We’re Hiring for our Software Engineering Team

Location: San Francisco, New York, Philadelphia or Remote
Status: Full-time
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Why would a talented engineer want to join a VC firm? Just this: If you’re passionate about startups and technology, there’s no better place to learn and make a difference than at First Round.
First Round is reinventing venture capital. We connect entrepreneurs with the knowledge, people and companies they need for maximum impact. Square, Uber, Flatiron Health and Warby Parker are some of the companies we’ve been fortunate to partner with — and we’re just getting started.
To make it all happen, we design and build our own unique products that our core and extended community of founders, CEOs, and their teams use every day.

That’s where you come in. When you join our team, you’ll plug into an epic community of entrepreneurs. You’ll have a front row seat to company creation from day one, with unparalleled access to technology founders. Your software will help this next generation of founders and teams go farther, faster. And there’s this: We’re a small, lean team, so you’ll drive product strategy and implement your vision as you best see fit.
First Round engineers have gone on to join fast growing startups in our community and have founded their own startups.

Screenshot from First Round Network

As a Software Engineer you will:

  • Own product development end-to-end — from brainstorming ideas and gathering requirements to launching new code to production
  • Improve our existing products, which support thousands of entrepreneurs
  • Pitch in on the server (Ruby on Rails) and the front end (React), with some simple dev-ops mixed in (Heroku and AWS)
  • Build projects like these recent ones:
  • First Round Network: A bit like a private version of Quora where over 3,000 members of our community share and learn from each other. Over 500 answers were shared last month alone
  • First Round Hire: an online job marketplace that lets hiring managers at our companies easily browse candidates who want to join one of our companies
  • A mentor-to-mentee matching algorithm for over 300 mentorship pairs as part of our Fast Track program

You could be a great Software Engineer at First Round if:

  • You’ve built and deployed any sort of web application (it could be a school project, a side project, or work project)
  • You have experience writing maintainable, well-tested code while moving fast
  • You love working collaboratively and cross-functionally to bring new ideas to life
  • You’re an aspiring entrepreneur and want an unparalleled place to learn about and connect with startups at the earliest stages

Maybe you’re new to web development and are looking for a chance to master your engineering skills. Maybe you’re an experienced full-stack engineer looking to take end-to-end ownership of new projects. Maybe you’re a front-end engineer looking to take on more product and design responsibility. If this sounds like you then apply today!
 To give you a sense of what First Round is all about, check out our values that guide our work:

  1. We serve entrepreneurs. We owe them our unvarnished opinion and unwavering support.
  2. We honor quality. The little things matter. High standards and attention to the craft are valued here.
  3. We favor action and think long-term. We decide and execute with urgency today. We define success with the long-term in mind.
  4. We cherish diversity and inclusion. The strongest communities around the world are diverse and inclusive. We work hard to make sure ours is, too.
  5. We do things our own way. We choose to be original and find unique, creative solutions to our biggest problems.
  6. We have fun. We take our work seriously, but not ourselves.