Bellevue, WA

OfferUp is dedicated to changing the way people buy and sell in their communities. As the largest mobile marketplace for local buyers and sellers in the U.S., the company offers iOS and Android apps that make selling an item as easy as snapping a picture from your mobile device. Founded in April 2011, OfferUp is reinventing local commerce by helping consumers uncover value through simplicity and trust. In 2020, OfferUp combined with Letgo to reach more than 20M monthly users.

At a Glance

  • 100M+ Downloads
  • 20M+ monthly users
  • Top 5 Shopping app in App Store and Google Play Store for three years
  • 15%+ of adults in several markets use OfferUp every month (LA, Miami, Phoenix, Seattle, Las Vegas, Riverside, Orlando)
  • OfferUp works directly with nearly 2000 US law enforcement agencies to build trust in local communities

About the role:

OfferUp is looking for an experienced developer to lead efforts for the Communications team. The team builds systems that enable a real-time conversation between Sellers & Buyers. These systems are one of the highest queries per second (QPS) service at OfferUp. The main challenges are: building a platform that can scale with our growing user engagements (tens of millions per day) with optimal latency and creating an OMNI-channel messaging platform to enable OfferUp to communicate with our users.

As an experienced developer in our team, you will set the technical strategy for our team, build highly scalable real-time messaging systems and continuously improve our engineering/operational excellence.

What you’ll do

  • Develop the messaging technical strategy for our team
  • Develop highly scalable real-time messaging pipelines without compromising on reliability, latency and monitoring
  • Build OMNI-channel messaging platform to enable OfferUp to communicate with it’s users (Email, Push notifications, Web-hooks)
  • Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams (Marketing, Commerce, Integrity) to design and implement new features
  • Drive engineering and operational excellence across Communications team and OfferUp-wide Backend team
  • Collaborate with OfferUp wide engineering teams to surface common pain points, develop solutions and evangelize best practices
  • Identify when to replace and when to rebuild legacy systems
  • Support, mentor, and help other engineers in the team
  • Participate in a reasonable on-call rotations with the rest of the team

You’ll thrive in this role if you have:

  • All OfferUp employees are required to receive Covid-19 vaccinations unless an employee is in need of an exemption from this policy due to a medical reason, or because of a sincerely held religious belief.
  • 8+ years of professional software engineering experience, of which at least 4 were devoted to web services
  • 4+ years of experience in content ingestion systems
  • Experience performing data analysis and translating the results into business recommendations
  • Experience in working with data-driven applications at scale
  • Strong coding skills in Java, Python, Scala, Golang or any other modern programming language coupled with strong knowledge in object-oriented design and microservices architecture
  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Computer/Software Engineering, Information Systems/Technology, Information Science, or a related discipline
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States

Helpful, but not required:

  • Experience with high scale catalog or structured data services
  • Experience writing code in Python or Java
  • Experience in building microservices
  • Experience with cloud infrastructure AWS

Come do work that matters. Join a team that believes when we all work together, we get more out of things.

OfferUp provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, OfferUp complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

OfferUp expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of OfferUp’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

OfferUp’s success is centered in our ability to build community and empower everyone to connect and prosper. Inclusion is central to our concept of a healthy community and our company’s values are centered in diversity. We are fully committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience. The celebration of our identities fuels our innovation and connects us to our customers and the communities we serve.

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Staff Software Development Engineer - Communications (In Office or Remote)