Home Inspections, Simplified

Backend Engineer at Inspectify

$100k - $135k / 0.10% - 0.30%
Seattle, WA
Job Type
1+ years
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About the role

At Inspectify, we are a YCombinator (S20) backed start-up building the leading marketplace for home inspections. Our software streamlines the inspection experience and creates the single most comprehensive data set of every single home. We operate in both the United States and Canada and partner with some of the most prominent and fastest growing real estate brokerages in the world.

We are looking for a Backend engineer to come help design and build our platform. You will be part of the team responsible for building our backend system (Ruby on Rails and Postgresql) and integrate with our frontend technology using GraphQL. You’ll help build the marketplace used by Home buyers to find Home inspectors and our Homeowner site to help them manage and keep their house in perfect condition.


  • Work in Ruby on Rails to build API, background jobs, email and text messages systems.
  • Own all parts of the development process, including design, development, testing, and code review.
  • Maintain current technical knowledge to support rapidly changing technology, always on a look out for new technologies that would help Inspectify be more successful.
  • Work closely with members of the Product, Operations, Sales and Customer Success team to find answers and solutions for our users and to make our team more efficient.
  • Training and mentoring of future hires of the engineering team.

What you bring to the table:

  • Good experience with backend technologies, particularly Ruby on Rails or some other similar backend technologies.
  • Good understanding of web technology stacks, including browser caching, cookies, http request, security, and response mechanism, etc.
  • Good experience designing API
  • Good experience designing relational database schemas.
  • Experience with front-end and mobile technology like Javascript, React, React Native is a plus
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and ability to adjust quickly in a dynamic environment.
  • 2+ years engineering experience.

Why you should join Inspectify

At Inspectify, we are a Y Combinator (S20) and Seed funded start-up focused on helping transition eager homebuyers into empowered homeowners through our home ownership platform. We do so through leveraging proprietary home inspection data. Our vision is to make home ownership simple by empowering homeowners with data and software.