Principal Software Engineer - Data Science Enablement at Realtor.com

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This position is open to work remotely in USAbout The Role

We’re looking for a Principal Software Engineer to lead our Data Science Enablement and MLOps initiatives. As a data-driven company, Data Science and MLOps are crucial to our overall business strategy and we have a large, cross-functional team excited about adopting enabling technologies. 

The Principal Engineer of ML Ops will contribute to the vision, drive the architecture, build solutions, and advocate for the adoption of ML Ops and other Data Science enablers. 

Consumers are our north star and we aim to provide buyers, owners, sellers, and renters with best-in-class experiences built on a modern cloud-based, tech stack. The role will be part of a diverse and multi-disciplinary pool of engineering and technology talent working in close partnership with Data Science and Product.

 What You’ll  do
  • Design, build, and maintain our Data Science enablers and ML Ops solution, covering the entire spectrum of technology including automation, monitoring, and model serving among others
  • Drive adoption and evangelize solutions to Product, Data Science  and Engineering.
  • Coach, mentor, and guide colleagues to deliver the best solution keeping in mind return on investment and total cost of ownership
  • Drive sound decision-making processes to ensure the right technology choices are made for implementing solutions; conduct alternative analysis for technology selection or build vs buy decisions and present to stakeholders
  • Partner with product managers and Data Science leaders to shape product definition so that it can be built in flexible, extensible, and robust way; work collaboratively across teams to plan and execute at high velocity
  • Collaborate with technical leads and architects to define a technical roadmap and maintain the overall architectural integrity of the suite of Data Science enablers; drive and support innovation by acting as a sounding board for ideas and help bring them to life
  • Construct and maintain an environment and culture of integrity, trust, feedback, and continuous improvement
  • Understand Data Science strategies of Realtor.com and partner with multiple teams to define technology roadmap
  • Actively seek out new technologies, evaluate them and make recommendations to integrate them into our solutions and products
  • Actively promote a culture of inclusion and teamwork 

About You
  • 15+ years experience in relevant fields (Building large-scale web applications, web services, data pipelines, etc.)
  • Experience training and deploying ML models to production
  • Experience building and maintaining ML Pipelines.
  • Knowledge of Data Science and the Model Development Lifecycle.
  • Experience driving improvement in software engineering practices/architectural skills (coding standards, code reviews, continuous integration, etc.)
  • Passion for software development with hands-on experience in the Data Science ecosystem
  • Comfortable with cloud-based architectures, development, and deployment
  • Experience with build, test and deployment automation technologies
  • Experience monitoring for SLAs, alerting, and remediating service disruptions
  • Experience bridging the gap between engineering and data science groups
  • Deep expertise in one or more of the languages we commonly use - Python, Java, Scala, and/or JavaScript/TypeScript.
  • A strong results and outcome-driven focus, understanding the value derived from rapidly shipping solutions and learning/iterating on the results
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills, connecting directly and effectively with cross-functional stakeholders at various levels
  • Able to coach and mentor engineers, helping them develop their skills and advance their careers.
  • A lifelong learner
  • A Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Science/Engineering or a related field, or equivalent professional experience

 

About realtor.com

At realtor.com®, we believe that everyone deserves a home of their own. We’re a community of nearly 2,000 employees who work hard to ensure that from the moment someone starts dreaming about a new home, to the moment they walk in the door and beyond, we’re there to lend a helping hand. Every month, over 85 million people trust us with their journey home by visiting our site and mobile apps, and we’d love to have you join our team to help.

We’ve got great offices in the U.S. and Canada with lots of sweet jobs to choose from, so we’re hoping you’ll join us on our journey to make buying, selling, renting, and living in homes easier and more rewarding for everyone.  

Let’s make a difference, together. For Real.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • GITDatabases
    • AWSDatabases

Location

Cool downtown office nestled in the bars and restaurants of East 6th Street

An Insider's view of Realtor.com

How does your team reward individual success?

We reward success through recognition and appreciation. We often celebrate wins loudly and with fun events. It's one of the best parts of our culture!

Fluker

Consumer Experience Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm most excited about how we're scaling our outreach to consumers which allows us to help more people every day. Not only that, but I love the pace we have in testing new consumer experiences!

Diane

Senior Product Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I’ve been with Realtor.com for exactly one year and I’ve grown a great deal. I’ve expanded my literacy from AWS to Python to React Native and been mentored all along the way.

Yufeng

Senior Software Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

With 100 million unique users to Realtor.com a month, we play a leading role in the world's largest real estate network, sitting uniquely in this position of big data, while still being a mid-sized company that is able to democratize the information throughout the business. It’s an incredible position to be in.

Anne

Vice President, Product Management

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

Our consumer success model is best in class, yet we continuously strive to build even better services and products for for the Realtor.com consumer.

James

Senior Training Manager

What are Realtor.com Perks + Benefits

Realtor.com Benefits Overview

At Realtor.com we fully embrace the value of having an inclusive culture where people can be their whole selves and do their best work. Having healthy and happy employees is extremely important, which is why we offer all of our employees more than just great basic health coverage. We strive for a culture where everyone feels fully "at home."

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We love our neighbors and think it important to give back to those in need. Our employees come together to volunteer and donate to local and national causes near and dear to their hearts.
Partners with Nonprofits
From our volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity to our employee charitable gift matching per employee, our commitment to our communities is unwavering.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Realtor.com has an Employee Engagement and Culture volunteer committee who come together regularly to plan events, programs and celebrations, from holidays to sports to philanthropy, and more.
Daily sync
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Mandatory company-wide training on Inclusive leadership and inclusive culture.
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Our Employee Resource Groups invite our employees as they bring their whole, authentic selves to work and engage with one another in taking action to build a more diverse and inclusive work space.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Unbiased candidate sourcing, diverse candidate pools and removal of referral source data in support of unbiased candidate selection is our approach.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Realtor.com offers both short term and long term disability programs upon your date of hire at no cost to you.
Dental Benefits
Realtor.com® offers two dental plans through Aetna. The Aetna Dental PPO allows flexibility to see in and out-of-network providers, while the Aetna Dental DMO is a low-cost, in-network only plan.
Vision Benefits
Vision coverage is available through the Aetna Vision Preferred plan. It offers coverage for a variety of services both in and out-of-network.
Health Insurance Benefits
For the 2021 plan year, there is a choice of four medical plans offered through Aetna and Kaiser.
Life Insurance
Realtor.com® provides life insurance coverage for both Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment for all eligible employees.
Pet Insurance
Coverage is available for accidents, illnesses and preventive care.
Wellness Programs
Employees can access unlimited, on-demand, and personalized streaming videos on the topics of exercise, mindfulness, nutrition, sleep, and financial well-being.
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
News Corp and realtor.com provide a variety of choices for serving and supporting your emotional wellbeing needs.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
At realtor.com®, there are two retirement saving accounts available; the Traditional 401(k) and the Roth 401(k). You may choose to contribute to either plan to participate in the employer matching.
401(K) Matching
The News Corp 401(k) Savings Plan provides a matching program of 100% of the first 1% and 50% of the next 5% to help you make the most of your money.
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Realtor.com offers charitable gift matching of up to $500 per employee annually.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
A dependent care FSA reimburses you for eligible child and adult care expenses such as day care, before/after school care, nursery school, preschool, and summer day camp.
Generous Parental Leave
Paid Parental Leave to include bonding, adoption, & surrogacy (20 weeks for primary caregivers and 4 weeks for secondary caregivers)
Flexible Work Schedule
Austin Tech Center employees have flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
There may come a time when you need to begin a leave of absence to cover needs such as disability, caregiver leave, Family Member Leave Act (FMLA). MetLife will be your main point of contact.
Company sponsored family events
Annual events including friends and family members are a company highlight.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Pop-a-shot is an Austin favorite. All net!
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Realtor.com reimburses up to $5,000 annually, for graded courses/degree programs from accredited institutes. We also offer 50% reimbursement up to $2500 per year for job skill programs/certifications.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our HomeGrown Mentoring Program is available for all full time employees.
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

When we show up to work each day, regardless of title or tenure, we all want to be heard, be valued, and know that our contributions matter.

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