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Senior Software Engineer

Location: Boston, MA

Department: Engineering

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

What is is Placester?

Placester is the leading provider of real estate websites in the world. Our clients range from top producing agents to nationally recognized brands. We empower the real estate community by providing them simple, intuitive software for managing all of their marketing and advertising - from turn key agent websites to custom designed lead creation portals. At Placester we're strong believers in creating software that just works to bring real estate professionals, and their clients, together. Learn more at placester.com/about

The Senior Software Engineer will directly impact the customers and deepen the value of our business. This position is responsible for working on the core components of Placester, which powers everything from our hosted services to real-time, high traffic ad services. We utilize massive sets of MLS data within real estate to deliver large, highly scaled multi-tenant web hosting. Our platform runs on a varied technology stack and we work within different engineering techniques, such as statistical analysis and machine learning. Since we are engineering focused, your ideas and opinions will help shape our company and our products, every single day.

Here’s a bit more about the role -

About You as a Senior Engineer:

  • You are a polyglot: Mastery of Java, Python, and/or Ruby on Rails
  • 2+ years of large-scale NoSQL experience (MongoDB, HBase, or Cassandra a big plus as well as experience with Hadoop)
  • Experience with traditional SQL databases and APIs
  • You know your way around an Unix command line, and have experience with managing Nginx
  • You know that sustainable systems win in the end, and sometimes a new feature means refactoring old code to help
  • Experience building web applications on the client-side, server-side, and/or full-stack
  • You can work with other developers on a large code base
  • You aren’t a stranger to bug tracking systems and workflow tools

About You:

  • Thrive on collegial, collaborative, and focused team and be able to hold your own in a healthy debate
  • Strong communicator, can effectively explain issues and solutions
  • Proactive, self-motivated and comfortable leading teams
  • Comfortable writing code that scales to millions of users
  • Generally happy person (we’re happy too)
  • Passionate about great, easy to use software (we love what we do and you should too)


  • Competitive salary
  • Generous and early-stage equity
  • Full medical, dental, and vision
  • A highly motivated, brilliant, and fun team
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