Senior Front End Software Development Engineer, Search Experience Team

About the team

Have you ever shopped for a new home? The process can be daunting! Whether you’re buying or renting, there is seemingly no end to the number of factors to consider when making such an important decision. The Search Experience Team (or "Search XP" for short) is a highly skilled team of engineers focused on improving the home shopping experience, making finding your next home as delightful and efficient as possible. We own the core search pages on Zillow which attract millions of home shoppers every month. We are working hard building new features and infrastructure to bring our large and growing audience the content they're looking for.We are looking for a developer who is passionate about building front end experiences across mobile and desktop web that are engaging, performant, and polished, and who cares deeply about the quality of the product for our consumers and the business. This role requires somebody who is detail-oriented and can lead ambitious, complex technical and product efforts involving many engineers. If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!

About the role

Responsibilities for this role include:

  • Translating product requirements into code that performs efficiently and allows for reusability and extension.

  • Iterating quickly with a team of talented developers on product features and technical projects.

  • Driving and contributing to sophisticated front end architecture that supports the needs of the team and the broader engineering organization.

  • Collaborating with other engineering leaders throughout the organization to build toward and maintain a consistent technical vision.

  • Providing technical expertise and pragmatic architecture recommendations and decisions to help guide the development process on the team.

  • Supporting the growth and development of individuals and the team through interviewing, onboarding, and mentorship.

This position gives you opportunities to:

  • Join a distributed workforce at one of the most highly-rated workplaces at the center of an exciting and rapidly evolving industry, enjoying the best of both worlds between a large company (stability) and a small startup (growth potential).

  • Play a meaningful role on a mission-critical software team that builds and maintains web experiences seen by millions.

  • Enjoy an outstanding work-life balance.

  • Work with highly accomplished teammates and apply the latest industry tools and best-practices to advance your own technical vision.

  • Be at the forefront of new technology, working at (and helping to define) the industry's state-of-the-art.

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 working development experience in JavaScript with expertise in the latest in front-end technologies

  • Proven experience working with a JavaScript framework like React (Vue.js, AngularJS, etc.)

  • Passion for developing highly visible, consumer-facing features.

  • Self-directed and experienced in collaborating across teams.

  • A bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent experience.

  • Related experience writing high quality backend service code in Java, Node.js, Python, or other object-oriented technology.

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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  • JavaScript
  • Python
  • Node.js
  • Java
  • React