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Digital and Technology
19037929 Requisition #
CBRE Build is a highly independent innovation team with engineering centers in NYC & SEA tasked with bolstering the strategic advantage of the world’s largest commercial real estate services company through technology. By delivering innovative products using modern best practices we are steering CBRE into the future. We enjoy significant autonomy with our technology and product decisions while benefiting from the resources of a Fortune 500 business.

We value Collaboration, Individuality, Iteration, and Trust and have a mission to help people in and outside of the real estate world make better decisions about space through user-centric technology built with a curious, inclusive spirit.


We seek an experienced software engineer that desires technical ownership of a strategically important application. You will join a new team building a product from scratch with open source tech and modern sensibilities.

In this role you’ll be expected to collaborate closely with product managers to define and scope the work within your application. An understanding of product development practices including design and go-to-market strategy will help you succeed in this role.

As a technical leader on the team you will be responsible for delivering features against a roadmap you have agency in defining, as well as mentoring (but not managing) more junior developers on the team.

This position reports to our Engineering Director and will be primarily located in Seattle.


  • Collaborate with your team of engineers, designers and product folks to define refine product requirements
  • Implement and improve features based on user and engineering feedback
  • Mentor more junior engineers
  • Create and implement improvements to our technology stack and processes.


  • Advanced skills with Python/Django
  • Experience with ElasticSearch
  • Familiarity with Javascript/React
  • Advanced SQL skills, bonus points for ETL experience
  • Comfortable working in an agile environment that embraces CI/CD
  • Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) in a related field such as information or equivalent work experience.
  • Typically has 3-5 years of relevant work experience. Consideration given to equivalent combination of education and experience.

A sample of the technologies we use:

Web Development – Javascript/React
Backend App/API – Python/Django
Search - ElasticSearch
Infrastructure – AWS
Development Workflow – Agile

What we offer:

  • A competitive compensation package, with medical/dental/vision/401(k)/disability
  • Parental leave
  • Dedication to your career through coaching and an annual education stipend
  • Optional work from home Fridays
  • Flexible working environment in a downtown Seattle office convenient to mass transit

About CBRE:

With over $20 billion in 2018 revenue, CBRE is the largest global real estate service and investment management provider in the world, and one of only two such companies to hold a position on the Fortune 500 list (currently #146). The Company has more than 90,000 employees (excluding affiliates) in more than 400 offices globally. It’s known as a leader in the sustainability and governance corporate indices, and frequently wins best workplace awards. Please visit www.cbre.com for more information.

For more information about our team, please visit https://www.cbrebuild.com/.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Application instructions: Please principals only, no recruiters.

US Company Profile

About CBRE Group, Inc.

CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2019 revenue). The company has more than 100,000 employees (excluding affiliates) and serves real estate investors and occupiers through more than 530 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.

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