Software Engineer, University New Graduate

Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing homeowners with everything they need to improve their homes. Houzz provides home professionals with a website to showcase their work, coordinate with clients, and connect with prospective users. The Houzz community connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts, and home improvement professionals around the world. Houzz is available on the web and as a top-rated mobile app.

We are looking for a select number of world-class "new grad" software engineers to join our family and be part of our entrepreneurial software development team. You will take high-level ideas and transform them to live products, used by millions of homeowners and professionals from around the world.

You may work on any part of our web application, its libraries, widgets and custom features using LAMP components including MySQL, Lucene/Solr, Redis, and jQuery. You should have a strong understanding of web application development and OOP and also (for some roles) Javascript, HTML and CSS. 

Houzz engineering positions are located at the Houzz company headquarters in Palo Alto, CA.


  • Build scalable systems that process, store and serve terabytes of data
  • Optimize systems from hardware to software level
  • Gather requirements and build new solutions to solve the pain points of developers and analysts
  • Create the infrastructure for a high-performance content management platforms, its libraries, widgets and customer features

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. in Computer Science or equivalent program with a 2016 degree or expected graduation in 2017
  • Software development experience in one or more Object-Oriented languages such as Java, Python, PHP or C++
  • Strong foundation in CS and software development fundamentals
  • Familiarity of web application architecture
  • A desire to build an engaging consumer experience
  • Amazing ability to get stuff done

Desired Skills and Qualifications

  • Hands-on experience and strong understanding of LAMP, Linux, MySQL, and jQuery
  • Prior internship experience in software development
  • User-level familiarity with the Houzz web application

See Inside the Office of Houzz

Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community powered by social tools, Houzz is the easiest way for people to get the design inspiration, project advice, product information, and professional reviews they need to turn ideas into reality.

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