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Senior Software Engineer - Pricing

Opendoor

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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:

As a Senior Software Engineer on Pricing, you will design and develop platforms, services, and tools to tackle a variety of challenges related to price optimization, inventory management, forecasting, workflow automation, and more. With a strong background in software development and quantitative thinking, you will collaborate with research, product, and engineering teams to understand requirements, build prototypes, invent new features, and deliver highly scalable services and products that enable delightful customer experiences. We are looking for engineers with proven ability to deliver results, a passion to learn, and expertise in service oriented architectures, distributed systems, algorithms, analytics, databases, and front-end technologies.

As our Sr. Software Engineer on Pricing, you will:

  • Working with product, machine learning engineers, and data scientists to contribute to all phases of software development including ideation, prototyping, design, and production.

  • Building products and services from scratch, as well as evolving existing systems.

  • Developing tools to support the unique challenges of pricing homes at Opendoor, such as custom human data labeling tools or a workflow orchestrator.

  • Applying your technical and quantitative expertise to guide the team in making intelligent, scalable, and pragmatic design decisionsInfluencing the technology and architectural roadmap of the engineering teams.

  • Playing an active role in hiring and mentoring other engineers.

  • Building deep domain expertise in pricing and real estate

We are looking for teammates who have:

  • BS or higher degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical field.

  • Quantitative experience, either via previous job experience or a degree in Mathematics, Statistics, or a related field.

  • 4+ years of experience building production software systems.

  • Excellent programming skills, preferably in Python, and strong computer science fundamentals.

  • Fluency in full stack web development (e.g. React, API design, Rails, Postgres).

  • Prior experience with data processing technology (e.g. Spark, Hadoop) and workflow management tools (e.g. Airflow, dbt).

  • Proven ability to use data and metrics to drive decisions.

  • History of independently leading cross-functional projects and prioritizing work based on business impact.

  • Ability to understand the needs of stakeholders, define business requirements, and architect systems that will scale and extend to accommodate them over time.

  • Expertise breaking down complex problems, documenting solutions, and sequencing work to make iterative improvements.

  • A sense of ownership and a passion for delighting customers through innovation and creative solutions to complex problems.

  • Excellent communication skills and high attention to detail

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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About this role

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October 14th, 2021

Job posted on

May 3rd, 2021

Job type

Full Time

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501-1,000

Founded in

2014

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About the company

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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