Founding Software Engineer

Sunbound is seeking a lead software engineer to join its founding team and aid with ideation and development of its initial product. This is the first engineering role at Sunbound, and will carry a lot of opportunities to work closely with the founders and shape company direction and culture. Ideal candidates will be opinionated about choices of technology and how best to implement different solutions. 


As a lead software engineer, you will…

  • Make foundational architectural and engineering design decisions
  • Be responsible for product architecture and implementation
  • Collaborate with the founding team on product ideation and direction
  • Provide input into how offline processes can best be implemented in product
  • Help shape the engineering team as it grows over time. Be a part of the hiring process and mentor junior engineers.

Skills and Qualifications

  • BA or BS (or Master’s) in Computer Science or related technical discipline
  • 7+ years of experience in software development
  • Experience at fintech and/or proptech companies a major plus
  • Experience building software solutions incorporating disparate aspects of complex business processes
  • Proficiency in full-stack web development
  • Proficiency with React
  • Proficiency with one or more back end frameworks such as Rails, Flask, or Node.js
  • Clear communication verbally and in writing with non-technical stakeholders

To apply, send a resume and introduction to

About Sunbound

Sunbound provides older adults (~55+) with a one-stop shop for relocation. Every year, hundreds of thousands of older adults sell their homes and move. The process has significant logistical and financial challenges which makes it confusing, stressful, cumbersome and very costly. Sunbound was created to solve this problem by building the first platform to handle this process end-to-end and save customers money, effort, and most important of all -  time.

Sunbound was founded in 2021 by three Harvard graduates and backed by leading venture capital firms. Sunbound’s mission is to empower every older adult to move on their own terms. We believe the traditional process is broken and our goal is simple: build the first digital, end-to-end customer experience that makes moving for retirement quick, affordable, and stress-free. Our tight-knit, dedicated team has seen the challenges firsthand with their own families and want to make sure no one else goes through it again. If you connect with our vision of helping families across the country and are energized by the impact you can make at Sunbound, we’d love to hear from you! 

Sunbound has raised millions in venture funding from leading funds such as Bling Capital (investors in Square, Instacart, Udemy, GitLab, Gusto, Webflow) and Liquid2 Ventures (Joe Montana's fund, investors in Rippling, ReTool, Rappi, Anduril), along with leading startup and real estate executives. It has successfully piloted its services and is now looking to begin building its technology solution in earnest.