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Staff Backend Engineer



Software Engineering
Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, September 15, 2023

At®, we have among the most comprehensive and accurate coverage of real estate listings and the most engaged users across all the online real estate portals. Our mission is to make buying, selling, renting, and living in homes easier and more rewarding for everyone.

Building your career? Build it better at®. Join us and help change the world of real estate, one home at a time.

Locations: Austin, TX, US
Are you a Backend Engineer? Are you eager to join and serve as a tech lead on a engineering team? As a part of our Consumer Services team, you will have the chance to make a real impact on‘s consumer experience by delivering top-tier technical solutions. Consumers are our North Star and at the heart of everything we do. We’re committed to providing them with an unparalleled experience. By joining us, you’ll be working with a diverse and talented group of engineers and technology experts, collaborating closely with internal stakeholders across North America. If you want to pursue your professional goals as you help grow an innovative real estate tech company, this work is for you. Join us as our newest Staff Backend Engineer and help change the world of real estate, one home at a time.

What you'll do:

  • Innovate, develop, and maintain our cutting-edge Consumer Services platform, tackling present challenges while preparing for the future.
  • Collaborate closely with a vibrant community of Product Managers, Analysts, Scientists, and Engineers, fostering a dynamic environment.
  • Master the backend-for-frontend problem space, crafting a scalable platform that empowers our frontend teams to thrive.
  • Inspire and lead by example, championing best practices, enhancing quality, and driving speedy delivery.
  • Mentor, guide, and empower colleagues, fostering their growth and enabling them to exceed expectations.
  • Keep your finger on the pulse of emerging technologies, evaluating and recommending their integration into our unrivaled solutions and products.
  • Contribute to a team that thrives on quality, innovation, inclusivity, and cohesive teamwork.
  • Thrive in a product development process rooted in Agile/Scrum, enabling us to adapt and conquer challenges effectively.

How we work:

We balance creativity and innovation on a foundation of in-person collaboration. For most roles, our employees work three or more days in our offices, where they have the opportunity to collaborate in-person, adding richness to our culture and knitting us closer together.

What you’ll bring:

    • Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
    • Experience: 8-10 years of professional experience in software engineering, with a focus on backend development using microservices architecture.
    • Strong Programming Skills: Proficiency in one or more programming languages commonly used in backend development, such as Go, Java, or Node.js (TypeScript).
    • Cloud Technologies: Familiarity with cloud platforms like AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud, and understanding of cloud-native practices and scalability.
    • Distributed Systems: Experience in building scalable, resilient and fault-tolerant distributed systems.
    • Communication and Leadership: Strong communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
    • Architecture Design: Ability to design scalable, performant, and secure microservices architectures that align with business requirements.
    • Testing and DevOps: Knowledge of unit testing, integration testing, and continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) practices.
    • Problem-Solving and Troubleshooting Skills: Ability to analyze complex technical problems, identify root causes, and propose effective solutions while considering trade-offs and impacts on system performance, scalability, and maintainability.
    • Bonus - GraphQL Experience: Proficiency in designing and implementing APIs using GraphQL, including schema design, resolver functions, and handling data fetching and mutations efficiently.

    Do the best work of your life at

    Building your career? Build it better at®. Here, you’ll partner with a diverse team of experts as you use leading-edge tech to empower everyone to meet a crucial goal: finding their way home. And you’ll find your way home too. People are our foundation—the core that drives us passionately forward. At, you’ll bring your full self to work as you innovate with speed, serve our consumers, and champion your teammates. In return we’ll provide you with a warm, welcoming, and inclusive culture; intellectual challenges; and the development opportunities you need to grow.

    Diversity is important to us, therefore, is an Equal Opportunity Employer regardless of age, color, national origin, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, status as a disabled veteran and/or veteran of the Vietnam Era or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, will provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified disabled individuals.