Principal Backend Software Engineer - Trulia Services

Published date Posted on Indeed on Apr 28, 2022 (26 d ago)

About the team

We are a small and mighty team, part of the larger development team behind Trulia.

The Trulia Services team is responsible for powering many of the features that our users know and love (Amenities, Schools, What locals say, etc.). Our goal is to deliver highly performant services to delight our users and help them make the best home buying decision.

The Trulia Communications team owns engaging our users via email and mobile. We deliver meaningful content to the right consumers at the right time through a smart, performant and reliable platform.

About the role

We are looking for a hardworking and creative Principal Software Engineer to join Trulia’s engineering team and work with both the Services and Communications team. As a Principal Engineer, you’ll have the opportunity to architect systems that will be crucial in driving Trulia's innovation in real estate, be responsible for the delivery and ongoing support of projects from end-to-end, and help plan and implement our technical vision. Additionally, you will work with a wide range of data related to locations and properties, and build/scale/consolidate our services and processing pipelines using your outstanding expertise.

This role has been categorized as a Remote position. “Remote” employees do not have a permanent corporate office workplace and, instead, work from a physical location of their choice which must be identified to the Company. Employees may live in any of the 50 US States, with limited exceptions. In certain cases, an employee in a remote-designated job may need to live in a specific region or time zone to support customers or clients as part of their role.

In Colorado, the standard pay range for this role is $170,900.00 - $273,100.00 Annually. This range is specific to Colorado and may not be applicable to other locations.

Who you are

  • 10+ years of experience or equivalent in a software engineering role, providing solutions for RESTful API services and data pipelines. Our systems are developed in Java, Python, and NodeJS.

  • Test, maintain and recommend improvements for existing systems

  • Able to lead a project plan, scope, and delivery schedule

  • Exposure to integrating RESTful APIs and web services with applications

  • Converting our batch pipelines and turning them into event driven ones

  • Comfortable using big data frameworks like Spark, Hadoop, or other distributed systems

  • History of delivering and supporting high-performance and scalable services for a high-traffic site, mobile apps, and email/push notifications delivery.

  • You have experience working in a DevOps environment with AWS(EC2, RDS, S3, Lambda, EMR, ELB/ALB, Dynamo, etc.)

  • You know how to implement coding standard methodologies, voice support for them, and guide them

  • Business value-focused and able to quickly validate correctness


  • Experience working with PostGIS, Solr, GraphQL

  • Experience delivering applications with Docker/Kubernetes and container orchestration

  • Experience with web services frameworks such as Springboot/DropWizard/ExpressJS

In addition to a competitive base salary this position is also eligible for equity awards based on factors such as experience, performance and location.

Get to know us

Zillow is reimagining real estate to make it easier to unlock life’s next chapter.

As the most-visited real estate website in the United States, Zillow® and its affiliates offer customers an on-demand real experience. Millions of people visit Zillow Group sites every month to start their home search, and now they can rely on Zillow to help make it easier to move — and no matter what job you're in, you will play a critical role in making this vision a reality.

Our efforts to streamline the real estate transaction are supported by a deep-rooted culture of innovation, our passion to redefine the employee experience, a fundamental commitment to Equity and Belonging, and world-class benefits. We're also building the workplace of the future, where our employees are less tethered to the office, and have more flexibility in their lives. But don’t just take our word for it. Read recent reviews on Glassdoor and recent recognition from multiple organizations, including: Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For® List 2021, TIME 100 Most Influential Companies list, Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index 2021, Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equity Index and HRC’s Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality 2021, Fortune Best Workplaces for Millennials 2021, and Fortune Best Workplaces for Women 2021.

Zillow Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at

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