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Senior Backend Engineer - Identity Team

$125k – $165k estimated
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Compass is building the first modern end-to-end real estate platform by integrating agents, buyers and sellers through technology. Until Compass, no one has achieved the blend of the Natural Intelligence that hundreds of thousands of enterprising real estate agents bring to this market, with the “Artificial Intelligence” that cloud, mobile and AI technologies enable. We are building AI to empower AI - Artificial Intelligence to empower Agent Intelligence.

As one of the fastest growing technology companies of our generation, in an industry larger than any other, we have an opportunity and obligation to build a world-class engineering team and the operating platform that will transform real estate. In 2019 we will triple the size of our engineering team and are searching for creative and inspiring colleagues at all levels of the engineering organization.

We’re building Compass’ Identity Service as a core, tier-1 system at the center of this platform. Our mission is to provide a seamless sign-up, login and authentication experience for every user of our growing number of products and web services, including agents, consumers, staff and, eventually, 3rd party developers.  As the source of truth for all users on the Compass platform, every one of our applications will depend on the Identity service for authentication and access. Operational excellence is required - security, performance and availability at scale can’t be compromised.

As a Senior Backend Engineer on the Identity team, you’ll use your experience with microservice based architectures and API development to design and build this mission critical component of our architecture. You’ll work cross functionally with Product & Engineering, IT and Security teams to build and operate a secure, scalable and performant system that is foundational to our platform vision.

You are a senior developer who wants to get in on the ground floor of one of NYC's most exciting startups. You are passionate about creating a fantastic experience for home buyers and real estate agents, and you feel it is critical that your voice is heard in product and business decisions.

You love to learn, and equally love to share your knowledge with others. You’re both a listener and contributor. You are a great communicator and you take care to understand before making yourself understood.

What We're Looking For:

* BS in CS or EE or equivalent
* Track record as a technical leader with cross-team impact
* 6+ years of experience writing complete, well-tested, database-driven web applications
* 6+ years of experience programming in languages like Java, Python, and Go (we use all three here at Compass)
* Experience designing larger systems: particularly web services and RESTful APIs, microservice architectures, and data ingestion with a particular emphasis of industry standard best practices
* An understanding of the Identity and Access Management space. You have previous experience working with either AWS Cognito, Auth0, Okta or another IAM service.
* In-depth understanding and hands on experience with PostgreSQL, MongoDB, and Memcached
* Experienced with AWS services such as EC2, S3, Lambda, and Kinesis
* A security minded engineer. You are familiar with application security vulnerabilities and remediation techniques.
* Familiarity and hands on experience with Javascript and frontend frameworks

At Compass, our mission is to help everyone find their place in the world. This means we continually celebrate the diverse community different individuals cultivate. As an equal opportunity employer, we stay true to our mission by ensuring that our place can be anyone’s place.

Check out our   Engineering blog (medium.com/compass-true-north)

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