Software Development Engineer, Social Impact at Zillow
Seattle, WA, US

About the team

Zillow’s Social Impact team is a product development team passionate about leveraging and/or crafting Zillow products and data to help facilitate housing stability and fight housing injustice. Today we have some products already in production and are in the process of mapping out a future road-map full of possibilities in this area. We are looking for an outstanding software development engineer to execute on this meaningful area of focus. This role will report to the Senior Manager, Social Impact, and the work may be a combination of team-owned work as well as work in collaboration with other product teams.

About the role

Are you a full-stack engineer with a real passion for helping people and solving social issues?

Are you interested in crafting and implementing brand-new feature sets?

Are you passionate about working across organizational boundaries including with other development teams, operations, and government relations?

Are you an engineer with a strong product focus who loves to see their work in action, making the world a better place?

Responsibilities include:


Collaborate with Zillow Group product teams across brands and offices to build features in a way that works with their strategies and approaches

Craft new APIs and stand up new services to support our social impact initiatives across teams

Develop outstanding user experiences with designers on our UX team

Iterate quickly and ship code frequently as we experiment to find the right solutions for our customers

Who you are

3+ of professional software development experience working in a high-precision environment

Experience writing high-quality code in Python, Java or another object-oriented language

Experience writing front-end code with HTML, CSS and JavaScript; React experience would be very valuable

Some experience with databases (SQL or NoSQL)

Ability to work autonomously, as well as collaborating with a large team of contributors

Outstanding communication skills and listening skills

A track record of taking ownership of problems, speaking up to challenge assumptions, finding smart solutions, and efficiently implementing them

Experience scaling a product or features over time

Passionate about mentoring junior engineers

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent experience

Get to know us

Zillow is the leading real estate and rental marketplace dedicated to empowering consumers with data, inspiration and knowledge around the place they call home, and connecting them with the best local professionals who can help. Zillow is part of Zillow Group, whose mission is to build the largest, most trusted and vibrant home-related marketplace in the world.

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.


Zillow Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. Therefore, we provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. If there are preparations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.