Senior Software Engineer - Pricing at Opendoor (Remote)

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About Opendoor

Founded in 2014, Opendoor’s mission is to empower everyone with the freedom to move. We believe the traditional real estate process is broken and our goal is simple: build a digital, end-to-end customer experience that makes buying and selling a home simple, certain and fast. We have assembled a dedicated team with diverse backgrounds to support more than 100,000 homes bought and sold with us and the customers who have selected Opendoor as a trusted partner in handling one of their largest financial transactions. But the work is far from over as we continue to grow in new markets. Transforming the real estate industry takes tenacity and dedication. It takes problem solvers and builders. It takes a tight knit community of teammates doing the best work of their lives, pushing one another to transform a complicated process into a simple one. So where do you fit in? Whether you’re passionate about real estate, people, numbers, words, code, or strategy -- we have a place for you. Real estate is broken. Come help us fix it.

About the Team:
The Pricing Team is responsible for the engineering of quantitative systems and models driving Opendoor’s business. From supporting research on our Automated Valuation Model, and launching those models in production, to building interactive tools that allow us to marry human insight with algorithms, Pricing keeps all of our business lines healthy and growing. Our goal is to enable Opendoor to serve our customers by providing accurate, quantitative assessments of value and risk — which in turn allows us to offer competitive fees and a great end-user experience for buyers and sellers alike. 

As a Senior Software Engineer on Pricing, you will design and develop platforms, services, and tools to tackle a variety of challenges related to price optimization, inventory management, forecasting, workflow automation, and more. With a strong background in software development and quantitative thinking, you will collaborate with research, product, and engineering teams to understand requirements, build prototypes, invent new features, and deliver highly scalable services and products that enable delightful customer experiences. We are looking for engineers with proven ability to deliver results, a passion to learn, and expertise in service oriented architectures, distributed systems, algorithms, analytics, databases, and front-end technologies.

Role Responsibilities

  • Working with product, machine learning engineers, and data scientists to contribute to all phases of software development including ideation, prototyping, design, and production.
  • Building products and services from scratch, as well as evolving existing systems.
  • Developing tools to support the unique challenges of pricing homes at Opendoor, such as custom human data labeling tools or a workflow orchestrator.
  • Applying your technical and quantitative expertise to guide the team in making intelligent, scalable, and pragmatic design decisionsInfluencing the technology and architectural roadmap of the engineering teams.
  • Playing an active role in hiring and mentoring other engineers.
  • Building deep domain expertise in pricing and real estate

Skills Needed

  • BS or higher degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical field.
  • Quantitative experience, either via previous job experience or a degree in Mathematics, Statistics, or a related field.
  • 4+ years of experience building production software systems.
  • Excellent programming skills, preferably in Python, and strong computer science fundamentals.
  • Fluency in full stack web development (e.g. React, API design, Rails, Postgres).
  • Prior experience with data processing technology (e.g. Spark, Hadoop) and workflow management tools (e.g. Airflow, dbt).
  • Proven ability to use data and metrics to drive decisions.
  • History of independently leading cross-functional projects and prioritizing work based on business impact.
  • Ability to understand the needs of stakeholders, define business requirements, and architect systems that will scale and extend to accommodate them over time.
  • Expertise breaking down complex problems, documenting solutions, and sequencing work to make iterative improvements.
  • A sense of ownership and a passion for delighting customers through innovation and creative solutions to complex problems.
  • Excellent communication skills and high attention to detail

For CO Residents Only, and in accordance with C.R.S. Sec. 8-5-101 et seq., the estimated base salary range for this role is $117,000 - $320,000 per year. The estimated range is meant to reflect an anticipated salary range for the position in question based upon market data and other factors, all of which are subject to change. Individual pay is based upon location, skills and expertise, experience, and other relevant factors. For questions about this, our pay philosophy, and other available benefits, please speak to the recruiter if you decide to apply for the role and are selected for an interview.

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More About Us
To learn how we are reinventing the Real Estate industry check out our website, to hear about our culture directly from team members visit The Muse and to discover what we are building for our customers read our blog posts.

We Offer the Following Benefits and Perks
• Full medical, dental, and vision with optional 85% coverage for dependents
• Flexible vacation policy
• Generous parental leave
• Paid time off to volunteer
Please note that these benefits and perks are available only to Full Time team members and do not apply to contract roles.

Opendoor Values Openness
Our team celebrates our diverse backgrounds. We believe that being open about who we are and what we do allows us to be better. Individuals seeking employment at Opendoor are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or other protected status under all applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances. For California residents: for more information about the categories of personal information that we collect for recruiting purposes, please see our personnel Privacy Policy.

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Technology we use

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An Insider's view of Opendoor

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

My team works with our sales and support operators. We manage our multiple telephony platforms, including our call center software. Last year, we replaced our old call center vendor solution with a new custom-built telephony platform. Building the unique features each team has been one of our central challenges for much of the past year.

Maggie

Sr. Software Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started at Opendoor as an intern, responsible for small improvements to our home valuation model’s accuracy. Now, I am one of the leaders on our team - I’m responsible for setting team vision, overseeing systems design for other IC’s, and leading P0 initiatives such as a pricing workflow overhaul that we launched after COVID-19.

Daniel

Software Engineer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Analytical problem solving requires creativity too. I always encourage my team to consider all the tradeoffs between different options - what if you need to solve the problem in 1 day? How about 6 months? How about unlimited compute resources? We often come up with more creative and better solutions when we intentionally consider all options.

Sherry

Data Science Manager

What are Opendoor Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns

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