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Big Data Software Engineer

Company: Zillow
Location: Irvine
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

About the team Zillow is disrupting real estate by empowering people to unlock life's next chapter! The Zillow Data Engineering team supports multiple lines of business and is responsible for implementing, operating and improving data pipelines and creating data sets to empower Zillow Group brands and customers. We achieve this goal by building and deploying highly scalable data pipelines, adhering to software/data engineering best practices, and ensuring the quality of our data to the delight of our consumers.
About the role In this role, you will evangelize and build Data Products for customer, property and business-specific data to simplify critical ML and Analytics products, like the Zestimate and pricing of Zillow-owned homes, to enrich the customer experience, simply marketing operations. You will partner with other data engineering teams and platform teams within AI to lead the architecture, implementation, and operations of big data pipelines and tools for building high-quality data marts.

As a member of this team, you will: Design, build, implement and support data pipelines/products to serve ML and Analytical use cases
Collaborate with Product managers, engineers, data scientists, and analysts on mission-critical property data needs to build world-class datasets
Identify opportunities to evangelize and support existing data processes
Contribute back to common tooling/infrastructure to enable self-service tooling to expedite customer onboarding

This role has been categorized as a Remote position. "Remote" employees do not have a permanent corporate office workplace and, instead, work from a physical location of their choice which must be identified to the Company. Employees may live in any of the 50 US States, with limited exceptions. In certain cases, an employee in a remote-designated job may need to live in a specific region or time zone to support customers or clients as part of their role.
Who you are 3+ years of software development experience with high proficiency in Python, Scala or Java.
Must have knowledge of data structures and algorithms and experience working with Open Source and data engineering technologies ( Spark, Hive, Airflow, Kafka, Flink and AWS technologies etc )
Ability to build end to end data pipelines including CICD, Data Quality, Monitoring & Alerting
Experience with Data Modeling
Having SQL knowledge is a plus
Must have prior experience working with customers/stakeholders to understand customer perspective by upholding customer values
Ability to work with large and small teams and able to work independently
Possess strong problem-solving skills, sensible trade-offs and a positive attitude
Here at Zillow - we value the experience and perspective of candidates with non-traditional backgrounds. We encourage you to apply if you have transferable skills or related experiences.

In addition to a competitive base salary this position is also eligible for equity awards based on factors such as experience, performance and location.
Get to know us Zillow is reimagining real estate to make it easier to unlock life's next chapter.

As the most-visited real estate website in the United States, Zillow - and its affiliates help movers find and win their home through digital solutions, first class partners, and easier buying, selling, financing and renting experiences. Millions of people visit Zillow Group sites every month to start their home search, and now they can rely on Zillow to help make it easier to move. The work we do is helping people move from dreaming to transacting - and no matter what job you're in, you will play a critical role in making this vision a reality.

Our efforts to streamline the real estate transaction are supported by a deep-rooted culture of innovation, our passion to redefine the employee experience, a fundamental commitment to Equity and Belonging, and world-class benefits . We're also setting the standard for work experiences of the future, where our employees are supported in doing their best work and living a flexible, well-balanced life. But don't just take our word for it. Read recent reviews on Glassdoor and recent recognition from multiple organizations, including: the 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2022 list, Glassdoor Employees' Choice Award, honoring the Best Places to Work in 2022, Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index 2022, Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equity Index and Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality 2022, and TIME 100 Most Influential Companies list.

Zillow Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at

Applicants who receive job offers from Zillow Group will be asked to sign a Proprietary Rights Agreement which includes confidentiality, intellectual property assignment, customer and employee non-solicitation, and non-competition provisions. If you are contacted for a role at Zillow Group and wish to review a copy of the Proprietary Rights Agreement prior to receiving an offer, you may request a copy from your Recruiter.

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