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Senior Software Engineer (Backend)

Are you intrigued by the thought of disrupting a trillion dollar industry through technology?

Opendoor

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501-1,000

Are you intrigued by the thought of disrupting a trillion dollar industry through technology? At Opendoor, we’re on a mission to make it simple to buy and sell homes. The traditional process is broken, with an average home taking over 90 days to sell and costing thousands of dollars. We empower everyone with the freedom to move by making buying and selling a home stress-free and instant. We’ve built an exceptional team, seen strong growth, served over 85,000 customers and recently went public! The coming years present a tremendous opportunity for innovation as we explore new frontiers and scale nationwide.

About the role:


As a Senior Software Engineer, you will design and develop platforms, services and tools to tackle a variety of challenges related to price optimization, inventory management, forecasting, workflow automation, analytics, security and access control. You will collaborate with research, business, design, operations and finance teams to understand requirements, build prototypes, invent new features and deliver highly scalable services and products for external and internal customers. We are looking for engineers with proven ability to deliver results, a passion to learn, and expertise in service oriented architectures, distributed systems, machine learning, algorithms, databases, and analytics.

Your responsibilities will include:


  • Contributing to all phases of software development including ideation, prototyping, design and production
  • Building products, tools and services from scratch, as well as evolving existing systems
  • Applying your technical expertise to guide the team in making intelligent and pragmatic design decisions
  • Influencing the technology and architectural roadmap of the engineering teams
  • Playing an active role in hiring and mentoring other engineers

We're looking for teammates who have:


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field, or equivalent training, fellowship, or work experience
  • 6+ years of track record in building and delivering production quality software systems
  • Excellent coding skills, strong debugging skills and knowledge of computer architectures, operating systems and algorithms
  • Depth and breadth in multiple technologies ranging from backend services to databases to analytical frameworks
  • Excellent communication skills, high attention to detail and proven track record of using metrics to drive decisions
  • A sense of ownership and a passion for delighting customers through innovation and creative solutions to sophisticated 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:


  • Full medical, dental, and vision with optional 70% coverage for dependents
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Commuter Benefit stipend
  • 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.

About this role

November 11th, 2021

February 2nd, 2021

Full Time

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About Opendoor

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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 San Francisco, Opendoor has just under 1,500 employees.

At Opendoor, we’re on a mission to make it simple to buy and sell homes. The traditional process is broken, with an average home taking over 90 days to sell and costing thousands of dollars. We make buying and selling a home stress-free and instant. We’ve built an exceptional team, have raised over $1 billion from top-notch investors and are growing fast, buying and selling tens of thousands of homes per year across the US.

Come home to your dream job

We're on a mission to transform real estate and give people an easy way to buy, sell, and trade-in their homes. Opendoor is building an experience that allows you to move with the click of a button.

Our company core principles are the foundation for everything we build

  • Start and End with the Customer: We invent, build, and execute to improve the lives of our customers. We put in the hard work when no one is looking to delight customers.

  • Act from Ownership: When we see a problem, we roll up our sleeves and fix it. We hold ourselves accountable because it’s our home and it’s our responsibility to take care of it.

  • Build Openness: We are open, honest, and direct about problems and seek the truth. We assume good intentions and treat feedback as a gift.

  • 1% Better Every Day: We value a growth mindset and operate from a place of humility. We are energized by constantly improving.

  • Startup Mentality: We move fast, operate with urgency, and bias towards action without sacrificing quality. We are relentlessly resourceful.

  • One Team, One Dream: Our superpower is a diverse community that combines technology + operational excellence and talent + respect. We work through seams and we care for each other professionally and personally.

  • Results Matter: We focus on outputs and outcomes and hold ourselves accountable to hitting ambitious goals. We have a high quality bar and pay attention to the pixels, words, and results.

  • Celebrate Moments: We work tirelessly for our customers and teammates so we take the time to celebrate moments large and small.

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