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Front End Engineering Manager

Unison

About You

Our mission of enabling home ownership means as much to you as it does to us. You seek a challenge that requires creative thinking, and rewards inspired thought and effort in building something great. You enjoy working across teams, projects, and personalities, and pitching in to help others when you see an opportunity. You thrive in a culture that embraces intellectual curiosity, analytical rigor, and deep empathy for the customer, whether that customer is internal or external to the company. Finally, building something new is exciting to you and you know building the right team is a big part of building a successful product. You know if the team succeeds you succeed.

The Position

Unison is looking for a Front End Engineering Manager to manage a small team of engineers in developing our consumer facing websites and applications. To help build and support this team, you will lead by example with your years of experience in web site engineering, mentoring more junior engineers and pitching in to deliver quality online experiences. Written and verbal communication will be important as you work within cross functional teams attending daily standups and other scrum and design meetings. You understand unit testing is the foundation for our automated QA strategy and stability is a key component of a great user experience. Often the website is the first experience a customer has with us and you want that to be the best experience they can possibly have.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Manage a team of front end engineers in developing our consumer facing websites.
  • Help design and architect both systems and software to take advantage of reusability in components and shared libraries.
  • Mentor engineers in the best use of technology and coding practices
  • Participate in daily standups and weekly scrum meetings.
  • Attend design sessions with other engineers, designers, product managers, and other stakeholders.
  • Help build a quality engineering team dedicated to creating the best experiences for our customers
  • Be hands on and pitch in where needed by writing code and participating in code reviews
  • Keep up to date documentation on architecture and software design developed by the front end teams

What you will bring to the team:

  • Expert in HTML 5 and Javascript in both the browser and the server.
  • Experience with React and Node.js.
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum methodology.
  • 15 years working as a software engineer
  • 10 years of experience as a front end software engineer
  • 5 years of experience with React.js
  • 5 years of experience with Node.js
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with AWS is preferred
  • Experience using Atlassian tools including Jira and Confluence
  • Experience with a diagram creation tools like LucidCharts
  • Experience with Github
  • Experience with Angular and/or Ruby On Rails a plus
  • BS in CS / EE / CE / SE or equivalent related work experience

We recognize that people come with experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job. If your experience is close to what you see listed here, please still consider applying. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and excellence. Therefore, we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions. Please let us know if you require accommodations during the interview process.

About us:

Unison is a San Francisco-based company that is pioneering a smarter, better way to own your home. Until now, the only way to finance a home was by taking on debt. Through the Unison Agreement, we help homeowners access their equity flexibly with no monthly payments or interest. We enhance home affordability, reduce debt, and deliver a less risky way for homeowners, investors, and society to think about their most important asset - the home. For additional information, visit www.unison.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

2019 was a record-breaking year for Unison. We expanded our offering to 30 states, surpassed the 5B mark in real estate investments and partnered with over 7K customers through our HomeBuyer and HomeOwner programs. This tremendous growth was recognized by the Deloitte Technology Fast500 awards, where we ranked the 3rd fastest growing company in the Bay Area and the 19th across the United States as well as being included in the 2020 Forbes Fintech50.

This couldn't have been accomplished without the contributions of all our team members. Our CEO, Thomas Sponholtz was the recipient of the 2019 HousingWire Vanguard Award as well as Brad Lookabaugh, VP of Portfolio Management and Brodie Gay, VP of Research who were recognized for their innovative work for Unison and the housing industry.

Unison provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

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