Principal Front-End Engineer (CA)

Movoto, San Mateo, CA

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Movoto Principal Front-End Engineer

Remote, CA or Remote, TX


This is a CA remote or Texas-Remote, Exempt, Full Time position. This position reports to the Chief Technology Officer of the Company.

Why Movoto?

Movoto Real Estate is the fastest growing top 5 residential real estate site used by 650,000 buyers and sellers daily. As we scale for rapid growth, we are looking for a Principal Front-End Engineer lead a global team of Front-End Engineers to lead a global team of Front-End Engineers to build and support highly scalable and high performing websites. As a Principal Front-End Engineer at Movoto, you will be a key player in helping us lead our Front-End focused on improving usability, performance, scalability, and reliability of our consumer website. 


What you’ll be doing:

  • Lead a small team of software engineers locally and collaborate with global engineering lead and product managers

  • Responsible for driving complex technical projects from the planning stage through execution.

  • Gather functional requirements, develop technical specifications and manage project tasks and deliverables

  • Develop, unit test and maintain scalable and high-performance web applications  

  • Responsible for delivering the entire stack of the product with high quality.

  • Take control of the whole front-end development process from code design to implementation

  • Collaborate with product managers to build a world-class user experience

  • Tackle tough design challenges to create reusable user interfaces while writing clean, scalable code

  • Engineer the front-end architecture that powers our web application

  • Discover new technologies and establish best practices as the front-end landscape evolves


What you should have:

  • Bachelor's or advanced degree in computer science or a related discipline

  • 5+ years of leadership experience and 10+ years of industry experience 

  • Ability to provide technical leadership to a team of peers. 

  • Ability to communicate clearly with both technical and non-technical staff. 

  • Ability to work with a global team 

  • Demonstrated System thinking and problem-solving skills.  

  • Demonstrated expertise with software architecture & design, Data structures and Algorithms 

  • Extensive experience developing front-end applications using JavaScript/HTML/CSS and latest frameworks. AngularJS experience is a plus. 

  • Extensive experience building and consuming RESTful web services. Experience building web services with Node.JS required.  

  • Experience working with different databases such as MySQL, MongoDB and S3 is a plus. 

  • Experience working with distributed applications such as zookeeper, Kafka, Memcached is a plus. 

  • Demonstrated expertise in Agile software development methodology.  

  • Demonstrated expertise in doing technical deep dives into design and code to deliver high quality product and services 

  • Adaptable to the changing needs of the organization  

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 

  • Exceptional analytical reasoning and problem-solving skills

  • Passion for new technologies, current trends, and best practices in front-end architecture, including performance, accessibility, security, and usability

  • Enthusiasm for improving real estate through technology


Why should you join Movoto?

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Benefits 

    • 100%/75% premium coverage for employees/dependents

  • Basic & Supplemental Life Insurance, AD&D and Disability, FSA and Commuter Benefits

  • Retirement Plan

  • Equity

  • Flexible Paid Time Off

  • Paid Holidays

  • Parental Leave Benefits

  • Competitive Salaries

  • Volunteer Opportunities

  • Employee Engagement Events

  • PetPlan (10-15% off premiums)

  • PerkSpot – exclusive corporate discounts

  • Rocket Lawyer Legal Benefits and more!


About Movoto Real Estate

Movoto Real Estate was founded on a simple principle: Real estate should be easy.

This foundational idea continues to drive our mission every day, building cutting edge, optimized technology tools and connecting talented, customer-focused agents with motivated buyers and sellers. Today, we are the fastest-growing top five residential real estate site in the United States with nearly 26 million monthly visits. But we are more than a real estate brokerage and research site—we’re a technology company that is bringing real estate into the future with our end-to-end suite of proprietary tools for buyers, sellers, and agents.

In 2020, Movoto was acquired by OJO Labs, a leader in personalized, AI-enabled real estate tools. Combining OJO and Movoto’s deep commitment to creating end-to-end home-buying solutions, we continue to strive to become the most trusted real estate company in North America. Our real estate technology platform comprises the latest data-driven AI technology, client communication tools, marketing and transaction support, a real team of dedicated transaction coordinators, and an agent earnings structure that ensures our agents are successful and can focus on serving their clients.

Movoto is not only committed to making real estate accessible to a diverse community through technology, we strive to increase representation—across all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, sexual orientations, and physical or mental abilities—in our teams. We continue to promote an inclusive work environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work.

Together with OJO and our growing team, we have renewed our dedication to the mission that started it all: making real estate easy in this rapidly changing world.

About Movoto

About us Movoto Real Estate was founded on a simple principle: Selling and buying real estate is too complicated. That’s why Movoto has dedicated over a decade to simplifying it. From humble beginnings as a three-person startup in 2005, the company has grown to become the second largest online real estate company in the US. With the backing of Recruit Holdings Co. Ltd., owner of the largest real estate portal in Japan, Movoto has developed a real estate network of over 3,500 agents across all 50 states. Movoto was selected four years in a row for Inc. Magazine’s 500|5000 fastest growing private companies. Join the over 26,000 clients who have trusted Movoto agents with buying or selling their home and the over 50 million people who searched for homes on Movoto in 2015. Learn more at movoto.com.

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