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Staff Software Engineer - Platform and Infrastructure

OfferUp, OfferUp HQ - Bellevue, WA

We Bring People Together to Discover Value


From the very beginning, OfferUp has believed that the right people united by the right mission can redefine the possible.

OfferUp is now the largest mobile marketplace for local buyers and sellers in the US. We connect millions of people every day, but we’re still as committed as ever to the founding mission: to build the simplest, most trustworthy local marketplace. We help bring people together in their communities to exchange value, and we think that exchange is the foundation for a kind of commerce that redefines what “value” really means. In our world, the things we buy and sell are just the primer for the really important stuff, like meeting our neighbors, getting more connected to the places we live and the things that live with us, and creating a marketplace where everyone has something to offer.

AT A GLANCE
  • A top shopping app on iTunes and Google Play
  • Geekwire App of Year
  • 60+ Million Downloads

OfferUp's Platform and Infrastructure team is looking for a Staff Engineer. Staff Engineers at OfferUp are tasked with very large problem spaces, and technical leadership across the engineering organization. You will be a member of the team that is responsible for handling the performance and scalability of the OfferUp platform, and help build tools and processes that increase engineering productivity. You will design and code systems in a very deliberate and thoughtful manner, as slight changes can impact everything in a major way. You take a performance minded approach to everything you do, and will help OfferUp continue to scale to many more millions of users.

Responsibilities:

  • Build tools and services for other engineers to increase velocity/productivity
  • Build and maintain high-performance, scalable systems
  • Improve the reliability and efficiency of Offerup's core services
  • Develop elegant solutions to complex problems
  • Code using Java or Python

Requirements:

  • Extensive experience with web infrastructure, distributed systems, performance analysis, and traffic manipulation
  • 10+ years professional software development experience
  • Experience with software engineering best practices (e.g. unit testing, code reviews, design documentation)
  • Experience in docker tool-chains
  • Strong background with algorithms and data structures
  • BS, MS, or PhD in Computer Science (or related discipline) 

Nice to have:

  • Experience with AWS
  • Experience designing fault-tolerant distributed systems
  • Experience with Lua
  • Experience with Cassandra, Redis, Memcached, Postgres, or Django
  • Contributions to the open-source community

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.

 

About OfferUp

Our Story As new fathers, OfferUp founders Nick Huzar and Arean van Veelen suddenly found themselves with more stuff than they wanted and less stuff than they needed. They weren’t alone. Americans spend trillions of dollars each year on new stuff, billions each year on storage units, and every day, they throw tons of their stuff away. In all that buying, storing, and tossing, Nick and Arean saw opportunity. Could a new kind of local marketplace bring people together to get more value out of all that stuff? Could that value exchange start with something as simple as a photo from a smartphone? Inspired to reimagine the model for local, peer-to-peer commerce, Nick and Arean founded OfferUp, a marketplace on a mission to become the simplest, most trustworthy place for people to buy and sell locally.

Want to learn more about OfferUp? Visit OfferUp's website.