Senior Backend Engineer Austin

Senior Backend Engineer

Full Time • Austin
Your Opportunity:
Engage your engineering prowess in an ever growing industry with the only real estate technology and business services platform that works solely with top producers from a variety of brokerage brands. You have the opportunity to grow your career in a quickly growing company with a recent $1 billion valuation. We are focused on developing you -- your career, your passions and your wealth. We offer benefits such as revenue share, health insurance, stock options and purchases, and investing. Work from anywhere. Explore PLACE Inc. and the success path we have created for you.

Who Develops You: Robert Schmitt, Director of Engineering 

What You’re Great At:
You thrive at building and iterating on the structure of a software application. You enjoy writing business logic, server scripts and API’s that solve gnarly business problems. 

What You’ll Do:

  • Collaborate with Product Management to turn user stories into a technical plan that can be executed by multiple people
  • Inform product direction by communicating engineering constraints and objectives to the Product Team
  • Evaluate and articulate end-to-end designs for strengths and weaknesses (e.g., complexity, quality, scalability, latency, security, performance, data integrity, etc)
  • Identify tech debt and make recommendations of reduction
  • Uphold application performance and security best practices within the team
  • Write full suite of automated tests to ensure production stability (unit, integration, e2e) 
  • Write code for medium to large features independently
  • Lead code reviews, providing constructive feedback
  • Mentor junior engineers

Skills You Have:

  • 10+ years’ backend engineering experience
  • Extensive experience with Javascript
  • Extensive experience with Node.js / Express.js (or any Node.js HTTP framework)
  • Strong experience with testing (unit, integration, and e2e)
  • Strong database experience (NoSQL, SQL)
  • Good knowledge of GraphQL
  • Experience with React
  • Extensive experience with Git & Github
  • Experience with ClickUp, Pivotal Tracker or similar project management software 
  • High EQ, able to respond effectively to people’s needs
  • Firebase knowledge is a plus
  • Experience with Kubernetes
  • Willing to mentor and train junior engineers 

Compensation: $150,000.00 - $170,000.00 per year

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