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Rock Family of Companies Back End Developer in Detroit, Michigan

The Rock Family of Companies is made up of nearly 100 separate businesses spanning fintech, sports, entertainment, real estate, startups and more. We’re united by our culture – a drive to find a better way that fuels our commitment to our clients, our community and our team members. We believe in and build inclusive workplaces, where every voice is heard and diverse perspectives are welcomed. Working for a company in the Family is about more than just a job – it’s about having the opportunity to become the best version of yourself.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3 years of experience in full-stack or backend development building resilient and scalable RESTful APIs in the cloud, implementing OOP, SOLID and SOA principles

  • Passion for solving problems by providing the best experience for our users and business

  • Strong JavaScript skills (es6+)

  • Strong TypeScript skills

  • Strong Node.js skills

  • Experience with RESTful API design and development

  • Familiarity with Git

  • Familiarity with Postman or a similar tool

  • Familiarity with Docker

  • Familiarity with Kubernetes

  • Familiarity with Elasticsearch and Kibana basic concepts and querying

  • Familiarity with NoSQL database technologies like DynamoDB or MongoDB

  • Working knowledge of standard AWS technologies, such as Lambda, SQS and CloudWatch

  • Ability to practice disciplined software engineering (automated testing, code reviews and writing readable code)

  • Strong communication skills when talking about technical concepts

  • Awareness of Mapbox GL and Google's APIs for mapping

Job Summary

Rocket Homes Real Estate LLC has the vision to create a radically simplified and seamless home buying and selling experience. The Backend API Engineer/Developer is building the foundation of that vision and crafting the platform that’s integrated within the Rocket Homes experience. This team member joins a friendly, collaborative team with a passion for getting their hands dirty and that cares about the right solution above all else.


  • Build highly scalable, reusable and resilient APIs for web, native mobile and backoffice platforms to connect to for their respective client experience, managing millions of home listings and additional fintech capabilities that power these experiences

  • Write RESTful services using TypeScript, Node.js, Express, Elasticsearch, NoSQL DBs and a multitude of AWS services, like Lambda

  • Utilize data for monitoring, measuring and improving our platform ecosystem

  • Create an incredible developer experience for engineers on the team and developers integrating with the API platform

  • Work within a small team, collaborating with teammates (product managers, project managers, design, infrastructure, data, and other teams) to ship impactful products

  • Use experimentation and data analysis to tune applications to be high-performing, intuitive and functional

  • Mentor, educate and support those around you as well as other developers within the Rock Family of Companies

Who We Are

Rocket Homes Real Estate LLC is a Detroit-based, tech-driven company with a passion for simplifying real estate. Our mission is to create a seamless home buying and selling experience by combining the process of searching for homes, connecting with a trusted real estate agent and getting a mortgage. Since 2006, we’ve partnered with our sister company, Rocket Mortgage® by Quicken Loans, and our nationwide network of top-rated real estate agents to help nearly 750,000 clients with their real estate needs.


This is an outline of the primary responsibilities of this position. As with everything in life, things change. The tasks and responsibilities can be changed, added to, removed, amended, deleted and modified at any time by the leadership group.

The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in any hiring or employment practices. The Company provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with state and federal law. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in completing the application and/or participating in the employment application process should notify a representative of the Human Resources Team, The Pulse, at 1-800-411-JOBS.

The Rock Family of Companies uses world-class recruiting and talent management teams to help each member organization recruit the best and brightest. If you’re looking for the next step in your career, you’ve come to the right place.