2nd Software Engineer (Senior) at Latchel

Seattle · Full Time

Job Description

Opportunity and Impact

Latchel is an early stage startup seeking its second engineer. By joining the team at such an early stage you'd have a strong influence on the technology strategy, product direction, and company culture. We have a product serving live customers. We need to make improvements to our existing product as well as expand the features to better meet our customers' needs.

Industry and Company

Latchel tracks maintenance requests for property management companies. We work with a company's existing vendors if they have them and provide vendors when their vendors are unavailable or they don't have them. We provide full tracking service so that property managers have more free time and less frustration. We use technology to improve the experience for renters and vendors and make our operations processes more efficient.

Property management software is a rapidly growing industry (projected $5B by 2020) with few incumbent players and low market penetration (estimated that only 20% of property managers use online software platforms). In the US, property management is a $60B industry and contractor services are worth hundreds of billions in the US alone. The property management industry is underserved by technology. At Latchel, we believe we understand the reasons for low market penetration and take a different approach than other companies in the field. I'd love to talk to you more about this, please apply so we can talk more about this challenge.

Key Responsibilities

Improve the existing product offering to reduce the time required for the operations team to respond to issues
Develop new features to improve usability for our customers
Build monitoring tools to make our company more effective
Guide the company's technology and product strategy
Hire, develop, and mentor new employees as the company grows

2+ years of experience in web and software development OR aptitude for software development that demonstrates your skills are beyond experience
Strong cultural fit (
Other Information

Located in Seattle, WA (South Lake Union)
On-site strongly preferred (relocation package available)
Salary + stock compensation
Technologies currently used: PHP (Laravel 5 framework), PostgreSQL. Javascript (Angular). Gulp, NPM, SCSS/SASS, Twilio API

What We're Building

Latchel tracks maintenance requests so property managers can rest easy. It's simple--just email us your maintenance request, tell us who your preferred vendor is and we handle the rest. We'll take care of scheduling, follow-ups, reminders, and invoicing. We even upload your vendor's invoice into your preferred accounting software.

Maintenance isn't a headache anymore. Email will @ to learn more.


Will Gordon
CEO of Latchel. Background in operations automation, software, and process improvement. Worked at Amazon, Pacific Gas & Electric. MIT Global SCALE Network '13.
Ethan Lieber
Cofounder, Product @Latchel | BA Economics @University Of California, Berkeley