Senior Software Engineer, Microservices Team

| New York

Can you keep a Promise using NodeJS? Or do you prefer pets to cattle? If you know what either is referring to, let’s talk. We’re looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our Microservices team and build the next generation of Updater products.

Updater is one of the fastest growing tech companies in Silicon Alley, and our goal is to streamline the moving process for the millions of households who move each year. Moving is complicated, but it shouldn’t be. That’s why our platform is comprised of a suite of both business and consumer-facing apps: from a consumer-facing platform to a variety of products for real estate companies to an API and an Integrations Platform.

Our microservices are currently written in NodeJS, and supporting products in AngularJS and Ruby. We chose these tools thoughtfully because they were the best choice for our products at the time. However, we’re not dogmatic and evaluate new frameworks and our stack frequently. From architecture discussions to evaluating new tools and building out new features, you’ll have a tremendous impact on the team.

As a Senior Software Engineer, you’ll join a new team at Updater and be instrumental in building not only a new microservices platform, but the core services themselves that will drive the business forward.

What you’ll do:

  • Collaborate daily with product, internal stakeholders, and other engineers to design and build microservices to support all aspects of the business
  • Engage in architecture and infrastructure decisions for the product(s) you own
  • Take responsibility for planning and execution of business-critical products
  • Own the QA, operations, and performance of your products

What you’ll have:

  • 4+ years experience working with NodeJS building server-side, distributed or service oriented systems on a strong engineering team.
  • Experience building Docker images and using Docker for development and deployment, or a willingness to learn.
  • Tremendous domain knowledge. You’re intellectually curious, and understand the pros and cons of different tools and technologies.
  • A pragmatic approach to engineering. You have opinions about engineering processes, architecture, infrastructure, and tools, but understand there are often multiple valid ways to solve a problem.
  • Product and business sense. You care about the impact of your work on the business and end user and take a proactive approach to working with Product.

A month at Updater might include:

  • Rotating office DJ duties
  • Catered Monday breakfasts, Friday lunches, and rip-roaring happy hours
  • Awesome off-site activities, like zombie laser tag and Escape the Room (just to name a few!)
  • Cross-functional collaboration with the entire team
  • Group outings to NYC Meetup events

Compensation & Benefits:

We're looking for top-tier talent, and we offer compensation packages that include competitive base salary & stock options. Our comprehensive benefits programs include health care, dental, transportation subsidies, and Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO).

About Updater:

Updater makes moving easier for the 17 million households that relocate every year in the US. With Updater, users seamlessly transfer utilities, update accounts and records, forward mail, and much more. Hundreds of the most prominent real estate companies in the US (from real estate brokerages to multifamily and relocation companies) rely on Updater’s real estate products to save clients hours with a branded and personalized Updater moving experience.

Headquartered in New York City, Updater has raised nearly $100 million from leading investors, including SoftBank Capital, IA Ventures, Commerce Ventures, Second Century Ventures (the strategic investment arm of the National Association of Realtors®), and more. Updater ranked #3 on Crain's 2016 Best Places to Work in NYC, ranking as the highest rated tech company on the list. For more information, please visit www.updater.com.

Updater is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants regardless of color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, actual or presumed belonging to an ethnic group, or any other legally protected status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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  • Engineering
  • Product
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    • KoaFrameworks
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    • IntercomCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • IntercomEmail
    • MarketoEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

Union Square is the core neighborhood for tech in New York City. We love that it's a transportation hub and filled with delicious lunch options!
19 Union Square West, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10003

Insider's spotlight

What's something quirky about your company?

We love onesies and the Backstreet Boys!

Sam B.

Success Manager

What are some things you learned at the company?

Keep your eyes and ears open. Updater is a really transparent, really amazing, place to learn. You can learn so much so quickly here if you just listen and pay attention.

Whitney M.

Success Associate (former Marketing Intern)

One of my jobs is to leverage technology through the entire company. Our philosophy is to scale through technology vs. throwing bodies at the problem.

Ryan H.

CTO/COO

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Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Equity
Company Outings
Conferences & Training
Dental
Fitness Subsidy
Game Room
Generous PTO
Happy Hours
Health Benefits
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Remote Work Program
Some Meals Provided
Stocked Kitchen
Unlimited PTO
Vision
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