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Location: Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, USA Posted: Dec 23, 2020

Job Description

About Houzz Houzz is the leading home renovation and design platform in the world. We have a highly engaged community of over 40 million homeowners who leverage our technologies to find inspiration for their next home project, connect with over 2.5 million home design and remodeling professionals and discover products in the Houzz Shop. About the Role As a Back-End Software Engineer, you will be in charge of the payment backend and SaaS backend for Houzz users. This team builds payment platforms for marketplace and Houzz Pro that are serving millions of homeowners and professionals. This team also provides backend support for Houzz Pro SaaS products. We are looking for candidates who have a passion for tackling complexity and building platforms that can scale and serve different business needs.

What You’ll Do

    • Consolidate different payment channels into our payment platform and make it a center for handling payments for all Houzz products.
    • Lead engineering efforts to improve our payment platform (performance, reliability, security).
    • Collaborate with product teams and front end engineers to provide backend support for SaaS products.

At a Minimum, We’d Like You to Have

    • Proficiency in web application programming (OOP, Java/C++, LAMP)
    • A good understanding of algorithms, distributed systems and web services
    • B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. in computer science or equivalent

Ideally, You’ll Also Have

    • Experience developing real-world web applications
    • Passion for working in a dynamic and collaborative environment
    • 1+ years experience
__________________ Be Who You Are and Do What You Love at Houzz We’re a Family At Houzz, we strive to create and foster a strong family environment in our workplace. We collaborate to accomplish our goals, always working as a team. We aim to build a culture of inclusion — celebrating and leveraging our differences for the betterment of one another, our products and our community. Houzz team members come from many backgrounds and bring diverse experiences to the company. We take pride in making each person feel at home. We Build the Future Join Houzz in revolutionizing the home remodeling and design industry and have an impact on the more than 40 million homeowners who use our platform every month and the 2.5 million-plus home professionals around the world who are active on the site. Houzz has been named one of the most innovative companies in the world by CNBC and others, and is backed by top venture capitalists. At Houzz, you can help drive the future of an industry worth $1.2 trillion in the U.S. and Europe alone. We Make Things Happen Our team members play a key role in guiding the direction of our company and are able to work across multiple groups to implement fresh ideas that allow Houzz to be the industry leader. If you are interested in applying your passion to create products that will transform the lives of millions of people who are designing, remodeling and decorating their homes, welcome to Houzz. Benefits and Perks • Competitive salary • Flexible paid time off • Commuter benefits • Medical, dental, vision and pet insurance • Maternity/paternity leave program • Employee assistance program • 401k retirement savings plan • Flexible spending accounts • Healthy at Houzz program Houzz is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you are a California resident applying for a job, you consent to our California Job Applicant Privacy Notice Apply for this job

About Houzz

Home Design, Decorating and Remodeling Ideas and Inspiration, Kitchen and Bathroom Design. Join Houzz on our mission to create the best experience for home renovation and design. Our entrepreneurial culture and warm family atmosphere make life at Houzz rewarding and fun.

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