Staff Software Engineer

Appfolio San Diego , CA 92140

Posted 2 months ago

Who we are:

Over ten years ago, we launched AppFolio(NASDAQ: APPF) to revolutionize the way small and medium-sized businesses grow and compete. Today our software solutions serve the property management and legal industries. At the heart of our products and services is a talented and agile team that understands the importance of a 100% customer focus.

With offices in Santa Barbara, Dallas, and San Diego, our business is built for long term success fueled by happy, loyal customers and a team of AppFolians who contribute to our great culture every day.

To learn more about AppFolio, our company values, and our engineering team check out our profile onThe Muse and our Engineering Blog.

Why AppFolio?

  • Competitive Compensation

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and a 401k Match

  • Amazing company culture: focus on a complete lifestyle

  • Recharge: 20 Days PTO + 9 Paid Holidays

  • Built to last: Grow your career in an innovative, public company

  • Make an impact: your work plays a key role in transforming our customers' businesses

  • Love your team members: co-workers are often friends too

  • Offices stocked with healthy snacks, games, and goodies

  • A commitment to health/wellness including onsite fitness classes

  • Give back to your team and your community

Who we are looking for:

We are hiring a Full Stack Staff Software Engineer to contribute to our product development teams. We work collaboratively to set the technical direction for our SaaS products, developing easy-to-use solutions for our customers. Our engineers find a deep satisfaction in building things that customers actually need. We focus on delivering value to customers and understand that this often means delivering code that isn't perfect, but meets customer needs.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone who has a passion for building leading edge software and is driven to help build a successful SaaS product used by thousands of happy businesses. We foster an environment that empowers small teams to collaboratively set the technical direction of our solutions.

We have opportunities on both of our teams (MyCase and AppFolio Property Manager) and all listed locations.


  • Develop scalable, robust, and simple web-based solutions to solve complex business problems

  • Formulate, implement, and evaluate algorithms and database queries to support SaaS scalability and stability.

  • Implement new features and optimize existing ones to drive maximum performance

  • Use test-driven development, code reviews and continuous integration to deliver high quality software, and rapidly fix bugs as they come up.

  • Work closely with, and incorporate feedback from other engineering team members, QA, and product owners, and our APM customers

  • Leveraging agile practices, encourage collaboration, prioritization, and urgency to develop at a rapid pace

  • Research, share, and recommend new technologies and trends

You know you're the right fit if

  • You've heard of Ruby and Rails, and have some experience working with a language like Ruby, Java, or Python. You may even know enough about Javascript to have opinions about how frequently "the new hot thing" changes.

  • You love learning about new technologies, but understand the value of continuing to use something old if it still does everything you need it to do.

  • You care about the long-term maintainability of the codebase and will learn to advocate for refactoring and clean-ups where appropriate.

  • You care about work life balance and want your company to care about it to; you'll put in the extra hour when needed but won't let it become a habit.

Additional Skills and Knowledge:

  • BS, MS, or Ph.D in Computer Science or related technical discipline

  • Hands-on work/internship experience developing web-based applications, preferably in a SaaS environment

  • Creativity, ability to solve complex problems without a roadmap

  • 5+ years work experience developing web-based applications, preferably in a SaaS environment

  • 5+ years web development experience with expert proficiency in a modern programming language (Ruby on Rails is a plus)

Nice to Have:

  • Experience working across all levels of the development stack

  • Experience with some areas of our tech like Ruby on Rails, React, Redux, AWS, SOA

  • Familiarity with Agile software development processes: Scrum or Kanban

  • Familiarity with Test-Driven-Development

If you are interested in creating exceptional SaaS products, and contributing to a successful company, apply today!

Requires a Bachelor's/Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or related field plus any amount of knowledge in the following: developing business or other application software for web based users; Ruby or Ruby on Rails or related programming language; JavaScript or CoffeeScript; HTML; CSS; SQL; and SVN or GIT source control. Employer will accept knowledge gained through any employment, education, training or coursework.

No outside recruiter or agency submissions, please.

Such submissions will be considered free to AppFolio.

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