Getting a Job at Real Estate Website Move

Move is the operator of the Move Network of real estate websites, which provide resources and decision support tools for consumers and real estate professionals to help them navigate all stages of the property-buying cycle.

Move OfficeHeadquartered in San Jose, Calif., Move has about 1,000 employees in 11 offices across the U.S., including in Scottsdale, Ariz. and Westlake Village, Calif. Approximately 300 of the company’s employees work in the technology department.

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Move is looking for talent with experience managing consumer Web traffic. Current openings include slots in mobile engineering, front-end development, software engineering, data analytics, user experience and data architecture.

How to Reach Out

“We offer interested candidates a few different ways to reach out for job opportunities,” says Carol Brummer, executive vice president of human resources. Among other things, you can join the company’s Talent Network, which is designed to enhance the job search and application process. The network allows candidates to receive alerts with opportunities that match their interests, as well as relevant communication and updates through social media and email.

How to Navigate a Job Posting

Pay attention to the job’s requirements — they’re not a suggestion. Also, your experience should be fairly current. “We require candidates to have experience with a wide range of platforms,” Brummer stresses, “including mobile Web technologies, Solr, SQL, Siebel CRM, Oracle Technologies, Big Data, Hadoop, Microsoft (ASP.NET/.NET/SQL), open source and Java.”

The Interview Process

At Move, candidates begin by talking with a recruiter and then should expect two rounds of in-person interviews. During these, you’ll meet with people from across the organization who you’d interact with every day. Move puts a strong emphasis on expertise and domain knowledge, as well as collaboration across disciplines.

Interviewing for Move’s technology team goes beyond technical and functional skills. The conversations cover interpersonal and behavioral skills, plus overall cultural fit.

When heading into an interview, be relaxed and prepared to walk the team through your experience using appropriate technologies, and also to provide examples of how you’ve applied your skills in your work.

What Makes a Good Fit?

Move hires smart individuals who are passionate about delivering quality, innovation and best-in-class products. The culture is highly collaborative and sharing ideas, whether big or small, is encouraged. The tech team regularly sponsors hackathons, which encourage participation from any and all groups to spawn creative thinking.

“Leadership is accessible because we believe in the power of mentoring, even if it falls outside of an employee’s department,” says Brummer. “Execution is key and innovation is a contributor to that.”

Understanding and liking what the company does is critical to fitting in, too. “It’s crucial that we hire candidates who care about quality from start to finish and have a real desire to make a meaningful contribution to Move’s many products,” Brummer says.

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Advice for Seasoned Professionals

Brummer advises professionals to join the Talent Network so they can receive alerts with new job opportunities that fit their experience and skills. The network puts qualified candidates on Move’s radar, allowing for mutual introductions and the possibility of staying connected as the right jobs become available.

Advice for New Graduates

It’s important that all applicants showcase their talents. Move expects you to have a strong and concise resume that maps back to the requirements of the job. Graduates should highlight education, skills and other experience that demonstrate their passion for innovation, creativity and quality.

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