Senior Backend Python Engineer


Zumper is the largest real estate startup tackling a problem that affects over 100 million renters across the US and Canada. We believe that renters shouldn't engage with technology only to search for their next home or apartment rental. We believe that you should be able to walk into an open house or appointment, pull out your phone, and make a binding application and offer for that unit right there. This is how the next generation of the rental market will function, and Zumper — with a unique twinned B2B and Consumer approach — is leading the way.

We are looking for a Senior Backend Python Engineer to join our small but senior team in 2018.

You will write the code that underpins every single company initiative, critical to every new product, and have a massive impact on technology choices and product direction. Write the core services and APIs used across multiple platforms and two major brands, and help craft the next generation of apartment finding technology!


  • Help guide and drive the platform into the future
  • Care and growth of an extensive JSON API used by the website as well as native apps
  • Partner integrations (parsing incoming data feeds, syndicating content out)
  • Scam prevention via machine learning
  • Internal tools and reporting
  • Help scale and develop our growing AWS infrastructure
  • Day-to-day Postgres administration as well as query optimization, horizontal partitioning, reliability
  • SEO, customer engagement campaigns, other growth initiatives

Desired Skills & Experience

  • 5+ year of industry experience or equivalent
  • Self motivated do-er of things and solver of problems
  • Familiarity with at least one Python ORM library 
  • Robust knowledge of SQL especially on Postgres
  • Query optimization, general performance evaluation/tuning
  • Knowledge of RESTful APIs (use and implementation thereof)
  • Familiarity and experience with asynchronous programming
  • Comfortable (if not fluent) behind a unix terminal
  • Third party API integrations

Bonus Skills & Experience

  • Django
  • AWS (EC2, EMR, S3, SQS, SES, etc)
  • Node.js
  • Nginx
  • Other programming languages (Javascript, Java, Go, ..., Bash)

Benefits & Perks

  • Full healthcare, dental and vision; 50% spouse coverage 
  • 401k 
  • Weekly looks at all major company metrics 
  • Quarterly Hackathons (not overnight!) 
  • Uber/Lyft credits and monthly gym reimbursement
  • Team lunches/breakfasts several days a week 
  • Awesome team retreats (Vegas, Napa, Tahoe, etc) 
  • Unlimited coffee, snacks, drinks, beer 
  • Quarterly SWAG 

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