Senior Software Engineer

realtor.com - Santa Clara, CA (30+ days ago)3.6


We have an exciting and unique opportunity for a skilled and energetic Senior Software Engineer to join the realtor.com team in our Santa Clara, CA office. You'll have the chance to work in a startup culture with the support of a large company. You will "wear many hats" planning system design, building products, and directly interacting with customers. The team has a wealth of great real estate experience. You'll be building out product capabilities that digitize the entire real estate transaction process and help bring real-time data to agents, consumers, and vendors.

In this role, your responsibilities will touch on all stages of the software engineering lifecycle: understanding customer requirements, designing the application, writing/testing/deploying code, and monitoring the system for issues. There will also be opportunity to exercise your highly developed collaboration abilities interacting with other technology teams on broader cross-organization initiatives. The ideal candidate is a generalist who enjoys challenge and variety; and is familiar with a "Lean Startup" approach to building a business.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Design data products that deliver engaging insights and recommendations.
  • Work with our data scientists on challenging problems that involve AI / Data Science in domains such as natural language processing, image content analysis and predictive modeling.
  • Work with a team of talented team of data engineers and backend developers on processing 3rd party data feeds, clickstreams, logs and a variety of large datasets for creating compelling consumer experiences using them.
  • Collaborate with Product Management and User Experience regarding consumer data product definition, schedule, scope, and project-related decisions.
  • Develop solutions that are high quality, scalable, reliable, and reusable.
  • Work collaboratively in an Agile/Scrum team to plan sprints, expand stories into tasks, work on removing impediments, and execute at top velocity.
Education, Skills and Experience:
  • Bachelors or Master's degree in Computer Science/Engineering or related field.
  • Hands-on experience in Big Data Components/Frameworks such as Hadoop, Spark, Storm, HBase, HDFS, Pig, Hive, Scala, Kafka, PyScripts, Unix Shell scripts.
  • Experience with search systems (ElasticSearch, Lucene, Solr).
  • Experience in architecture and implementation of large and highly complex big data projects.
  • Good understanding of relational databases and solid SQL skills
  • Strong backend services / API development experience, preferably using Node.js and REST/JSON.
  • Understanding of the best practices in data quality and quality engineering.
  • Experience working with data scientists and scaling a variety of models (Preferred).
  • Experience with unit test frameworks, and test automation tools is a definite asset (Preferred).
Personal characteristics include:
  • You are passionate about creating world-class web experiences for our customers and will work hard to achieve this.
  • Strong problem solving skills and ability to clearly communicate technical concepts in simple terms.
  • Passion for learning, continuous improvement, sharing and working in a team environment.
  • You take pride in writing clean, quality code, but can balance this with business practicality.
  • You hold a point of view and aren't afraid of challenging assumptions, but are humble enough to recognize when you are mistaken.
  • You are able to learn quickly and effectively apply new knowledge, demonstrating the desire to stay in touch with emerging technologies.
  • Passion about real estate or experience with buying/selling a home is a big plus (but not required). We love real estate and it would be great if you did, too!
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