Technical Lead Engineer [SDE-IV] (Mortgage Engineering)

Redfin is a well-funded technology startup that's revolutionizing the $60 billion real estate industry. We use data, innovative design, and beautiful software to put the consumers first throughout the process of buying and selling homes. Get ready to dive headfirst into our award-winning website and mobile apps and solve challenging business problems in a customer friendly way. Unleash your brilliance and do work that matters. At Redfin, you'll be part of something much bigger than just a job. If you've got fire in your belly to do work that matters, we want to hear from you.

Redfin Mortgage Engineering team is working on a high stakes strategic initiative. We're a start-up within a start-up building technology for an entirely new business for Redfin with the goal of enabling previously unimaginable ease and simplicity in real estate transactions for homebuyers. We are looking for a pragmatic hands-on software architect who can conceptualize and build multiple complex systems for this new business. You'll get to use your judgment and guide the team on when to reuse existing Redfin technologies, and when to introduce new ones. You'll need to balance advocacy for our ambitious long-term technical vision with delivering results and launching an MVP.

Who you really are

  • You are an experienced pragmatic architect with a proven track record of leading architecture and development of complex large-scale software systems.
  • You are a very hands-on coder and can and lead by example to demonstrate what software craftsmanship is all about.
  • You are passionate about inventing and applying AI techniques to automate tasks that are currently performed by humans.
  • You enjoy being a lynchpin and taking an active role in building a high performing team and mentoring junior and senior engineers.
  • When you disagree, you disagree constructively, with respect for everyone else's opinions and ideas.
  • More than anything, you share a passion for our mission to radically change the way people make one of the biggest decisions of their lives.

Technologies we use and teach

Great engineers want to work on emerging technologies. Our products are built with Java, Spring, Hibernate, Postgres, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React, Kafka, Samza, YARN and various other technologies. In production we run on Linux. We do our development on state of the art Macbooks Pro and utilize IntelliJ, Maven, Bazel, Git and Bamboo.

We offer

  • Support and resources to continue learning, a brilliant team with which to collaborate, an office in downtown Seattle close to all the action, and a commitment to your career so you can grow with the company under a management team that has experience building startups into profitable, publicly traded companies.
  • You'll get far more responsibility than at a big company, while at the same time far less stress than you will find in a 2-person garage startup.
  • You'll see the fruits of your labor released to the web every few weeks and you'll share in our joy as we hear back from customers, bloggers, and national media.

Redfin is an equal opportunity employer

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