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.

As a Lead Software Engineer, you will lead a team of 3-6 software engineers and be responsible for building and maintaining our flagship investor-facing web application.  As part of this role, you will lead team efforts, work with critical partners and stakeholders, and provide direct management of back-end and front-end engineers.  You will work with other engineering leads to drive the overall quality and integrity of our engineering practices and play an important role in ensuring a strong and empowering inclusive culture.


    • Build, scale and improve software, deployments and integrations that enable engineering, marketing, and data teams at Fundrise to acquire more investors
    • Manage a team of engineers, keeping them engaged, motivated and growing
    • Work with business stakeholders to identify opportunities, scope and design solutions, and lead the implementation of those solutions
    • Maintain and monitor systems deployed with Amazon Web Services
    • Take full ownership of the performance testing, third party software configuration, production monitoring, and Fundrise-internal tools for acquiring new investors
    • Application security is a constant and ever-present priority for Fundrise and you will help ensure that our data remains secure and private

Minimum Qualifications

    • B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience
    • 6 years software development experience
    • 2 years in Java and front-end web application development (Vue/TypeScript preferred)
    • 2 years of experience leading technical efforts
    • 1 year developing applications or services in a cloud-based environment
    • 1 year of experience directly managing people
    • Comfortable tackling and leading others through problems without obvious answers, and can rapidly absorb new languages and frameworks in order to implement the best software solutions
    • Solid knowledge of data structures and computer science fundamentals

Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience working with AWS (EC2, CDK, CloudFront, S3, SQS, SNS, SES, and Lambda)
    • Experience working with Vue and/or Spring Frameworks
    • Demonstrated interest in security, and know how to implement secure code best practices according to OWASP guidelines
    • Experience working with APIs (Mixpanel and Prismic)

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