Stairs Financial

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Founding Full Stack Engineer

$175k - $210k / 0.50% - 1.00%
New York, NY / Remote (United States)
Job Type
3+ years
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Scott Fritz
Scott Fritz

About the role

Stairs is looking for a senior full stack engineer to join the founding team (first hire) and help us ship software to help first-time homebuyers. You have:

  • Broad engineering skills with deep experience in frontend.
  • Experience and willingness to work in all parts of the stack and pick up new skills quickly.
  • An eye for design: comfortable starting from an idea, sketching wireframes, and shipping an MVP with a bit of sparkle.
  • A mind for product: able to empathize with future homebuyers and think clearly about how to serve them.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

🤖 Tech Stack:

  • Frontend: React, Typescript, Tailwind CSS, Netlify.
  • Backend: Java (Dropwizard), Postgres, OpenAPI to generate client code.
  • Infrastructure: AWS managed with Pulumi.

🏙 Where?

We're a remote-first team with a presence in Brooklyn, NY. If you're local, we'd love to work in person some of the time.

Why you should join Stairs Financial

Stairs helps young Americans buy their first home. It's never been harder for first-time home buyers, but there are hundreds of government and non-profit programs to help that few know about.

We're building software to help buyers understand their finances, access free money to bridge the gap towards their down payment, and reach one of the biggest financial milestones of their life. This is a massive opportunity as there are 2.5M first-time buyers each year.

We're a lean, well capitalized team founded by Harvard roommates with experience from Wealthfront and McKinsey. We're supported by YC, leading proptech investors in Zigg Capital, and several high profile fintech founders and operators as angels.

Stairs Financial
Team Size:2
Location:New York
Malcolm-Wiley Floyd
Malcolm-Wiley Floyd
Scott Fritz
Scott Fritz