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Senior Software Engineer



Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024

Who We Are

Perchwell is the premier workflow software and data platform for real estate professionals and consumers. Based on the industry’s foundational data, Perchwell builds a modern software suite to empower real estate professionals to do their best work, provide differentiated service to their clients, and grow their businesses.

Backed by Founders Fund, Lux Capital, and some of the country’s leading Multiple Listing Services (MLSs), Perchwell builds next generation workflow software/data products for the multi-trillion dollar residential real estate industry. Perchwell is the first new entrant to come to market in decades and is currently scaling its best-in-class platform.

What We're Looking For:

We are looking for an experienced full-stack or backend engineer to take part in all stages of the product development and deployment lifecycle. As part of our small team of developers, you'll collaborate with everyone on building out the team, process, & tech stack as we work on growing both our team, business and technology.

Projects We've Tackled in the Past:

  • Developed workflow solutions from the ground up that allow agents to create and edit property listings for some of the most valuable properties across multiple real estate markets.

  • Developed an interface to allow users to export custom reports for their clients, allowing them to choose what information to include and how to display it.

  • Engineered an advanced search and filter system allowing users to find apartments and analyze the most accurate real-estate dataset in New York.

  • Blazing fast real time analytics on the property market driven by Elastic Search

What You'll Work On:

  • Develop new client-facing features and interfaces

  • Drive large, complex projects autonomously, from technical design to launch

  • Determine plans-of-attack on large projects

  • Tackle complex architecture challenges, apply architectural standards and start using them on new projects

  • Mature our existing tech platform to prepare it to scale with our future growth plans

  • Help us define a healthy and effective development culture that balances the need to move quickly with planning for the future.

  • Be an example for thorough, meaningful code reviews

  • Take ownership over QA and release cycles of your work as part of a you-build-it-you-run-it practice.

Required for this Role:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science, related technical field, or equivalent experience

  • 6+ years of experience collaborating on software development projects

  • 2+ years experience with Ruby on Rails (our current technology)

  • Experience with front end development frameworks with preference for React and Backbone

  • Past experience building complex software systems that have successfully been delivered to customers

  • Appreciation for (and the ability to create) simple and beautiful UI

  • Question assumptions, experiment with new technologies, and find the development of a reliable and maintainable system just as exciting as we do

In this role, you’ll work out of our New York City HQ in Soho Manhattan at least 3 days/week.

Bonus Points for Any of the Following:

  • Expertise with the following technologies:

    • Coffee Script

    • Elasticsearch & PostgreSQL

    • Rails fundamentals: ActiveRecord/ActiveQuery, ActionController, ActionMailer

    • Delayed job or other message queue implementations

    • AWS services including: EC2, RDS, CloudFront, ECR, S3, and Route53, or PostgreSQL

  • Implementing RESTful APIs and, in particular, OData-compliant services

  • Working with omnichannel communication APIs (incl. email, SMS, push notifications, etc.), particularly Twilio's APIs.

Note: At this time, we are only considering candidates who are authorized to work in the U.S.