Senior Front-End Web Developer

  • Portland, OR
  • Full-time

Company Description

Founded in 2013 in Portland, Oregon, CrowdStreet is a software and services company that is disrupting the commercial real estate industry by enabling innovative real estate operators and developers (AKA “sponsors”) to efficiently raise funds and manage investor relations online. Efficiencies achieved by using CrowdStreet’s platform allow real estate sponsors to post their offerings on the CrowdStreet Marketplace and gain instant access to a national audience of accredited investors. Enterprise-level sponsors use the same technology platform that powers the CrowdStreet Marketplace to present offerings to their own investors under their own brand by integrating CrowdStreet Sponsor Direct, our SaaS solution, with their existing website. Both solutions democratize access to commercial real estate investment opportunities by connecting accredited investors, family offices and institutions directly with real estate sponsors for fee-free co-investing and a modern digital portfolio management experience.

Since the launch of its initial product offering in early 2014, CrowdStreet has posted over $2 billion of total project value on the CrowdStreet Marketplace, raised over $50 million on behalf of real estate sponsors and has grown its team to 18 experienced professionals. After completing its A-Round of funding in early 2016 by raising over $3.5 million of venture capital, CrowdStreet is actively seeking to double the size of the team to support its rapid growth, expanding customer base and aggressive product roadmap.

Job Description

We're looking for an experienced front-end developer with at least 3 years experience developing front-end functionality for web apps, including experience with React or other Javascript libraries or frameworks. We're seeking a dynamic, self-starting person with a passion for disrupting large offline industries and excited about the fast pace and opportunities in a startup environment. We're iterating rapidly, and need someone who can adapt to changes from customer input and strategic opportunities. We work in Django/Python/React/Postgres environment deployed to AWS using Docker.

In this role, you will use some of the most modern web technologies available to extend and build new front-end solutions used by both investors and real estate sponsors. The functionality you develop will enable investors to evaluate investment opportunities, complete an online investment transaction workflow, build a real estate portfolio, track investment performance and chart returns. You will also add features to a management console used by real estate sponsors to nurture potential investors via email campaigns, track and record investor engagement (think CRM), manage fundraising transactions, calculate investor distributions, electronically pay periodic returns via ACH and wire transfers, and maintain ongoing investor relations.

We offer a generous employee stock option plan, a competitive salary, health insurance, and a lively, dog-friendly work atmosphere where you will not only learn and grow your own abilities, but be part of the transformation and democratization of commercial real estate investing.


General requirements:

  • Exceptional front-end engineering skills are of course expected, but a good personal fit is incredibly important for us. We're looking for someone who can help shape feature requirements, who is collaborative and self-directed, and who gets that honest, respectful discussion results in the best product decisions.

  • Significant (3+ years) experience developing front-end functionality for web apps, a solid understanding of HTML, CSS and Javascript, and experience with MVC frameworks like Django or Rails.

  • Experience with React or similar front-end Javascript library or framework

  • Hard-wired to create and implement responsive UI designs as a fundamental assumption

  • UX optimization experience (web application focused)

  • Skilled in data presentation via charts, tables and dashboard

  • Experience using API endpoints for front-end application development

  • Experience with scrum and Agile methodologies

  • Clear communication style that is assertive yet respectful, highly interactive and business-grounded

  • Computer Science, Engineering or other technical degree desired. Additional years of web development work experience will be considered in lieu of a technical degree.

Bonus points:

  • Experience prototyping new UI components

  • Comfortable with Javascript ES6/ES7 syntax

  • Knowledge of functional programming concepts

  • Experience with Python/Django

  • Experience with Redux

  • Experience with Selenium-based functional tests and behavioral tests

  • DevOps and deployment experience (AWS EC2, RDS, Redis, Docker and Ansible)

  • Experience with Redis/Celery

  • Experience with ElasticSearch

  • Fin-tech experience

If applicable, please mention the following in your application:

  • Contributions to open source packages

  • Relevant certifications (e.g. AWS)

  • Github or Stackoverflow account

Additional Information

  • Reports to a VP of Product and Services

  • Competitive salary, full benefits and stock options

  • Located in Portland, OR (No relocation or remote employment)

  • Local candidates residing in Portland, OR preferred

CrowdStreet is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.  Applicants must be able to pass a background check.