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Senior Software Development Engineer

Company: Zillow
Location: Seattle
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

About the teamThe Zillow Group's Search team helps millions of people search and find the home of their dreams. This team manages several backend search services that provide fast access to all property information, including the core search of sale and rental properties listed on the market. It drives innovation by showing relevant and personalized results to our customers, using updated data in near real-time. It is a lean team that believes in innovation, collaboration, accountability, and transparency.About the roleWe seek a passionate and creative Senior Software Engineer to build and scale our backend core search platform, which powers Zillow searches. This person will work on tackling challenging problems in the information retrieval domain and will continue to innovate in core search areas such as Indexing, ranking, search relevancy, infrastructure, search application development, and Saved Search.
This role has the opportunity to work with large-scale user saved search, property data, and various tasks such as streaming processing pipelines and data services related to the search platform behind our real estate site and mobile applications.This includes the opportunity to: -

  • Create highly visible and modern backend search products, and drive engineering excellence
  • Architect, design, and develop highly scalable backend services to provide a continuously improved search experience
  • Work on meaningful initiatives to help consumers find their homes and have your work experienced by millions of customers.
  • Design data algorithms, web services, and data pipelines
  • Collaborate across teams to build great search products
  • Work on building search & data infrastructure for ranking and relevance related to the property search and saved search. Data pipelines that measure the performance.
    -This role has been categorized as a Remote position. "Remote" employees do not have a permanent corporate office workplace and, instead, work from a physical location of their choice which must be identified to the Company. Employees may live in any of the 50 US States, with limited exceptions. In certain cases, an employee in a remote-designated job may need to live in a specific region or time zone to support customers or clients as part of their role.In Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada and New York City the standard base pay range for this role is $149,400.00 - $238,600.00 Annually. This base pay range is specific to Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada and New York City and may not be applicable to other locations.In addition to a competitive base salary this position is also eligible for equity awards based on factors such as experience, performance and location. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location.Who you are
    • 5+ years of software development experience with high proficiency in Python, Java, Scala, or other backend equivalent languages.
    • Passionate about building and maintaining high-quality software that solves meaningful real-world data-driven problems at scale
    • Experience with architecting & building API, microservice & highly available services.
    • Experience with architecting and building infrastructure in cloud platforms like AWS, Azure, or GCP
    • Familiar with data processing systems like Spark / MapReduce, Kafka, Streaming, etc.
    • Familiar with Git, Gitlab, Maven, Jenkins, or other CI/CD pipelines used to automate build and deployment
    • Passionate about learning emerging search technologies & systems.
    • Strong skills in troubleshooting applications in LinuxAdditional Skills:
      • Nice to have Experience with a few big data technologies or equivalent search experience with open-source technologies like Spark, Lucene, Solr, or Elasticsearch.Get to know usZillow is reimagining real estate to make it easier to unlock life's next chapter. -As the most-visited real estate website in the United States, Zillow - and its affiliates help movers find and win their home through digital solutions, first class partners, and easier buying, selling, financing and renting experiences. Millions of people visit Zillow Group sites every month to start their home search, and now they can rely on Zillow to help make it easier to move. The work we do is helping people move from dreaming to transacting - and no matter what job you're in, you will play a critical role in making this vision a reality.
        Our efforts to streamline the real estate transaction are supported by a deep-rooted culture of innovation, our passion to redefine the employee experience, a fundamental commitment to Equity and Belonging, and . We're also setting the standard for work experiences of the future, where our employees are supported in doing their best work and living a flexible, well-balanced life. But don't just take our word for it. Read recent reviews on and recent recognition from multiple organizations, including: the 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2022 list, Glassdoor Employees' Choice Award, honoring the in 2022, Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index 2022, Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equity Index and Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality 2022, and TIME list. Zillow Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at who receive job offers from Zillow Group will be asked to sign a Proprietary Rights Agreement which includes confidentiality, intellectual property assignment, customer and employee non-solicitation, and non-competition provisions. If you are contacted for a role at Zillow Group and wish to review a copy of the Proprietary Rights Agreement prior to receiving an offer, you may request a copy from your Recruiter.

Keywords: Zillow, Seattle , Senior Software Development Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Seattle, Washington

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