Revantage

Principal Engineer

Job Locations US-Chicago

Who We Are

Revantage is a Corporate Services affiliate of The Blackstone Group, the world’s largest alternative investment firm.  Revantage provides a highly skilled employee base, best-in-class processes, and state-of-the-art technology to multiple Blackstone real estate portfolio companies.  Sectors include Hospitality, Industrial, Multi-Family, Office, Retail, Senior Housing, and Manufactured Homes.

 

As part of the Revantage Product department, you’ll be a key part of a passionate team of Software Engineers, Product Managers, Designers, and Data Specialists that aims to develop the industry’s leading real estate data platform. 

 

Revantage, headquartered in Chicago, is one of three global offices that includes Revantage Asia and Revantage Europe.

 

What We Value: Our Culture

Creating a culture that inspires change and momentum require the right team.  We know what it takes to lead an industry, and are looking for leaders who seek constant growth, want to excel, and continuously improve upon themselves and the industry.  The culture at Revantage is built on our shared core values and commitment to be:

 

  • Achievers – We expect high standards for ourselves and enable the success of our teams.
  • Enthusiasts - We face challenges with optimism and believe anything is possible.
  • Leaders - We commit to continuously improve our performance.
  • Learners – We learn from our challenges and successes.
  • Partners - We deliver value and positive impact to our partners.

 

Why This Role Is Valuable  

Revantage is seeking a Principal Engineer that is well versed in data platforms, reporting pipelines, ETL systems, and distributed systems, to join our team. The purpose of this role is to work on a range of business-critical projects on a rotational basis while maintaining oversight of overall product and technical architecture; ensuring we make forward progress against our architectural goals at all times. These projects will generally be high visibility and high impact in nature.  This position will be based out of Revantage’s headquarters in Chicago, IL. 

How You Add Value

  • Work on a range of product initiatives on a rotational basis, which require special engineering and architectural guidance 
  • Provide architectural guidance on the most important technical projects within the organization 
  • Actively mentor and positively influence the teams you’ll be working with, in particular junior engineers
  • Actively contribute to the code bases and software development activities for the initiatives you will oversee 
  • Own and develop the architectural standards and collaborate on technical vision-setting in conjunction with the VP, Engineering, Tech Leads, and Product Managers 
  • Work in close collaboration with product management to ensure software is developed that anticipates future needs and maintains option value 

What You Bring To The Role

Required:  

  • BS or MS in computer science or  comparable experience 
  • Minimum 10+ years of experience in architecting software solutions with technical and operational expertise in cloud-based reporting, analytics, machine learning, or ETL SaaS platforms 
  • Strong comfort in leading teams and mentoring other engineers 
  • Significant experience in data modeling and API design 
  • Significant experience building a platform (not an application or a single utility site) 
  • Experience in designing, building and running highly available and highly reliable distributed systems 
  • Familiarity with issues of web performance, availability, scalability, reliability, and maintainability of data pipelines  
  • Extensive experience working with RDBMS, OLAP, and non-relational database systems (Aurora, SQL Server, Redshift, Synapse, BigQuery, Redis, et al) 
  • Strong communication skills to capture ideas and to deliver design artifacts 
  • Significant experience in SRE or DevOps approaches 
  • Experience with all aspects of technology stack - frontend, backend, data, operations 
  • Experience writing large amounts of platform/system code recently 
  • Expert-level coding skills in at least one of the following: Python, Scala (or other JVM-based languages), Go, or Javascript 
  • Prior experience with Azure desired but not required 
  • Previous experience in real-estate not necessary 

 

Perks for You

  • Competitive salary, overall compensation and 401(k)
  • Work-life balance offerings include:
    • Remote work policy
    • Productivity Hours – weekly meeting-free work time
    • Bi-weekly Summer Fridays
  • In-house and external learning & development opportunities
  • Generous health insurance and wellness benefits


EEO Statement

Our company is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our employment decisions are based on individual qualifications, job requirements and business needs without regard to race, color, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, religion, disability, citizenship status, national origin, pregnancy, veteran status and or any other legally protected characteristics. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations, if you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please email talent@revantage.com.

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