Software Engineer, Platform Services

Remote Nationwide
R&D – Engineering /
Full-Time Exempt /
At Side, we believe everyone should own their path. 

Side is a real estate startup that pioneered the concept of brokerage-as-a-service to help top real estate professionals create and run their own companies without having to operate a brokerage. Our proprietary platform makes the real estate transaction process far more efficient for both agents and home buyers/sellers.  
Before Side, exceptional real estate agents had two choices: You could join an antiquated traditional brokerage, relinquish control of your business, and pay hefty fees for marginal value. Or you could start your own independent brokerage, massively increase your liability, and take on the burden of running your own back office. We created a third option: Own your own business and run it on the Side platform. Agents get to focus on what they do best — selling real estate — while Side operates in the background to facilitate their transactions, and help them grow. 

Side is led by experienced industry professionals and world-class engineers who develop technology designed to improve agent productivity and enhance the client experience. The company is backed by over $300 million in funding from top-tier venture capital firms, including Coatue, Tiger, D1, Sapphire, Trinity, and Matrix.. Headquartered in San Francisco, Side currently operates in 16 states, with plans to expand nationwide in the coming years. We were named Company of the Year by Inman News (the leading industry publication) and a Most Innovative Company of 2022 by Fast Company.

At Side, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate and innovate your way to success.  Becoming an inSider means that you’ll be empowering business leaders to become business owners, all while forging your own path with like-minded entrepreneurs. Join us at Side and own your career, your impact, and your life!

The Engineering organization is ~50 engineers, split between two organizations: Transaction/Brokerage Management and Platform Engineering. We appreciate diversity of thought and backgrounds. The Platform Services Engineering team falls under Platform Engineering, and is responsible for building the foundational services for our main product offering. A big characteristic of the Platform Services team is that we enjoy helping each other, being high achievers, and having fun while doing it. 

As a member of the Platform Services Engineering team you will work cross-functionally with the product team, and build solutions to support the transaction processing team, payments team, compliance team, marketing teams, reporting teams - almost every team in the company.  You will work with other engineers and help architect solutions to problems that are both internal facing and customer facing.

What You'll Be Doing

    • Collaborating with Product Management and fellow engineers to solve both simple and complex problem sets 
    • Applying a solid understanding of the agile software engineering life cycle, and fundamental computer science concepts such as data structures and design patterns, to efficiently deliver quality code in a timely manner
    • Evaluating and articulating end-to-end designs for strengths and weaknesses (e.g., complexity, quality, scalability, latency, security, performance, data integrity, etc)
    • Identifying tech debt and making recommendations of reduction
    • Upholding application performance and security best practices within the team
    • Writing full suite of automated tests to ensure production stability (unit, integration, e2e) 
    • Writing code for small to medium features independently, with the growth path to larger features 
    • Performing code reviews, providing constructive feedback

What would make you a strong fit for the role?

    • A strong desire to achieve domain expertise, by looking to understand the why into addition to the how
    • 3+ years of experience with Javascript 
    • 3+ years of experience with React
    • 3+ years of experience with TypeScript
    • Strong experience with testing (unit, integration, and e2e)
    • Strong experience with Node.js / Fastify (or any Node.js HTTP framework like Express.js)
    • Strong SQL database experience (PostgreSQL and TypeORM experience is a plus)
    • GraphQL experience is a plus
    • Database migration experience is a plus
    • Experience with Git & Github is a plus
    • High EQ, able to respond effectively to people’s needs
    • Experience with open-source is a plus
$140,000 - $160,000 a year
Side takes a market-based approach to pay, and pay may vary depending on your location. This range is not inclusive of our equity package. When determining a candidate’s compensation, we consider a number of factors including skillset, experience, job scope, and current market data.
Side is dedicated to working with the highest skilled people from the most inclusive talent pool feasible. We maintain that diversity in all aspects leads to positive change, solutions and innovation for our customers and career fulfillment for our employees. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply!

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