Senior Research Engineer – Research

3+ months agoUnited States
About Opendoor

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 more than 100,000 homes bought and sold with us and the customers who have selected Opendoor 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 Team
Opendoor’s entire business is run on data – we use data to power our proprietary pricing models, make critical business decisions, and understand our engineering systems. As a Senior Research Engineer on the R&D team, you will be responsible for ingesting and transforming data from a wide variety of sources (external vendors, public sources, scraping) to empower downstream users to build better models and make better decisions with data. You will also be responsible for data enrichment pipelines to increase the value of our existing data (e.g. large-scale computer vision pipelines to extract structured features from images and satellite data). As Opendoor continues to use data to buy and sell homes, you will ensure that we have data integrity and systematic monitoring in place to ensure we make the right decisions.

Role Responsibilities

  • Developing and maintaining scalable data pipelines and building out new integrations with external data sources.
  • Building data enrichment pipelines (e.g. computer vision) to increase the value of our existing data
  • Implementing systems to quantify and monitor data availability, quality, and stability.
  • Partnering with data scientists and product engineers to design our analytical data models and ensure consistent reporting of company metrics.
  • Performing root cause analysis on data logging and ingestion processes to identify opportunities to improve instrumentation and observability.
  • Ensuring that all data components are designed and implemented in compliance with our information security and data privacy requirements
  • Applying expert understanding of data processing technologies to evaluate design tradeoffs

Skills Needed

  • Strong Python programming skills
  • 5+ years of experience working with data pipelines, warehouses, and analytics
  • Proficiency with schema design and data modeling
  • Fluency with workflow management tools, like Airflow or dbt
  • Experience with modern data warehouses, like Snowflake or BigQuery
  • Familiarity with container platforms, like Docker or Terraform
  • Expertise breaking down complex problems, documenting solutions, and sequencing work to make iterative improvements
  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical field

Bonus points if

  • Experience with computer vision pipelines
  • Experience with modern data warehouses, like Snowflake or BigQuery
  • Familiarity with container platforms, like Docker or Terraform

For CO Residents Only, and in accordance with C.R.S. Sec. 8-5-101 et seq., the estimated base salary range for this role is $145,000 - $232,000 per year. The estimated range is meant to reflect an anticipated salary range for the position in question based upon market data and other factors, all of which are subject to change.  Individual pay is based upon location, skills and expertise, experience, and other relevant factors.  For questions about this, our pay philosophy, and other available benefits, please speak to the recruiter if you decide to apply for the role and are selected for an interview. 


More About Us
To learn how we are reinventing the Real Estate industry check out our website, to hear about our culture directly from team members visit The Muse and to discover what we are building for our customers read our blog posts.

We Offer the Following Benefits and Perks
• Full medical, dental, and vision with optional 85% coverage for dependents
• Flexible vacation policy
• 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. For California residents: for more information about the categories of personal information that we collect for recruiting purposes, please see our personnel Privacy Policy.

Client-provided location(s): United States
Job ID: 90cadd56-4980-4391-bafc-e3c9023ecf77

Perks and Benefits

  • Professional Development
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Promote From Within
  • Vacation and Time Off
    • Leave of Absence
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Paid Holidays
    • Unlimited Vacation
    • Paid Vacation
    • Volunteer Time Off
    • Paid Family Leave
  • Office Life and Perks
    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
    • Company Outings
    • Some Meals Provided
    • Snacks
    • Happy Hours
    • Casual Dress
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
  • Health and Wellness
    • Wellness Program
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Long-Term Disability
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Life Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Health Insurance
    • Pet Insurance
    • HSA
    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Fertility Benefits
    • Family Support Resources
    • FSA
  • Financial and Retirement
    • Relocation Assistance
    • Stock Purchase Program
    • Company Equity
    • 401(K)

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