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Software Engineer

$100K - $140K
San francisco, CA
Job Type
3+ years
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Jonathan Asmis
Jonathan Asmis

About the role

Landed is on a mission to help essential professionals, starting with educators, build financial security near the communities they serve. We co-invest alongside educators when they're ready to buy a home (here’s how it works). Founded in 2015, we are a Series A startup with the backing of Initialized, Y Combinator plus support by great organizations like the DRK Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

Landed has three main engineering challenges: (1) property valuation and underwriting at scale, (2) moving significant sums of money securely with extremely high fidelity, and (3) building an amazingly delightful experience for our customers, agents, and lending partners. We have an app built in ReactJS, MongoDB and Node.j, as well as a Python-driven backend with a Redshift data warehouse. Our engineering team is growing from 4 to 10 by the end of the year, so it's an exciting time to join our growing engineering team!

As Landed's Software Engineering Lead, you will...

  • Design and build user-facing products, owning the entire process from gathering functional requirements from teams, through testing and staging, to deploying
  • Design and build internal tools
  • Guide the team in making technical trade-offs
  • Be one of the primary drivers of Landed’s technology vision
  • Optimize your dev tools and workflows

You'll bring these strengths and skills to the role...

  • Solid knowledge of JavaScript, HTML5, CSS
  • Care for writing clean, well-tested code – you put love into every pixel
  • Ability to build and test reusable UI components with React/Node (or similar frameworks)
  • Strong UX/UI sensibility
  • Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field, or equivalent training, fellowship, or work experience
  • Knowledge of how our systems will work for millions of people even when we only have thousands.

We’d be even more excited if you have...

  • 2-5 years experience as a software engineer with early, high-growth engineering teams.
  • Experience with AWS.
  • Experience hiring software engineers.
  • Excited about housing markets and how cities grow.

This role is designed for great software engineers that are searching for meaning in their work. Helping essential professionals like teachers, cops and nurses build wealth and financial stability in the communities they serve is what motivates us every day to keep improving our products.

This is a full-time, exempt role based in San Francisco, CA, although we encourage candidates with experience working remotely to apply. The salary range for this role is $100,000 - $140,000 with meaningful equity at a high-profile, Series A start-up. We offer a full suite of health & wellness coverage, as well as other programs to support your professional growth, including an annual $10,000 personal/professional development budget.

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive team that reflects our values and our work. We are excited about all qualified applicants, and we want to be sure women, people of color, those who are economically disadvantaged, and gender diverse individuals feel encouraged to apply.

About Landed

Join us on our mission to help essential professionals build financial security near the communities they serve. Landed supports educators on the path to homeownership by providing a personalized team that includes a partner agent and a Landed homebuying expert. We help families navigate all of their options for buying a home, including our own shared equity down payment program. Our team provides free homebuying education and guidance as well as competitive offer reviews for educators. Landed works with K-12, college, and university employees in expensive metro areas like San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Los Angeles, San Diego, Washington DC, New York, Boston and Hawaiʻi.

Helping great educators become homeowners keeps them in the classroom and improves student outcomes. That's why our down payment program is financially supported by organizations like the DRK Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, who share our commitment to helping educators live near the communities they serve. Recent press coverage of our work can be found in The New York Times, Forbes, NPR, and The Wall Street Journal. You can learn more about us at

Our team has four core values that guide our decisions: Act with humility. Find what's fair. Prioritize the human. Own your growth.

Team Size:2
Location:San Francisco
Jonathan Asmis
Jonathan Asmis
Alex Lofton
Alex Lofton