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At GROUNDFLOOR, we value personal and professional integrity above all else, while celebrating and cultivating individual talent. We do this by by surrounding ourselves with strong individuals who value collaboration. Are you a big thinker and doer with an interest in our audacious mission to take private lending public? Join us.

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Headquartered at Tech Square in the Midtown area of Atlanta, GROUNDFLOOR has created new investment opportunities for non-accredited investors and streamlines access to financing for independent builders. You may not completely know what all of that means, but we promise we're not just tooting our own horn when we say that what we've built is one-of-a-kind.

If you are interested in helping to create something truly innovative, please get in touch. We are always looking for great people.

Please send your resume to careers@groundfloor.us

CURRENT OPENINGS


JOB DESCRIPTION

Startup Strategy & Operations: Assist the Chief Executive Officer in planning for and closing additional rounds of capital sufficient to develop and grow the company. Play a key role within senior management team to formulate strategy and manage operations.

Financial Operations: Develop, manage and evolve appropriate processes and controls for transactions to and from retail investors and borrowers. Properly account for transactions related to the origination and repayment of real estate loans. At scale, the operation will consist of tens of thousands of monthly transfers and hundreds of real estate transactions in 50 to 100 localities nationwide. Solutions must be tax compliant and efficient for highly scalable business operations.

Regulatory Compliance: In collaboration with the Executive Vice President of Legal & Regulatory Affairs, ensure compliance with relevant federal and state securities laws. We are currently qualifying an umbrella offering under Regulation A as one step along a more extensive regulatory roadmap. Our offering circular already exceeds 350 pages, including fully audited financials.

PRODUCT

GROUNDFLOOR takes private lending public. We offer access for non-accredited and accredited investors to participate directly in short-term commercial construction loans backed by residential property, hyper-fractionalized to $10, at yields of 5-26%.

Even for accredited investors, high minimum requirements for capital and expertise conspire with securities regulations to block the vast majority of investors from participating in the lucrative market for private lending in real estate. Leveraging our proprietary underwriting engine and innovative application of existing securities law, we solve the hunt for yield for over 250 million non-accredited investors in the U.S.

We are the only "crowdfunding" platform in real estate that offers 100% of its loans for participation by all.

WHY US?

At GROUNDFLOOR, we believe that the broadest, most inclusive capital markets win -- for its participants and for society at large -- for the same reasons, functioning in the same way that the Internet itself does. While "crowdfunding for real estate" is a hot market, we stand alone as the only platform open to participation by all, including non-accredited investors. We view ourselves as creating a consumer product in finance with the same scale of impact and implications as the online discount brokerage industry had when it arose in the 1980s and 1990s.

Our team has succeeded before together, creating and launching Republic Wireless, a highly successful wireless company, in 2010-12. Our investor group is strong, and very committed. It's not too late to have a big impact on the culture we're building. Join us!



GROUNDFLOOR is looking for a senior back end engineer to join our engineering team. The ideal person for this role enjoys automating business processes, architecting interactions with third party services, writing tests to ensure reliability and robustness of our web applications. The position will primarily be focused on performing backend work, with devops work becoming a focal point as time goes on.

Our needs:

We're looking to add in more robust graphite monitoring, alerting, tighten up security procedures, clean up our automated backup solutions, ensure robustness of these tools and their processes. We're a team of 7 people, so every person has the opportunity make a big impact on the business in multiple ways. We're hosted on heroku with some AWS messaging sprinkled in, though that mix will probably change over time. Our front end application is written in Ruby on Rails and it talks to a back end api written in Ruby/Roda. We have several integrations with other third party systems, that we need to keep up to date and working effectively.

Requirments
  • 4+ years experience performing back end programming tasks
  • Experience tracking down issues, performing root cause analysis, fixing and ensuring issues don't occur again
  • Can provide us with examples of work you've done in the past that illustrates your attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Passionate about building good software that makes an impact on people's lives
  • Have the ability to work on your own
Communication:
  • You communicate clearly and efficiently in verbal and written communication both inside and outside of the team
Technical Skills:
  • Understand that programming languages are tools, not ideologies and are comfortable working in the right one for the task at hand (we use Ruby, Postgres)
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a back end language solving real business problems
  • Experience with git
Bonus Points:
  • You have experience with Ruby and/or Ruby on Rails
  • Familiarity with Postgres, through active record, sequel or sql
  • You have experience with testing and automation
  • You have a technical background and a BS or MS in a computer-related or hard science field
  • Interested in owning a large portion of a codebase
Who we are:
  • Your work matters. Every member of this team plays a vital role in GROUNDFLOORs success
  • Your growth matters. We have weekly 1on1 sessions where we discuss performance and growth towards your career objectives
  • We respect and appreciate people from different backgrounds and cultures
  • We value and select for integrity, intellect, and honesty
  • We have an open culture, providing weekly snapshots on growth and the goals of the company

  • Level: 2-4 year student
  • Internship: Full or part time - paid
  • Timing: May-August - 2018
  • Location: ATDC at Tech Square on Georgia Tech's Campus
Key Responsibilities
  • Work with React, Redux, Less, and other UI technologies to craft great looking and intuitive user experience.
  • Work on a team to design and build advanced software solutions
  • Analyze and improve the efficiency, scalability, and stability of various system resources
  • Take responsibility for quality by writing testable code and contributing knowledge back to the group via code reviews and knowledge sharing.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams
Qualifications
  • Currently pursuing a degree in a technology major (Computer Science, EE, etc)
  • Enjoy helping others around you grow as developers and be successful
  • You think of new ideas and like to share them with others
  • Take pleasure in making things
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Ability to multi‐task and meet deadlines

  • Level: 2-4 year student
  • Internship: Full or part time - paid
  • Timing: May-August - 2018
  • Location: ATDC at Tech Square on Georgia Tech's Campus
Key Responsibilities
  • You will create robust high-volume production ready backends for modern web applications.
  • Design and build advanced software solutions
  • Analyze and improve the efficiency, scalability, and stability of various system resources
  • Take responsibility for quality by writing testable code and contributing knowledge back to the group via code reviews and knowledge sharing.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams
Qualifications
  • Currently pursuing a degree in a technology major (Computer Science, EE, etc)
  • Enjoy helping others around you grow as developers and be successful
  • You think of new ideas and like to share them with others
  • Take pleasure in making things
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Ability to multi‐task and meet deadlines

  • Level: 2-4 year student
  • Internship: Full or part time - paid
  • Timing: May-August - 2018
  • Location: ATDC at Tech Square on Georgia Tech's Campus
Key Responsibilities
  • Work with SQL and NO SQL solutions to implement a data warehouse.
  • Tap into existing event streams to archive and route data in real time.
  • Work on a team to design and build advanced software solutions
  • Analyze and improve the efficiency, scalability, and stability of various system resources
  • Take responsibility for quality by writing testable code and contributing knowledge back to the group via code reviews and knowledge sharing.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams
Qualifications
  • Currently pursuing a degree in a technology major (Computer Science, EE, etc)
  • Enjoy helping others around you grow as developers and be successful
  • You think of new ideas and like to share them with others
  • Take pleasure in making things
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Ability to multi‐task and meet deadlines

Public Relations Manager


About GROUNDFLOOR

Recently listed as Venture Atlanta’s 2018 “Top 10 Atlanta Companies to Watch, ” Groundfloor is one of the most promising growth-stage companies in the Southeast.

GROUNDFLOOR is an Atlanta-based fintech startup opening the market for peer-to-peer lending in real estate. The ideal candidate is motivated by the opportunity to build a distinctive brand, product and service that stands apart in a field of many that aim to reformat banking, finance and investing. As a company, we value and select for intellect, strategic thinking, authenticity and integrity.

Job Description

We are currently seeking a Public Relations Manager to join our growing marketing team. The role will be vital in generating awareness and understanding of Groundfloor among key external audiences, including traditional press, industry trade, real estate investors, and influencers. We are looking for an awesome communicator, a storyteller, and a news junkie who not only wants to participate in that next story, but create their own storyline.

In this role, you will gain a clear understanding of the real estate lending industry, including regulatory environment, and use this knowledge to support all of the primary responsibilities. To thrive in this role, you will need to keep up with industry trends, competitive landscape, and market needs. This position will report to the SVP, Marketing.

What You'll Do
  • Build and lead the public relations function
  • Develop and strengthen relationships with fintech and real estate journalists, media, industry experts, and local market influencers
  • Respond to media inquiries, develop media lists, pitch stories, identify editorial calendar opportunities, etc.
  • Develop external communications materials such as press releases, blog posts, case studies, testimonials, thought leadership articles, and media resources
  • Curate relationships with industry influencers to explore new ways to earn media coverage for campaigns, product launches, partnerships and events
  • Identify and secure the right speaking opportunities, events and awards for Groundfloor in order to raise awareness and establish industry credibility
  • Build and manage company’s social media presence, with understanding of and experience with reputation management best practices on various social media platforms
  • Produce succinct reports highlighting key data for tracking PR activity
What You'll Need
  • BA/BS degree in communications, marketing or equivalent working experience, including heavy content writing responsibility
  • 5-7 years’ experience in PR, media relations, journalism or other communication fields, preferably in either the real estate lending or fintech space
  • Start-up experience and/or PR agency background is a plus
  • Investor relations experience a plus
  • Experience managing crises communications and community affairs
  • Demonstrable track record at strategic communications, strong media relationships with top-tier outlets/reporters, and the ability to develop new and lasting media relationships
  • Creative, positive, and high-energy individual with hands-on mentality and excitement for new technologies and emerging trends
  • Excellent writing skills across a wide range of deliverables; from traditional PR and media statements to blogs and contributed content
  • Exceptional time management, prioritization, and multitasking skills; ability to quickly adapt and react to changing circumstances and demands with high attention to detail
  • A desire to grow in an energetic, quickly changing, high pressure start-up environment

  • Level: 3-4 year student
  • Internship: Full or part time - paid
  • Timing: May-August - 2018
  • Location: ATDC at Tech Square on Georgia Tech's Campus
Key Responsibilities
  • Support first stages of software conversion from Desk to SalesForce Service Cloud
  • Document Investor Services requirements as compared to SalesForce capabilities
  • Examine SalesForce routing benefits as compared to existing routing choices
  • Create initial “roles” hierarchy based business needs
  • Identify necessary data fields in comparison to existing data transfer
  • Identify case type requirements based on current and potential future business
  • Identify case decision points and possible routing choices
  • Create data conversion maps as necessary
  • Recommend necessary reporting based on business needs
  • Other tasks as needed
Qualifications
  • Pursuing a degree in technology
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Proficiency in Excel and Visio
  • Exposure to business software design
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Rising Juniors and above

  • Level: 2-3 year student
  • Internship: Full or part time - unpaid
  • Timing: May-August - 2018
  • Location: ATDC at Tech Square on Georgia Tech's Campus
Key Responsibilities
  • Actively listen to customers and use your critical thinking, technical expertise, creativity, and communication skills to meet their needs
  • Correspond with customers via email in a highly professional manner, explaining complex processes in simple terms, describing issue resolution, expressing empathy and affirming appreciation.
  • Document all customer interactions with appropriate level of detail for future reference.
  • Act as product expert to familiarize prospective investors with our products and services. Assist new investors with necessary steps to establish accounts.
  • Answer inquiries regarding bank transfers and investments.
  • Troubleshoot service roadblocks and issues. Collaborate with internal experts toward resolution.
  • Ensure a high level of service quality and satisfaction in each and every customer encounter, regardless of channel or type of service request.
  • Communicate with all customers in ways to engender trust and confidence in Groundfloor.
  • Other duties as needed.
Qualifications
  • Pursuing a degree in Business or Finance
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Proficiency in Excel
  • Excellent, documented business writing skills
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Rising Sophomores and above

  • Level: 3-4 year student
  • Internship: Full or part time - paid
  • Timing: May-August - 2018
  • Location: ATDC at Tech Square on Georgia Tech's Campus
Key Responsibilities
  • Investor Relations
    • Regular investor research/investor relations and onboarding
  • Product and Marketing
    • Support on marketing campaign execution
    • Data Entry
    • Cohort analysis
    • Campaign and data analysis
    • Assist in developing online borrower lead gen and lead qualification prior to borrower loan application
Qualifications
  • Pursuing a degree in Business or Marketing
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Proficiency in Excel
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Rising Juniors and above

Portfolio Analyst


What You'll Do
  • Interact with lending operation and finance management, including risk management, controller, asset management and regulatory
  • Conduct loan level and porolio level analysis to monitor and report performance
  • Support management, processing and reporting requirements associated with instutional capital provider
  • Assist in forecasng and utilization of current pipeline and loan book
  • Assist in the management of the company's reporting tool
  • Prepare ad-hoc financial analysis and reporting for management as needed
  • Provide analytical and process supporting to lending operations team
  • Development opportunities abound as the successful candidate builds competence in loan processing, underwriting, asset management and portfolio management functions.
  • Find, administer, help develop and optimize the tools and services utilized by the company's operations and asset management organizations as we continue to scale.
What You'll Need
  • Bacholer's degree
  • Strong interpersoanl and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Highly organized and strong time management skills
  • Hustle and persistence
  • Excellent technical and analytical skills; high-level of Excel proficiency required
  • Experience collaborating and planning with tools such as Salesforce, Desk.com, Slack and the like
  • Experience working on a fast paced, highly visible team; your work will have serious impact here
  • Balance attention to detail with swift execution we need to do things quickly, and we need to do them well. Balancing those can be challenging, and this should be a strength
  • Desire to grow and learn new things every day
  • Ability to work in fast paced, changing enviornment with minimal direction
Bottom Line

You have to be ready to hustle! We move fast...done is better than perfect, and continuous iteration is improtant. You mst be ready and exectied to learn on your feet and help build a growing business. This position is based in ATDC / Georgia Tech Square.