Software Engineer

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At Engineering, we employ a very flat organization. We value people who are capable of owning all aspects of the product and feature life cycles. Instead of middle management, every engineer has a direct relationship with their product’s stakeholders and our Project Management Organization.

We use Lightweight Decision Records and peer review to effect change in how we build and ship software, what technologies we use, our processes, and how we organize. Any member of the organization can effect change using this system.

We strongly believe that The Best Solution can sprout from anywhere.

As a successful Software Engineer at, you:

  • expertly decompose difficult problems and effectively communicate proposed solutions to technical and non-technical teammates.
  • are a public participant within the organization who actively listens to the wants and needs of stakeholders and is their technical champion.
  • take immense pride in the health and performance of technical products and practices.
  • take an egoless and collaborative approach to determining the The Best Solution.
  • are a strong believer in our Engineering Valuesand how we work.

What you'll be doing as a Software Engineer:

  • Developing new features for the technical products that you own.
  • Developing new technical products from the ground up that you will own.
  • Working with stakeholders to realize their wants and needs into technical solutions.
  • Working with other engineers to integrate technical products you own with the ones that they do.
  • Working with our Project Management Organization to collaborate on timelines.
  • Getting involved with our various practices (Automated Testing, Instrumentation & Measurement, Incident Response, etc).
  • Building high performance microservice HTTP APIs on top of distributed systems.

Essential Qualifications:

  • You must be an active listener and communicator.
  • You must have a day-to-day working knowledge of:
    • modern relational and non-relational databases, their features, and how those features work under the hood
    • massively parallel distributed concurrency
    • logstream concepts and tooling
    • data visualization, monitoring, and alerting concepts and tooling
    • building highly distributed, eventually consistent systems
    • dependency management systems
    • dependency injection
    • object oriented design patterns
    • unit, integration, behavioral, performance, availability, stress, and load testing
    • modern hardware design fundamentals

Nice to Have - experience with:

  • Symfony Components
  • Doctrine
  • Composer
  • Docker/Kubernetes
  • Linux
  • AWS (SNS, SQS, S3, EC2, Cloudwatch, RDS, Elasticache, etc.)
  • PHP 7.2+
    • strict parameter and return typing
    • highly optimized OpCache settings
  • Fluentd/Elasticsearch/Grafana/Kibana
  • Redis
  • Postgres/MySQL
  • New Relic
  • Behat, PHPUnit, JMeter
  • Git
  • Jenkins

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related fields, or equivalent enterprise software engineering experience


  • The standards: insurance, 401k with match, flexible PTO, and casual dress code
  • Paid parental leave
  • Pre-tax commuter program
  • West Loop neighborhood (easy commute and lots of food options)
  • Volunteer and charity opportunities
  • Cold-brew coffee on tap
  • Transparent and approachable leadership and management
  • Help make a difference in the lives of homeowners across the country is the first online real estate resource to put the neighborhood at the center of the home search. The platform invites visitors to imagine their life in a new area by providing a local’s perspective, including detailed descriptions and resident reviews of schools, amenities, and the surrounding community. With up-to-date listings, the company offers aspiring homeowners accurate and reliable information about market changes and new homes for sale. and its network of real estate agents are licensed and knowledgeable experts that guide users through every step of the homebuying process—from the initial search to the closing table. is an equal opportunity employer for people from all different backgrounds. Qualified candidates are considered for employment without regard to ethnicity, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, family status, or age. We strive to foster an inclusive environment that is comfortable for everyone. We will not tolerate harassment or discrimination of any kind.

We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas.

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    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
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We're at the edge of the West Loop, right next to Fulton Market. Transit options and lunch spots? We got 'em.

An Insider's view of

How does your team reward individual success?

Each manager has a keen eye not only for who is maintaining high levels of productivity, but also for who is willing to assist other members of the team who may be overwhelmed with tasks or a busy schedule. Outstanding work is almost always recognized via Cheers on TinyPulse, with frequent social functions, or even with a simple "thank you."


Neighborhood Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Our company culture always encourages cross-team collaboration. On any given day, I could be chatting with Sales about how our agents interact with the site or collaborating with a software engineer about how to develop the best performance indicators for our new service.


Data Scientist

What makes someone successful on your team? is a really great place for self-starters. It's a place for people who love being their own task-master while still functioning as part of a team. That this is a workplace for people who thrive in the absence of micromanagement and hand-holding.


Associate Editor

What is your vision for the company?

My vision for is to help people live their life to its fullest potential by helping them with the universal challenge of finding a neighborhood and house they can truly call home.



How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

PMO's ideas and processes facilitate keeping our engineers and designers focused on the work they love which in turn encourages innovation.


Project Manager

What are Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees has volunteer and social committees, as well as small Practice groups to focus on anything from Networking to Incident Response.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
NHDS team members can contribute up to $2700 to their Health FSA and $2500 to their Dependent Care FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $6000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
$25,000 of Life and AD&D insurance is provided at no cost to team members.
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Aside from all of these tangible benefits- truly values all employees. A positive company culture, transparency, collaboration, & providing an inclusive environment for all employees, is something we value highly.

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