We want a unicorn: a strong engineer with the flexibility to jump into almost any project. As our second engineering hire, you'll work directly with the CTO and CEO on a variety of projects. You'll have a tremendous amount of influence and the ability to make a huge impact. There's no red tape. It's a small team, and we move fast.
What we're looking for
The ambition to go the extra mile to deliver an outstanding user experience. We all do UX at Wefunder. We value UI simplification over code complexity.
A history of building cool stuff. We love engineers who talk passionately about the things they've built in the past.
Good intuition for when to seek perfection, versus compromise and ship. Inclination towards "quick hacks" to test desirability of new features, before architecting a large scalable system (and cleaning up the hacks).
A natural tendency to break large projects into smaller chunks, constantly deployed into production.
A desire to play nicely with others. Code cowboys need not apply.
An eye for details and finishing touches. Pixel-perfect implementations.
Rigor in test coverage and other best practices.
Experience architecting software so it's robust and can evolve with future needs.
Ability to deal with the chaos and ambiguity of a startup.
Some example projects
We're a full stack startup. Because of our need to control the user experience and cut costs to the bone, we're very vertically integrated. Some examples of projects you could be working on:
Our version of Balanced. We handle our own ACH and other payment transactions, due to securities regulations.
Our own version of Docusign. Our investors electronically sign investment contracts, and we didn't want the UI to suck.
Our own tax and government filing software. We automate the filing of government forms and taxes for every fundraise event, dramatically decreasing our costs compared to competitors.
Our own version of Mattermark. We'll have thousands of companies fundraising on Wefunder, and we'll need algorithms to identify and curate the best ones.
The core of Wefunder: self-service fundraising. Founders can create a beautiful profile and start fundraising in a day, and manage their investors afterwards.
Proficiency with Git, CoffeeScript, Ruby on Rails, Sass, and Angular.js. Don't know one yet? That's ok. Just pick it up before the second interview.
Understanding of accessibility, SEO, responsive design, and website performance
Experience with payments, security, or "compliance"-type problems
Have built native iPhone or Android apps
Performance optimization experience
Contributions to open source projects
Market-rate salaries and stock options
Unlimited vacation days (mandatory 3 weeks off)
Medical, dental, & vision insurance
All-expense paid Wefunder vacation
Apple equipment. Whatever you want.
Lots of free food and drinks
Reimbursement for classes and conferences
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with why you'd like to work for us. Brownie points: include a survival skill you'd offer the team in a post-apocalyptic world.
Wefunder is like "Kickstarter for investing". We've helped fund 170 startups and small businesses, including flying cars, space rockets, breweries, hollywood studios, and potential Ebola cures. Every company we've funded is full of amazing stories.
We're a Public Benefit Corporation with a mission to revitalize capitalism and keep the American dream alive. GDP growth is slowing. Wealth inequality is increasing. Entrepreneurship is dying across America; falling from 10.6% to 3.6% among those under 30 since 1989. We're reversing these trends by funding more deserving businesses across all of America, not solely tech startups in Silicon Valley.
Want to help? Join us! We're a team of founder types: enjoy autonomy, responsibility, the opportunity to learn, and no red tape. Just make it happen.
Wefunder supports three different federal laws that allow startups to raise money legally. To comply with the law, Wefunder Advisors LLC and Wefunder Portal LLC (both owned by Wefunder Inc) also list startups depending on the regulation used.
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