Senior Backend Python Engineer


Company Type

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.

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


AWS (EC2, EMR, S3, SQS, SES, etc)



Other programming languages (Javascript, Java, Go, Bash)

Benefits & Perks

Full healthcare, dental, vision benefits

401k plan

HQ catered meals, unlimited coffee, snacks and beverages

HQ team retreats every quarter (Vegas, Tahoe, Napa, etc.)

HQ team sports (soccer, dodgeball, and more)

HQ team happy hours

Quarterly Hackathons (not overnight!)

Compensation and performance reviewed quarterly, with continued upside ahead based on performance, across both salary and equity

Weekly looks at all major company metrics

Gym + commuter credits

Shiny new laptop of your choosing

Flexible vacation policy; work hard and take time when you need it

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