Avail provides tools, support, and education to make renting easier for DIY landlords
Sr. Full Stack Engineer$100k – $140k
About the company:
Avail is a Chicago-based startup that provides the tools, education, and support that do-it-yourself landlords need to manage their rental properties. Our tools include syndicated rental listings, tenant screening, digital leasing, rent collection, and maintenance tracking. More than 600,000 landlords and their tenants from across the United States use our platform today.
The opportunity with Avail is huge. There are currently 53 million landlords and tenants in the United States who transact in the rental property market. Avail is building a world-class team to help us transform this fragmented industry, one rental unit at a time.
Avail was started in 2012 by two former investment bankers who saw a need to help landlords better manage their properties. Since then, the company has become one of Chicago’s fastest-growing startups. Recently chosen as 1871’s 2019 Rising Star and included on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America, Avail is looking to attract top talent to help build a powerful marketplace that will deliver the rental experience landlords and tenants deserve. The Avail office is located in River North, Chicago.
Avail is looking for an experienced full-stack engineer who can help take our product to the next level. We need someone passionate about building web applications and fluent in technologies across our entire stack. We work in a highly collaborative environment, where each person is expected to bring expertise, strong opinions and raw talent to the table. Vast knowledge of and enthusiasm about web technologies past and present is an absolute must. Join our group of skilled and motivated professionals as we change our customers' lives for the better and build the world's premier landlord software.
Excited about building new ideas as you are improving and maintaining existing features across the Avail product
Build and scale our backend infrastructure and services to meet fast-growing data demands of a national audience
Advocate for good, clean, well-documented and performant code
Flexible enough to work within our current processes, but confident enough to notice areas for improvement and opportunities to establish new best practices for our engineering team
Translate design mockups into well-scoped and executable engineering tasks
You're someone that enjoys collaborative and constructive code reviews with fellow developers
Work closely with product designers, product managers, engineers, and customer support to deliver a compelling user-facing product, leveraging tools and frameworks such as React, Webpack, and Ruby on Rails
Provide thoughtful solutions to complex scaling and performance issues
Care about and can identify security needs at all levels of the application
Troubleshoot and solve technical issues as they arise in a timely manner
You're a great fit if:
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in computer science, or equivalent work experience
5+ years of professional frontend development building and maintaining a production frontend build
5+ years of professional experience working with and scaling a production Ruby on Rails application
Broad understanding and experience using relational databases and SQL
Excellent programming experience and a passion to continue learning new and familiar technologies
Strong eye for design and user experience paired with the ability to bring design mockups to life
Positive attitude, intellectual curiosity, and strong work ethic
Nice to haves:
Experience with Apollo and GraphQL (if you've helped migrate from REST to GraphQL let's talk)
Experience in deploying to Amazon's Elastic Beanstalk or a similar auto-scaling architecture
Broad knowledge of SEO best practices, able to produce performant landing pages
Benefits & Perks:
Flexible work hours
Medical insurance benefits
Equity Incentive Plan
Commuter and transit benefits
Professional growth opportunities
Casual dress code
Employee referral program
Opportunities for professional development
Modern office with flexible work from home policy
Coffee on tap
Monthly stipend at the local coffee shop
Team building events, lunches, stocked kitchen
Avail is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Statement about Coronavirus / COVID-19:
Avail required 100% of staff to work remotely starting March 12, 2020, and this is inclusive of interviewing, onboarding, and the day-to-day work of every Avail role. While we miss each other’s physical company, we’ve embraced the change. We think our team has been even more transparent / productive / collaborative since going 100% remote. So much so that we’re contemplating additional remote work environment policies, post quarantine. At this time, please consider that this role is remote, but our intention is to return to an office setting, in Chicago, when local health authorities and CDC say it is safe to do so.
Please include these in your application:
100-word response on why you want to join Avail
A sample URL(s) of your best work. Do not send samples of work you've only modified from someone else's codebase - we want to see from-scratch code planning and development
Professional references may be requested. Background check may be requested upon acceptance of offer.
Avail at a glance
Avail focuses on SaaS, Real Estate, Marketplaces, and Rental Housing. Their company has offices in Chicago. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees. To date, Avail has raised $5.438M of funding; their latest round was closed on April 2019.