Software Product Engineer - Reinventing VC

Company: NFX
Location: San Francisco, California, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 03.MAY.2019


Own product dev from idea to ship, study network effects & the VC ecosystem, transform a largely analog industry that supports entrepreneurs/founders


We are NFX, a seed & series A venture fund based in San Francisco’s SOMA/Financial District (close to Montgomery BART).  We’re founded by four entrepreneurs who’ve started 10 technology companies that exited for over $10 billion. Now we’re building the venture firm we wish existed when we were running startups. A firm that runs like a software  company. 

We’ve invested in 230+ companies with network effects built into their DNA including Lyft, Trulia, Houzz, Poshmark, and Coinbase.

We did this in part by becoming students of and mastering network effects, which account for 70% of the value of creation in tech, and we’ve been engineering them into software from day one. Now we’re using this playbook again. Today as investors, we believe software will transform the venture capital industry and create a network effect VC model.

Venture capital is a “people business”, but we’re certain that software will radically change how innovation is funded and supported in the next 10 years. There is a huge opportunity for you to build software to help founders   gain their competitive edge with fundraising, hiring, and knowledge transfer, and by opening many of our tools to the entire tech community, we’re  making an impact that is global. 

This role is designed for top software engineers  to learn how network effects work, get a front row seat to how high-caliber investors make decisions, and to build things from day one that will make a difference in how all Founders are funded and supported.

As a Product Engineer, you will: 

1. Build. You will own product development from idea to ship. You will work across our technologies, whether it be scaling how we handle exponentially growing data sets of the Signal founder-VC network, researching and implementing latest ML/AI technologies into our VC AI, or developing a MVP of a new product to test. 

2. Learn. You will be a student of network effects (nfx). Very few understand how they actually work, and in this role, you  you’ll have a front row seat into nfx, and will also gain a deep understanding of the relationship dynamics & nuances of the founder/VC ecosystem. You will work alongside founders and VCs, attend pitch and partner meetings, and collaborate with our team of entrepreneurs and operators. 

3. Impact. You will be transforming a largely analog industry into one that is more efficient and effective, powered by software you create. 

Who you are:  

An engineer who has been coding professionally for 4+ years, prefers full-stack development and takes the pragmatic approach to software engineering. This is not a role for engineers who prefer just backend, frontend, or are dogmatic about using specific language, frameworks, and tools. Our stack is GraphQL/Apollo, React, Ruby/Rails, Redux.

You want to be 100% immersed in tackling these challenging human problems with code, and you want to play an active role in determining product direction.This is not a role for engineers who want to code to spec.

You’re looking for a full-time job in San Francisco with competitive comp, full benefits, and a small close-knit team of passionate colleagues changing how founders are funded and supported. This is not a side hustle. 

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