Opening doors to more than 1,000 new team members last year, San Francisco-based Opendoor has expanded its operations to include the Canadian market.
Opendoor is an internet company that facilitates the purchase and sale of residential real estate. Using an online approach makes fast cash bids on homes, performs renovations to the properties it purchases, and then relists the properties on the market. The company also provides home buying services through mobile applications, as well as financing.
Founded in 2010, the startup went public in 2020 through a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) led by Chamath Palihapitiya. It is widely recognised for helping establish the iBuyer movement in the real estate industry.
In a recent announcement, Opendoor’s Senior Director of Software Engineering, Michael Gentili, stated that it would be expanding its technical recruiting into Canada shortly.
In addition to Gentili, new Canadian employees will be joining Opendoor’s newly acquired team, Skylight, where Gentili previously served as Chief Technology Officer.
According to Gentili, “over the next several years, we want to add almost 100 people for our engineering product development team in Canada—starting with Toronto, which is one of the fastest-growing tech centres in North America.”
“Toronto is home to some of the world’s greatest digital talent, notably front-end and back-end engineers and data scientists—many of whom have graduated from some of the world’s leading tech institutions and gained experience working at cutting-edge firms.”
Opendoor’s teams in Canada will be working to further develop the financial platforms, pricing systems, and technological infrastructure essential to the company’s operations worldwide.
In a statement, mayor John Tory expressed his gratitude to Opendoor for investing in Toronto’s world-renowned technology sector and creating jobs for the city’s brilliant workforce.
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