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Senior Back End Developer

Engineering - Toronto or Remote

We are seeking proficient system developers to help us create the api and data systems that power Properly. These projects must manage complex information scalably and maintainable as we grow.  Beyond delivery of value for people using our products our senior developers will be leading the evolution of our technical direction.

About Properly:

At Properly, we are on a mission to make real estate customer-centric. We envision a future in which real estate transactions involve dramatically less friction and surprising simplicity and where Properly is the first choice of all Canadians throughout the entire experience of buying, selling and owning a home. Check out our CEO’s note (https://bit.ly/Properlynorms) on the culture we are trying to craft at Properly. Properly is headquartered in Toronto. We have a foundation of experienced operators on our team (Uber, Wealthsimple, Bench, Tophat, Wave, Shopify, Ritual, Blackberry, Bain). 

We have raised $160 million in funding from investors like Bain Capital Ventures, Intact Ventures, FJ Labs, Prudence, Golden Ventures, AlleyCorp (Kevin Ryan), Silicon Valley Bank and many prominent angel investors including Mike Katchen (co-founder and CEO of Wealthsimple), Spencer Rascoff (co-founder and former CEO of Zillow), and Eric Wu (co-founder and CEO of Opendoor).

We are a company that values and celebrates diverse experiences and perspectives because they make our team more successful. 

What you will do:

  • You will be working on both front-end and back-end systems with an emphasis on back-end systems
  • We emphasize effective platforms and long-term business goals through team involvement. You will participate in the technical design and implement product design iterations and experiments
  • You will be a technical contributor in a team with a variety of professionals with expertise in complementary areas. You will bring focus and experience with web APIs and data systems
  • Your team delivers:
    • Early, small scope experiments
    • Complex and detail-oriented projects
    • Incremental fixes to in-market products
  • Full implementation responsibilities include design participation, code development, automated test development, deployment, and code maintenance
  • Contribute to improving the development experience through documentation, process improvements, introduction of new technology when appropriate, and mentoring other developers

What we are looking for:

  • Team members that want to grow and contribute to our culture at Properly
  • Passion for technology
  • Proficiency with Python 3 or similar language (Ruby, Node JavaScript, etc) and working with databases (SQL and/or NoSQL)
  • Experience in leading problem solving sessions with others: generating ideas, picking and building solutions, monitoring results, and fixing bugs
  • Proficiency in designing complex systems including providing analysis of multiple options, collecting feedback, and building alignment on designs
  • Nice to have - experience with a modern version of JavaScript/CSS/HTML (es6, css4, html5) and modern UX frameworks (React, Angular, etc.)

At Properly, you’ll have:

  • Competitive cash and equity compensation
  • Unlimited vacation days and a flexible work day; we care about outcomes over schedule
  • Team events and social activities 
  • Top of market maternal and paternal leave
  • Attractive healthcare benefits for you and your family starting day one
  • Personal development budget; we support our team members' growth
  • WFH stipend; in addition to the essentials including monitor, laptop, accessories
  • Employee discount on Properly’s services