Senior Software Engineer, Compass


Senior and Expert level
New York

Real estate technology platform

Job no longer available


Real estate technology platform

1001+ employees

B2CPropertyMarketplaceRentingReal Estate

Job no longer available


Senior and Expert level
New York

1001+ employees

B2CPropertyMarketplaceRentingReal Estate

Company mission

To help everyone find their place in the world.


Who you are

  • If you have a strong understanding of what makes web applications run in a stable and performant manner, and enjoy working on the front-end of web projects, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience
  • Minimum 8 years of software engineering experience with HTML, CSS, and Javascript
  • Minimum 4 years of experience with TypeScript and React
  • Experience acting as a tech lead and leading the development of complex projects from planning to release, dispatching work among a small team, mentoring and guiding junior engineers
  • Experience integrating with RESTful server-side services and third party APIs
  • Understanding of Computer Science fundamentals and frontend design patterns and best practices
  • Knowledge and experience with software development best practices such as coding standards, code/design reviews, continuous integration/deployments, test driven development
  • Experience leading the development of a project from planning to release, dispatching work among a small team, mentoring and guiding junior engineers
  • A sheer eye for design and attention to detail, the products you build should not merely be functional but should take in context and anticipate our customer’s needs in a beautiful way
  • Experience with Scrum/Agile development methodologies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience working in fast paced and collaborative environment


  • Prior experience with infrastructure, such as CI/CD pipeline management, CLI tools, or build systems

What the job involves

  • We are seeking a motivated frontend engineer to join our team
  • In this role, you will be responsible for designing and developing the platform upon which Compass’s front end ecosystem is built
  • You will have the opportunity to utilize your knowledge of frontend best practices, and work closely with both technical and non-technical stakeholders to ensure that our websites and applications are performing at their best
  • Work in a startup-like environment building agile products and services
  • Collaborate closely with engineers on your team, engineers on other teams, as well as your product and design counterparts to successfully launch projects which solve real-world customer problems
  • Evaluate and understand the technical trade offs necessary to bring product initiatives to fruition, weighing different approaches and arriving to a recommended solution, detailing its pros and cons
  • Independently define, decompose, and lead delivery of complex projects
  • Perform code reviews, design reviews, and write high quality tests
  • Advocate for efficient, scalable, and extensible approaches that solve technical problems in a manner that stands the test of time
  • Hold yourself and your team to a high standard of code quality and operational rigor, ensuring that code is well-tested, and your systems have appropriate monitoring, alerting, and runbooks implemented
  • Become the subject matter expert for one or more services in your domain
  • Create clear and concise documentation (diagrams, service descriptions, decisions, runbooks)
  • Identify and remove bottlenecks to address inefficiencies in the developer experience
  • Mentor junior engineers on the team, building their technical skills and ensuring that they understand best practices around engineering and operational excellence

Otta's take

Theo Margolius headshot

Theo Margolius

COO of Otta

Compass uses an AI-driven platform to smooth out and speed up the process of buying, selling, or renting property. It functions much like a traditional broker, but employs tech to reduce the time, uncertainty, cost and friction of transactions for buyers, sellers & agents.

It's disrupting a sector so far largely averse to tech innovation, allowing users to close deals in less time than the industry average of 30-45 days. Compass is now the largest independent real estate brokerage in the USA, with over 29,000 agents nationwide.

Despite being a leading residential brokerage and competing well, Compass has remained unprofitable. While the company is replanning its cost structure to be profitable over the next year, it announced its third round of payoffs in early January 2023. Its profit-generating plans include expanding into mortgages, escrow & title services.


Top investors

Few candidates hear
back within 2 weeks

15% employee growth in 12 months


Funding (last 2 of 10 rounds)

Nov 2019



Jul 2019



Total funding: $2.0bn

Company benefits

  • Flexible Working
  • Work From Home Opportunities
  • Paid Vacation, Holidays, Sick Time
  • Paid Parental, Marriage, and Recharge Leave
  • Medical, Tele-Health, Dental and Vision Benefits
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
  • Commuter Program
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Maven (a support system for new parents)
  • Carrot (fertility benefits)
  • UrbanSitter (caregiver referral network)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Pet Insurance

Company values

  • Dream big
  • Move fast
  • Learn from reality
  • Be solutions-driven
  • Obsess about opportunity
  • Collaborate without ego
  • Maximise your strength
  • Bounce back with passion

Company HQ

Midtown Manhattan, New York, NY


After 2 years at McKinsey, Robert worked as a Lazard Associate and White House Fellow. They joined Goldman Sachs in 2006, where they worked as VP of Principal Investment before leaving in 2012 to found Compass. Alongside this, Robert ran 50 marathons in 50 states to raise $1 million dollars for for youth education and enrichment programs.

People progressing

Neda joined Compass in 2018 as Chief of Staff to the CEO after a year at Sidewalk Labs. Following 4 months as Secretary to the Board, in April 2019 they were promoted to President of Compass East Division, and in January 2022 President of US Division.

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