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OJO
OJO Labs partners with consumers on one of their biggest life purchases.
Austin, TX
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Tech Lead UI Software Engineer at OJO (Austin, TX)

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OJO is committed to fostering an environment where all employees and candidates can thrive, grow, and lead. We strongly encourage members of marginalized communities, including people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and non-binary people, veterans, parents, and individuals with disabilities, to apply with OJO. If you feel like you don’t meet all of the requirements for this role, we encourage you to apply anyway. We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome gets in the way of meeting incredible candidates and we don’t want anything to get in the way of meeting you. If you need any assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in any portion of our interview process, please reach out to [email protected]

About OJO

OJO is an Austin-based real estate technology company guiding more people to successful homeownership. The company’s platform for buying, selling, and homeownership meets people wherever they are on their journey, offering personalized guidance every step of the way. Through a bespoke combination of people and technology, OJO cultivates a deep understanding of individual needs and preferences, matching people with the right tools and trusted providers to equip anyone to unlock the abundant benefits of home ownership.

The OJO residential search site, Movoto by OJO, provides personalized recommendations and highlights listings best suited to each consumers’ needs and preferences, so they never miss a home that might be the right fit. OJO Homeowner, the home management and finance tool, helps consumers uncover hidden savings, monitor equity, and plan for the future, whether managing their home as an asset or identifying the right time to sell. OJO also has a network of more than 30,000 top-rated real estate professionals, the OJO Select Network, and matches each consumer with the expert who can best support their individual journey.

As one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S., OJO Labs placed 29th on the Deloitte Tech Fast 500 and 49th on the Inc. 5000. To date, the company has raised more than $140 million to fuel its rapid growth. CEO and Founder, John Berkowitz, has been named EY Entrepreneur of the Year for Central Texas and a top CEO by the Austin Business Journal and the company’s executives have won more than a dozen industry awards in the past year. OJO Labs is headquartered in Austin, Texas and has more than 700 employees globally with a presence  in Chicago, Minneapolis, and San Mateo; and a large operations center in St. Lucia.

We consistently incorporate social and environmental impact into decision-making at OJO because we consider it important to the success of our business and our overarching purpose to equip anyone to unlock the abundant benefits of homeownership. From saving to buying, owning to selling, we guide people through all the twists and turns along the way. So they can unlock more than just the front door.

About OJO Engineering

At OJO Engineering, we highly value a thirst for learning, the ability to collaborate, and passion for our customers. We are excited to tackle hard technical problems. We take our responsibility seriously as we use technology to help our customers make important, sometimes life-changing, buying decisions. If you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment alongside some of the best engineers in Austin, come join us! 

We're looking for a mindful, empathetic, and self-aware Tech Lead UI Software Engineer to join our team to help us move our product and engineering teams forward. 

About the Team:

As part of our Acquisition team you will play an influential part in our consumer acquisition strategy + growth of new users while building more engaging experiences. Our Acquisition Team mission is to help reassure potential customers that OJO Labs is the right choice for them through a frictionless, conversational journey, demonstrating values that match their homeownership objectives. This will be an opportunity for a UI Tech Lead looking to make meaningful impact with one of the fastest growing and largest privately owned real estate portals in the US by helping us to experiment faster and do more at scale to drive high quality consumer growth + engagement.

Responsibilities:
  • Lead a team of distributed engineers building real estate software used by tens of millions of users a month on one of the fastest growing real estate sites in the USA
  • Architect, build, and maintain the frontend platform used by various teams on movoto.com 
  • Work closely with product, design, growth, data sciences, and other stakeholders to guide new feature development and shipment
  • Provide hands on leadership in systems design, architecture, development, code reviews, and QA/QE
  • Be an advocate and catalyst of change for improving front end architecture
  • Define and drive adoption for best practices within your teams and applications
What Does it Take to Succeed?Must Haves:
  • 5+ years of hands on development experience in front end technologies
  • Passion for mentoring other engineers in their technical careers
  • Effective communication skills with varying stakeholders
  • Extensive experience in responsive web design and development, experience with modern JavaScript frameworks/libraries (Vue, React, Angular) using ES5/6/7.
  • Experience with application state management and supporting libraries.
  • Proven interests in OJO and attention for details. Please put “Ada Lovelace” in your resume or your cover letter.
  • Computer Science or other technical degree (or equivalent job experience)
Nice to Haves:
  • Experience building mobile friendly consumer web applications
  • Experience building maintainable systems supported by automated tests
  • Experience with SEO and client-side performance optimization (think Lighthouse and PageSpeed)
  • Experience building accessible web applications 
  • Experience with SSR 
  • Experience with using and contributing to a global design system
  • Experience working with DevOps teams, CI/CD, containerized applications, and serverless infrastructure.

What do we have to offer? 

  • Equitable Pay Practices
  • Equity
  • Flexible PTO Policy
  • 20+ Paid Company Holidays
  • Options for 100% Coverage of Employee and Dependent Medical Health Premiums 
  • Robust Ancillary Benefit Offerings Including Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Disability Coverage, and Pre Tax Savings Accounts
  • Talkspace Access for Employees and Their Dependents 
  • Home Office Stipend
  • Monthly Wellness Stipend
  • Generous Paid Parental Leave
  • Investment in Continued Learning
  • Promote from Within Philosophy
  • Volunteer Program
  • Dog-friendly Workplace

Ready to join us? Here’s what to expect next: 

Step 1: Complete the application below

Step 2: Recruiter Phone Screen

Step 3: Hiring Manager Video Interview

Step 4: Subject Matter Expert/Technical Video Interview

Step 5: Role-specific Project Assignment + Final Round Interview

Diversity and Inclusion at OJO: 

OJO is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. We provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment and do not discriminate on any basis prohibited by law, including race, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, and veteran status. We provide equal employment opportunities at all stages in the employment process, including hiring, recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, promotion, demotion, layoff, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Further, all of our employees have a responsibility to treat others with dignity and respect at all times.

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are typically done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on OJO. Please reach out to [email protected] if you need assistance completing any forms or to participate in any portion of the application or interview process.

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Where we are

We are in the South Congress neighborhood with an unobstructed view of beautiful downtown Austin. Come check us out!

Technology we use

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  • Sales & Marketing
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What are OJO Perks + Benefits

OJO Benefits Overview

You get to work with the best of the best
A collaborative, respectful environment where your voice will always be heard
Competitive Salaries
Equity
"Take What You Need"/Flexible PTO Policy
20+ Company Holidays
Dog-Friendly Workplace
Free Parking
Home Office Stipend for New Hires
Monthly Wellness Stipend
At Least 70% Coverage of Employee and Dependent Health Premiums
Paid Parental Leave
Promote From Within Philosophy
Volunteer Opportunities: OJO Cares
Many More – We have a whole team dedicated to making OJO an awesome place to work!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
We've worked with some really amazing nonprofits over the years. For example, we host Code2College interns in our engineering team and donate technology equipment for their use.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Our Executive and Senior leadership teams are diverse and well-rounded.
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
OJO is committed to fostering an inclusive environment for all candidates by building a hiring ecosystem that ensures consistency, fairness, and equity.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
OJO offers both healthcare and dependent care FSAs.
Disability Insurance
OJO pays long-term and short-term disability.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
OJO offers three different insurance plans, including one with 100% coverage for employees and dependents. OJO also contributes to employees’ Health Savings Accounts (HSA).
Life Insurance
OJO covers a basic life insurance policy for employees, but also offers a voluntary life insurance option for employees and dependents.
Wellness Programs
OJO offers a monthly wellness stipend for employees.
Mental Health Benefits
OJO has partnered with TalkSpace to offer all employees and dependents (over the age of 13) covered access to therapy and psychiatry services.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
We believe life is what happens outside of the office, and we support our team's individual needs to manage their schedules.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Our exempt employees have a "take what you need" time off policy, and our non-exempt employees each have a generous PTO policy.
Paid Volunteer Time
We have a monthly volunteer program that provides opportunities for our team to give back to the community.
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
New hires receive a home office stipend.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
OJO has lots of growth and learning opportunities!
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Our Data Science and Engineering teams hold regular lunch and learns ranging from beginner to advanced topics.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Customized development tracks

An Insider's view of OJO

What's something quirky about your company?

Our biweekly company-wide syncs always feel welcoming; you can unmute yourself and chime in. To me, this atmosphere comes from the top. Our CEO is never scripted and always speaks off the cuff with humor and sincerity. It’s a very inviting environment. I think we are serious when it matters, and we can relax and be ourselves when the time is right.

Neena

Senior Accountant

What does your typical day look like?

My team starts the day summarizing our previous successes and our next steps… and that’s about the only thing that’s standard. This is why I love OJOso much - each day, there’s a new challenge, so no 2 days are ever the same. Between analyses, training models, bimonthly white paper reviews, and demo-ing results… there is zero room for boredom.

Analysa

Data Scientist II

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

OJO product designers are empowered every day - partnering with PM and ENG to envision our north-star product experience and then build it, test it, and improve it. To always grow, we meet weekly with researchers and designers from OJO marketing to get eyes on a new design, learn from a cross-org colleague, or to share a personal creative passion.

Drew

Senior Director of Customer Experience

How does your team reward individual success?

Acknowledging individual contributions is a core tenet of OJO - it’s just a natural extension of our Hire Great value baking it into our DNA. In addition to managers make providing positive and negative feedback a priority, we also have dedicated slack channels, achievement badges, gold star callouts in our team retrospectives.

David

Senior Engineering Manager

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