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Senior Software Engineer



Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2024

At Compass, our mission is to help everyone find their place in the world. Founded in 2012, we’re revolutionizing the real estate industry with our end-to-end platform that empowers residential real estate agents to deliver exceptional service to seller and buyer clients.

We are seeking a motivated frontend engineer to join our team. In this role, you will be responsible for designing and developing the platform upon which Compass’s front end ecosystem is built. You will have the opportunity to utilize your knowledge of frontend best practices, and work closely with both technical and non-technical stakeholders to ensure that our websites and applications are performing at their best. If you have a strong understanding of what makes web applications run in a stable and performant manner, and enjoy working on the front-end of web projects, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

What you will do:

  • Work in a startup-like environment building agile products and services
  • Collaborate closely with engineers on your team, engineers on other teams, as well as your product and design counterparts to successfully launch projects which solve real-world customer problems
  • Evaluate and understand the technical trade offs necessary to bring product initiatives to fruition, weighing different approaches and arriving to a recommended solution, detailing its pros and cons
  • Independently define, decompose, and lead delivery of complex projects
  • Perform code reviews, design reviews, and write high quality tests
  • Advocate for efficient, scalable, and extensible approaches that solve technical problems in a manner that stands the test of time
  • Hold yourself and your team to a high standard of code quality and operational rigor, ensuring that code is well-tested, and your systems have appropriate monitoring, alerting, and runbooks implemented
  • Become the subject matter expert for one or more services in your domain
  • Create clear and concise documentation (diagrams, service descriptions, decisions, runbooks)
  • Identify and remove bottlenecks to address inefficiencies in the developer experience
  • Mentor junior engineers on the team, building their technical skills and ensuring that they understand best practices around engineering and operational excellence

What we look for:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience
  • Minimum 5 years of software engineering experience with HTML, CSS, and Javascript.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience with TypeScript and React
  • Experience integrating with RESTful server-side services and third party APIs.
  • Understanding of Computer Science fundamentals and frontend design patterns and best practices
  • Knowledge and experience with software development best practices such as coding standards, code/design reviews, continuous integration/deployments, test driven development.
  • Experience leading the development of a project from planning to release, dispatching work among a small team, mentoring and guiding junior engineers
  • A sheer eye for design and attention to detail, the products you build should not merely be functional but should take in context and anticipate our customer’s needs in a beautiful way
  • Experience with Scrum/Agile development methodologies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience working in fast paced and collaborative environment
  • Nice to have: Prior experience with infrastructure, such as CI/CD pipeline management, CLI tools, or build systems

Compensation: The base pay range for this position is $110,800-$166,100 annually; however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Bonuses and restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of benefits. Base pay is based on market location. Minimum wage for the position will always be met.

Perks that You Need to Know About:

Participation in our incentive programs (which may include where eligible cash, equity, or commissions). Plus paid vacation, holidays, sick time, parental leave, marriage leave, and recharge leave; medical, tele-health, dental and vision benefits; 401(k) plan; flexible spending accounts (FSAs); commuter program; life and disability insurance; Maven (a support system for new parents); Carrot (fertility benefits); UrbanSitter (caregiver referral network); Employee Assistance Program; and pet insurance.

Do your best work, be your authentic self.
At Compass, we believe that everyone deserves to find their place in the world — a place where they feel like they belong, where they can be their authentic selves, where they can thrive. Our collaborative, energetic culture is grounded in our Compass Entrepreneurship Principles and our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, growth and mobility. As an equal opportunity employer, we offer competitive compensation packages, robust benefits and professional growth opportunities aimed at helping to improve our employees' lives and careers.

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