Senior Platform Engineer



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Software Engineering
Remote · United States
Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2023

About the Role

We are looking for a world-class software engineer to join our Platform team. As part of the Houzz Infrastructure organization, the Platform team builds and maintains core common components that power all of our product applications. We empower Houzz engineers to deliver easier, faster and more reliably using reusable frameworks, centralized services, and abstracted data access.

What You’ll Do

  • Build, deploy and maintain key platform components that Houzz products are built upon.

  • Improve the performance and reliability of internal frameworks, tools, and services.

  • Design and create elegant solutions to solve the technical challenges faced by Houzz engineering teams. Think reducing complexity, application circuit breakers, and standardizing common logic (like authentication, authorization, and logging).

  • Own service operation in production, including monitoring, alerting, and participating in on call rotation

  • Help to reverse engineer legacy code and modernize it.

  • Build documentation and runbooks

At a Minimum, We’d Like You to Have

  • Strong desire to work on end-to-end projects that require design, coding, operations and troubleshooting.

  • Proficiency in at least one common programming language (Python, PHP, Java, Go, Javascript/NodeJS, etc.)

  • At least 4 years of experience as a software engineer, preferably in a microservices environment.

Ideally, You'll Also Have

  • Extensive experience with AWS and Kubernetes/microservice environments

  • Exposure to Graph API or Graph databases, with a preference for GraphQL.

  • Familiarity with Typescript

  • B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in Computer Science or equivalent

  • Experience with troubleshooting, profiling with linux command line tools

Compensation, Benefits and Perks

This role has an annual starting salary range of $150,000 - $185,000. In addition to salary, you’re eligible for competitive benefits that support you and your family as part of your total rewards package at Houzz. Also, depending on the role, you could be eligible for an equity award. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors, including, but not limited to, skills, experience, and specific work location.

Benefits and perks include:

  • Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • Home internet stipend

  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits

  • Maternity/paternity leave program

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Professional Development Reimbursement Program

  • 401(k) retirement savings plans (Pre-Tax and Roth)

  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) - Medical & Dependent Care

  • Health Savings Account (HSA) with company contribution

  • Healthy at Houzz program

Houzz is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. When applying for a role at Houzz, we guarantee your application will be considered regardless of your sex; race; color; gender; national origin; height or weight; ancestry; physical or mental disability; medical condition; genetic information; marital status; registered domestic partner status; age; sexual orientation; military and veteran status; or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation.

We embrace and celebrate the value that diversity brings to an organization. Diverse backgrounds and different points of view help Houzz provide the best experience for our community. Houzz is committed to fostering an inclusive environment through projects and initiatives, such as employee resource groups, that support Houzzers’ efforts to be themselves and share their lives at work.

If you would like assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please email us at This information will be treated as confidential and used only for determining an appropriate accommodation for the interview process.

Houzz is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/Disability/Veterans


Be Who You Are and Do What You Love at Houzz

About Houzz

When founders Adi and Alon remodeled their home, they were frustrated by the lack of resources and inspiration to help them articulate a vision and select the right pro to make it a reality.

So they built Houzz.

Houzz is now the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing an all-in-one software solution for industry professionals and tools for homeowners to update their homes from start to finish. Using Houzz, people can find ideas and inspiration, hire professionals, and shop for products. Houzz Pro ( provides home industry professionals with a business management and marketing SaaS solution that helps them to win projects, collaborate with clients and teams, and run their business efficiently and profitably.

Our Mission and Core Values

We're proud to say there's no one quite like us. Houzz is a community-centric, innovative tech company that continues to disrupt the home renovation and design industry. Our mission-driven culture is rooted in our core values, and we’re all here for one purpose: make the home remodeling and design process more fun and productive for everyone.

Our Mission

To create the best experience for home renovation and design.

Our Core Values

We’re a Family

At Houzz, we collaborate to accomplish our goals, always working as a team. We aim to build a culture of inclusion — celebrating and leveraging our differences for the betterment of one another, our products and our community. We take pride in making each person feel at home.

We Build the Future

Houzz is revolutionizing the home remodeling and design industry. Our global community of more than 65 million homeowners and home design enthusiasts use our platform to make their home dreams a reality, and over 3 million home professionals grow and manage their businesses with Houzz Pro. Houzz has been named one of the most innovative companies in the world by CNBC and others, and is backed by top venture capitalists. At Houzz, you can help build the future of an industry worth over $1 trillion in the U.S. and Europe alone.

We Make Things Happen

Our team members play a key role in guiding the direction of our company and work across multiple groups to implement fresh ideas that make Houzz the industry leader. If you are interested in transforming the lives of the tens of millions of people who are designing, remodeling and decorating their homes – and the millions of pros using Houzz Pro software to run more profitable, efficient businesses – you’ve found the right place!

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