Senior/Staff Platform Engineer

New York, NY / San Francisco, CA
Technology – Flow Engineering /
Salaried, full-time /
About the Company
At Flow, we're on a mission to enhance living experiences across communities by leveraging the power of technology. Our focus is on developing, owning, and managing multifamily apartment buildings, where we implement cutting-edge solutions to provide superior living conditions and foster vibrant communities. Our success is built on a foundation of innovation, high standards, and a team-driven approach, where integrity, loyalty, and trust are paramount.

Joining Flow means becoming part of an extraordinary team that values collective achievements over individual accolades. Our team members are passionate about making a meaningful impact, embrace creativity and ambition, and are committed to excellence, urgency, and accountability in all they do.

About the Role
As an early member of our engineering team, you will significantly influence the technical direction of Flow. We are in search of a Staff Platform Engineer who is not only enthusiastic about designing, developing, and deploying robust platform solutions but also committed to ensuring the reliability, scalability, and security of our system. Your contributions will be foundational in driving Flow towards achieving its goals and making a big impact on the productivity of our product engineering team.

At Flow, our mission is to utilize cutting-edge technology to enhance decision-making processes across the organization. As innovators in our domain, we aim to not only keep pace with the rapidly changing landscape of platform engineering but to be at the forefront of its evolution.


    • Collaborate with product and engineering teams to define clear requirements and translate them into scalable and maintainable software solutions
    • Build foundational infrastructure, tooling, and automation
    • Play a key role in architectural and systems-level decisions to ensure the scalability, reliability, and security of our systems, enabling product teams to release and scale their software reliably and predictably
    • Drive breakthroughs in system throughput through the identification and elimination of bottlenecks
    • Manage and optimize a multi-cloud, multi-region environment for efficient operation
    • Help recruit, hire, and provide technical guidance and mentorship to other engineers

Ideal Background

    • A minimum 10 years in platform or software engineering with a track record of building scalable solutions in engineering-driven organizations
    • Deep understanding of the principles of ensuring high availability, fault tolerance, and efficiency in distributed systems
    • Experience administering cloud-based infrastructure (GCP and/or AWS)
    • Experience troubleshooting production issues related to cloud infrastructure, configuration, monitoring, deployments, continuous integration and delivery
    • A keen ability to balance elegant design with pragmatic tradeoffs, prioritizing continuous delivery of business value
    • Proficiency in multiple modern programming languages and the ability to quickly learn and adapt to new programming languages as required
    • Experience building software in fast-moving startup environments
    • Experience in mentoring and leading other engineers, either with direct management experience or a strong desire to take on such responsibilities
• Fully employer-paid benefits (Medical / Dental / Vision / Disability / Life)
• Paid time off and 13 paid holidays
• 401(k) retirement plan
• Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
• Pre-tax commuter benefits 
• Employee Assistance Program (EAP), free therapy through SpringHealth, acupuncture, and other wellness offerings

Flow is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and hires regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity and/or expression, pregnancy, Veteran status any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, we provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities.