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Lead Software Engineer, Back End

New York, New York has been engaged to build a software engineering team for an insurtech startup backed by a Fortune 100 company.
Permanent role onsite in NYC (Financial District). No sponsorship being offered.

Lead Software Engineer, Backend

  • A very competitive salary
  • 401(k) employee matching program
  • Excellent medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Unlimited vacation days
  • Casual dress code (jeans are welcome)
  • Snacks, drinks and other standard startup perks
What you’ll be doing:
  • Help lead our front-end engineering efforts by mentoring other engineering, helping lead architecture conversations and implementing internal standards for best development practices
  • Collaborate with the our engineering team members to develop a world-class software platform to deliver Client's internal and external-facing digital experiences
  • Work hand-in-hand with our product, design and business teams to deliver user-focussed applications in a reusages and scalable manner
  • Use the latest cutting-edge tools and technologies to build out our platform and products from scratch, using your awesome experience to help guide our product development
  • Help to foster the technology savvy culture across our business through being a tech evangelist and encouraging forward-thinking development
Who we’re looking for:
  • You have start-up experience and a passion for thriving in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with a “get it done” type of attitude
  • You enjoy working in a collaborative and team-focussed engineering culture, but can also hunker-down to develop on your own when needed
  • You have a passion for developing scalable and reusable products, encourage adhering to best practices for development and enjoy sharing your expertise with others
  • You are an expert in developing cloud-native applications using modern languages and techniques in an Agile, test-driven environment
  • You’re a firm believer in using fully-automated testing and automated infrastructure to prevent bugs and create secure products
 What we’re looking for:
  • 4+ years developing back-end application using Node, Flask or other similar web development framework
  • 4+ years of professional experience working with Python, Javascript or another similar web development language
  • 4+ years of experience using front-end testing tools and frameworks such as: Istanbul, Karma, Jasmine and Supertest
  • An expert in Postgres, but also have the experience to determine the right data storage solution for the right product
  • Experience developing using third-party APIs and defining internal API contracts using one of the common API standards
  • Experience developing SOA or micro-service applications in asynchronous environments
  • Have a BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience
 Extra brownie points if you have:
  • Experience developing with Okta for SSO
  • Experience managing Pivot Web Services or AWS environments
  • Experience with automated infrastructure using tools such as Ansible
  • Experience using CircleCi or other similar tools
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