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Senior Rails Infrastructure Engineer


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Founded in 2014, Opendoor’s mission is to empower everyone with the freedom to move. We believe the traditional real estate process is broken and our goal is simple: build a digital, end-to-end customer experience that makes buying and selling a home simple, certain and fast. We have assembled a dedicated team with diverse backgrounds to support the 85,000 customers who have selected us as a trusted partner in handling one of their largest financial transactions. But the work is far from over as we continue to grow in new markets. Transforming the real estate industry takes tenacity and dedication. It takes problem solvers and builders. It takes a tight knit community of teammates doing the best work of their lives, pushing one another to transform a complicated process into a simple one.  

So where do you fit in? Whether you’re passionate about real estate, people, numbers, words, code, or strategy -- we have a place for you. Real estate is broken. Come help us fix it. 

About the Role:

We’re seeking an exceptional Rails Infrastructure Engineer to join us as we improve the developer experience of working in our Ruby on Rails monolith. This role will help improve the reliability of critical systems and empower engineers to build software quickly and confidently. Our monolith touches almost everything we do at Opendoor, and so your work will not only enable engineers to build high-quality and reliable products, but also impact the growth trajectory of the company.

As our Rails Infrastructure Engineer, you will:

  • Help us operate our Ruby on Rails monolith that is used by most of Opendoor's engineering teams.

  • Improve the reliability, maintainability, and development experience of working in our monolith.

  • Lead efforts to establish clearer team ownership in our monolith, including code ownership, error tracking, and better API interfaces.

  • Support teams in transitioning from a tightly coupled codebase to a set of separated components with clearly defined APIs.

  • Diagnose and fix problems stemming from complex interactions of a wide range of components in a modern service platform.

  • Guide the broader team in making intelligent and pragmatic technical trade-offs.

  • Act in key support roles during major incidents. Participate in the post-incident review process. Write and maintain runbooks and documentation.

  • Design and implement processes to maintain and improve organization-wide service reliability.

We're looking for teammates who have:

  • Expertise with Ruby on Rails, especially with large, multi-team codebases.

  • Strong coding ability in one or more languages - we mostly write Ruby, Go, and Python at Opendoor, but experience with others is also valuable.

  • Familiarity with monitoring systems such as Datadog.

  • Love improving the efficiency and productivity of your fellow engineers and think of them as your customers.

  • Are excited about achieving ambitious goals, and comfortable paying down technical debt to achieve the desired end state.

  • Experience building for a microservice environment.

  • A passion for learning new technologies and different ways to solve problems.

More About Us

Want to learn more about us and how we are revolutionizing the home buying and selling process? Learn more about us on our website, check out our profile on The Muse to learn more about our culture from our team members, or read our blog posts to hear about the work we are doing.

We Offer the Following Benefits and Perks:

  • Your choice of coverage for medical, dental, and vision (optional for dependents)

  • Flexible vacation policy

  • Commuter benefit

  • Generous parental leave

  • Paid time off to volunteer

Please note that these benefits and perks are available only to Full Time team members and do not apply to contract roles.

Opendoor values Openness

Our team celebrates our diverse backgrounds. We believe that being open about who we are and what we do allows us to be better. Individuals seeking employment at Opendoor are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or other protected status under all applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances.

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August 16th, 2021

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April 9th, 2021

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Opendoor’s mission is to empower everyone with the freedom to move. Since 2014, Opendoor has provided people across the US with a radically simple way to buy, sell or trade-in a home. Headquartered in ...
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