Remote Lead Software Engineer (Basis)

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Fundrise offers a wonderful in-person environment at our Washington, DC headquarters if that’s what you are looking for as well as a fully-remote option, including company-paid access to WeWork, from any location in the United States.

Our mission at Fundrise is to allow everyone access to a technology driven, diversified portfolio of institutional-quality real estate. Founded in 2012, we’re the largest direct-to-investor real estate investment platform in the United States. We make institutional-quality real estate investments available to individual investors of every size at the touch of a button.

Since our launch, Fundrise has raised over $2.4 billion from investors in all 50 states and has been honored on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies and the Financial Times 2020 and 2021 ranking of the Americas’ fastest growing companies. We’ve also been recognized as Nerdwallet’s Best Real Estate Investment Platform of 2021.

We are seeking a bright, talented lead software engineer to join a new team in our company building software to support our investment management efforts. This is a full stack role on a greenfield project to manage one of the most interesting real estate portfolios in the industry. Our engineering team moves quickly and works closely with other departments to get close to the business problems they are writing software to solve. This is an excellent opportunity for candidates interested in real estate investing and investment management.


    • Build, scale and improve software systems for a rapidly-growing real estate investment platform
    • Enhance, maintain and monitor business-critical systems deployed on AWS
    • Collaborate closely with stakeholders outside of engineering to understand, deliver, and iterate on effective solutions
    • Actively evolve our technical infrastructure and software architecture to support the accomplishment of business goals
    • Demonstrate leadership across the end-to-end software development lifecycle, including design and architecture decisions, implementing new systems and features, testing, deploying, and resolving issues that arise in production

Minimun Qualifications

    • 5 or more years software engineering experience building and maintaining dynamic production-level applications
    • Demonstrated experience mentoring and facilitating the growth of engineers with a desire for management responsibility – this is a hands-on engineering role with people management responsibilities
    • Experience and understanding with SQL and transactional databases
    • Experience working with multidisciplinary teams and stakeholders to build software solutions to complex business problems
    • Experience writing production-quality software with a modern programming language – we use Java and Typescript but welcome candidates with experience in other languages
    • Interest in FinTech, specifically real estate finance and investing

Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience with Spring and Hibernate for transactional, business critical application workflows
    • Experience with Typescript, GraphQL, and a modern SPA framework like Vue.js
    • Understanding of tradeoffs of different ETL approaches for data-intensive workloads
    • Experience with Amazon Web Services (ECS, RDS, DynamoDB, SQS, SNS, Lambda, S3, SES and more)

Benefits at Fundrise

• Great medical, dental, and vision insurance with coverage of 100% of employee premiums and 50% of dependent premiums

 Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses, dependent care, and parking

• 401(k) with 3% contributed by Fundrise, regardless of whether you are actively contributing yourself

 Fully covered life insurance and short-term disability

 Significant equity via our employee stock grant program

• Company-paid access to WeWork

• Gympass benefit including mental health resources

• Udemy license for on-demand continuous learning content

• Quarterly Book Initiative to select two books from a curated list related to a different topic each quarter

 Flexible PTO

 Employee Assistance Program

 Paid parental leave


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