Software Engineer

Job Description & Responsibilities

The House Fund is looking for a software engineer to join our engineering team in our vision to build a more intelligent venture capital fund. This role will expose you to the inner workings of venture capital. You will play a key role in using software to augment and accelerate the capabilities of the team, helping us more effectively activate our network, deliver value to our portfolio, and make better data-driven decisions.

Working within our small team, your contributions will have an outsized impact for the investment team and the firm's broader operations. You will receive exposure to all aspects of software engineering, from design to development to security considerations to deployment. We work with a lot of data, so a lot of our software tooling and processes involve a dose of data sourcing and manipulation.

We are flexible with regards to the location from which you may want to work, granted you are digitally available for most of the US Pacific working hours.

Over time, you will become a well-rounded software engineer with knowledge of the innermost workings of a Venture Capital fund, and play a key role in The House Fund's growth by deploying software in pursuit of building a more intelligent venture capital firm.

Core responsibilities include
  • Work with Head of Engineering on all aspects of software design and development
  • Writing and maintaining code for our internal dashboard
  • Writing and maintaining code for our software automation and data pipelines
  • Helping design, build, and test new software systems
  • Fluent in the programming languages Python and Javascript
  • Has experience developing software on both the front-end and back-end, having a good grasp of HTML, CSS, JS and knowledge of a web framework
  • Knowledge of relational databases and operating systems
  • Ability to learn new software and technologies quickly
  • Interest in venture capital, startups, and technology
  • Plus: experience working with ReactJS and the Golang programming language
  • Plus: experience or interest in working with unique sets of data
Overview of The House Fund

The House Fund is a pre-seed and early stage venture capital fund, and the first fund focused on UC Berkeley (which produces more alumni-founded venture-backed startups than any University in the world). We invest in the community of nearly 600,000 UC Berkeley affiliates, specifically in companies that have at least one UC Berkeley affiliated founder (alumni, students, faculty). Since its founding in April 2016, The House Fund has invested in 50+ startups, including 10 exits, that have raised $2B+ in follow-on financing.

Our team includes prolific Berkeley alumni investors, entrepreneurs, and faculty. Our 4 Part-Time Partners have founded companies with combined exits of $1B+ and our 6 Faculty Partners are among the world's leading AI experts and entrepreneurs.