Front-End Engineer @ First

First · Mar 7th 2018

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About First.

First is a venture-funded startup at the intersection of predictive analytics and real estate tech. We identify when and why people will move, and build products to change the game for real estate professionals and consumers.

Our team is focused on shipping great products and driving innovation in a massive industry (2014 realtor commissions were >$69B). We believe in continuous improvement and sharing knowledge - whether through pair programming, speaking at meetups, and eventually open-sourcing parts of our system.


As an early and senior member of a growing team, you’ll have significant ownership, input, and influence over the work that we do, and how we do it. You will work alongside product managers and designers to help guide key design, architecture and technology decisions. You will develop and enhance the web front-end and mobile apps (current React and React Native, respectively) developing a product that meets the needs of our rapidly growing userbase. This includes driving the product roadmap, bringing "design thinking" on product features, coordinating development efforts across the team, and working alongside designers to iterate on product UI/UX. When you’re successful, your work will increase the efficiency and productivity of real estate agents across the country.

What you bring to the table
  • You have at least 5+ years of experience with JavaScript
  • You have a passion for building products that affect real change in people's day-to-day lives
  • You have a generalist mindset, excited to jump into many parts of the stack to ship working software
  • You have clear, effective communication skills, both written and verbal
  • You have experience with agile practices, including TDD/BDD, continuous delivery, object oriented design, etc
  • You are comfortable with asynchronous development: pull requests, chat, email, etc
Extra bonus points for
  • Desire to grow and lead a team of Front-End Engineers
  • 1-2 years of experience with React, or React Native
  • Experience with Ruby on Rails
  • Proficiency in GitHub workflow
  • Design skills, or at least a strong design sense
  • Experience with pair programming (remote or in-person)
  • Experience working on a geographically distributed team
  • Open source contributions and/or side projects
Why we love it here
  • Work with a team that inspires and challenges each other to grow
  • Great health benefits: we’ve got you covered with health and dental - we pay 100% of your premiums and 50% for dependents
  • Competitive salary and stock options
  • 15 days paid time off plus company paid holidays
  • Remote and on-site: work with us in Durham, NC in our American Underground office

First offers equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran or military status and other protected class characteristics.

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