Zumper is making renting an apartment as easy as booking a hotel. With over 50 million annual users across our two brands Zumper & PadMapper, we’ve generated support from top-tier investors and have raised $90 million to date. Our focus is to continue to build an amazing team. We’re searching for bright, passionate, hard-working people to help build extraordinary products and revolutionize the rental industry.
We are looking for a Backend Python Engineer to 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. You'll write the core services and APIs used across multiple platforms and two major brands (Zumper and Padmapper), and help craft the next generation of apartment finding technology!

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for Django web servers (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, and reliability
  • Desired Skills & Experience

  • 2+ years of industry experience or equivalent
  • Familiarity with at least one Python ORM library 
  • Self motivated do-er of things and solver of problems
  • 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, vision benefits
  • 401k plan
  • Flexible vacation policy; work hard and take time when you need it!
  • $150/month in gym/commuter credits
  • HQ catered meals, unlimited coffee, snacks and beverages
  • HQ team retreats every quarter
  • 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 
  • Shiny new laptop of your choosing
  • Please note: Zumper does not accept unsolicited resumes from staffing vendors, including recruitment agencies and/or search firms. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Zumper employees, or any other company location. Any submittals without a prior signed agreement will become property of Zumper.