Homeward

101 - 250 Employees
11 - 25 Engineers
$100M+ Funding
Series B

We’re redesigning the homebuying experience. We're a modern home finance company that partners with agents to help homebuyers overcome the limitations of traditional mortgages. This is homebuying the way it ought to be.


Why join us?

  • We're seeing explosive growth in our business (nearly 10X headcount in 2020).

  • Our leadership team are veterans from the real estate and technology industries (and sometimes both! e.g. Keller Williams, Better Mortgage, Opendoor, and Vrbo).

  • We've more than 3X'ed our dev team in the last 9 months and are getting ready to do it again.


Engineering at Homeward

Engineering team and processes

We have a couple of teams dedicated to different areas of the business. Each team uses a Kanban process to make sure they're working on the most important thing at any time. Teams have daily standups, weekly grooming, and monthly retros.

Code is managed on GH using standard PR practices and shipped multiple times per day. Every new member of the team will get code into production in their first week.

Technical Challenges

Our technical challenges span a wide range thanks to the breadth of our business. We've been scrappy in our early stage, building out thin but not flimsy solutions to this industry's problems, and now it's time to go deeper.

Projects you might work on
  • Our Agent Service is a standardized store of Property Listing and Real Estate Agent data ingested via Confluent Cloud-based Kafka data streams that can be flexibly configured to pull from Multiple Listing Services (MLS).

  • Third party System Integration is central to our business, and we're creating an extensible system integration platform that can ingest, hydrate, or replay events from any third party platform, publish them in a data stream, and then ingest them in any other system.

  • Timely communication (internally and externally) is one of our most important focus areas. We built dashboards for customers and partners, and now, based on a ton of excellent feedback, we'll be redesigning them and building new, flexible communication layers to improve access even further.

Tech stack
Python
React
Django
PostgreSQL

Working at Homeward

Homeward has 3 core values: - The Golden Rule (treat everyone the way you would want to be treated) - Calm Focus (be proactive and focus on the larger objective rather than rushing from one task to the next) - One Team, One Dream (solving problems requires collaboration across all teams).

Based on these values, we hire people who are: good, kind, positive, and empathetic; focused thinkers who value deep-work time; collaborative and motivated to work cross functionally. Workday schedules are flexible, and meetings are not allowed during multiple deep-work blocks throughout the week. We’ve assembled quite the collection of “Homeweirdos”, and we all genuinely have fun working together!

Diversity and Inclusion

Homeward is an incredibly inclusive environment, and has been since day one. We take pride in our uniqueness because it’s what makes our team so much fun.

On top of the first core value (The Golden Rule), we are a sea of positivity. We have a positivity mascot named Heidi the Hedgehog, and in a Slack channel called #heidi_cheers_for_peers, Homeward employees are constantly raising each other up for having a positive impact on each other and the organization.

We also have a Care Team that makes sure that everyone in the company is supported in any ways necessary.

Connect with our team during your hiring process

As part of our commitment to an inclusive workplace, we are happy to offer prospective engineers the chance to connect with our engineering employees who come from underrepresented backgrounds. It’s a way to get a better sense of our team and what it might be like to work with us.

If you’re interested in connecting with our team, be sure to bring this up during one of our introductory calls!

Perks & benefits
  • 401(k) Contribution

    We offer a 401(k) and match up to 2%

  • Work from Home

    We are remote-friendly for life. Our HQ in Austin will be available to anyone who wants to work there post-pandemic.

  • LGBTQ+ friendly
  • Prioritizes diversity in hiring
  • Dedicated Human Resources team
  • Maternal/Paternal Leave
  • Philanthropic Contributions
Our Team by the Numbers
Engineering team
Women
22%

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