About MeetElise

MeetElise is on a mission to revolutionize the housing industry, with the ultimate goal of making good housing more accessible.

We use machine learning and natural language processing to create a realistic conversational experience for renters.

Our AI leasing agent named Elise converts 65% more prospective renters to residents than a human leasing agent. She answers questions and schedules tours 24/7 and is so human-like that renters say they’re “here to meet Elise” when they show up for a tour.

Our customers already include some of the largest apartment management companies in the U.S. 

MeetElise is a residential housing tech startup and is well-funded by VCs, strategic real estate investors and customers. We have just closed a Series A round, with $9M in total funding for the company.

Technical founders from MIT and the University of Cambridge.

About the role

MeetElise is growing quickly and you’ll be building out the infrastructure for 24/7 service for our first million apartments and beyond. The product-engineering team is about 10 people today, which means you’ll have a huge impact on a product used by thousands of people a day. 

You will be supported by our CTO and co-founder (Tony Stoyanov, CS at the University of Cambridge).

Here are your core objectives:

  • Develop, test, and maintain architecture for large-scale data pipelines for our machine learning models, including training data. 
  • Ensure high reliability, scalability, and monitoring for infrastructure that supports millions of people per day.
  • Work with the whole team to achieve business and product goals.

Why join

Growth and impact. 

You’ll be learning and shipping constantly. 

You’ll be significantly changing how the housing industry works today with the ultimate goal of creating more housing opportunities.

It’s not often that you can get in on the ground floor of a funded startup that’s scaling. Every single day you will be challenged to identify how we can scale and execute on it. You’ll learn what works when you succeed and what doesn’t when you fail. Either way, the rest of the team will be here to support you. Collectively, we’ll be figuring out the path to serving millions of apartments.


We recognize that data engineering is often learned “on the job,” so we’re not only looking for people whose resumes check all the boxes. We want someone who is hungry to dive in and learn, but who also values learning and teaching from others in a collaborative team environment. 

We’re looking for someone who

  • Is excited to join a highly productive team at a fast-growing startup
  • Experience with Python, ETL pipelines, and SQL is a must
  • Writes professional code that is maintainable and testable
  • Works well in a collaborative environment
  • Comfortable with distributed system concepts, like CAP theorem, data parallelism and fault tolerance

Nice to haves include

  • Pandas/NumPy
  • Java/Spring
  • DevOps background
  • AWS experience
  • Linux/Unix experience
  • Technologies like Airflow or Kafka


In addition to the growth and impact you’ll have at MeetElise, we also want to make sure that you’re set up for success and financially compensated for your contributions. 

  • Stock options
  • Competitive salary
  • 100% medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • 401k benefits
  • Unlimited vacation
  • Monthly fitness stipend
  • Flexible working hours - we look at output, not hours. 

We'll cover $5,000 of relocation from outside of the Greater NYC metro area - we'll make the move exciting, not painful.

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