About Us

Vontive is a San Francisco based FinTech startup co-founded in 2017 by Freddie Mac and Palantir Technologies alumni. Our software is transforming the $2 trillion real-estate investment market, bringing the business purpose mortgage, a traditionally offline and manual financial product, into a modern platform for borrowers and partners. We provide liquidity to homebuilders, investors buying and renovating properties, and landlords. Our mortgages close 80% faster than bank loans while offering similarly competitive pricing.

What is a Co-op?

Co-ops are 4-7 month full-time work experiences for university students looking to apply their studies in a real-world setting, learn and be mentored by industry professionals, and validate their career goals and degree path prior to graduation. We're hiring ideally for the June – December timeframe, but are open to working with you if timing doesn't perfectly align.

Your Co-op Experience

The engineering team knows firsthand how to provide a meaningful co-op experience with a full time engineering team – inclusive of 3 former co-ops turned full-time – . We’ve previously successfully hosted 5 co-op cycles and – pandemic-willing – look forward to returning safely to in person mentorship, hackathons, industry conferences and meetups, and more to maximize your time with us.

We are seeking highly motivated, autonomous and accountable individuals who are driven to take on real responsibility within a production application. Once you are up to speed with our system architecture, you will take the lead on a front-end, back-end, or devops project of your own design.

You will receive direct mentorship from one of our lead engineers, who will be there to assist you in designing, debugging, and deploying each project you build in your co-op and help you tailor your experience with us to fit your interests and long-term career goals.

Potential Projects

On a given day you could be implementing both the front and backends of new user workflows including:

  • Product pricing engine to provide users with terms, rates and offers
  • Digitally-assisted underwriting to qualify loan applications and streamline loan closing
  • Automated document generation, packaging, and partner API integrations
  • Integrations with 3rd-party APIs to gather property, credit, and background check information
  • End-user interfaces for real estate investors, financial institutions, and underwriters
  • Capital-market APIs and financial-institution integrations for loan sales and securitizations


Who You Are

  • Available for 4-7 month Co-op/Internship for June - December 2023
  • You've previously worked on a production web application, or your personal coding projects are hosted live and you can explain the reasoning behind your architecture.
  • Actively pursuing a degree in computer science, mathematics, engineering, or similar fields with at least one prior software engineering co-op involving production systems.
  • Experience in JavaScript (ES6+), TypeScript and a web application framework like Express, Django, or Flask.
  • Experience with a frontend JavaScript framework like Vue or React.
  • Experience with distributed storage (AWS S3), serverless computing (AWS Lambda functions, Step Functions) and database systems (MongoDB/Postgres)
  • History of personal coding projects, or past experience on production web applications
  • Have an interest in the finance and real estate industries

Bonus Points If

  • You've had a prior co-op at a relevant company.
  • You've had prior experience with our current stack, particularly, Vue, Express, and Postgres. (You should also check out our current stack:
  • You've contributed to an open source project.
  • You have a burning desire to thrive in SF and will take advantage of the countless industry meetups, conferences, and other events that this co-op will enable.


Compensation & Benefits

  • $27 - $42/hr. indexed to experience
  • Full benefits: Comprehensive health insurance, gym membership reimbursement, pre-tax commuter benefits, 401(k) eligibility
  • Housing: We offer a housing stipend to offset the cost of living near our downtown office. We will work with you to find a reasonable housing option, to include introducing you to short term furnished housing options and providing feedback on neighborhoods and commutes.
  • Transportation: We will cover your flight to/from the Bay Area at the beginning and end of the co-op.
  • Healthy snacks, beverages and meals at the office

Tech & Workstation

  • TL;DR whatever you need to be happy and productive
  • Multiple 4k monitors
  • MacBook Pro with any desired accessories
  • Standing desk (if desired)
  • Ergonomic chairs
  • Modern office space near all possible forms of public transportation (BART, MUNI, bus, bike, electric scooters, etc.)

At Vontive, you will find a team committed to diversity, inclusion, and values of:

  • Take Initiative: We should feel empowered to experiment, build and solve problems proactively
  • Assume Best Intent: We believe that our peers are working to the best of their ability with the resources and information they have at their disposal
  • Feedback: Whether it’s coming from our customers or our colleagues, we listen, empathize, and act quickly. When delivering feedback we do it with compassion and recognize that there are different ways to approach a problem.
  • Strive for Simplicity: When taking on problems, we always ask ourselves if they can be broken down further. By tackling one thing at a time, we’re able to produce a cleaner product, avoid distractions and deliver desired outcomes..
  • Build Two Way Doors: We solve our problems by committing to easily reversible solutions allowing for quick experimentation and iteration if need be.
  • Drive Clarity: We don’t assume everybody has the necessary context or knowledge to act. We strive to proactively push information and encourage others to ask questions.

Vontive is an equal opportunity employer that promotes diversity, inclusion, and belonging. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will ensure that individuals with differing abilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Due to the threat of more infectious and deadly COVID-19 variant strains emerging, and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we require that newly-hired employees for this position be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. We will make reasonable accommodations for valid exemptions based on disability, medical, or religious reasons and/or as otherwise required by applicable law.