Amherst Holdings LLC

Senior Full Stack Developer

Software Developer in Austin, TX

Posted 2019-11-07
Description

Senior Full Stack Developer – Austin, TX

Amherst is revolutionizing the way U.S. real estate is priced, managed and financed in order to unlock opportunities for all market participants. Driven by data, analytics, and technology, Amherst has a 20-year history of anticipating where the next risks and opportunities are likely to emerge and designing actionable strategies for investors to capitalize on opportunities across residential real estate, commercial real estate and public securities. Amherst, along with its affiliates and subsidiaries, has more than 900 employees, $5 billion under management and approximately $15 billion under advisement and oversight. www.amherst.com.

Amherst is looking for a Senior Full Stack Developer to build apps to power our fintech and proptech platform.

Amherst is a financial services and technology company empowering global investors to access the U.S. real estate market with unparalleled ease and scale. Our technology platform manages thousands of homes and billions of dollars of investment capital. The data and software required to handle such an operation is diverse. We build data infrastructure and tools to buy, renovate, and manage homes at scale. We build consumer brands and apps to lease and sell homes direct-to-consumer. We design, prototype, and roll-out IoT devices and smart home tech to help physically manage and solve important business operations. Amherst employs a wide variety of tech to drive innovation in U.S. residential real estate. We are building RESTful microservices on serverless cloud infrastructures. Our tools and websites are built with React.js, Next.js, Material UI, and .NET. We build native and React Native iOS and Android apps. Our BI and data teams are using Hadoop, Hive, and Presto to create the data sets that power the business. Most importantly, Amherst has a strong, developer-friendly culture. We are looking for developers who are scrappy and fast, who focus on solutions not problems, who understand that code is cost, and who aren’t afraid of a tough deadline. We want developers who have a high bar and love being part of a great team.

Ideal Candidate:
Knowledgeable. You are a real pro and deeply understand web development and its ecosystem.
Intellectually Curious. You are constantly learning and working to improve yourself.
Entrepreneurial. You enjoy wearing many hats and hustling to get things done.
Problem Solver. You are a critical thinker who brings solutions not problems to the table.
Hard Working. You aren’t afraid of a tough deadline.
Scrappy & Fast. You like finding creative ways to quickly move projects forward.
Good Communicator. You easily explain complex technical issues to a non-technical audience.
Team Player. You put team success first and have a high degree of personal character.
Accountable. You take ownership and have pride in your work.

Responsibilities:
Ship high-quality React, React Native, .NET, and node applications
Ship backend Restful APIs using our serverless microservices architecture
Develop new features from design through implementation and launch
Improve and maintain existing applications and services
Evaluate technical tradeoffs of every decision and work with design on the best UI and infrastructure practices
Improve our code quality with unit tests, automation, and code reviews
Work cross-functionally with other members of the technology team
Requirements:
5+ years of professional development experience
BS/BA degree in a technical field such as Computer Science (or equivalent years of experience)
A solid foundation of HTML, CSS, Javascript, HTTP, and Restful APIs
Experience shipping rich apps using React, Angular, or similar framework
Experience architecting and shipping backend RESTful APIs using Node.js, C#, or similar platform
Familiar with front-end and back-end performance best practices
A solid foundation in computer science including algorithms, data structures, and design patterns
Experience with SQL and SQL databases
Experience with common software development tools and processes
Experience working with cloud platforms is a plus
Experience with .NET is a plus
Experience with React Native, Android, or iOS development is a plus
An eye for quality UI/UX is a plus.
What We Offer:
Competitive salaries
Choice of Mac or Windows hardware
Flexible vacation days, paid holidays, and work from home options
Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, Life, EAP, and 401K with matching benefits
Stellar colleagues with proven track records
Free sodas, kombucha, cold brew, beer and healthy and unhealthy snacks at our Barton Springs WeWork location
Free lunch every day and breakfast tacos on Thursdays!
Amherst is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or veteran status, and encourage all applicants to apply.

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Company summary

Amherst Technology has a strong, developer-friendly culture. We are looking for developers who are scrappy and fast, who focus on solutions not problems, who understand that code is cost, and who aren’t afraid of a tough deadline. We want developers who have a high bar and love being part of a great team.

Perks

Competitive salaries
Choice of Mac or Windows hardware
Flexible vacation days, paid holidays, and work from home options
Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, Life, EAP, and 401K with matching benefits
Stellar colleagues with proven track records
Free sodas, kombucha, cold brew, beer and snacks at our Barton Springs WeWork location
Free lunch every day and breakfast tacos on Thursdays!

Tech Stack

Amherst is revolutionizing the way U.S. real estate is priced, managed, and financed. We do this by leveraging the latest tech stacks including C#/.NET, Node, React, and React Native apps. Driven by our data team, we leverage Hadoop, SQL Server, Hive and Presto to create the data sets that power our business. We also leverage continuous integration and deployment tools like Octopus and TeamCity.

Interview process

We have a first initial phone screen with our recruiting team followed by a technical phone screen with our tech team. We conduct coding exercises depending on positions which are discussed during onsite interviews.

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