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Platforms Engineer

In San Francisco, California

Apartment List is hiring a backend engineer to help us solve one of the biggest problems that exists today. We spend 2/3 of our time in our homes, and apartment hunting can be a long and weary process. But with Apartment List, it doesn’t have to be! Do you dream of making an impact on people’s lives by bringing amazing products to life? Here is your opportunity.

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Platforms Engineer

In San Francisco, California
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Who You Are

  • You have a penchant for RESTful backend services in object-oriented or functional programming languages. We use Ruby, but we will be happy to teach you if you do not
  • You understand databases, indices, queues, processes, servers, instances, memory, garbage collection, threading, and concurrency
  • You have a strong understanding of computer science fundamentals. That usually comes with a CS degree, but we don’t care whether you have one
  • You are a well-rounded software engineer who seems simplicity
  • You're always on the lookout to learn new technology. Maybe you tried Kafka and wished for something better? Perhaps you dabbled with Elasticsearch? Or maybe you played with Go and loved it? We care that you care!
  • 4+ years experience building web application backends

What You'll Do

  • Build the high performance backend services that power the Apartment List website and mobile apps
  • Work in a small team of like-minded software engineers
  • Use the right tool for the job. Our backend is powered by Ruby, PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch, Kinesis, Go and AMQP, and we are always open to new ideas on how to make us more productive
  • Interact closely with your teammates in product management, web and mobile engineering teams. You’ll have a say! No code monkeys here
  • Collaborate closely with the larger engineering team. We expect you to be great, and we expect you to make us all better
  • Bring delight and simplicity to millions by solving a critical problem in their lives

About Us

On the surface, building a great renter experience might not sound hard, but it is. Think about all the things that have to be right: gathering detailed data from millions of apartments of all types; matching those apartments with the millions of renters searching; and communicating with landlords when those renters decide they’ve found their perfect next home.

Getting this right is more important now than ever before. Today there are 100 million renters in the US, more than there have ever been and growing.

Our mission is simple, we want renters to be able to find a great home and we want that process to be simple and delightful. In one word, we want their experience and apartment search to be extraordinary.

The extraordinary experience we are building is loved by renters and landlords. In fact, four million Renters used Apartment List last month, 75% of them on mobile. Each month more and more renters are signing their lease thanks to Apartment List.

We recently just raised $50M in our series C to accelerate our growth - think you’re up to the challenge? Check out the team and learn more about us. If you’re game, apply now.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.