Just Appraised

Just Appraised makes software for local governments.

Back-end Engineer Lead

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About the role

Competitive Salary + Equity


About Us

We're building software to help public servants in county governments save time and money by using AI to streamline processing of real estate sales. This matters because property taxes drive local government revenues and support the services that power society. 


Who We Are Looking For

We are actively looking for a back-end engineering technical leader who is excited about designing and creating products and architectures that are intuitive and effective. Our mission is to bring the best technology to governments so that they can work at the speed of Silicon Valley.


The Role

This is a full-time opportunity to join a YC-backed startup founded by Stanford grads. As we are building multiple products from scratch, we need a teammate who trusts her/his gut and can make decisions quickly, has a ton of EQ and most importantly, can contribute code from day 1. The candidate should be comfortable making thoughtful decisions about the technology stack and have the practical skills to build an extensible and scalable product in an elegant way. 


This opportunity is a good fit if you can:

  • Lead designs of major infrastructure changes, new features, and system improvements in collaboration with our CTO
  • Design, develop, test, deploy, maintain and improve code
  • Manage individual projects priorities, deadlines and deliverables with your technical expertise
  • Mentor and train other team members on design techniques, and coding standards by providing coaching and feedback on pull requests
  • Manage time efficiently and focus on clear goals 
  • Respond with a pragmatic approach towards tackling unforeseen challenges


Demonstrated skills:

  • 5+ years back-end development experience
  • Hands on technical leadership experience leading project teams and setting technical direction
  • Experience with Java EE, AWS, Postgres
  • Ability to learn quickly and integrate new tools/libraries with ease
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work with different stakeholders effectively


Nice To Have:

  • Startup work experience


Our Culture:

We are passionate about building a diverse and inclusive environment. We are looking for teammates who care about encouraging different points of view, engaging in healthy debate, and want to work on the hard skills of practicing inclusion on a daily basis.


Why you should join Just Appraised

Our goal is to empower local government employees with the tools, technology, and support they need so they can deliver exceptional service to their taxpayers and feel proud of the work they do for their communities. We contribute by building software to streamline local government tax assessors’ workflows using AI. Specifically, we streamline the change of ownership process for real estate and create more seamless ways for tax offices to communicate digitally with their taxpayers.

For instance, when properties get bought and sold, local governments have to process reams of paper in order to update their systems and perform the analyses necessary to update the tax roll. Our software makes this process 10x faster and much more enjoyable for employees in the tax office to complete, and creates trust and goodwill in the minds of taxpayers.

Just Appraised
Team Size:40
Location:Palo Alto
Imran Khoja
Imran Khoja
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Travis Noll
Travis Noll