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Date: Nov 8, 2017

Location: Emeryville, CA, US

Company: Realogy Services Group LLC



Requisition 45430

About ZapLabs LLC
ZapLabs ( is the innovation and technology hub for global real estate leader Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), and the driving force behind inventive technology for brokers and agents affiliated with Realogy’s world renowned real estate brands. ZapLabs delivers its highly effective consumer, sales associate and broker solutions in support of Realogy’s leading franchise brands and is positioned to expand the scope of its technology development efforts to encompass Realogy’s other business segments, including residential brokerage, relocation and settlement services. ZapLabs is headquartered in Emeryville, California.


Job Title: Data Engineer


At ZapLabs, we work to build and improve a platform that helps real estate professionals work efficiently, and helps delight home buyers and sellers with an excellent experience. We do that by combining great technology with great people – and we’re looking for a Data Engineer to join our team.


What we’re looking for:


You’re a talented, creative, and motivated data engineer who loves data - and you’re ready to work with a team of individuals who share the same passion. You’ve accumulated years of experience, and you’re excited about taking your knowledge in SQL, Java, and Scala to the next level. You enjoy challenging projects involving large data pipelines and are cool under pressure. You’re no stranger to fast-paced environments and agile development methodologies – in fact, you embrace them. With your strong analytical skills, your unwavering commitment to quality, your excellent technical skills, and your collaborative work ethic, you’ll do great things here at ZapLabs.



What you’ll do:


As a Data Engineer, you’ll be responsible for the curation and stewardship of our crown jewels data. You will be designing and maintaining processes around large volume data ingestion, clean-up, and processing that meet the needs of millions of agents, brokers, home buyers, and sellers. You’ll work with a variety of teams and individuals to understand their data pipeline needs and come up with innovative solutions. You’ll work with a team of talented engineers and collaborate with product managers and designers to investigate new data sources, monitor data quality issues, and set policies for future data collection.


Skills, accomplishments, & interests you should have:


  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering, or related technical discipline or equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to communicate data technologies and architectures
  • Experience as a Data Steward or Data Curator
  • Experience building and maintaining a data dictionary
  • Knowledge master data management best practices
  • Knowledge of data quality and cleansing techniques
  • Exposure to R, Tableau, Zeppelin, or Jupyter
  • Advanced SQL skills and solid Python and shell scripting skills
  • 2+ years of Data Warehouse and ETL design and implementation
  • Knowledge of RDBMS, OLTP, and/or analytic columnar RDBMS including data modeling concepts (3NF vs dimensional modeling)
  • Experience with DevOps tools (GitHub, Jira) and methodologies (Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Test Driven Development)
  • Excellent analytical/troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English 


Nice to haves:


  • Experience with Java, Scala, and Spark
  • Current experience with high-speed messaging frameworks and streaming (Kafka, Akka, reactive)
  • Current experience developing and deploying applications to public cloud (AWS)
  • Ability to work quickly with an eye towards writing clean code that is efficient and reusable


We’re always looking for folks to join our culture of passionate hobbyists! We have a tendency to nerd out on everything from LOTR and Star Wars to competitive baking to our company soccer team, the Lab Rats.


EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability



Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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