Senior Software Engineer

| Austin
Senior Software Engineer – Austin, TX
 
Amherst is revolutionizing the way U.S. real estate is priced, managed and financed in order to unlock opportunities for all market participants. Driven by data, analytics, and technology, Amherst has a 20-year history of anticipating where the next risks and opportunities are likely to emerge and designing actionable strategies for investors to capitalize on opportunities across residential real estate, commercial real estate and public securities. Amherst, along with its affiliates and subsidiaries, has more than 900 employees, $5 billion under management and approximately $15 billion under advisement and oversight. www.amherst.com.
 
Who We Are:
 
Amherst is a financial services and technology company empowering global investors to access the U.S. real estate market with unparalleled ease and scale. Our technology platform manages thousands of homes and billions of dollars of investment capital. The data and software required to handle such an operation is diverse. We build data infrastructure and tools to buy, renovate, and manage homes at scale. We build consumer brands and apps to lease and sell homes direct-to-consumer. We design, prototype, and roll-out IoT devices and smart home tech to help physically manage and solve important business operations. Amherst employs a wide variety of tech to drive innovation in U.S. residential real estate. We are building RESTful microservices on serverless cloud infrastructures. Our tools and websites are built with React.js, Next.js, Material UI, and .NET. We build native and React Native iOS and Android apps. Our BI and data teams are using Hadoop, Hive, and Presto to create the data sets that power the business. Most importantly, Amherst has a strong, developer-friendly culture. We are looking for developers who are scrappy and fast, who focus on solutions not problems, who understand that code is cost, and who aren’t afraid of a tough deadline. We want developers who have a high bar and love being part of a great team.
 
Ideal Candidate:
  • Knowledgeable. You are a real pro and deeply understand web development and its ecosystem.
  • Intellectually Curious. You are constantly learning and working to improve yourself.
  • Entrepreneurial. You enjoy wearing many hats and hustling to get things done.
  • Problem Solver. You are a critical thinker who brings solutions not problems to the table.
  • Hard Working. You aren’t afraid of a tough deadline.
  • Scrappy & Fast. You like finding creative ways to quickly move projects forward.
  • Good Communicator. You easily explain complex technical issues to a non-technical audience.
  • Team Player. You put team success first and have a high degree of personal character.
  • Accountable. You take ownership and have pride in your work.
Responsibilities:
  • Create high-quality .NET/.NET Core, Node applications
  • Architect and develop a rich Data API platform that will feed our applications
  • Develop features from design through implementation and launch
  • Evaluate technical tradeoffs of every decision and work with the Data Engineering group on the best practices
  • Improve our code quality with unit tests, automation, and code reviews
  • Work cross-functionally with other members of the Data Engineering Team
  • Help across all platforms, diving in where help is needed, with a holistic perspective across platforms
Requirements:
  • 5-7+ years of professional development experience
  • BS/BA degree in a technical field such as Computer Science (or equivalent years of experience)
  • A solid foundation of HTTP, Restful APIs, and asynchronous web services
  • 5+ years of experience shipping and architecting backend RESTful APIs using .NET/.NET Core, Node.js or similar platform
  • Familiar with front-end and back-end performance best practices
  • Familiar with architectures like Redis or HBase a plus
  • A solid foundation in computer science including algorithms, data structures, and design patterns
  • Experience with SQL and NoSQL databases
  • Experience with common software engineering tools and processes
  • Experience with React, Angular, MVC is a plus
  • Experience with Big Data technologies a plus
  • Experience with GraphQL is a plus
  • UI/UX design experience a plus
What We Offer:
  • Competitive salaries
  • Flexible vacation days, paid holidays, and work from home options
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, Life, EAP, and 401K with matching benefits
  • Stellar colleagues with proven track record 
  • Free lunch every day and breakfast tacos on Thursdays!
Amherst is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or veteran status, and encourage all applicants to apply.
 
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases

Location

Two offices around Austin at our HQ with beautiful views of Lake Austin in a modern office and our tech co-working space near Lady Bird Lake

An Insider's view of Amherst

What are some social events your company does?

Amherst is always participating in exciting events. From Dell Match Play to SXSW, Amherst engages in a variety of local events. We also host smaller events for employees such as summer BBQ's and happy hours. Nothing tops our holiday party, a true family celebration!

Austen

Director of Talent Programs

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm most excited about our Budget Revision Project! We were tasked with the challenge of moving a tedious process into a more user and mobile friendly system. This will allow the field teams to submit budget revisions from MSR Properties and have one system to manage the majority of their work. This excitement is why I love being a part of the team

Gage

Business Analyst

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

“At Amherst, I am able to work collaboratively with peers who have had years of experience similar to mine. The technology is current and evolving as the company grows. Therefore, my skills stay current and always improve.”

Stan

Senior Systems Engineer

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

My team is expected to create new IP (Intellectual Property) through innovation in software, hardware, workflow process and data. Our goal is to build franchise value/shareholder value, solve difficult problems through creative solutions, and improve over-all efficiency that in turn makes life easier for all of Amherst

Todd

Chief Technology Innovation Officer

What are some things you learned at the company?

Within my first year, I have acquired solid enterprise-level knowledge in developing .NET applications by using Angular 4+, ASP.NET MVC, WPF, Entity Framework, and advanced SQL. We’re transitioning into ‘React’ apps that I'm excited about as it will add to my tech skills. I like that we have autonomy regarding the tech decisions in development

Ruchi

Software Engineer

What are Amherst Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Competitive compensation and bonus program. Flexible PTO. Health, vision, dental and long term disability coverage. Paid maternity/paternity leave. Attractive office space. Training certifications assistance. Daily catered lunch and stocked kitchens. Monthly birthday celebrations. Casual work environment with regular team-building outings. Breakfast Taco Thursday.

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