Engineering Manager

| Greater NYC Area
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The Company
 
Orchard is transforming the way people buy and sell their homes. Simplifying it, to the way it should have always been; fair and true to market, straightforward, easy. Every year in the U.S., $1.5 trillion of single family residences transact, generating over $120 billion of fees in a process that has changed little in decades. For the average American, the home purchase and sale process takes months, creates anxiety and is filled with uncertainty and hassle.
Orchard offers a modern alternative, making one of life's biggest decisions -- the sale and purchase of a home –stress free, fair and simple.

We are headquartered in New York City, have 200+ employees and have grown 10x year over year. We have raised over $300 million in financing from top tier investors including: Firstmark, Accomplice, Navitas and Juxtapose.

We are proud to be recognized by Inc. Magazine as a best workplace of 2020 and have a 4.9 Glassdoor rating!

Role and Responsibilities
 
This is an exciting opportunity to join our team at the ground floor and play an instrumental role in making the home buying and selling experience frictionless for our customers. 

Orchard’s engineering culture is centered around product empathy and autonomous teams with high feature ownership. Engineers take ownership of feature development end to end. This means we partner with Product Managers and Designers to solve ambiguous business problems and have a high degree of collaborative input before writing code. We strive to keep common infrastructure and dependencies simple (or only as complex as necessary) to keep the coordination costs of infrastructure deployments low and support lean & nimble product engineering teams.  

The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of professional experience, with 2+ years experience building and managing teams who are creating, updating and maintaining web applications and/or services. 
 
In this role you will:
  • Play an active role in hiring and developing our engineering team.
  • Work with business stakeholders to design and architect solutions to our business problems.
  • Build and continuously deploy both internal tools and consumer facing products.
  • Help to craft and iterate on our technology infrastructure to enable the growth and scale the business needs to succeed.
  • Maintain continuously tested, scalable, and applications and services. As well as a well written, clean, testable code base which allows for moving quickly while delivering quality.
Professional Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated ability to attract, identify, manage, mentor, and grow top engineering talent.
  • Our services are written in Python and our web applications are in Javascript/Angular. Experience with one or both of those, or similar languages is required. 
  • Working knowledge of building web applications using single page technologies and service oriented architecture.
  • Familiarity with any of AWS, Postgres, SQL, Airflow, Docker, CircleCI, or Karma is a plus.
  • Experience leading an agile team to plan, prioritize, build, and deploy code regularly using CI/CD tools.
  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Real estate domain experience is a plus
  • 5+ years experience in software engineering, at least 2 of them managing teams
  • BS or MS in Computer Science
Personal Characteristics:
  • Results orientation with a high motor and an incredible attention to detail; able to drive projects from planning to completion with limited oversight
  • Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills to work across diverse stakeholders and cross-functional teams
  • A low ego and can-do attitude; willingness to admit mistakes and work to remedy them
  • Flexibility to prioritize deliverables and re-prioritize them at a moment’s notice
  • Comfort operating in an ambiguous environment where there's not a set playbook on how to solve each problem
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Location

31 West 27th St, New York, NY 10001
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An Insider's view of Orchard

How does your team reward individual success?

We recognize employees in a variety of ways on a regular basis. At Orchard feedback is a gift and every employee truly lives out our company values. Our team makes a point to shout out individual successes in our #shoutouts channel in Slack and every month during Town Hall. Not an ounce of hard work goes unnoticed!

Leah

Executive Assistant

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

Each home is unique and comes with its own challenges and surprises. Even though our team has been through hundreds of transactions, we're always learning, growing, and improving our process with each home we acquire. On the engineering side, that means never being satisfied and constantly pushing ourselves to iterate quickly and deliver quality.

Toni

Engineering

What makes someone successful on your team?

Curiosity, scrappiness, and a sense of urgency. We move quickly to accomplish our goals, but leave time and space to think outside the box. All of our functional areas work together to build an exceptional brand, product, and customer experience, so communication and collaboration are key skills as well.

Steph

Marketing

What is your vision for the company?

We're looking to make buying and selling a home as easy as trading in a car. We believe that through technology, human-centered design, and exceptional operations we can remove the friction from the biggest financial transaction of our customers' lives. As a team, we get to make real progress towards achieving this vision every day.

Phil

Growth & CX

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

At Orchard, our mission is to provide the most stress-free, fair and simple way to buy a home. The Investments team that I lead contributes to this mission by providing a fair market value estimation for our customers’ homes. Our approach integrates human judgement alongside an internal valuation algorithm to price every home.

Ray

Investments Manager

What are Orchard Perks + Benefits

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Paid industry certifications
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