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Compass // tech-enabled real estate platform & brokerage
Engineering, Full Time    Greater New York City    Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2020
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Senior Backend Engineer, Search

Compass is building the first modern end-to-end real estate platform by integrating agents, buyers & sellers through technology. Before Compass, no one has achieved the blend of the Natural Intelligence that hundreds of thousands of enterprising real estate agents bring to this market, with the Artificial Intelligence that cloud, mobile & AI technologies enable.

As one of the fastest growing technology companies of our generation, in an industry larger than any other, we have an opportunity & obligation to build a world-class engineering team & the operating platform that will transform the real estate industry. In 2019 we tripled the size of our Product & Engineering team, & are searching for creative & inspiring colleagues at all levels of the engineering organization to join us as we continue to expand in 2020

About the Role

The Search Infrastructure team is responsible for powering search features across the entire suite of Compass real estate tools. This is the team ingests listings & makes them searchable via a rest API used by a wide variety of front-end components on the compass website & mobile apps. These searches include finding, paginating, sorting, clustering & boosting accurate search results in both list & map contexts.

We are building a best in class platform that will launch many new products & features that Real Estate Agents cant live without. Working on the Search Infrastructure team will give you the opportunity to play a key role in establishing game changing capabilities to an already impressive product. You will also be instrumental in developing the platform, improving search quality, increasing accuracy, boosting performance, & bringing down costs. In addition, you will be working closely with AI/ML teams to design new search facets & algorithms that bring ear to ear smiles to the faces of our real estate agents.

At Compass You Will:

  • Build, develop & scale our platform that powers real estate agents, buyers & sellers
  • Be a domain expert on real estate technology & products & an empathetic partner to our customers
  • Inspire, recruit & mentor your engineering colleagues
  • Operate in a scalable engineering culture that leverages modern principles of decoupled systems & automated CI/CD/testing/monitoring to drive efficiencies

What We Look For:

  • BS or MS in CS or EE or equivalent
  • Track record as a technical leader with cross-team impact
  • 7+ years of experience writing complete, well-tested, & performant search applications
  • 7+ years of experience programming in languages like Java, Python, & Go (we use all three here at Compass)
  • Experience designing & extending large search systems: particularly RESTful APIs, microservice architectures, data ingestion methodologies, & search methodologies
  • Understanding & adherence to industry standard best-practices in software development & architecture
  • Experience using a data-driven approach to reduce p99/95 latencies from initial request to final response
  • In-depth understanding & hands on experience with Elasticsearch & Redis
  • AWS services such as ElasticSearch, EC2, S3, Lambda, & MSK

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