Staff Software Engineer - Rise at Rise Buildings by VTS

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ABOUT VTS

VTS is changing the way that commercial real estate (CRE) is done—disrupting a $15 trillion industry by becoming the modern operating system for CRE. We invented the category of leasing and asset management, which allows landlords and brokers to take their entire leasing process online to maximize revenue and performance. Last year, we launched the fastest adopted new product in proptech, VTS Market. Rise Buildings by VTS is leading an entirely new category of software - tenant experience. We also recently launched VTS Data, already getting front-page references in the Wall Street Journal and quoted by Reuters, The Real Deal, Commercial Observer, and many more. Our success shows in our numbers—we hit "Unicorn" status in 2019 and today we have over 12 billion square feet of commercial space managed on VTS on 80,000 buildings in 34 countries, and we’ve expanded to over 400 employees globally. It’s an exciting time to join the VTS team as we continue to grow rapidly and break records.

Our headquarters are in NYC, but we have major hubs in other cities including Chicago, IL, Toronto, CA, and London, UK.

Learn more at vts.com, risebuildings.com, or follow us on Instagram (@WeAreVTS), Twitter (@WeAreVTS), or LinkedIn. 

Are you wondering about how VTS has adapted to a WFH environment? Read our blog post here to find out

About Rise Buildings:

Rise Buildings is a technology company focused on providing an all-in-one solution for the real estate industry. Based in Chicago, we have grown quickly to become a leader in the proptech space, delivering best-in-class property operations and occupant experience to the biggest owners and operators in commercial and residential real estate. Our product offering includes software paired with enabling hardware deployed internationally across North America and Europe.

Rise aims to put seamless automation into residential and commercial properties, transforming traditionally low-tech spaces into modern, tech-enabled environments. We currently have an extensive feature set that’s continually expanding and deepening, and our platform is leveraged by an entire building’s population, including occupants, management, and staff. Our goal is to reinvent the way people interact with their built environment while unlocking real estate as a distribution channel.

How Does This Position Help VTS & Rise Buildings Succeed?

We are looking for a talented Staff Engineer to join our team. You’ll be trusted with a high level of responsibility and report directly to our CTO. Prior knowledge of the real estate industry is not required, but is a plus. We can teach you all you need to know.

If you’re an entrepreneurial minded, execution-focused professional looking for an opportunity to grow and be part of a closely-knit team, please let us know. We value people who take ownership and get stuff done while working in a highly collaborative, supportive environment.

What Makes This Job Awesome?

  • Identify, scope and lead large technical projects with high impact across many teams and key stakeholders
  • Play a critical role in planning, working closely with senior leaders to develop plans, resource requirements, and influence our long-term technical and business strategy
  • Lead the way by staying up to date with tools, trends, technologies and best practices, and then sharing that knowledge in a meaningful way to advance the overall state of technology for the entire organization
  • Lead by example and produce high-quality code that establishes coding standards and best practices for the team
  • Create technical requirements, software design specifications and other forms of architectural documentation
  • Support and mentor our senior engineers by being the go-to-person for questions but never be a bottleneck, see around the corner and anticipate engineers' needs, broadly distribute knowledge, and generally evangelize the platform
  • Scrutinize and reason clearly about the technology and architecture choices we make in building products/services. Ensure technical decision making aligns with our broad strategic initiatives.
  • Effectively communicate technical and business risks to stakeholders to ensure that the most informed decisions are being made

What Makes You A Great Fit?

  • Solid CS fundamentals with experience across a range of disciplines, with more than one area of deep knowledge and experience
  • 8+ years of software engineering experience, with a proven track record of leading large-scale, high availability and fault-tolerant SaaS or consumer applications
  • Proficient in MEAN Stack
  • Highly proficient in Javascript
  • Served as the technical lead for large complex projects that span multiple teams and functions.
  • Responsible for the technical roadmap for large business areas.
  • Ability to internalize the best ideas from all over the organization, while also setting a vision that others are excited to get behind.
  • Prefer simple solutions and designs over complex ones, and have a good intuition for what will last and scale.
  • Strong expertise in large scale distributed system designs
  • Demonstrated experience in upleveling engineering best practices and creating technical efficiencies across teams
  • Capable of driving and delivering thin slices of end-to-end functionality on a regular cadence with data-driven feedback loops
  • Strong problem-solving skills; adaptable, proactive and willing to take ownership and deal with ambiguity
  • The ability to work in a highly collaborative environment
  • Strong customer empathy and a focus on quality
  • Ability to create consensus among passionate stakeholders in a dynamic, fast-paced environment through excellent verbal and written communication skills

What VTS Values & How We Show It:

  • Strive for Excellence - We know your potential is unlimited. Take advantage of our executive coaches and our training and career development programs available to all employees! 
  • Be Customer Obsessed - We’re employee obsessed too! VTS offers competitive compensation, comprehensive health benefits (including dental and vision), pre-tax commuter benefits, and a 401(k) plan. Not to mention the fun stuff - monthly happy hours, wellness events, clubs, and team lunches! 
  • Be Curious - Benefit from a culture that promotes new learning. VTS offers an education stipend to all employees! 
  • Move as One - We work in an open floor plan to promote cross-functional collaboration. 
  • Take Ownership - Be an owner of the company you’re building with our equity packages. 
  • Appreciate the Difference - VTS embraces and celebrates diversity. We understand the importance of a strong work-life balance. We offer a flexible PTO policy, generous family leave program, and more! 

VTS embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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Location

Our office in Chicago's West Loop/Fulton Market district and is steps away from public transportation and world-class dining and shopping destination.

An Insider's view of Rise Buildings by VTS

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

The beautiful part of working at Rise is we don't think of it as work-life balance, but simply balance because we believe you can love work and not have to give up your life as well. It's the same as enjoying working out and still enjoying eating a cheeseburger. We are entrusted to structure and execute our day appropriately and get our work done.

Jen McGee

Director of Training and Development

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

The Development team works closely with everyone at Rise, but especially with our Support, Client Success, and Sales teams to ensure we're addressing our customers' needs and delivering value in each release. This includes weekly check-ins where we listen to any new customer feedback and carry those learnings through to our product decisions.

Alec Nathan

Director of Product

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Since starting with Rise, I’ve had the opportunity to professionally learn and grow on a daily basis. Working directly with our clients allows me to challenge my communication, organization, and interpersonal skills with every task. I foster this growth by adapting to the client’s unique needs and finding the best solutions to meet them.

Jeremy Mackey

Implementation Manager

What are Rise Buildings by VTS Perks + Benefits

Rise Buildings by VTS Benefits Overview

We're a flat organization where you can take on as much responsibility as you want. Our approach is truly entrepreneurial in all that we do. You can see the company’s workings from the ground up, and get involved at every stage of the game. Everyone is key to our success. We work hard but enjoy what we do and have fun together.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Our game room includes Golden Tee and bubble hockey.
Stocked Kitchen
Fully stocked kitchen with coffee, tea, and soft drinks.
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
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