Senior Backend Engineer (Ruby on Rails)

Homebot is an exciting, fast-growing startup, revolutionizing how homeowners build wealth with the single largest asset they’ll ever own -- their home.

We sell our platform services to real estate agents, lenders and loan servicers as a way to keep customers engaged long after the sale is complete. Our customers love us and we love them!

We are growing rapidly and need an experienced Rails Backend Engineer to build reusable APIs and infrastructure while optimizing the platform for maximum speed, reliability, and scalability.

If this opportunity gets you pumped - perfect! Apply below and we look forward to speaking with you very soon!

Who We Strive To Be:

  • Servant Leaders: Serving our teammates and customers first, with the purpose of enabling and supporting them to be successful
  • Learners: We learn and share from experiences and mistakes
  • One Team: We make decisions, get in the same boat, and paddle together

Characteristics of an incredible Homebot backend developer:

  • You know Ruby on Rails and APIs like the back of your hand
  • A solution oriented thinker who takes initiative and adds value
  • Quick learner and happy to help wherever needed!

What You’ll Do:

  • Work on our Rails-based JSON APIs, auth services, data pipelines and databases
  • Collaborate with other team members through code reviews and occasional pair programming
  • Work with team leaders to inform product road mapping, identifying bottlenecks, bugs, and devising solutions to these problems
  • Understand and influence the vision and overall strategy
  • Help maintain code quality, organization and automatization

Experience & Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of production engineering experience
  • 3+ years experience with Ruby on Rails
  • 3+ years building scalable APIs
  • Heavy Postgres experience and other database experience
  • JavaScript experience
  • Ability to respond to situations in a timely manner, and meet personal commitments
  • Experience in testing and TDD
  • Scaling experience
  • Experience with Sidekiq, redis, memcache, ElasticSearch and other basics

Bonus if

  • You are familiar with Real Estate and/or Mortgage Lending and the different stakeholders involved with homeownership
  • You have experience with
    • Docker and/or Kubernetes
    • React & Ember
    • Go / Elixir / Erlang / Python


  • Experienced leadership team with success in multiple exits
  • Health benefits, 401K & Paid Parking
  • Flexible vacation policy- we believe in taking care of yourself
  • Office in WeWork on Platte Street - cold brew & kombucha for days!
  • Opportunities for growth!

More about Homebot:

Problem we’re solving:

The US homeownership market is the largest asset class in the world at $30 trillion but is essentially an “unmanaged” asset that causes homeowners to leave billions of dollars on the table every year. At the same time, loan officers and real estate agents spent $20 billion a year on desperate attempts to maintain mindshare and loyalty with their past clients in hopes of gaining more repeat and referral business.

Our solution:

Each month, Homebot delivers a personalized report to homeowners that tracks home value, mortgages and market conditions, advice about when to buy or sell, when to refinance, when to drop mortgage insurance, how to save by strategically paying principal payments, and even estimates potential rental income from Airbnb. Homebot helps homeowners build wealth faster by making them feel empowered and confident about making smart home finance decisions.

But the only way a homeowner can get Homebot is from their lender or real estate agent, and this is where we make magic happen. Homebot respects the existing relationships between homeowner, lender and real estate agent and becomes a machine for generating repeat and referral business while creating incredible loyalty by providing something their clients actually love to receive - every month.

It’s definitely a game-changer and we are truly making an impact. Join our team and be a part of something big!

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* We realize your time is very valuable. Please do not apply if you do not have the minimum experience for this role. Thank you! *