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Full Stack Software Engineer

at Certain Lending - Visit company website
San Francisco, CA, USA
Job type
USD 125000-175000
1 month ago

Company description

Certain Lending is a modern digital platform for brokering real-estate loans. We focus on a quietly large market: business-purpose loans originated to real-estate entrepreneurs representing ~15% of U.S. residential real estate. These are small businesses that acquire and re-develop properties, buy land and build homes, or purchase and improve commercial real estate. Compared to a legacy process that is stressful, fragmented and unreliable, Certain removes friction and boosts confidence through a common application, automated underwriting, and a Funding Backstop for real-estate entrepreneurs. (Think Common App meets Kayak for real estate loans).

Certain Lending was founded by former Palantir and Freddie Mac leaders. Certain Lending is backed by partners - Goldcrest, XYZ, 8VC, Founders Fund, Village Global and LeFrak - who invest early in great companies and want to transform industries. We know how to build a profitable business. We care deeply about creating a platform and delivering amazing products that expand affordable housing through successful real estate entrepreneurs.

You will help create a company where colleagues and clients are friends; creativity and entrepreneurship are encouraged; and individual accomplishments are celebrated and rewarded but success is shared.

We are located in San Francisco. The extrinsic stuff - salary, benefits, and perks - are attractive for a well-funded startup. We have significant runway, a solid business plan, and amazing backers. We care about the people around us and their families. We want the people who join us to be nice, driven, entrepreneurial colleagues and owners of Certain Lending and our success.

Job description

Our Team:

You will work directly with our CTO and the rest of the business, giving you unparalleled understanding of and visibility within the organization. We are seeking highly-motivated, self-directed, and accountable individuals who are driven to take on real responsibility within a production application.

Our Core Stack:

Vue, Node + Express, MongoDB, backend architecture using both serverless and containerized components. Check out the tools we are using here: https://stackshare.io/certain-lending

Our Office:

Located in San Francisco's boutique downtown Jackson Square neighborhood, our office has all the snacks, high-end coffee, and bean bag chairs that one would expect of a Bay Area startup.

Our Benefits:

• Competitive salary, meaningful equity and 401(k)
• Comprehensive health benefits for you and your family
• Company-paid meals, happy hours and events
• Gym membership reimbursement
• Pre-tax commuter benefits
• Your choice of tech

Your Role:

At Certain, we see ourselves as a software company first and foremost. Our platform integrates with a wide range of lender partners, data providers, and in-house tools that are constantly evolving, and our infrastructure reflects that.

You will work on code spanning our entire stack, from frontend UIs to our cloud infrastructure. You will directly with the CTO and business heads to develop new products, encode key business logic, and deploy APIs to serve our community or real estate investors and financial institutions.

On any given day, you could working on:

• Deploying, maintaining, and monitoring microservice and serverless components on AWS.
• Integrating with 3rd-party real estate data and financial APIs to underwrite and price loans for borrowers.
• Developing end-user interfaces for real estate investors, financial institutions, and brokers.
• Building and maintaining algorithms to match borrowers and lenders at scale.
• Maintaining and monitoring systems to secure user and financial data.

What We Look For:

• Expertise in Javascript (ES6+) and a modern Javascript framework like Vue, Angular, or React.
• Experience with a web application framework like Express, Django, or Flask.
• Experience with distributed storage (AWS S3) and NoSQL database systems (MongoDB)
• 4-year degree in computer science or similar fields
• History of personal coding projects or past experience on production web applications

Bonus Points:

• Past experience working in a microservice or serverless architecture (Serverless.js, AWS Lambda, API Gateway, SNS, SQS, Cloudwatch)
• Prior experience with our current stack: https://stackshare.io/certain-lending
• Interest and prior experience in financial technology
• If you’ve passed the 20-hour SAFE NMLS exam (just kidding)



How to apply

Please apply through our AngelList posting (https://angel.co/certain-lending-1/) or directly at careers@certainlending.com

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