Over the past year San Francisco’s Opendoor has hired more than 1,000 new team members and now they’re coming to Canada.
Opendoor is an online company for transacting in residential real estate. It makes instant cash offers on homes through an online process, makes repairs on the properties it purchases and relists them for sale. It also provides mobile application-based home buying services along with financing.
The startup went public in 2020 via a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) steered by Chamath Palihapitiya and is often credited with launching the iBuyer movement in real estate.
Opendoor’s Senior Director of Software Engineering, Michael Gentili, announced this week that they will be expanding their technical hiring into Canada soon.
New Canadian staff will be joining Opendoor’s newly acquired teams Skylight, a company where Gentili was the Chief Technology Officer.
“Over the next several years, we plan to hire nearly 100 people for our engineering product development team in Canada—starting with Toronto, one of the fastest growing tech hubs in North America,” Gentili wrote.
“Toronto has incredible tech talent, particularly front-end and back-end engineers and data scientists—many who have learned from some of the best tech schools in the world and honed their skills and expertise at innovative startups.”
Opendoor’s teams in Canada will be building on the financial platforms, pricing systems and technology infrastructure that are integral to Opendoor’s operations.
“We thank Opendoor for investing in our world-renowned technology sector and for creating jobs for our talented workforce,” said Toronto Mayor John Tory.
Check out Opendoor’s open roles here.