Senior Product Engineer at Wefunder (W13)
We're Robinhood for pre-IPO startups. Everyone can invest $100.
San Francisco
Full-time
3+ years
About Wefunder

We're the Robinhood for pre-IPO startups. We allow everyone to invest $100 in a startup they love.

Over the past five years, we've helped fund over 900 startups with $500m – including flying cars, space rockets, breweries, Hollywood studios, and potential Ebola cures.

We’re now doubling the size of our team to handle the growth. Trying to keep up!

We’re also a public benefit corporation with a mission of saving the American Dream (https://wefunder.com/charter). Our aim is to sprinkle the Silicon Valley fairy dust across the rest of the country, which often don’t have the same opportunities we take for granted.

About the role
Skills: HTML, JavaScript, React

We allow everyday people to invest in the startups they love!

Wefunder is the largest funding platform connecting founders with their community. Over the past few years, we've helped fund over 900 pre-IPO startups with $450M+, from early-stage moonshots to unicorns.

Wefunder's Story 💡  https://wefunder.com/wefunder

Our Public Benefit Corp Mission 🎙 https://wefunder.com/charter


🗻 This position is based in San Francisco / the Bay Area. You don’t have to commute every day and we value flexibility. Still: We love the opportunity to collaborate in person while we are still a small, ambitious team. Do you live outside of the city but would be willing to move? We are happy to help you relocate!


Engineering at Wefunder

Last year, investment volume on Wefunder quadrupled. Our team grew from 6 to 20 engineers across small, cross-functional pods that each have ownership over a part of the founder & investor journey. We’re a full-stack startup; our goal is to stay lean and flexible. There's no red tape. It's a small team, and we move fast.

Our mission is to make fundraising easy and engaging. For example, we have built our own money management tools to handle $70M investments from 85k transactions and worked out compliance with securities regulations. We are building communityround.com to give fans a platform to petition companies they love and are working on our own version of Mattermark to help identify relevant suggestions from thousands of companies.

Your Role

This ad goes out to experienced Product Engineers who want to work on a meaningful product and have a lasting positive impact on founders who deserve to take their shot. To those who want to build on their tech and people leadership skills through developing others in a small team.

  • ✨ Your mission will be to delight founders and investors. Investing on Wefunder is about being part of something you care about, not just monetary return.
  • 🌿 You’ll shape our engineering culture, dig into the code base, and ensure the long term scalability of Wefunder.
  • 🎨 In collaboration with designers and product managers, you'll have a lot of impact on evolving our UX.
  • 👨‍👩‍👧‍👧 You’ll join a small, mission-oriented pod and collaborate on features that make fundraising easier and more engaging.
  • 📚 You keep challenging yourself to learn and grow while also helping others along the way.

Skills & Experience

  • If you feel like you don't meet all of the points below, we encourage you to apply anyways. We don't want a confidence gap and imposter syndrome to get in the way of meeting incredible candidates. 🦄
  • Deep expertise with a modern JavaScript framework like React coupled with solid HTML / CSS skills. If you're familiar with Ruby on Rails, that's great.
  • User-centric with a strong sense for a great UX across the full founder & investor journey.
  • Understanding of accessibility, SEO, responsive design, and website performance.
  • Keen sense for how to increase and maintain code quality through healthy engineering principles, coupled with an ability to get the team on board.
  • Motivation to share your knowledge, mentor peers, and grow the team, whether through code reviews, pair programming, learning sessions, or interviews.
  • Ability to deal with the chaos and ambiguity of a startup. Things change, and surprises happen. There will be uncertainties.
  • Passionate about our mission & working in a diverse, hands-on environment.

Benefits

  • Unlimited vacation days with no less than 3 weeks off.
  • All-expense-paid Wefunder vacation once a year.
  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance.
  • 401(k) with company match.
  • Whatever equipment you want.
  • Lots of free food and drinks. That includes daily lunch and weekly team dinners.
  • Classes & conferences. If you can learn something useful, we'll pay for it.

Why Wefunder?

We’re a team of founder types, and pride ourselves on the lack of red tape at Wefunder. Your potential matters more than your background or experience; we’re the company where you can take your shot. Everyone is here to learn and grow, to work on a meaningful product, and to fix capitalism. We’ve spent years lobbying congress to fix the law, and in turn, created this industry. Now, we are leading it and ready to scale.

Apply

To apply, fill in the form below or email Johannes at johannes[at]wefunder.com with your CV or LinkedIn and why you'd like to work with us.

If you feel like you don't meet all of the requirements for this role, we encourage you to apply anyways. We don't want a confidence gap and imposter syndrome to get in the way of meeting incredible candidates. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Technology

Heroku, Rails, React

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