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Front-End Developer

Fundrise is making it possible for everyday people to invest directly in commercial real estate. In 2012, we funded the first real estate equity offering online on H Street NE in DC, since then, we've expanded nationwide, raising more than $125,000,000 from individual investors all over the US, and are growing rapidly.

We’re seeking a talented, passionate front-end web engineer to help create the premier online real estate investment experience. This position is for someone who wants his or her work to matter. You’ll work closely with our creative director and engineering team to prototype and implement new features of our business platform, iterating and improving it constantly along the way. A passion for solving business problems with beautiful, functional interfaces and the ability to translate them seamlessly into HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript is a must.

Our team comes from a diverse array of backgrounds, including real estate development, finance, computer science and design. Our design work gets lots of love on Dribbble and our in-house front end framework was featured on Hacker News and GitHub’s trending projects. As a member of the team, you’ll contribute to this standard of excellence and community participation, elevating both Fundrise and your personal portfolio.  

This position is full-time, from our office overlooking Dupont Circle in Washington, DC. Competitive salary and benefits, EOE.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the rest of the software team to identify and prioritize new features or improvements to the product.
  • Build out beautiful, functional web application interfaces using HTML5, CSS3 via Sass, and JavaScript (primarily jQuery).
  • Constantly and thoroughly test new and existing areas of the product across devices, operating systems and browsers, documenting and resolving issues.
  • Judiciously maintain and organize DRY, well-documented code and assets.

Requirements

  • 1-2 years of experience as a front-end developer
  • Experience working on a SaaS product or in a startup environment is preferred
  • Derive a great deal of satisfaction from translating a concept into a working software product that creates value for thousands of people
  • Live and breathe the very best of HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Extremely passionate and entrepreneurial spirit
  • An intellectual curiosity in finance and real estate

Core Skill Areas

  • HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript
  • Using Sass, LESS or a similar CSS pre-processor
  • Experience in working with jQuery and Bootstrap jQuery plugins to build interactive web UI, writing original code where necessary
  • Familiarity with web typography
  • Responsive design techniques and practices and an interest for designing for mobile users
  • Knowledge of cross-browser compatibility issues
  • Version control and issue tracking
  • An eye for details at the intersection of design and code

*Applications with relevant samples of code (preferably hosted on a personal site, GitHub, etc.) will be greatly preferred.

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