Technical Lead - Backend Services at OJO Labs

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Why Movoto?
Movoto Real Estate is the fastest growing top 5 residential real estate site used by 650,000 daily users looking to buy or sell their home. We are seeking a Technical Lead - Backend Services, who has a passion for technology to help us add new exciting features to our extremely successful real estate platform.

The OJO Talent Acquisition team is on the search for a Technical Lead - Backend Services for our residential search site, Movoto. Movoto + OJO brings scale, opportunities to solve unique problems, and the ability to drive significant outcomes for the organization. Thank you for your interest!

We are currently open to candidates out of California, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Texas, and Washington.

What you'll do:

  • Collaborate with Product Managers and other Engineering Leads to build and maintain our Back-End Platform.
  • Provide technical leadership to a team of engineers located globally.
  • Improve Movoto product architecture for high-performance, scalability, reliability while managing costs.
  • Lead root cause analysis and build instrumentation into our stack to understand real-time performance characteristics

What we need from you:

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in computer science or a related discipline
  • 5+ years of technical leadership experience and 10+ years of overall experience
  • Demonstrated expertise in architecting, designing, troubleshooting and improving highly scalable and high performing large web sites (> 10 million visitors per month)
  • Demonstrated expertise leading teams and doing technical deep dives into design and code to deliver high quality product and services
  • Demonstrated expertise in Cloud Computing services (e.g. Amazon EC2, S3)
  • Demonstrated expertise programming in Java
  • Demonstrated expertise with databases such as MySQL, Postgres, MongoDB, and Hive
  • Demonstrated expertise with Kafka, ElasticSearch and Memcache
  • Ability to communicate verbally and written with both technical and non-technical staff located globally
  • Demonstrated expertise in Agile software development methodology

What do we have to offer?

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Benefits 100%/75% premium coverage for employees/dependents
  • Basic & Supplemental Life Insurance, AD&D and Disability, FSA and Commuter Benefits
  • Retirement Plan
  • Equity
  • Flexible Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Parental Leave Benefits
  • Competitive Salaries
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Employee Engagement Events
  • PetPlan (10-15% off premiums)
  • PerkSpot – exclusive corporate discounts
  • Rocket Lawyer Legal Benefits and more!

About Movoto:
Movoto Real Estate was founded on a simple principle: Real estate should be easy.
 
This foundational idea continues to drive our mission every day, building cutting edge, optimized technology tools and connecting talented, customer-focused agents with motivated buyers and sellers. Today, we are the fastest-growing top five residential real estate site in the United States with nearly 26 million monthly visits. But we are more than a real estate brokerage and research site—we’re a technology company that is bringing real estate into the future with our end-to-end suite of proprietary tools for buyers, sellers, and agents.
 
In 2020, Movoto was acquired by OJO Labs, a leader in personalized, AI-enabled real estate tools. Combining OJO and Movoto’s deep commitment to creating end-to-end home-buying solutions, we continue to strive to become the most trusted real estate company in North America. Our real estate technology platform comprises the latest data-driven AI technology, client communication tools, marketing and transaction support, a real team of dedicated transaction coordinators, and an agent earnings structure that ensures our agents are successful and can focus on serving their clients.
 
Movoto is not only committed to making real estate accessible to a diverse community through technology, we strive to increase representation—across all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, sexual orientations, and physical or mental abilities—in our teams. We continue to promote an inclusive work environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work.
 
Together with OJO and our growing team, we have renewed our dedication to the mission that started it all: making real estate easy in this rapidly changing world.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • TypescriptLanguages
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • ReactFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

We recently moved (Aug 2019) into our new SoCo office - with an unobstructed view of beautiful downtown Austin. Come check us out!

An Insider's view of OJO Labs

What's something quirky about your company?

We've always been big on social events, and we didn't skip a beat during COVID. We have a morning show hosted by 2 fantastic engineers - The Tim and Tom Show. We have a book club, a virtual lunch lottery, a bi-weekly beer talk where we swap skills and customer stories. It's a pretty wacky and wonderful place to work.

Larcombe

Director of Strategy and Insights

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

What are OJO Labs Perks + Benefits

OJO Labs 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
Unlimited/Open PTO Policy
Generous Holiday Schedule
Dog-Friendly Workplace
Commuter Stipend or Free Parking
Optimum Workspace Subsidy
Wellness Stipend
70% Coverage of Employee and Dependent Health Premiums
Paid Parental Leave
Promote from Within Philosophy
Volunteer Opportunities: OJO Cares & OJO Dedicated Days of Service
Many More – We have a whole team dedicated to making OJO an awesome place to work!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Monthly volunteer program called OJO Cares. Each month we go out into the community as a group and give our time to a variety of causes. Our people drive which causes we choose and how we participate!
Partners with Nonprofits
We've worked with some really amazing charities! A few examples are: Mobile Loaves & Fishes Community First Village, Austin Animal Center, We are Blood, Safe Austin, Capital Area Foodbank, and more!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We have a Culture Committee compromised of folks across all departments and job levels. This group helps shape the activities we do together as a team!
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Our Executive and Senior leadership teams are diverse and well-rounded.
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
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)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
We've recently partnered with Equinox gym (located in our building) to have OJO specific rates and special classes just for us!
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Competitive compensation plans.
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
Employees who have been with the company for 3 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
OJO holds semi-annual organized family events (such as Family Field Day in the summer) as well as various other options such as family-friendly volunteer opportunities through OJO Cares.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Our exempt employees have an unlimited - 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 to our team to give back to the community.
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Special rates at Equinox gym, a company offered subsidy and OJO only classes.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
OJO has lots of growth and learning opportunities!
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
Customized development tracks
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