Lead Software Engineer, Data Platform

San Francisco, CA
BuildZoom (YC '13) is seeking to transform the $1.3 trillion dollar old-school construction industry using data, natural language processing, and machine learning.

We're looking for an experienced engineer that is ready for a bigger role. Join BuildZoom to grow into a senior leader, build a sophisticated data streaming platform, and work closely with our founders and VPE to drive strategy and execution of key initiatives.

We’re a data company at heart, ingesting vast volumes of construction and real estate data to gain deep insight into the construction marketplace. Our bleeding edge data ingestion framework has helped us accumulate one of the most complete and timely data sets in the industry.

We work hard towards our customer-oriented mission and even harder to nurture our amazing team. We maintain a fun and supportive environment focused on learning, teaching, collaborating, and building cool things.


    • 5+ years of hands on software engineering experience in a professional team-based environment
    • Demonstrated interest in mentoring and/or managing software developers
    • Experience with some of our technologies: Python, Ruby on Rails, Redis, Aurora, MySQL, Postgres, Redshift, Elasticsearch, AWS. We're looking to introduce Kafka/Kinesis, Alooma/Fivetran, Snowflake/Redshift, AWS Cloudwatch, AWS Lambda, and AWS EMR.
    • Exceptional written/verbal communication and emotional intelligence


    • Scrappy and Tenacious. Win in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
    • Self Improvement. A dedication to personal growth, achievement, and self-actualization.
    • Collaboration. Our team is stronger than the sum of its parts.
    • Quantitative. Our business decisions are made with data.
    • Drive. A passionate desire to improve the construction and remodeling industry.


    • Spend every day with a team of world-class individuals
    • Shape the future of a rocket ship startup
    • Competitive salary and generous equity
    • Medical and dental insurance
    • Lunch, drinks and snacks
    • Poker and movie nights, karaoke, ski trips, MOMA excursions
If you like what BuildZoom is doing but are not sure if you fit every requirement, please apply anyway! We're open minded and can make an exception or recommend you for a related role as the company grows.