Backend Software Development Engineer- Customer Identity

About the team

The Customer Identity team assures that Zillow has an accurate understanding of user identities across brands and experiences so that our customers enjoy a relevant, personalized experience regardless of the specific application, site, or account they are using to interact with Zillow. This is the central identity definition for our customer - correctness and reliability are key to providing our customers with a rich, relevant experience - all the time, everytime. We focus on scalability, performance, quality, reliability, and innovation. The services we build in this space must scale, perform at low latency, be testable, maintainable, and highly reliable as well as flexible and ready for continuous evolution.

About the role

  • You will be building a highly performant, scalable, low latency service in Java to tie customer identities across brands and experiences at Zillow.

  • You will use technologies including Redis, GraphQL, DynamoDB, and spring boot. This service connects to every home view across Zillowgroup brands. This is an opportunity to work at scale on a project which crosses all of the Group’s brands as well as all of the company's lines of business.

  • You will focus primarily on hands-on coding (with robust unit testing) and system design. In addition you'll work to build out integration testing, monitoring, and alerting for the services

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.

Who you are

  • You have a quality understanding of software development fundamentals - time and space complexity, data structures, object oriented and functional development approaches

  • You have expertise in Java, Spring, and contemporary server side architecture and distributed systems

  • You have experience building and integrating with REST APIs and service architecture

  • You have experience of profiling and correcting memory usage issues, and optimizing code for performance

  • You are responsive and timely in communication. Need to have a good sense of downstream customers to be able to communicate changes that might affect them.

  • You have a real passion for writing clean and well-tested code

  • You love to creatively tackle ambitious problems

  • Hands-on experience with a cloud provider such as AWS, GCE or Azure

  • A degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline; or equivalent work experience

In additional to a competitive base salary this position is also eligible for equity awards based on factors such as experience, performance and location.

Get to know us

Zillow Group, the largest portfolio of real estate brands on mobile and the web, is building a safe, on-demand real estate experience. Whether selling, buying, renting or financing, customers can turn to Zillow's businesses to find and get into their next home with speed, certainty and ease.

We are on a mission to help people unlock their next chapter and are building transformational tools and services that create an on-demand real estate transaction experience. Millions of people visit Zillow Group sites every month to start their home search, and now they can rely on Zillow to help them finish it — and no matter what job you're in, you will play a critical role in making this vision a reality.

At Zillow Group, we're powered by our inclusive work culture, where everyone has the support and resources to do the best work of their careers. Our efforts to streamline the real estate transaction is supported by our passion to empower people and enrich lives around everything home, a deep-rooted culture of innovation, a fundamental commitment to Equity and Belonging, and world-class benefits. But, don't just take our word for it. Read our reviews on Glassdoor and recent recognition from multiple organizations, including: Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equity Index, Fortune Best Workplaces for Technology, Fortune Best Workplaces for Millennials, Fortune Best Workplaces for Parents, Fatherly's Best Workplaces for New Dads, JUST Capital 100 Company, and the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index constituent.

Zillow Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. Therefore, we provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. If there are preparations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.

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Seattle, United States
  • Java
  • GraphQL
  • Redis
  • REST
  • Spring
  • AWS