Senior Backend Software Development Engineer, Engagement Communications Discovery Team

About the team

The Zillow Group Engagement Communications Discovery Team builds the infrastructure to deliver listing notification updates across email and push for the Zillow brand! We are passionate about working with billions of notifications per day to deliver relevant content quickly to users inboxes and devices.

About the role

Engineers on our team are responsible for crafting and delivering critical products and services to deliver home updates and recommendations to users through email and push notifications! Ideal candidates will contain strong backend skills surrounding data pipelining as well as bring strong leadership skills to lead and solve sophisticated problems. Would you love to:

  • Design and implement reliable, performant, and scalable backend services

  • Provide leadership that helps navigate the team through complicated technical challenges

  • Collaborate across different teams to ensure smooth project delivery for large cross-team projects

  • Exercise agile development style to deliver and iterate quickly

  • Advocate for the highest quality of work through unit testing, automation testing, and monitoring

  • Mentor junior engineers on the team and help them grow their career

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

  • 5+ years of software development experience with high proficiency in Java, C++, C#, or another object-oriented language.

  • Knowledgeable with various data-layer technologies such as Transact-SQL/PostgreSQL, Redis/Memcache, or Scylla/Cassandra

  • Bachelors or higher degree in Computer Science or related field; or 8+ years of relevant experience

  • Proven experience in designing, developing, debugging, and delivering back end services

  • Efficient communicator who is open to ideas and suggestions

  • Knowledge surrounding streaming technologies such as Kinesis and Kafka a plus

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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  • Kafka
  • Java
  • C++
  • C#