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Funding20M-50M USD
IndustrySearch, Web 2.0, Consumer, E-commerce
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Senior Software Development Engineer: Commerce

at Redfin in Seattle, WA   —   Apr 07, 2014   |  
Redfin seeks to hire a senior software engineer for its downtown Seattle office, where we are developing the industry's most powerful application for buying and selling homes.

Redfin's commerce team is led by engineers from Amazon and Microsoft working on a system that will process billions of dollars in real estate transactions. Because the self-service technology can drive customer satisfaction at better margins, it is fundamental to how we make real estate better.

The engineer on this project will work across all three layers of our system from the user interface to the application logic and the database. We use AJAX client technologies, Java, Apache, Hibernate and Postgres. How much experience you have or what programming languages you know are less important than:
Raw coding skills: we'll look for a strong academic background in computer science or a related technical field; in the interview, you'll be given plenty of coding challenges so we can determine how you think.
A history of driving ambitious projects to completion, preferably at a startup: we'll look for key contributions to teams working on strategic projects.
Lots of ideas: we'll ask you how you would improve Redfin's offer & listing wizards.
An instinct for building customer-driven applications, and a curious, analytical mind: so you can work with product management to fix problems that discourage would-be customers or hamper agent productivity. At a company our size, the engineers have to live and breathe the business problems faced by our customers and agents.
The intellectual range to be able build an application from the database schema up to the user interface, with knowledge of Java and SQL as well as JavaScript, CSS, MVC, HTML and JSP.
* The chance to build a user experience from the ground up;
* The support and resources to learn always;
* A young, brilliant team with which to collaborate;
* An office in downtown Seattle close to all the action;
* A commitment to your career, so you can grow with the company.
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