AlphaFlow is the first and fastest-growing automated real estate investment service.
AlphaFlow was started to solve a problem real estate investors ran into when investing through crowd-financing platforms and private lenders: it’s time-consuming to research, create and manage a diversified portfolio of loans across multiple platforms. Today, AlphaFlow builds and manages personal portfolios of asset-backed real estate loans, diversifying clients’ investments across 75-100 loans and 15+ states, all with a minimum investment amount of $10,000 and only 1% AUM fee.
AlphaFlow applies best practices of professional investment management like diversification, rebalancing, and institutional-quality data analytics and automates them so that investors can receive these benefits without the high fees and high minimums of traditional real estate investing.
AlphaFlow Optimized Portfolios: You make one investment. We build you a diversified real estate portfolio. It's that simple.
Backend Engineer Austin, TX, United States, New York, NY, United States, San Francisco, CA, United States, or Remote
AlphaFlow is amongst the first and fastest growing automated real estate investment services in the US.
Our management team is made of up real estate, finance, and tech leaders including a founder of RealtyShares, one of the first key employees at LendingHome, and a hedge fund architect who structured multi-billion dollar products at BlackRock.
We raised a killer Seed round, and are a Y-Combinator company, backed by Point72 Ventures, Upside Partnership, and more!
We are a small team of engineers running a modified agile process. Weekly sprints are kicked off with a planning meeting where we review progress from last week and discuss time estimates and features we’re going to work on for the current sprint. Engineers work across the stack and collaborate often on technical designs, code reviews, design decisions and prioritization. As we scale the team we’ll bias toward more specialization (backend vs frontend vs data) but there will always be opportunities to work across the stack.
Our stack consists of a microservices written in go/postgress as well as node/mongo. Ancillary, data intensive systems are built in python.
Weekly all hands meetings allow engineers to present their work to the company and demo new features as well as learn about interesting projects in other orgs within the company.
- Building a system to ingest and track performance of $1B+ of real estate loans
- API integrations with online lenders to track loan performance and updates in real time
- Optimization engine to ensure investor money is constantly rebalanced among available pool of investments
As a major player in the real estate loan space for the past several years, we have amassed a massive dataset of loan origination and performance data. To augment our underwriting and loan purchasing capabilities, we are working on building a programmatic underwriting system based on this data as well as other third party data sources. This project would include: - Developing robust data pipeline to ingest, clean, process and store third party real estate data. - Extracting relevant features from past real estate loans and performance data stored internally - Building an ML / classification system to predict loan outcomes - Data visualizations / tools
Our retail investment platforms allow investors to invest as little as $10k and get exposure to 75+ real estate investments. At any given time we ensure that every investor in our system has an optimal risk profile and target return. As new money comes in and new loans are purchased, this real time optimization engine effectively balances investor money across the available investments.
As we move into institutional investments, our assets under management is expected to increase by two orders of magnitude in the next several quarters. This massive increase in scale will require taking a step back to redesign / rearchitect our system to ensure we can handle this next stage of growth. In the past we have moved subservices from node/mongo to go/postgres to improve performance & reliability. As we scale, we will continually reevaluate our design decisions and strategically adjust to accommodate.
Our culture is defined by five core principles:
1) TAKE OWNERSHIP - If we see a problem, we take ownership and fix it without waiting to be asked. We have conviction while being open to other perspectives.
2) HELP, LEARN, & SUPPORT - When we speak, we speak to help others. When we listen, we listen to learn. We support each other and our clients. We help each other to learn, to grow and to be a happier people!
3) DO MORE WITH LESS - We are endlessly resourceful. We are nimble & scrappy. We believe you can do more, faster with smaller groups. We are not above doing any job or task.
4) EMBRACE TRANSPARENCY & INTEGRITY - We honor our commitments to our clients and our colleagues. We are transparent and honest at all times.
5) HAVE FUN! LAUGH EVERY DAY - We’re all in this together! Having and enjoying our time together is just as important as doing good work. We want our people to be able to do both.
The only thing we ask if that people plan their vacation in two week increments.
AlphaFlow provides lunch for our people every work day. We love eating, so there are also plenty of snacks and beverages.
We are located on Market Street in San Francisco, right off the Montgomery Bart station. Our office is open, has plenty of natural light, and an awesome, modern decor. We also recently added plants, and will continue to refine our interior space to maximize comfort and productivity.
We let well-behaved pets come to the office! So far, two co-workers have brought their pooches to work, and one very well trained cat too!
Our headquarters are in San Francisco, and we just expanded our team to New York City! Opportunities to visit either coast will be plenty.
Every year we chose new and exciting places to do team off-sites. Recently, we did a company trip to Lake Tahoe!
The quality of the work being completed is most important. If you need flexibility with where you are able to get this done, we are open to establishing a flexible schedule for you. The parents on our team especially appreciate this benefit!
We care about AlphaFlow families. We will work with you to come up with a leave and return plan that best suits your needs.
We provide full medical, dental, and vision for our employees.
We do happy hours as a team, host movie nights, and also volunteer together. Being cognizant of time constraints for people with family or other personal obligations, we try to plan events and activities during work hours in an effort to be as inclusive as possible.
We allow our folks to work from home as needed.
We offer a $5,000 relocation stipend.
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