Senior Software Engineer

Remote (US) /
Engineering /
Full Time
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, Roblox 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 our 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.

As a Senior 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), the frontend (React), and our iOS app (Swift), with dev-ops mixed in (Heroku and AWS)
    • Build projects like: First Round Network - A bit like a private version of Quora where members of our community share and learn from each other; First Round Careers - an online job marketplace that lets hiring managers at our companies easily browse candidates who want to join one of our companies

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

    • You’ve architected, built, and deployed complex web applications
    • 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

To give you a sense of what First Round is all about, check out our values that guide our work:

    • We serve entrepreneurs. We owe them our unvarnished opinion and unwavering support.
    • We honor quality. The little things matter. High standards and attention to the craft are valued here.
    • We favor action and think long-term. We decide and execute with urgency today. We define success with the long-term in mind.
    • We cherish diversity and inclusion. The strongest communities around the world are diverse and inclusive. We work hard to make sure ours is, too.
    • We do things our own way. We choose to be original and find unique, creative solutions to our biggest problems.
    • We have fun. We take our work seriously, but not ourselves.
Maybe you’re an experienced full-stack engineer looking to take end-to-end ownership of new projects. Maybe you’re an experienced frontend engineer excited by building a React codebase the right way. If this sounds like you, then apply today!

We’re doubling down on diversity and inclusion and strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply.