack

  • Ensure software compliance with security and privacy regulations

  • Collaborate with potential customers to develop use cases

  • Support during fundraising


Desired Experience & Expertise:

  • Full-stack software development experience of 3+ years

  • Architecting and building products from pre-launch through maturity

  • Founder or startup experience 

  • Entrepreneurial spirit that is flexible, resourceful and experimental

  • Strong work ethic and ability to deliver high-quality results in a fast-paced work environment

  • Team player with great interpersonal skills

  • Ability to grow the team

  • Full-time availability

  • Ready to work from Düsseldorf or other city in NRW, Germany

  • Passion for positive social change

  • Relevant experience in B2B, platform businesses or marketplaces is beneficial

  • Interest in plant-based foods

If you are interested in starting, please send your CV together with cover letter to Baiba, via

Be part of the founding team and join us on the mission to make plant-based foods accessible to end-consumers one transaction at a time!