Manager, Software Development Engineering



Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024

About the team

Our team is at the heart of Zillow's efforts to revolutionize real estate, making it easier, faster, and more rewarding. By focusing on the needs of consumers, we connect them with helpful agents at the right moment, using technology to spark meaningful engagements. As part of this dynamic team, you'll contribute to Zillow's core mission, building software that shapes the future of our platform and the entire real estate industry.

About the role

As we strive to make home a reality for more people, we seek an experienced Software Engineering Manager to lead our Tour Availability and Submit team. This role requires a dynamic leader who can manage back-end services that power key front-end experiences for customers initiating tours and connecting with agents. Your work will directly impact Zillow's core business, enhancing how we connect home shoppers and sellers with outstanding real estate agents and facilitating the journey toward finding their dream home. Join us in our quest to innovate and create solutions that not only move people from dreaming to transacting but also contribute to our purpose of making home a reality for more individuals!

What You'll Do

  • Lead the design and development of robust, high-quality backend services, ensuring scalability, performance, and a seamless user experience.

  • Manage and coach a diverse team of software engineers, fostering an inclusive environment that encourages innovation and professional growth.

  • Collaborate with product managers and other multi-functional teams to align development efforts with business goals and user needs.

  • Drive the adoption of best practices in software development across the full stack, including continuous integration, continuous deployment, and automated testing.

  • Navigate and address complex technical challenges, continuously pushing the boundaries of our technology to enhance our platform and services.

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, Washington state, and Washington DC the standard base pay range for this role is $165,600.00 - $264,500.00 Annually. This base pay range is specific to California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Nevada, New York, Washington state, and Washington DC 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 Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or a related field, with a solid foundation in software engineering principles.

  • At least five years of experience in software development, with a strong background in backend technologies (e.g., Python, Node.js).

  • A minimum of two years in a leadership role, with shown success in mentoring and developing engineering teams.

  • Demonstrated ability to architect scalable systems, navigating tough tradeoffs to aggressively deliver value to customers.

  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to lead multi-functional teams and drive projects to successful completion.

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 your recruiter directly.

Applicants who receive job offers from Zillow Group will be asked to sign a Proprietary Rights Agreement which includes confidentiality, intellectual property assignment, customer and employee non-solicitation, and non-competition provisions. If you are contacted for a role at Zillow Group and wish to review a copy of the Proprietary Rights Agreement prior to receiving an offer, you may request a copy from your Recruiter.