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Senior Software Engineer (Data Infrastructure)

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

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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 80,000 customers (with an annual run rate of $5 billion), and raised $1.3 billion in funding. With Covid-19, the world is changing, and real estate is no exception. The coming years present a tremendous opportunity for innovation as we explore new frontiers and scale nationwide.

About the Role: 


The role of the Data Infrastructure Engineering team is to form the foundation for data processing and exploration at Opendoor. One component is producing a world class data set for our pricing and machine learning algorithms. Real estate data is a complex and challenging data domain, and to put things into perspective, a single piece of inaccurate data can cause hundreds of thousands of dollars of swings in home value. Another component is building platforms and tools to allow our analysts and data scientists to iterate on state of the art machine learning and pricing algorithms, which are critical to serving our customers and ensuring Opendoor is a sustainable business. As Opendoor continues to transact on billions of dollars of homes, the Data Infra team continues to lie at the core of Opendoor’s product and business strategy. 

Your responsibilities will include:


  • Processing large amounts of real estate and transactional data in batch and real time to generate a highly accurate world class real estate data set.
  • Understanding how to quantify uncertainty with our data.
  • Deriving fields from unstructured data (e.g. extracting data from home photos and satellite images with Computer vision algorithms, extracting data from MLS remarks with natural language processing).
  • Performing analysis to ensure our datasets are robust and reliable for machine learning and business use cases.
  • Applying deep understanding of data processing technologies to reason about engineering / design tradeoffs.
  • Working with data processing technologies such as Spark, Airflow, Pytorch, Jupyter, and Pandas

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 
  • A deep understanding of data processing technologies such as SQL, Spark, Hadoop, and Kafka
  • Experience with Airflow, Luigi, or other ETL scheduling technologies
  • The ability to propose and test hypothesis to problems, and drive toward the best solution whilst starting with incomplete information
  • Experience with building resilient and reliable systems or data pipelines
  • A focus on rapid delivery without sacrificing technical excellence
  • Care for modular, performant and testable code

Bonus points:


  • Love delighting customers with honest, transparent products and experiences
  • Experience working with AWS, microservice architecture, Python/Go/Scala, Kubernetes
  • Experience working with GIS Data

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.

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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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