Qualia is a new class of real estate technology that makes buying and selling a home a quick, easy, and understandable process. Over half a million real estate professionals use Qualia to power their real estate closings, and we currently process transactions for millions of consumers every year. Our suite of products brings together homebuyers and sellers, lenders, title and escrow agents, and real estate agents onto a single shared platform, simplifying how homes are bought and sold. We believe real estate is an engine of economic growth in the United States, and that technology is the key to building healthy homeownership. Through our software, we work on improving how real estate is transacted in order to ensure a more understandable, secure, seamless home buying experience for all. The engineering team is grouped into small sub-teams of 4-8 engineers, with an engineering lead and a product manager. Each sub-team is responsible for either an entire product or a large portion of a product. Our engineering team operates on a 2-week release cycle. Features are specced by the engineers collaborating with a product manager and the customer success team. At the end of each release cycle, code is reviewed and QA’ed. The new release is then gradually rolled out to customers over several weeks. Qualia engineers enjoy quarterly hackathons, monthly team outings, and complete autonomy and ownership over their work. Every Thursday, someone from Qualia presents a topic to the team that they are extremely interested in. Examples of previous topics include: algorithmic informations theory, music and rhythm, problem solving heuristics, and the many linguistic nuances of different Chinese Dialects. 

Qualia Labs, Inc

San Francisco, CA

Senior Software Engineer, Full Stack

At Qualia, we are fundamentally transforming the way real estate professionals, lenders, and homebuyers manage real estate transactions, one of the nation’s largest industries. We are bringing together everyone involved in the closing process onto one shared, secure platform -- basically, we’re making buying a home in America easier, safer, cheaper, and less painful by moving the process online! Qualia was founded in 2015 by Forbes 30 Under 30 Award recipients Nate Baker, Joel Gottsegen and Lucas Hansen. The company is backed by top investors including 8VC, Bienville Capital, Menlo Ventures and Tiger Global and currently processes 15% of all US real estate transactions. Qualia is headquartered in San Francisco, CA and has offices in Austin, TX.

We are hiring entrepreneurial engineers interested in being a part of our scaling engineering team. Our engineers are conscientious hackers who like teamwork but are also comfortable with independent projects. Our engineering team releases new software every week, moves at a fast pace, and works directly with our design and customer-facing teams to imagine and build the new experiences our customers love. Because of that, you’ll get a rewarding variety of projects to work on.

As a Senior Software Engineer, you've been in the industry for a while and have a proven track record of success. You are comfortable taking full responsibility for complex, high-liability projects. You have experience making key architectural decisions and performing the research to back up those decisions. You've dealt with the consequences of your mistakes, and know how to fight fires if necessary. You enjoy mentoring and providing support for less experienced developers. You've thrived in many different environments and realize that each team is unique.

YOUR DAY TO DAY

  • Your work will focus on building web technologies, both frontend and backend. You’ll work on improving and extending our core web applications, diverse software integrations, payment-processing systems, and other exciting new features.
  • Our engineers are generalists, and your responsibilities will be flexible based on company needs as well as your skills and interests.

YOUR BACKGROUND THAT LIKELY MAKES YOU A MATCH

  • We are looking for strong full-stack engineers with 5+ years of experience
  • We value engineers who have good product sense, attention to detail, and passion for the impact of the software they build.
  • You have made key architectural decisions for large projects.
  • You have mentored junior developers.
  • You have worked on multiple engineering teams, both small and large.

THE TECH STACK YOU’LL USE

  • Meteor / Semantic UI / MongoDB
  • Microservice architecture / Docker / AWS
  • Local copy of full production stack for development
  • GitHub for version control and pull requests

WHY QUALIA

  • Our flat company structure empowers engineers to make product decisions
  • We have a collaborative culture where engineers mentor each other
  • Our team members take time to eat together and share conversation at our daily catered lunches
  • We have a fantastic location in a sunny office in downtown San Francisco, easily commutable from anywhere in the Bay Area by BART and MUNI
  • We offer generous compensation and benefits packages including medical, vision, and dental insurance and a flexible PTO policy

ABOUT OUR ENGINEERING TEAM

  • Our engineering team demonstrates and values technical thought leadership.
  • Qualia hosts the official Meteor Developer’s Night in our San Francisco HQ, which is the largest gathering of Meteor developers in the world. The event features talks on Meteor and Javascript development generally, often including talks from Qualia team members.
  • Qualia’s Head of Design, Jack Lukic, is the creator of Semantic UI, one of the most popular open-source design frameworks. Qualia engineers learn this framework, and design patterns more generally, directly from the creator of the framework our front end is built on! Very few companies can say that.
  • As part of our focus on continual learning and development, a Qualia team member gives an educational talk on something they’re interested in every Thursday to the entire engineering and product team. Topics range from Kolmogorov complexity theory to the definition of art, to models of existential risk.