Hiring Founding Engineer (Backend: Node + Typescript) | Propify

Founding Engineer (Backend: Node + Typescript)


Date listed

4 days ago

Employment Type

Full time



About Propify

We are a YCombinator and VC-backed API-tech company. Think "Plaid for Real Estate." We are making it easy for others to create unique products in real estate, a four trillion-dollar market.

About you

  • You are intelligent and motivated — always looking to be challenged and to grow
  • You love open communication and moving quickly
  • You are passionate about developer experience, great system design, code org, readability and visibility
  • You understand the power and importance of writing (good) tests
  • You love innovation and enabling others to innovate for an industry in need


  • You have informed opinions and experience creating and maintaining REST APIs
  • 3+ years writing tests to support success and failure code paths
  • Strong familiarity with how distributed systems work and how they differ from centralized systems


  • Strong NodeJS
  • Strong Typescript
  • Strong postgres or similar
  • Strong AWS


  • Create and maintain REST API consumed by our customers
  • Develop outage alerting system
  • Create and maintain webhooks within a distributed system
  • Responsible for the accuracy of API documentation
  • Make constant improvements to query performance metrics
  • Communicate changes, ideas, thoughts, failures, and improvements to the team
  • Create and maintain 3rd party integrations
  • Act as a developer advocate
  • Troubleshoot and fix bugs
  • Work as a team to support your fellow engineers in problem-solving and best practices
  • Write tests for your own code and your teammates’ code when needed
  • Perform code reviews

Bonus Points

  • You have worked with SOAP APIs before
  • You have experience integrating with any of the following systems: Yardi, RealPage, Entrata, MRI, Appfolio, Buildium, RentManager, ResMan


  • Remote always! (Work from an apartment in Boston or a yurt in Mongolia — as long as you have Internet, work from that place!)
  • Healthcare (excellent company-provided healthcare plan with options to choose from).
  • 401k (company-sponsored, professionally managed retirement plan).
  • $2,500 toward a new computer of your choice
  • Workspace budget (get up to $1,500 you can spend on items like chairs, desks, monitors, plants, etc.).

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