Principal Software Engineer at Zillow
San Francisco, CA, US

We are a team of 10 experienced and diverse frontend and backend engineers who are passionate about building integrated experiences and services to delight our users. We work closely with engineers and architects on other engineering teams and locations within Dotloop and other teams in Zillow Group, as well as product and project managers and designers. You'll have weekly 1:1 meetings with your manager, work in an agile development team and oversee and work closely with your peers to discuss ideas and own projects from start to end. We think the best products and features are those that ship, and aren’t afraid to take risks and fail. We grow by doing so and so will you! Here is a brief selection of the technologies we use:

- Java 11+, Spring / Spring Boot framework (most of our backend code is written in Java)

- Various AWS services

- RDBMS (RDS/MySQL/Redshift) and NoSQL (DynamoDB)

- Github, Gitlab, Jenkins, Selenium/TestNG

- Docker, Kubernetes

- Node, React

About the role

We are looking for a Principal Software Engineer to join the ITX development team in the heart of San Francisco. We continuously challenge ourselves by redefining and pushing the limits of our innovative, scalable and reliable transaction platform to enable real estate professionals and consumers to collaborate and get deals done. We are growing fast and so does our mission and we need your help! If you are up for a challenge, don’t look any further! You are an experienced and highly passionate engineer who loves technology, enjoys creating services and products and thrives in a fast-paced environment? We’d love to talk to you! This role will allow you to

    Overlook and drive development for new business initiatives
    Create and maintain business-critical products, features and services
    Introduce and apply cutting-edge technologies
    Collaborate with other teams in multidisciplinary areas
    See and own projects through their entire lifecycle
    Pitch new ideas & apply your strong engineering expertise
    Help growing our team of motivated engineers eager to learn from you
    Help us shape and optimize our development processes and practices

Who you are

    You have 8+ years professional software developing experience
    You have strong hands-on experience writing enterprise-grade applications and services in Java or another language on the JVM
    You are an expert in designing and developing scalable, robust and high performing backend services including efficient and optimized API and protocol design
    You’ve a proven track record designing and building lean, efficient and extensible RESTful web-service APIs
    You are familiar with most common open source software and frameworks with focus on the JVM
    You know when and how to utilize microservices but you also understand the trade-offs when applying SOA
    You are a strong believer in best and efficient software development principles (e.g. SOLID OO-design, design patterns) and processes (e.g. TDD, peer reviews, automation)
    You have excellent debugging and profiling skills
    You have worked with a major Cloud service provider, preferably AWS
    You are passionate about writing clean and well-tested code
    You are a self-starter and you love working self-driven in a dynamic team
    You have experience mentoring junior developers
    You love working creatively and solving challenging problems

Get to know us

Zillow Group houses the largest portfolio of real estate brands on mobile and the web. We are on a mission to rewire the real estate transaction and are building transformational tools and services that make it easier for everyone to find and get into a home they love. We are working to create an on-demand real estate transaction experience for every stage of the home lifecycle -- for buyers, sellers, renters and borrowers - and we're well on our way. No matter what job you're in, you will play a critical role in making this vision a reality for millions of people.

At Zillow Group, we're powered by our inclusive work culture, where everyone has the support and resources to do the best work of their careers. Our efforts to streamline the real estate transaction is supported by our passion to empower people and enrich lives around everything home, a deep-rooted culture of innovation, a fundamental commitment to Equity and Belonging, and world-class benefits. But, don't just take our word for it. Read our reviews on Glassdoor and recent recognition from multiple organizations, including: Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For (#69), Fortune Best Workplaces for Diversity (#38), Fortune Best Workplaces for Parents (#31), Fortune Best Workplaces for Women (#20), Fatherly's Best Workplaces for New Dads (#37), JUST Capital 100 Company (#69), Bloomberg Gender Equality Index constituent.