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Senior Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024
Backflip is a venture-backed real estate FinTech company that supports entrepreneurs to acquire and renovate single family homes, thereby reinvigorating the housing supply and their local communities. The company offers purpose-built technology and capital products to source, analyze and finance residential real estate investments. Backflip is an all-in-one platform providing entrepreneurs with the technology, data, and financing strategies that allows them to scale their businesses.
Role Overview: As a Senior Software Engineer at Backflip, you will play a pivotal role in the development and enhancement of our products and platform. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams, take ownership of challenging projects, and contribute to the success of the company. This role requires a blend of technical expertise, problem-solving skills, and the ability to work independently while embracing a collaborative mindset.
Design, develop, and maintain full-stack solutions using Python, React, and React Native.
Innovate and execute on features to enhance the user experience and platform capabilities.
Collaborate with product managers, designers, and other engineers to deliver high-quality software.
Contribute to the architecture, design, and implementation of scalable and maintainable code.
Write and maintain automated tests to ensure robustness, including following Test-Driven Development (TDD) practices.
Deploy applications to various cloud-based environments, ensuring reliability and performance.
Collaborate with teams to build RESTful APIs and other backend technologies.
Estimate work efforts accurately and ensure project milestones are met.
Stay current with industry trends and bring innovative ideas to the team.
Skills & Qualifications:
Proficiency in Python and React, with a solid understanding of object-oriented programming.
Familiarity with front-end technologies like JavaScript and React.js.
Mastery of software development best practices and principles.
Experience with continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines.
Familiarity with cloud frameworks such as AWS, GCP, Firebase, or similar.
Strong understanding of design patterns, algorithms, and data structures.
Experience with RESTful APIs and backend technologies.
Familiarity with Docker and container-based environments.
Ability to provide accurate estimates and deliver high-quality code within deadlines.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience (8+ years) in building applications.
Bonus Skills:
Experience working with GraphQL.
Experience with mobile application development for iOS and Android.
Experience with machine learning techniques such as LLMs, NLP, and computer vision
Experience working in an Agile team environment.
Experience in researching and vetting third-party API providers.
Familiarity with geo-spatial search techniques.
Background in real estate, real estate investment, and/or FinTech is a plus.
Why Backflip: At Backflip, you will be part of a collaborative and forward-thinking team that values innovation, creativity, and personal growth. We offer a remote work environment that allows you to work from anywhere while contributing to cutting-edge projects. As a Senior Software Engineer, you will have the opportunity to shape the future of our products and make a significant impact.
Join us in our mission to create groundbreaking solutions and revolutionize the industry. Apply now to become a part of the Backflip team.
Backflip is an equal-opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

People that thrive at Backflip have…

  • A desire to learn and grow with the company; propensity to “think like an owner”
  • An execution-oriented “one-team” mindset with motivation and scrappiness to achieve objectives
  • The ability to multi-task with exceptional time management, prioritization and attention to detail
  • An entrepreneurial mindset and a passion for technology and innovation
  • A bias for action; inclined to deploy rapid testing and iteration cycles
  • The ability to work effectively in a small, relatively unstructured office environment (we work remotely)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with appropriate urgency to various audiences
  • Strong self-motivation, are coachable and highly collaborative; take ownership of tasks and pride in work product
  • High integrity; are dependable, accountable, humble and respectful