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Director of Engineering, Search

$150k – $205k 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. Before 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.

About the Role

Real estate is fundamentally about matching demand with supply. Search represents the demand side of that economic equation. The Search team at Compass is building the world’s best real estate search experience for both agents and consumers. This team owns a highly scalable search backend that indexes real estate listings data, and modern search applications across web/iOS/Android that surface the power of search to agents and consumers.

As a Director of Engineering at Compass, you are respected by colleagues for your deep technical contributions to the industry, your ability to inspire and attract talent, your passion for customers and the impact of your work, and your ability to deliver large scale engineering solutions with quality.  You will be responsible for building and leading engineering teams to build our industry’s best real estate search experience, leveraging modern technology and best practices, setting long term technical vision, and creating a culture of quality and continuous data-driven improvement.

At Compass You Will:

* Provide technical leadership to build, develop and scale our search platform.
* Identify business opportunities and define the technical vision for the Search team and the company.
* Be a domain expert on real estate search and an empathetic partner to our agent partners and consumers.
* Inspire, recruit and mentor several teams of high performing engineers.
* Foster a culture of data driven innovation and continuous improvement that will allow Compass search to become the industry’s best real estate search experience.
* Develop a scalable engineering culture for teams of top talent engineers by leveraging modern principles of decoupled systems and automated CI/CD/testing/monitoring to drive efficiencies.
* Be a role model of our entrepreneurship principles (agents.compass.com/principles) for the team and the company.

What We Look For:

* Proven track record of building top talent and high performance teams, directing multiple teams and engineering managers.
* Experience managing large scale systems in rapid growth environments.
* Experience with modern web frameworks (e.g. Go/React) and building scalable backend systems on public cloud platforms (e.g. AWS).
* Prior experience with Elasticsearch is a big plus. Prior search domain experience is also highly preferred.
* Familiarity with containerization, microservices architecture, continuous integration and delivery.
* Leadership on multiple well-known products throughout their life cycles, from idea conception to product release and maintenance.
* Proven success in working with product, marketing, business, and operations divisions.
* Examples of engineers for whom you’ve guided their technical and career progress.
* BA/BS in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience, MS/PhD preferred.

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.

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