About OJO

OJO envisions a world where everyone has what they need to own a home. We know that homeownership is one of life’s most complex decisions and access to trusted advice and expertise can be the difference-maker. Through the fusion of machine intelligence and human expertise, we meet people wherever they are in their home journey to provide deeply personalized guidance and support.
 
Our intuitive technology learns each individual’s needs and preferences to provide a tailored experience whether they’re buying, selling, or managing their home as an asset. We then help them to move forward when the time’s right — with support, knowledge, and confidence.
 
From our network of top-rated agents we’ll match homebuyers and sellers with the expert who can best support their specific journey. We introduce agents and loan officers to consumers at just the right time, and underpin the connection with tools and insights to ensure a best-in-class experience.
 
As part of our team, you’ll help create the experiences that help level the playing field in real estate, so that all people — regardless of race, class, or gender — can experience the gateway to wealth and the security that home provides. 

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 with some of the best engineers in Austin, come join us!

As a Staff Backend Software Engineer at OJO Labs, you’re responsibilities include:
Be part of a talented engineering team to build a compelling digital experience that engage with consumers who are in the process of making important purchasing decisions. Write code, write a lot of code, write better code while you are at it. Participate in building a strong culture that values learning and collaboration. 

What we're looking for:

  • 10+ years of hands-on development experience
  • Experience in Java or other Object Oriented languages
  • Experience with SQL and NoSQL data stores and message brokers
  • Proven track record of providing consistent data delivery and quality at scale
  • Strong communication skills and experience working across multiple teams
  • An appetite to learn the craft of software development and data engineering
  • Proven interests in OJO and attention to detail. Please put “Ada Lovelace” in your resume or your cover letter
  • Proven track record of building development teams through mentoring and coaching and guiding
  • Ability to balance long term architectural vision with immediate business needs
  • Computer Science or other technical degree (or equivalent job experience)

Nice to Haves:

  • Experience working with Data Science teams
  • Experience building maintainable systems supported by automated tests
  • Experience with Kotlin, GRPC and RabbitMQ
  • Experience with DynamoDB, Postgres, Elasticsearch, and Spark

What do we have to offer?

  • 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
  • Dog-Friendly Workplace 
  • Commuter Stipend or Free Parking 
  • Optimum Workspace Subsidy
  • 70% Coverage of Employee and Dependent Health Premiums 
  • Promote from Within Philosophy 
  • Volunteer Program 
  • Many More – We have a whole team dedicated to making OJO an awesome place to work!

Our Team

With offices all over the world, our award-winning work environments blend meaningful impact and employee satisfaction. We have offices in Austin, Texas; Minneapolis, Minnesota; San Mateo, California; Chicago, Illinois; Toronto, Ontario; and Vieux Fort, St. Lucia.
 
OJO has received multiple workplace awards, including Fortune Best Workplaces in Technology, Inc. Best Workplaces, and Austin Business Journal’s Best Places to Work. Every person at OJO has a significant impact on our evolving product, team, and culture, which is why we hire the best technical, creative, and operational minds.
 

Virtual Life at OJO

At OJO, we care and listen deeply to the needs of our team to ensure they are comfortable and have the necessary tools to be productive while working from home during the pandemic. We strive to allow a balance and separation between home and work life, and provide support and a flexible working schedule so that employees are able to focus on what’s important to them. The leadership team at OJO has decided that we will work from home indefinitely. As safety allows, offices will open and employees will have the option of accessing them to work. We will continue to monitor and respond to COVID-19 proactively, while adhering to safety precautions provided by medical leadership.
 
OJO is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. Therefore, we provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

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