Codifying the language of buildings, one cost estimate at a time

Lead Staff Engineer, Backend

Job Type
6+ years
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About the role

Did you know that lumber prices have outperformed Bitcoin last year?

Did you know that the construction industry spends $1.4T on materials annually yet all of that spend takes place offline?

Did you know that the best available data source for tracking construction prices is a physical catalogue that's been published annually since 1945?

1build translates building blueprints into shopping lists of construction materials that can be purchased from local suppliers. Over the last 9 months, we've grown 13x in revenue and facilitated $1B+ in construction spend.

Our leadership team have backgrounds at Tesla, Uber, and CloudKitchens. You will be a key part of 1build’s growth strategy and will be responsible for working at both strategic and tactical levels to help grow the company quickly and effectively.

1build was recently featured on The Hustle, learn more about us here: Link

As a member of the Engineering, Backend team at 1build you will:

  • Lead initiatives, technical design, and delivery of complex features across multiple systems to codify the language of buildings with us
  • Contribute to overall system design, architecture, security, scalability, reliability, and performance of applications
  • Identify, scope, and architect solutions for new features while applying sound technical judgment that considers technology alternatives, impact on affected / adjacent systems, and tradeoffs
  • Be heavily involved in setting the platform vision, defining feature roadmaps, and writing design documents for potential projects
  • Collaborate with other engineers on the team and mentor team members to foster solid engineering principles and represent our engineering values
  • Use both technical and relational skills to lead large scale projects to completion striving for best-in-class development experience
  • Build data integrations with third-party APIs that enable high-value customer experiences

What you bring to 1build:

  • You have 7+ years of Software Development experience
  • You have a proven track record of success in technically leading software development teams.
  • You have deep experience building large scale, high throughput distributed systems and scaling web services, particularly those using and analyzing large amounts of data. Event-driven system experience is a plus
  • You have a proven track record of building tooling, automation, and/or services in one or multiple languages (e.g., Golang, Python, Typescript)
  • You have strong organizational and communication skills, the ability to prioritize tasks and keep projects on schedule discussing complex topics with technical and non-technical audiences
  • You love embracing some ambiguity and testing ideas by building
  • You're passionate about tech, and opinionated about what makes it good

What We Offer:

  • Join a fully remote team. Want to work from an office - we’ll cover the cost of a co-working space. 
  • Flexible working hours - make your work schedule work for you.
  • Free lunches on Wednesdays! Take some time and grab a virtual lunch with the team!
  • 1builders health comes first! Medical is covered at 100% for 1builders and 50% coverage provided for spouse/dependents and for dental / vision plans.
  • We understand how important spending time with a newborn can be, so you can put your mind at ease with our parental leave offering - 12 weeks paid.
  • Time off at 1build is unlimited, flexible, and includes 10 standard US Federal holidays.
  • Set up your office and maximize productivity - on us! Everyone receives $500 to design their office.
  • Did someone say Macbooks for all? Yep!
  • Fun and inclusive digital, and in-person events! We like to have fun, and we hope you do too!

1build is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  1build is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. 1build is committed to creating an inclusive, safe work environment for all employees. All employment decisions at 1build are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or belief, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. 1build will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. 1build encourages applicants of all ages. 1build also participates in E-Verify.

Why you should join 1build

We're a team that's committed to intellectual honesty. We help each other get better through open discussion and respectful feedback.

We are passionate about creating a world where beautiful buildings are designed and built by algorithms.

Team Size:42
Location:Oregon City, OR
Dmitry Alexin
Dmitry Alexin