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Principal Software Engineer (Backend)

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Github Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 7 months ago

CBRE Company ProfileAbout CBRE (NYSE: CBG): At CBRE, you are empowered to take your career path into your own hands.

Enjoy workplace flexibility in a global organization with tremendous scale. Work in an inclusive and collaborative environment with supportive teammates. Come experience the employee advantage at CBRE.

CBRE has a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

As a Fortune 500 worldwide leader in real estate services, CBRE's more than 70,000 professionals provide exceptional outcomes for clients in 60+ countries. When it comes to real estate, CBRE sees potential everywhere. We turn scale into strength, expense into performance, and property into prosperity.


We're looking for a Principal Software Engineer with 10+ years of experience who will help us expand our existing platform and associated client-facing web applications. This person would begin immediately as a full-time employee in Seattle, WA.

Backed by senior CBRE executives, our growing, dynamic product development team is on a mission to change the space of commercial real estate through our suite of simple, intuitive client-side applications.

Our current infrastructure is loosely comprised of:A flexible, scalable, cloud-based application layer

An API layer for client-side consumption

Client-side applications designed for specific user groups

As our platform continues to grow, we'd want you to help expand and improve the capabilities of the application and API layers. Though you will have the opportunity to touch many different technologies, your primary responsibility would be to improve and expand our backend applications using Python, Django, JavaScript, Node.js, and/or related libraries. A solid background in Python or JavaScript application development and a passion for learning new technologies is required.

Writing beautiful code and implementing fantastic solutions

Leading a team of other engineers to establish and document coding best practices based on industry standards

Working with a team of engineers (with a variety of technical capabilities), along with a Scrum Master and Product Manager, to identify, spec, and implement elegant features and solutions at two week iterations

Ensuring that we are continuously raising our standard of engineering excellence

Identifying and addressing bugs/enhancements/new features/refactoring requirements

Guiding technical direction for development, including feature development forecasting and scheduling as it relates to the users and the business

Establishing and leading Test-Driven Development (TDD) practices

Leading technology and tools selection and pushing deployments


Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) in a related field such as information systems, mathematics, or computer science or equivalent work experience. Requires technical and business knowledge in multiple disciplines/processes.

Typically has 5-7 years of relevant work experience. Consideration given to equivalent combination of education and experience.

Professional experience with Python or JavaScript

Experience with Django or Node.js is a plus

Excellent background with REST APIs

A solid understanding of Git, or a similar version control system

Experience with Agile/Scrum software development cycles

Experience modeling and implementing data structures in PostgreSQL/PostGIS

Effective collaboration, communication, and leadership skills

Bonus points for experience in these areas:

Background task queues (Celery, Kafka)GIS and related technologies (GeoDjango, ESRI, PostGIS)ETL data pipelines

Elasticsearch, or other search technologies

We offer:

A solid compensation package, with medical/dental/vision/401(k)/disability/conference attendance, etc.

An awesome team with whom to collaborate

A dedication to your career (plus a generous, annual continued education stipend)

An open-source culture that encourages learning and contributing back to the community

A flexible work environment (WFH Fridays)

A downtown Seattle office that's convenient to mass transit and the Seattle bus tunnel

A sample of the technologies we use:

Backend App/API - Python 3, Django, Django Rest Framework, Celery, Pandas, NumPy, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL/PostGIS, Node.jsInfrastructure Related

  • AWS, Ansible, Rundeck, Terraform, GitLab CI, Ubuntu

Development Workflow

  • JIRA, GitLab, SlackClient-Side, Single Page Apps

  • AngularJS (1.x and 2.x), React, Redux, D3.js, ESRI, Leaflet, Ionic, VueJS, React Native

About our team:

We're a software engineering team within CBRE's Digital and Technology group. We are uniquely positioned within the organization to access global data, tools, resources, and leaders throughout the industry. Our mission is to add new value by developing targeted, scalable technology platforms for internal and external consumption.

We solve complex commercial real estate problems by bringing together good people, great minds, and top-tier technologies. We believe in leveraging and supporting open-source projects and their broader communities whenever possible.

We love Unix-based systems (we use Macs) but appreciate other flavors. We believe that personal growth is just as important as company growth, and that they are interdependent.

If we aren't discussing the latest open-source news, we are chatting about our latest food discoveries, our pets, the most current (or timeless) music/audio technologies, or one of our upcoming lunch and learn events. We value good people first, and often enjoy hanging out at happy hour or other team events.

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