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Senior Backend Engineer

Flyhomes is a place where authenticity, equity, and innovation collide to build the world’s best homebuying experience. Innovation is in our DNA. What will you create here?

We offer brokerage, mortgage and closing services—all under one roof—to ensure our clients have an amazing experience from the moment they start to work with us, to the moment they move in, and beyond. 

Real estate, mortgage and technology are what we do, but people are at the core of our mission. That’s where you come in! Whether you're our employee or our client, we believe it’s about people, not properties. From client-facing roles to technology, and everywhere in between, you’ll work alongside a diverse team who loves to solve problems, think creatively, and fly the plane as we continue to build it. If you’re dedicated to creating an inclusive, equitable, and more enjoyable real estate experience with solutions for every homebuyer, then we want to talk to you!

Flyhomes is looking for a detail-oriented and creative Back End Engineer to join our Flyhomes Engineering team. This is a pivotal role in growing and scaling the Flyhomes platform as well as improving and refining our dev practices and engineering culture as we grow.

Our headquarters are in Seattle, WA. This role could be located in any state where we are operating, excluding Colorado. The current list is: Washington, Oregon, California, Massachusetts, Illinois, Texas, Arizona, North Carolina, Utah and more to come! 

What You’ll Do

  • Work alongside engineers, product managers, and designers, to architect, design, and deliver our digital products
  • Drive technical planning, roadmapping, and prioritization efforts within the team
  • Build efficient, scalable, and reusable back end services and processes in Python and Ruby.
  • Design and build RESTful API service architectures to allow for ownership, collaboration, and horizontal scalability.
  • Contribute to our data pipeline and message bus architectures.
  • Be a champion of team growth and mentorship. Drive for continuous improvement in quality, performance and developer best practices
  • Have strong opinions on architecture and process and balance them with pragmatism.
  • Find and address performance issues

What You’ll Bring 

  • 5+ years experience with Python, Ruby frameworks or similar
  • BS in computer science or engineering or equivalent experience
  • Experience leading development efforts through the full life cycle and support them in a production environment.
  • Familiarity with server-side API frameworks, such as Flask, FastAPI, and Rails API
  • Ability to make pragmatic decisions quickly and support consensus within a project team
  • Experience with server side performance considerations, tuning, monitoring, and metrics collection.
  • Strong experience with cloud architectures, containerization, microservices and event streaming.
  • Strong collaboration, communication, and creative thinking skills

Your Superpowers

  • Analytical Thinking: You employ a thoughtful process of analyzing data and problem solving to reach well-reasoned solutions
  • Collaborative: You partner effectively with clients and colleagues, to drive our ‘winning together’ culture and execute on our common goals
  • Learning Agility: You are open to new ways of thinking and committed to acquiring new skills to retain a competitive advantage
  • Driven: You take initiative and persist in accomplishing objectives despite obstacles and setbacks. You are organized, focused and highly disciplined. Hard work doesn’t scare you
  • Accountability: You accept responsibility for your own actions and decisions and demonstrate commitment to accomplishing work in an ethical, compliant, and efficient manner for the benefit of your clients and the company
  • Work Excellence: You are conscientious with the consistency and quality of deliverables. You’re adept at prioritization and project management with attentiveness to detail and consistent follow through
  • Flexibility: You thrive in a dynamic, fluid and unstructured environment because you are a self-starter who is eager to learn, grow and build something great together

Flyhomes Perks

Reinventing an industry takes work and we aim to recognize and champion the well being of our people professionally, financially, physically and mentally.

  • Generous PTO
  • 401K Matching
  • Health, Dental, Vision
  • Home Buying & Selling Benefits
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Casual Dress
  • Professional Development Benefits
  • Paid Volunteer Time
  • Dog friendly HQ! 

Job Type



Backend Developers

Must have Skills

  • Python - 5 Years


  • Rest API - 5 Years


  • Microservices - 3 Years



Pacific Daylight [UTC -7]


english - Fluent

160 - 170 K/Year USD (Annual salary)

Longterm (Duration)

Fully Remote

United States


United States