Orchard is transforming the way people buy and sell their homes. Simplifying it, to the way it should have always been; fair and true to market, straightforward, easy. Every year in the U.S., $1.5 trillion of single family residences transact, generating over $120 billion of fees in a process that has changed little in decades. For the average American, the home purchase and sale process takes months, creates anxiety and is filled with uncertainty and hassle.
Orchard offers a modern alternative, making one of life's biggest decisions -- the sale and purchase of a home –stress free, fair and simple.
We are headquartered in New York City, have 200+ employees and have grown 10x year over year. We have raised over $300 million in financing from top tier investors including: Firstmark, Accomplice, Navitas and Juxtapose.
This is an exciting opportunity to join our team at the ground floor and play an instrumental role in making the home buying and selling experience frictionless for our customers.
Orchard’s engineering culture is centered around product empathy and autonomous teams with high feature ownership. Engineers take ownership of feature development end to end. This means we partner with Product Managers and Designers to solve ambiguous business problems and have a high degree of collaborative input before writing code. We strive to keep common infrastructure and dependencies simple (or only as complex as necessary) to keep the coordination costs of infrastructure deployments low and support lean & nimble product engineering teams.
The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of professional experience, with 2+ years experience building and managing teams who are creating, updating and maintaining web applications and/or services.
In this role you will:
Play an active role in hiring and developing our engineering team.
Work with business stakeholders to design and architect solutions to our business problems.
Build and continuously deploy both internal tools and consumer facing products.
Help to craft and iterate on our technology infrastructure to enable the growth and scale the business needs to succeed.
Maintain continuously tested, scalable, and applications and services. As well as a well written, clean, testable code base which allows for moving quickly while delivering quality.
Demonstrated ability to attract, identify, manage, mentor, and grow top engineering talent.
Working knowledge of building web applications using single page technologies and service oriented architecture.
Familiarity with any of AWS, Postgres, SQL, Airflow, Docker, CircleCI, or Karma is a plus.
Experience leading an agile team to plan, prioritize, build, and deploy code regularly using CI/CD tools.
Willingness to roll up your sleeves
Strong problem solving skills
Real estate domain experience is a plus
5+ years experience in software engineering, at least 2 of them managing teams
BS or MS in Computer Science
Results orientation with a high motor and an incredible attention to detail; able to drive projects from planning to completion with limited oversight
Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills to work across diverse stakeholders and cross-functional teams
A low ego and can-do attitude; willingness to admit mistakes and work to remedy them
Flexibility to prioritize deliverables and re-prioritize them at a moment’s notice
Comfort operating in an ambiguous environment where there's not a set playbook on how to solve each problem