Every HomeLighter receives competitive benefits and perks.

Work Life Balance

Sometimes staying energized means getting away for a bit. Our Paid Time Off program helps you take the time you need to recharge. After reaching your 4th work anniversary, we'll encourage you to take a sabbatical leave for an opportunity to refresh yourself and reconnect with others.


We provide reimbursement for monthly wellness activities and organize office-wide quarterly group wellness events.

Taking Care of Parents

Our parental leave policy includes time for new parents to bond with their baby. We also reimburse childcare for a date night each quarter so parents can take time to reconnect.

Fully Stocked Kitchen

We provide a variety of healthy snacks and beverages so you can focus on great work.

Team Events

Enjoy team events from happy hours to poker nights that help us bond and grow together.


You'll receive medical, dental, and vision benefits to keep you in tip top shape.

Ideally Located

Our offices in San Francisco, Phoenix and Seattle are centrally located, close to public transportation, spacious and fun.

Giving Back

Each quarter we volunteer at various community events.

Who We Are

HomeLight is a venture-backed technology startup revolutionizing the $1 trillion real estate industry. Our mission is simple – we empower people to achieve better outcomes during one of life’s most important events: buying or selling their home.

HomeLight’s technology analyzes millions of home transactions to determine which agent or cash buyer is right for you. We also offer innovative financing and closing solutions, creating an end-to-end real estate experience that's simple, certain, and satisfying.

We pride ourselves on our company culture – but don’t just take it from us. We’ve been recognized as a best place to work by Forbes, Inc. Magazine, and the San Francisco Business Times. Our team breaks barriers every day while staying committed to HomeLight's goals and core values, which is a crucial element to our shared success.

Who You Are

You are a very experienced software engineer who has worked in a variety of companies and seen up close and personal many different software systems. You have a deep understanding of core web application development fundamentals and keep tabs on the industry as it matures. You have the ability and desire to lead and mentor a quickly growing team with a wide variety of experience. You consider yourself a Full Stack engineer, but have a deep understanding of the Back End side of the equation. You have many years of experience with Ruby on Rails or other dynamically typed languages and their ecosystems. Finally, you thrive cross functionally and can excel in an environment where you interact with stakeholders across the company frequently.

What You’ll Do Here

As the Principal Engineer at HomeLight you will work closely with Engineering Leadership to understand and define our overall system architecture and engineering roadmap. You will also work closely with other engineers to help them design and execute large projects across the org as well as

  • Mentor other engineers
  • Review technical proposals
  • Review pull requests
  • Own our core software systems (Elastic Search, API, Kafka, etc)
  • Improve our system monitoring, alerting, incident response
  • Help shift the way we work to support a growing distributed team

You Have

  • 12+ years of experience developing software
  • Engineering leadership experience as a Technical Co-founder, Principal Engineer, VP/Director of Engineering, or Senior Staff Engineer
  • A “get things done” mentality
  • Experience growing and integrating software systems as companies scale
  • Strong experience building APIs
  • Experience working with Event Driven architectures
  • Deep experience with Ruby on Rails (preferred) or other dynamically typed languages/frameworks
  • Experience growing and mentoring software teams

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