Junior Backend Python Engineer

Zumper, San Francisco, CA

Make your move

Zumper is making renting an apartment as easy as booking a hotel. With over 50 million annual users across our two brands Zumper & PadMapper, we’ve generated support from top-tier investors and have raised $90 million to date. Our focus is to continue to build an amazing team. We’re searching for bright, passionate, hard-working people to help build extraordinary products and revolutionize the rental industry.

We are looking for a Backend Python Engineer to write the code that underpins every single company initiative, critical to every new product, and have a massive impact on technology choices and product direction. You'll write the core services and APIs used across multiple platforms and two major brands (Zumper and Padmapper), and help craft the next generation of apartment finding technology!

What You'll Be Doing

  • Responsible for Django web servers (an extensive JSON API) used by the website as well as native apps
  • Partner integrations (parsing incoming data feeds, syndicating content out)
  • Scam prevention via machine learning
  • Internal tools and reporting
  • Help scale and develop our growing AWS infrastructure
  • Day-to-day Postgres administration as well as query optimization, horizontal partitioning, and reliability

What We're Looking For

  • Familiarity with at least one Python ORM library 
  • Self motivated do-er of things and solver of problems
  • Robust knowledge of SQL especially on Postgres
  • Query optimization, general performance evaluation/tuning
  • Knowledge of RESTful APIs (use and implementation thereof)
  • Familiarity and experience with asynchronous programming
  • Comfortable (if not fluent) behind a unix terminal
  • Third party API integrations

Bonus Stuff

  • Django
  • AWS (EC2, EMR, S3, SQS, SES, etc)
  • Node.js
  • Nginx
  • Other programming languages (Javascript, Java, Go, ..., Bash)

What We Offer

  • Great medical, dental, vision insurance options with 90-100% employee premium coverage
  • 401k plan + 3% company match
  • Stock options
  • Flexible vacation policy; work hard and take time when you need it
  • $150/month mass transit/rideshare stipend
  • $65/month gym reimbursement
  • Catered meals and stocked kitchen with coffee, snacks and beverages
  • Team retreats every quarter
  • Team happy hours
  • Weekly insight into all major company metrics
  • Up to 12-weeks of paid parental leave
  • Quarterly Hackathons (not overnight!) 

What We Value

  • Engagement: Working hard, while displaying passion, perseverance and resilience
  • Ongoing Improvement: Curiosity, problem solving, and moving quickly while producing quality results
  • Collaboration: Works well with others, shares knowledge and contributes positively to culture and work environment
Please note: Zumper does not accept unsolicited resumes from staffing vendors, including recruitment agencies and/or search firms. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Zumper employees, or any other company location. Any submittals without a prior signed agreement will become property of Zumper.

About Zumper

Zumper makes renting easier for millions of tenants and landlords. As the first end-to-end apartment rental platform and largest startup in the industry with 26 million users in 2016 alone, Zumper serves renters, landlords, and brokers with industry-leading tools like real-time alerts, instant online applications, and tenant screening. We believe renters should be able to see the best apartments in a single place, know the price upfront, and lease the second they’re ready. Based in San Francisco, Zumper has raised $39.2 million in venture capital funding from investors including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Goodwater Capital, Breyer Capital, Foxhaven Asset Management, Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock Partners, NEA, CrunchFund, xfund, Dawn Capital, Marcus & Millichap, Scott Cook, and the DeWilde Family Trust. At the beginning of 2016, Zumper also acquired the apartment search startup PadMapper.


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