Software Development Engineer



Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024

About the team

AI and machine learning are at the heart of Zillow's services, from the Zestimate to personalized home recommendations to automated home tours! We believe in making all information transparent and providing insights that help more people get home - with speed, certainty and ease.

Zillow’s AI teams are harnessing the power of Generative AI to build services and product experiences for a seamless and convenient real estate transaction experience. The LLM Platform team is building platform services that enable usage of LLMs and multimodal models across Zillow Group businesses. We are using powerful LLMs fine-tuned and adapted for real-estate scenarios with customer trust, privacy, security, and adherence to fair housing as our strategic foundation.

About the role

This position gives you the opportunity to:

  • Craft and build scalable infrastructure for orchestrating Generative AI based applications from experimentation phase to production jobs & services.
  • Develop platform solutions for Prompt Engineering, Retrieval Augmented Generation, Fine tuning LLMs, Hosting LLMs and metrics and evaluation loop.
  • Work closely with our AI Platform, Human In the Loop Platform and Data platform team to build the end to end ecosystem for Generative AI Applications.
  • Collaborate with Applied Scientists, Machine Learning Engineers and cross functional teams in crafting and implementing team's technical vision.
  • Collaborate with various teams (Product, Engineering) to scope and deliver platform solutions.
  • Stay abreast on Generative AI platform and tools trends to help all of Zillow group innovate
This role has been categorized as a Remote position. “Remote” employees do not have a permanent corporate office workplace and, instead, work from a physical location of their choice, which must be identified to the Company. U.S. employees may live in any of the 50 United States, with limited exceptions.In California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Nevada, New York and Washington the standard base pay range for this role is $140,100.00 - $223,900.00 Annually. This base pay range is specific to California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Nevada, New York and Washington and may not be applicable to other locations.In addition to a competitive base salary this position is also eligible for equity awards based on factors such as experience, performance and location. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location.

Who you are

  • A degree (BS+) in Computer Science or a related field. Masters in Computer Science preferred.
  • 2+ years of experience with Machine Learning products.
  • 1+ years of experience with platform solutions.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and passionate about collaborating across organizational boundaries.

Nice to haves:

  • Have vision and passion for Generative AI platform and products.
  • Experience developing sophisticated software systems scaling to millions of users with production quality deployment, monitoring and reliability.
  • Experience working with at least 1 cloud services provider (AWS/Azure/GCP)
  • Experience with building low latency, high reliability Web Services.
  • Experience with Machine Learning Frameworks (e.g. PyTorch, Keras, Tensorflow, XGBoost)

Get to know us

Zillow is reimagining real estate to make home a reality for more and more people.

As the most-visited real estate website in the United States, Zillow® and its affiliates help movers find and win their home through digital solutions, first class partners, and easier buying, selling, financing and renting experiences. Millions of people visit Zillow Group sites every month to start their home search, and now they can rely on Zillow to help make it easier to move. The work we do helps people get home and no matter what job you're in, you will play a critical role in making home a reality for more and more people.

Our efforts to streamline the real estate transaction are supported by a deep-rooted culture of innovation, our passion to redefine the employee experience, a fundamental commitment to Equity and Belonging, and world-class benefits. These benefits include comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life, and disability coverages as well as parental leave, family benefits, retirement contributions, and paid time off. We’re also setting the standard for work experiences of the future, where our employees are supported in doing their best work and living a flexible, well-balanced life. But don’t just take our word for it. Read recent reviews on Glassdoor and recent recognition from multiple organizations, including: the 100 Best Companies to Work For, Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equity Index, and TIME 100 Most Influential Companies list.

Zillow Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at

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