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Senior Software Engineer (Backend)



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 hiring for multiple positions across core domains of our platform spanning search, authorization, and end-to-end transaction management. As a Senior Software Engineer, you will use your experience with microservices based architecture to build products that deliver high business impact for our customers. You will lead design and development of services to support an industry leading consumer experience while also supporting the growth of the world’s most scalable brokerage. There is tremendous opportunity grow your career at Compass and positively impact how our customers interact with the Compass platform each day.

At Compass, You Will:

  • Build, develop, and scale the platform that empowers real estate professionals, buyers, and sellers.
  • Become a domain expert in real estate technology, serving as an empathetic partner to our customers.
  • Inspire, recruit, and mentor fellow engineers.
  • Architect distributed microservices architecture.
  • Operate in a scalable engineering culture that leverages modern principles of decoupled systems and automated CI/CD/testing/monitoring to drive efficiencies
  • Execute on standard agile development methodology
  • Join a great team with high visibility and challenging projects on the horizon to help grow your career

What We Look For:

  • BS in Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent practical experience
  • 5+ years of experience developing comprehensive, well-tested, and high-performance software applications with languages such as Java, Go, or Python
  • Experience with gRPC, Thrift, and other server-to-server communication protocols.
  • Experience with Kafka and event-driven systems
  • 3+ years using AWS / cloud technologies
  • High proficiency designing and implementing microservices that are well tested, fault tolerant, and scalable
  • Understanding and adherence to industry-standard best practices in software development and architecture
  • Experience with Scrum/Agile development methodologies
  • Strong critical thinking skills, great communication skills and passion for delivering an operational excellence

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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