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Staff Software Engineer



Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 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.

As a Staff Software Engineer in the Transaction Journey organization, 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 develop services to support an industry leading consumer experience while also supporting the growth of the world’s most scalable brokerage. You will lead a team to build a collaborative transaction management platform that streamlines the process of buying/selling homes through enabling agents to manage transaction processes from initial contact to close, including accessing state and local forms, sending documents for electronic signature, and managing offers for buyers and sellers.

You are an engineer who is passionate about creating well-defined APIs that are easy to use. You feel it is critical that your voice is heard in product and business decisions. You love to learn, and equally love to share your knowledge with others. You are a great communicator and you take care to understand before making yourself understood.

Your design systems are fault tolerant, scalable, highly available, well-tested, eventually consistent, and follow best practices such as the single responsibility principle.

Your code is designed for modularity and re-use. You take pride in delivering solid code that is well-tested, peer-reviewed, and follows best practices. You have strong opinions on code structure, style, and development processes.

At Compass, You Will:

  • Provide strategic direction and ownership to Compass software architecture
  • 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.
  • Lead in the architecting of our 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 a lot of visibility and some challenging projects on the horizon

What We Look For:

  • BS in Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent practical experience
  • A track record as a technical leader with cross-team impact.
  • 10+ years of experience developing comprehensive, well-tested, and high-performance software applications.
  • 10+ years of programming experience in languages such as Java or Go
  • Experience with gRPC, Thrift, and other server-to-server communication protocols.
  • Experience with Kafka and event-driven systems
  • 5+ years using AWS / cloud technologies.
  • High proficiency designing and implementing microservices
  • 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
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills

Compensation: The base pay range for this position is $152,000-$229,000 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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