Staff Software Development Engineer – Catalog Jobs in Bellevue, WA at OfferUp
Title: Staff Software Development Engineer – Catalog
Location: Bellevue, WA
Salary: $150K – $200K*
Category: Consumer Technology
OfferUpis dedicated to building the simplest and most trustworthy way for people to buy and sell in their communities. Every year, millions of people use OfferUp to buy and sell locally, resulting in billions of dollars of local commerce. As the largest mobile marketplace for local buyers and sellers in the U.S., our iOS and Android app has been in the top five most popular shopping apps lists for more than three years. Join us as we build the marketplace of the future and reinvent local commerce by helping consumers uncover value through simplicity and trust.
At a Glance
Geekwire App of Year
15+ percent of adults in key markets like Los Angeles, Seattle, Miami and Las Vegas use OfferUp every month
About the role:
OfferUp is looking for an experienced developer to lead efforts for the Catalog team. The team builds systems that manage our marketplace catalog. These systems process incoming metadata from external providers, for millions of listings, and manage the workflow to publish in our marketplace. They also ensure timely updates of product information and availability with high quality and low latency for OfferUps users.
At many organizations, your role begins and ends with the code. On our team, were different. You own a feature from concept to fruition. Your responsibilities will include everything from writing well-architected and thoroughly tested code to rolling out the feature by analyzing metrics. You also get to take ownership beyond your technical area by working with cross-functional team members.
As an experienced developer, you will set the technical strategy for our team, build highly scalable pipelines to ingest rich metadata content for our listings and continuously improve our engineering/operational excellence.
Heres more of what you will get to do:
Develop the technical strategy for catalog content ingestion, processing and publishing
Develop highly scalable pipelines without compromising the quality of ingested data
Extend Catalog with rich metadata ingestion and integration for contextual search and suggestions (e.g Size & Color for Clothes, Year, Make & Model for Autos)
Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams (Merchants Api, Discovery, Integrity) to design and implement new features
Drive engineering and operational excellence across Catalog and OfferUp-wide Backend teams
Collaborate with OfferUp-wide engineering teams to improve processes, 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
Youll thrive in this role if you have:
8+ years of professional software engineering experience, of which at least 3 were devoted to web services
2+ 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 …
OfferUp is a Bellevue, Washington based startup responsible for the OfferUp mobile application on the iOS and Android platforms. OfferUp is backed by several major venture capital firms including Andreessen Horowitz and T. Rowe Price. OfferUp was created and founded by Nick Huzar and Arean van Veelen in July 2011. The first version of the OfferUp website went live in July and the first version of the iOS app launched in November of that same year.