Software Development Engineer - II Backend

Urban Company

Gurgaon, IN
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 02/28/2021
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  • Company Address: Plot 19, Sewa Towers, 5th floor, Udyog Vihar Phase IV, Gurgaon, Haryana , 122015 India

About Urban Company

Founded in Nov 2014 by Abhiraj Bhal, Varun Khaitan and Raghav Chandra, Urban Company (formerly UrbanClap) is India and the UAE’s largest home services company. We are an all-in-one platform that helps users hire premium service professionals, from beauticians and masseurs to sofa cleaners, carpenters and technicians.

Job Description

Why are we building Urban Company?

We at UrbanCompany are enabling commerce for home services. Over the last 5+ years, since starting the company, we have emerged as a clear market leader in India and backed by the best investors with ~100M in raised capital. We are now investing deeply in our capabilities, across technology, training, supply, etc., to literally introduce India to a branded service experience, and in the process creating hundreds of thousands of jobs for the service sector. After having done well in all the premium cities in India and Dubai. We are now live in Australia as well. We are amongst the fastest and the most stable mid-sized consumer tech startups in the country, with a fantastic team of problem solvers.

Organised service commerce is a large yet young industry in India. While India is a very large market for home and local services (~USD 50 Billion in retail spends) and expected to double in the next 5 years, there is no billion-dollar company in this segment today. The industry is barely ~20 years old, with a sub-optimal market architecture typical of an unorganised market – fragmented supply side operated by middlemen. As a result, experiences are broken for both customers and service professionals, each largely relying upon word of mouth to discover the other. The industry can easily be 1.5-2x larger than it is today, if the frictions in user and professional’s journeys are removed – and the experiences made more meaningful and joyful.

UrbanCompany is a “services platform”, with the bold ambition to organize the key verticals within the service commerce industry, bringing in the benefits of scale - structured processes, systems, standardisation, transparency and trust. This platform will enable billions of dollars in commerce annually, and create jobs for 1 million+ service professionals. The key industries that we are going to organize over the next few years include – home improvement, home maintenance & repairs, appliance repairs, salon spa & makeup services, fitness & health at home, academic tuitions, photography & events, packing & moving etc.

What do we do ?

We have a fascinating ecosystem on our backend infrastructure to proactively cater to product, infrastructure and productivity. We have ninja expertise in Javascipt (NodeJs) and Python – giving us a highly dynamic spectrum to build efficient and quick business logic as well as perform optimised process-heavy work. Our team spends their time thinking through complex architecture to build robust platforms to serve together all the categories and flows, solve for scale and work on internally build services to cater to our growing needs. We love to build well-abstracted modules and services – seeing ourselves as a platforms team that gives our product and engineering the wings they need to fly high.

What are we looking for ?

We are looking for leaders who have seen scale and have created complex systems in the past. They know what does it take to build scalable, sustainable, reliable and secure products based on their past experience, and can lead teams and projects by themselves. They also bring new practices, architectural choices and new initiatives onto the table to make overall tech stack more robust. They have 4-8 years of experience the industry solving complex problems from scratch and have graduate/post-graduate degree from top-tier universities .

You may fit in this role if :

  • You enjoy working on complex architectural problems.

  • Think about abstractions, systems and services and write high quality code.

  • Hold yourself and others to a high bar.

  • Have understanding of loopholes in current systems/architecture which can potential break in future and push towards solving them with other stakeholders.

  • History and familiarity with server side architecture based on APIs, databases, infrastructure and systems

  • Ability to own the technical roadmap for systems/components owned by him/her

  • Excited by the potential of technology to transform the lives of small businesses around the country

What can you expect ?

  • You will be building complex and scalable systems

  • A phenomenal work environment, with massive ownership and growth opportunities

  • Quick iterations and deployments – fail-fast attitude

  • Opportunity to work on cutting edge technologies

  • Massive, and direct impact of the work you do on lives of people

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.