Staff Software Engineer in Test - BACx at Realtor.com (Austin, TX)

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Are you passionate about building internal software solutions to bolster product confidence and quality? 

Are you passionate about modern programming languages, design patterns, and scalable architectures?

Do you like fast-paced work environments with a strong collaborative culture? 

You’ll be right at home here!


The technology team at realtor participates in the research and development of scalable applications. The team also identifies new technologies and trends and how they can enhance our products and business. Our consumers and customers are always pushing us to innovate and grow, so come and help us push the boundaries of what's possible! Work and learn from the world-class talent that promotes a culture of experimentation and learning. 


You will be joining the Broker Agent Concierge eXperience (BACx) tech community. The community is responsible for connecting buyers, sellers, and renters with customers (agents) and partners. We build innovative technology solutions to help consumers in their buying and selling journeys. The BACx community is enabling Realtor to build a stronger business by connecting consumers with partner companies and customers (agents). Our technology solutions help connect consumers and work as a guide in the home buying, selling, and renting journey.


As a Staff SDET at realtor.com, you are the owner of teams test architecture. You’ll be looked to as a technical leader providing the team the system wide view and design guidance. You’ll focus on quality test plans, reliable stopgaps, and long-term solutions that bolster confidence while reducing friction in your team’s development process. You understand long-term business needs, impacts of technology decisions, and are ready to implement unobtrusive pieces of process and tech —-key to helping your team release efficiently with confidence. You help guide the team in making the right trade-offs between short-term validation solutions and the long-term confidence guard rails for your squad’s CI/CD process. You apply a testing and quality-checkpoint mindset to provide confidence in merging and monitoring system-wide design decisions made by other teams. You work on project ideas with Product Management and engage with customers, stakeholders, and peers. Your code submissions and approach to work are exemplary. You mentor by actively participating in the code review process, design discussions, and team planning.


What will you do?

Responsibilities

  • Lead the testing and validation design/delivery for complex problem spaces in a team.
  • Remove friction without increasing risk within the team’s testing solutions and deployment pipeline.
  • Provide risk assessment and test guidance for team(s) regarding system architecture and design.
  • Develop high quality, scalable, and reliable testing solutions and coverage.
  • Work collaboratively in squads composed of Product Managers, Designers, Analysts, and Engineers.
  • Advocate, mentor, and develop testing and confidence habits on your team of engineers
  • Investigate and prototype technologies that can be leveraged to improve risk management and quality confidence
  • Contribute to features and fixes in the codebase
  • Be self-directed, take initiative and drive towards solutions with little guidance

What will you bring?

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • 8+ years experience in software development
  • 3+ years of experience contributing to testing architecture and quality/confidence process
  • Experience in building software or interest and ability to learn in the Realtor.com stack: 
    • Python (Flask, FactoryBoy, Pytest)
    • React / React Native, NodeJS
    • Jest, Cypress.io, Detox
  • Experience with database systems and AWS knowledge preferred
  • Experience delivering solutions and strategies to determine risk, confidence, and validation quickly.
  • Experience with system design and trade-offs between design approaches
  • Strong software engineering best practices (e.g. testing, code reviews, documentation).

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
    • 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
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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