Senior Software Engineer @ Houzz - Palo Alto, CA

Job Overview

13 days ago

Senior Software Engineer

Houzz - Palo Alto, CA

About Houzz

Houzz is the world’s leading platform for home remodeling and design, helping more than 2.5 million home professionals in over 100 categories to grow and manage their business. Through Houzz, a community of more than 65 million homeowners and home design enthusiasts, find ideas, hire professionals, source products and access tools to update their homes from start to finish. Houzz is available in every country around the world with localized platforms in more than 10 countries across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

About the Role

As a Senior Full-Stack Software Engineer, you will work on all parts of our web application, its libraries, widgets and custom features. You will work across the entire web stack, developing with MySQL, Lucene/Solr, Redis, PHP, and Node.js , and leveraging a strong understanding of OOP as well as Javascript and CSS.

Our #1 priority for our return to work plan is to ensure the health and safety of our Houzzers. Due to worsening cases specifically in the areas and the cities in which we operate, all of our U.S. offices are planned to remain closed through the end of 2020. It is our plan to return to our in-office model once a safe return is feasible.

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What You’ll Do

  • Take high level ideas and transforming them into live products, used by millions of homeowners and professionals from around the world

  • Design and build features for all parts of our web application, its libraries, widgets and custom features

  • Work cross-functionally across engineering, product, and design teams

  • Adhere to high-quality delivery principles while delivering solutions on time

At a Minimum, We’d Like You to Have

  • Independence, self-direction and experience owning complete products and features

  • Proficiency in web stack programming, from schema design to building user-facing interfaces

  • An ability to work on fast paced, data-driven projects

  • A desire to build an engaging consumer experience

  • A B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in Computer Science or equivalent

Ideally, You'll Also Have

  • Experience developing consumer facing features for millions of consumers

  • Familiarity with Node.js and PHP development

  • Familiarity with NoSQL databases and Lucene/Solr a plus

  • 6+ years experience

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Be Who You Are and Do What You Love at Houzz

We’re a Family

At Houzz, we strive to create and foster a strong family environment in our workplace. We collaborate to accomplish our goals, always working as a team. We aim to build a culture of inclusion — celebrating and leveraging our differences for the betterment of one another, our products and our community.

Houzz team members come from many backgrounds and bring diverse experiences to the company. We take pride in making each person feel at home.

We Build the Future

Join Houzz in revolutionizing the home remodeling and design industry and have an impact on our community of more than 65 million homeowners and home design enthusiasts who use our platform and the 2.5 million-plus home professionals around the world who grow and manage their business with Houzz Pro. Houzz has been named one of the most innovative companies in the world by CNBC and others, and is backed by top venture capitalists. At Houzz, you can help drive the future of an industry worth over $1 trillion in the U.S. and Europe alone.

We Make Things Happen

Our team members play a key role in guiding the direction of our company and are able to work across multiple groups to implement fresh ideas that allow Houzz to be the industry leader. If you are interested in applying your passion to create products that will transform the lives of millions of people who are designing, remodeling and decorating their homes, welcome to Houzz.

Benefits and Perks

• Competitive salary

• Flexible paid time off

• Commuter benefits

• Medical, dental, vision and pet insurance

• Maternity/paternity leave program

• Employee assistance program

• 401k retirement savings plan

• Flexible spending accounts

• Healthy at Houzz program

Houzz is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. When applying for a role at Houzz, we guarantee your application will be considered regardless of your sex, race, religion, color, gender, national origin, height or weight, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation.

We embrace and celebrate the value that diversity brings to an organization and understand that diverse backgrounds and different points of view are essential components of helping Houzz in our mission to provide the best experience for home renovation and design. Houzz is committed to fostering an inclusive environment through projects and initiatives such as employee resource groups and diversity workshops.

Houzz celebrates differences and strives to create a comfortable and authentic climate for Houzzers to feel supported, where they are welcomed to think creatively and contribute to innovative ideas, while having the freedom to be themselves and share their lives at work.

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