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Senior Backend Engineer

HousingAnywhere

HousingAnywhere

Software Engineering
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

About HousingAnywhere

HousingAnywhere is Europe’s largest mid-term rental platform. With Kamernet and Studapart under its umbrella, it represents three fast-growing brands with over 30 million yearly unique visitors combined, 160,000+ properties available for rent and 100,000+ tenants securing their new homes, based on the 2022 performance. HousingAnywhere serves young professionals and students, primarily aged between 18 and 35, connecting them with accommodation providers. Through its advanced technology platform, tenants rent accommodation for 3 to 12 months outside of their country of origin. Headquartered in Rotterdam, HousingAnywhere operates in most European cities and recently expanded to key cities in the US, establishing a presence in over 125 cities. Driven by the mission to enable people to live wherever and however they choose, thanks to a flexible renting experience, the technology scale-up employs 340 professionals globally.

Our mission

Rent Easy, Live Free.

We are empowering people to live wherever and however they choose. To find comfort and peace of mind on the other side of the world or the other side of town. All while feeling confident and totally at ease, whatever their adventure might involve. We are doing it by creating a new standard of renting. Safe. Harmonious. More options. Less hassle. With the help of our trusted networks of landlords and partners.

Our Values

  • Ownership
  • We are Enablers
  • We are Changemakers
  • We are Connectors

Our Tech stack

  • On the backend, we mostly use Go, Postgres and Redis.
  • On the frontend, we use React, Typescript, and Node JS.
  • Our infrastructure runs on GCP, and we are heavy users of Kubernetes.
  • Our architecture is a distributed architecture with several “Modular Monoliths”.
  • We practice DevOps, Continuous Engineering, Domain Driven Design and Contract Driven Development.

Your Role and Impact

As a member of HousingAnywhere, you will play a critical role in shaping the future of the rental housing market. We are looking for engineers to join the Business Operations and Search & Discovery teams. Our people are driven by a commitment to innovation, collaboration, customer-centricity, transparency, and ownership and our cross-functional teams consist of an engineering manager, a product manager, a UX designer, as well as frontend and backend engineers.

  • In your daily role, you will focus on developing and maintaining features using the Go programming language, working with product managers to ensure scalability, observability, and reusability.
  • You will be responsible for drafting technical specifications and overseeing the end-to-end delivery of projects.
  • Your role includes providing technical guidance and mentorship to team members, ensuring that all software meets our standards and aligns with project requirements.

Your profile:

  • Over 5 years of software development experience building distributed systems
  • Background focused in backend engineering with a strong product mindset.
  • More than 2 years of Experience in Go
  • Hands-on experience in designing and implementing API over HTTP, gRPC, etc.
  • You have built simple distributed systems in the past and are willing to solve complex distributed problems.
  • Experience in Infrastructure-related technologies such as Kubernetes, Docker, Google Cloud Platform (AWS/Azure) is a strong advantage.
  • Experience in leading projects and managing other engineers is a valuable bonus.
  • A basic understanding of the Frontend stack is advantageous.
  • Experience in the payments domain is highly desirable

What’s in it for you

  • Diverse international community (46+ nationalities).
  • Hybrid working policy.
  • Unlimited paid holidays, minimum-based not maximum.
  • 1,000 EUR personal development budget.
  • Complete coverage for commuting.
  • Personal equipment, including laptop and ergonomic setup.
  • Gym membership discount with GoVital or OneFit.
  • Variable pension scheme.
  • Dutch/English classes budget.
  • Fun team-building and after-work drinks every Friday.

If you have further questions, please email y.kaboorappan@housinganywhere.com

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