Senior Back End Engineer - Platform Engineering

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Senior Back End Engineer - Platform Engineering

Job description

About us

Glide’s mission is to make the process of buying and selling homes faster, simpler, and safer for real estate agents and their clients. We serve an industry larger than any other, streamlining the most important financial transaction of a consumer’s lifetime. 

Our platform is used by more than 50,000 real estate agents on over $100B worth of home sale transactions each year. Agents choose Glide because we focus on making their lives simpler, helping them deliver outstanding customer service, stay compliant and grow their businesses.


Our culture is based on moving fast, putting customer needs first and supporting one another to accomplish incredible results. We operate as an independent subsidiary of Compass (NYSE: COMP), allowing us to combine the agility of a startup with the resources of a public company.


Join Glide because you want to do your best work, to collaborate with amazing people and to make a lasting impact at a pivotal moment in people’s lives.


About the Role

Compass’ Glide Division is building a collaborative transaction platform that streamlines all of the work that goes into buying and selling homes. Unlike other teams at Compass, Glide is a platform investment for the entire industry and is intended to be used by all real estate agents and clients, not just ones from a particular brokerage. 


Your job will be to take previously manual or tedious tasks and turn them into guided experiences in our software. Manual tasks today include preparing paperwork, booking appointments with vendors, and installing cable/internet. What we’ve built is resonating and we have a chance at becoming the dominant standard for how transactions get done.


As an engineer on the Glide Infrastructure team, you will build and support the critical architecture powering Compass and Glide products. You’ll be responsible for building, operating and scaling the services and systems such as our AWS services, Kubernetes clusters, CI/CD pipelines and monitoring solutions. Performance, reliability, and scalability will be mission-critical, everyday concerns. You will also help unblock product development teams by building tools that enhance and scale the product development experience. The team is in the unique position to set the gold standard for Operational Excellence for the organization as we strive to build a world-class engineering culture.


At Glide You Will:

  • Build, develop, and scale the infrastructure solutions used by engineering teams at the company.

  • Serve as a subject matter expert on technical architecture.

  • Collaborate with engineers and others from across the company.

  • Inspire, recruit, and mentor your engineering colleagues.

  • Operate in a scalable engineering culture that leverages modern principles of decoupled systems and automated CI/CD/testing/monitoring to drive efficiencies.

  • Build a company that is admired worldwide for its engineering culture.


Job requirements

What We Look For

  • 6+ years of experience

  • Solid programming skills; experience in Go or Python is a plus

  • Hands-on experience in Docker, Kubernetes and cloud infrastructure such as AWS, GCP, Azure

  • Hands-on experience with databases and SQL such as PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Aurora

  • Experience with database migration and scaling is a plus

  • Experience in monitoring solutions such as Datadog

  • Experience in CI/CD solutions such as CircleCI

  • Have technically led projects and mentored junior engineers

  • Obsession with Operational Excellence

  • Able to overcome obstacles by being resourceful and tenacious

  • Fast learners willing to challenge themselves

  • Goes above and beyond by doing more than what is expected in your attempt to delight users

  • Takes pride in making sure code is maintainable and left in a better state than how you found it


What we offer

  • Above the average salary
  • Health insurance stipend. We will cover the health insurance for you and your family via a stipend.
  • 15 working days of paid vacations
  • Training Budget. We like to be updated and encourge you to learn new things.
  • Great equipment. Each employee gets a brand new Macbook.