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.

We’re looking for a Principal Engineer to help with designing and building out investment and payment processing features on our Investment Platform. In this role, you’ll play a key part in building out our top product priorities through designing scalable systems, managing the implementation across a team of engineers, meeting high standards for quality, and helping to deploy and observe your software in use. You’ll also work closely with key stakeholders across our product, investor relations, accounting, and legal teams, as well as third-party service providers to ensure we are delivering the best value to our investors.


      • Build, scale, and improve software systems for a rapidly-growing fintech investment platform
      • Take full ownership of the end-to-end software development lifecycle, participating in design and architecture decisions, implementing new systems and features, testing, deploying, and resolving issues that arise in production
      • Maintain and monitor systems deployed on AWS
      • Review pull requests and participate in code reviews to ensure software quality
      • Collaborate with teams outside of engineering to deliver, assess, and iterate on our solution
      • Contribute to infrastructure development, integrations with AWS services

Minimum Qualifications:

      • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience
      • 8 years of experience working in Java
      • 6 years of experience working with the Spring and Hibernate/ORM frameworks
      • 3 years of experience with SQL and RDBMS where transactions and throughput were critical to operations
      • 3 years of experience with Cloud Computing platforms
      • Demonstrated track record of effective communication and coordination with business stakeholders
      • Ability to absorb and understand large and complex new domains and workflows quickly

Preferred Qualifications:

      • Experience making significant contributions to scalable architecture projects or refactors
      • Experience with cloud-native architecture and application development
      • Experience refactoring monolithic applications to microservices, APIs, and/or serverless models
      • Experience taking a software project from inception to launch
      • Experience working within the AWS ecosystem, and have a sound understanding of how to leverage commonly-used services including EC2, ECS, CDK, S3, SQS, and DynamoDB
      • Experience working with OLTP systems with large volumes of data
      • Experience with Development Operations practices, including infrastructure as code, continuous integration, and automated deployment

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