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Ethos

Online, self-serve life insurance company.

Senior Backend Engineer
United States of America
Remote
Job Description / Skills Required

About Ethos

Ethos was built to make it faster and easier to get term life insurance. Our approach blends industry expertise, technology, and the human touch to find you the right policy to protect your loved ones. Using predictive analytics, we are able to transform a traditionally 15-week process into a modern digital experience for our users.

Our investors include General Catalyst, Sequoia Capital, Accel Partners, Google Ventures, Jay-Z, Kevin Durant, and Robert Downey Jr. We are listed in Forbes’ Top 50 Fintechs of 2020.  And for exciting news about our growth check out Life-Insurance Startup Ethos Valued at More Than $2 Billion. We are scaling quickly and looking for passionate people to protect the next million families.

About the Role

As a backend engineer, you'll work across the stack and be responsible for the entire customer journey from where we store data to our server application logic. You’ll work closely with our other engineers to build and ship key features. We are detail oriented and value clean, modular, and high-performing code. You'll help architect and build our internal standards and frameworks. We love engineering-wide consistency in code and have huge ambitions on both client and server side.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with other engineers and designers to develop and ship features
  • Design, build, and maintain our API’s
  • Write efficient, modular, and reusable libraries and abstractions
  • Design and build internal tooling to improve development efficiency
  • Find and solve performance issues
  • Participate in code reviews
  • Communicate best practices to the team
  • Mentor junior engineers

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Minimum of 5 years years of full time engineering experience
  • Expert in Javascript
  • Engineering experience in TypeScript, GoLang, Python, PostgreSQL, Kubernetes, React, AWS
  • Experience with back end architectural patterns of large, high-scale web applications
  • Ability to design clean APIs and understanding of performance issues
  • Experienced with software engineering best practices – design patterns, code reviews, unit and integration testing, etc.
  • Ability to communicate technical specifications both verbal and written
  • Solid CS fundamentals – including data structures and algorithms
  • Understanding of security, common attacks and defenses
  • Knowledge of build systems configurations and setup - such as Webpack
  • Experience with infrastructure, distributed systems, and deploying apps into a high-scale environment