Ribbon: Tech Lead (Consumer)
33 E 19th St, 4
New York, NY 10003


Who are we?

Ribbon is a first of its kind real estate technology company transforming the real estate transaction by delivering certainty, transparency and joy to the home buying process. Consumers and realtors deserve a better experience, and we have designed an open platform that welcomes everyone in the ecosystem to participate.

As members of the Ribbon team, we live out our mission every day through our core values:

  • Be an invited guest to dinner - Everything we do is in the service of the customer.
  • Be a (home) owner - If we see a problem, we address it head on without assuming someone else will do it.
  • Break new ground - We challenge conventional wisdom to create clever solutions and break down the walls.
  • Foster greatness - We grow and inspire the team around us to constantly make Ribbon better.
  • Engage with intellectual humility - We become our best selves through rigorous debate and adjusting opinions based on new information.

How you'll help make homeownership achievable:

  • Transform how homes are bought and sold by making it dramatically more fair and simple through a software-driven experience
  • Build and shape our web application architecture as we scale to help millions of families buy the home they love
  • Work with world-class engineers to build an impactful product
  • Understand customers to figure out what we should be building and how we should build it

What we're looking for:

  • Technical leadership - You not only lead by example by building great software and systems, but inspire and push the team around you to do so by helping to mentor them to make the best technical decisions and write high quality code.
  • Craftsmanship - You care about writing well-structured code and building great software. You understand the trade-offs when we have to move faster, but you prioritize writing clean code with the right abstractions.
  • Full stack - Comfortable moving up and down the stack. It matters less that you know the exact frameworks and tools that we use, but more that you are willing and able to learn.
  • Product thinking - The ability to think about what were building from the customer point of view. To build the best products, the engineering team must empathize and build products with the customer in mind.

You have:

  • Experience building a world-class web or mobile application at scale
  • 5+ years in a full-stack production environment
  • Experience with React and a backend MVC framework
  • Experience scaling a web application not just with number of users but also contributors to the codebase and feature set / surface area
  • Experience breaking out services from a monolith is a big plus
  • Experience building an application with different user types that are closely networked is a plus
  • Built high reliability and robust systems at scale with strong monitoring and alerting
  • Experience leading key technical decisions and stuck around to deal with the consequences
  • Worked in an environment with fast iteration cycles, ideally with continuous integration
  • Ability to rapidly prototype and knowing when to evolve prototypes to a production-ready state

What we offer:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Flexible, unlimited vacation
  • Regular team lunches
  • Discounted fitness benefits
  • 401(k)
  • Commuter benefits
  • FSA + HSA
  • Learning + development stipend
  • Meaningful equity in the company

Interested? Read more about our engineering culture here!

Even if you dont meet all the requirements, we encourage you to apply! If youd be excited to show up for work each day, wed be excited to have you on our team.

Here at Ribbon were not scared of differences. Its how we break new ground. As we scale and we help families from every walk of life, the team we build must be reflective of the diversity that we serve. Together, weve built and will continue to grow, a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone has a seat at the table and the space to be their most authentic self. Ribbon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we support, celebrate, and cherish all the things that make our teammates who they are