Mosaic

ny, remote, sf, silicon_valley
101 - 250 Employees
< 10 Engineers
$10M - $25M Funding
Series A

Mosaic is a construction technology company making homebuilding more scalable. We offer general-contracting-as-a-service to manage construction on behalf of homebuilders, enabling them to build more homes more efficiently. To do so, we create software to power our construction team. By standardizing the process (homebuilding) and not the product (homes), we’re delivering places people love and creating better communities.

With our Series A led by Andreessen Horowitz, $24M+ in total funding, and a recent $100M partnership with a best-in-class, innovative homebuilder, we’ve launched our platform to build better communities together and work towards our mission of building places people love and making them widely available.

Active Roles

Why join us?

  • We've got early momentum and traction. We have an active construction team in Phoenix with a growing pipeline of homebuilding projects in Northern Arizona.

  • We’re building places people love and creating a community where everyone feels at home. We strive to create a workplace where our employees feel empowered, challenged, and hungry for growth. You’ll work with our talented and passionate team, drive tangible impact to the business, and grow with Mosaic.

  • We’re a team with years of experience in construction, homebuilding, and technology, bringing the power of software to construction. We value the best ideas, autonomy, personal development, and humility, and pride ourselves on building a diverse and creative workplace where everyone belongs.

  • We're backed by leading investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Building Ventures, Founders Fund, Innovation Endeavors, Thrive Capital, and 8VC.


Engineering at Mosaic

Engineering team and processes

As a team, our philosophy is to be mission-driven with an emphasis on a growth mindset and bringing your whole self to work. As a small but growing team (3 engineers, 2 PMs, and 2 designers), we’re still evolving and establishing an engineering culture that fits our team's and the company's mission.

Our team builds software to help create new neighborhoods by powering our Construction Ops team. Our hypothesis is that if we make designing and building neighborhoods more like writing and executing code, we can build more affordable, less cookie-cutter neighborhoods. To do so, we need a “compiler” for construction, so there isn’t an efficiency cost for new neighborhood designs.

The work to build this “compiler” falls into two primary areas: software for construction logistics, and software for construction performance. Building a single home (let alone a neighborhood) is a complex challenge, so intuitive construction logistics software can make a big difference in making sure trades find it easy to bid on projects, know when a house is ready for them, and get paid quickly when the work is done. Similarly, it is challenging to communicate what to build and how to build it even for a single home, when >20 subcontractors work on each house over many months and there are thousands of parts and materials. Creating a 3D model of each home in advance of construction can help ensure plans are accurate and ensure trades have exactly the materials they need to do their jobs. What distinguishes our approach is building a construction technology platform for multiple homebuilders, connecting our construction technology platform with 3D models, and reinventing construction drawings.

Technical Challenges

Our biggest engineering challenges fall into three areas:

  • Engineering platforms that can accommodate fast growth in the number of customers and homes.

We are currently building 200-300 homes per year, and our goal is to increase this super exponentially over the next several years. This requires a new way of quickly and accurately migrating data and setting up new developments.

  • Engineering platforms with a flexible foundation.

There is a remarkable diversity in home styles and regulatory environments across regions in the U.S. Further, each region has its own trade base, and there is no single way to build a home. Consequently, our platforms need to be engineered in a flexible and robust manner to accommodate this diversity in requirements.

  • Engineering platforms for a large diversity of users and platforms.

While our software is built to power our Construction Operations, we have internal and external users. Our primary users are our internal Construction Operations team (back office, site superintendents), but also include our customers (homebuilders) and their customers (homebuyers), and our supply (trades). These users have a huge variety of expertise, and use devices ranging from high-powered desktops (e.g., the drafting department) to mobile apps or even text messages onsite. The implication is that we need to build many different types of workflows (from simple CRUD to bespoke) for many different devices, which leads to product, design, and engineering challenges.

Together, these challenges are more about breadth than depth. How do we build infrastructure to satisfy our long-term vision, while also matching milestones on our construction schedule? How do we standardize construction processes, while also reinventing them? How do we utilize our resources to build new software, while at the same time building out the team? These are all exciting and challenging questions, and we hope you join our team to tackle these together!

Projects you might work on
  • Translating geometries from a 3D model to an automated saw for cutting and marking lumber

  • Building a UI for scheduling trades across builders and neighborhoods

  • Building a mobile application for site superintendents to QA work

Tech stack
React
JavaScript
Redux
Node.js
PostgreSQL
AWS
Heroku
HTML
CSS
Terraform

Working at Mosaic

Mosaic’s mission is to help people feel at home in the world. To that end, we welcome what makes each team member unique in background or experiences and are committed to ensuring their happiness at Mosaic and growth in their careers. Just as we seek to create communities that help people discover their purpose, so do we seek to create a team culture that can do the same. As a team, we meet once every month or two in for a multi-day retreat in different destinations across the US. We call these Heartbeat meetings and its a time for the entire team to come together, discuss strategies, business, cook meals together, play board games and go on hikes.

Diversity and Inclusion
Connect with our team during your hiring process

As part of our commitment to an inclusive workplace, we are happy to offer prospective engineers the chance to connect with our engineering employees who come from underrepresented backgrounds. It’s a way to get a better sense of our team and what it might be like to work with us.

If you’re interested in connecting with our team, be sure to bring this up during one of our introductory calls!

Perks & benefits
  • Travel
  • Maternal/Paternal Leave
  • Health Insurance
  • Team Activities
  • Work from Home
  • Relocation
  • Generous Vacation
  • Flexible Hours
  • 401(k) Contribution
  • Minority-led company
  • Prioritizes diversity in hiring

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