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Staff Engineer

PolicyGenius, New York, NY

The easy way to compare and buy life insurance


Policygenius is America's leading online insurance marketplace. Since 2014, our mission has been to help people get the financial protection they need (and feel good about it). We make it easy for our customers to understand their options, compare quotes, and buy insurance, all in one place. Our CEO and co-founder, Jennifer Fitzgerald, is one of only four women in the US fintech space to raise over $50 million in venture capital funding, and we’ve helped more than 30 million people shop for all types of insurance, placing over $35 billion in coverage to date.

At Policygenius, we’re proud of building an environment that encourages our teammates to bring their authentic selves to work. Despite rapid growth (we’ve doubled in size year over year!), we’ve continuously maintained our inclusive culture through humility, hard-work, and humor, and we're looking for more people with grit, collaborative attitudes, and creative problem-solving skills to join our team. Come see why we’ve been voted one of Inc. Magazine's "Best Workplaces" two years in a row!

Software Engineering at Policygenius

Policygenius continues to disrupt the insurance industry by delivering innovative technology-driven experiences. Our talented yet humble software engineering team is dogma-free and experiment driven. We are relentless in our drive to reliably deliver outstanding products at scale. We are growing fast, but we can go further faster with experienced, collaborative, challenge-seeking engineers like yourself.

As a Staff Engineer you will be designing and creating products, pairing with and mentoring software engineers, and researching the next wave of technology to build out our technical vision. At Policygenius, staff engineers are adaptable technical leaders who are the core of the engineering department. You facilitate the innovation engine that makes for a great engineering team that is focused on the future.

You will...

  • Drive technical decisions on a multi-functional, Agile team alongside product management, product design, and product marketing
  • Collaborate with engineering leadership to create a technical vision for the products of tomorrow
  • Develop applications using modern web technologies and tools, including React, GraphQL, gRPC, Kubernetes, & BigQuery
  • Easily deploy code to Google Cloud with a fully built-out devops pipeline
  • Experiment with an open-minded team that is always exploring new technologies
  • Hone your mentorship and software design skills by training other developers, code pairing, and facilitating workshops
  • Ship exceptional products that people love! (we’re proud to be building a company that has customers who consistently refer their friends and family, with an industry-leading NPS of ~73!)

You have...

  • 6+ years of experience as a software engineer, designing applications and/or service-based systems
  • The ability to thrive in a startup environment
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to comfortably articulate your thoughts and decisions
  • Proven track record of mentorship
  • A desire to be involved in all aspects of the product life-cycle
  • Experience working in an agile environment
  • Significant experience in two or more of the following:
    • DevOps
    • Data Engineering: ETL / Data Warehousing
    • Test Engineering
    • React or an Equivalent Web Framework
    • Relational Databases
    • Machine Learning
    • Mobile Development

You’ll get...

  • Company-paid health, dental, vision, life & disability insurance
  • 401(k) plan, FSA & commuter benefits
  • Flexible PTO
  • Training, mentorship and coaching from leadership
  • The opportunity to grow alongside a company shaking up a big, old-fashioned industry
  • Fun, diverse, open-minded coworkers
  • Dog companionship
  • Some fun surprises when you join… (Shhh… It’s a secret!)

Technologies You Will Use

Ruby on Rails, Node.js, Go, Python, React, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, SCSS, PostgreSQL, Microservices, GraphQL, Google Cloud, BigQuery, gRPC, Google Functions, Kubernetes, Buildkite, Docker, Git

Policygenius currently spends much of its time using these tools, but we’re committed to working on the right tech for the job, and always open to fresh ideas, new technologies, and better ways of getting things done.

Diversity at Policygenius

Policygenius believes differences should be celebrated and is committed to building a team as diverse as the customers we serve. We welcome different perspectives and opinions to foster innovation, authenticity, and excellence across all parts of our company, and are committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Policygenius highly encourages applicants from all walks of life. All employment decisions at Policygenius are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to actual or perceived race, color, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, political affiliation or belief, religion, disability, uniformed service, marital status or any other status protected by law. 

Come join the team!

 

About PolicyGenius

About us PolicyGenius, based in NYC, was founded in 2014 by two former McKinsey consultants who saw an opportunity to shift the notoriously outdated insurance industry online and into the hands of consumers. The company now provides the only place online to comparison shop for life, health, long-term disability, renters and pet insurance through its highly accurate quoting engine. Its proprietary Insurance Checkup™ also lets users discover their coverage gaps and find highly tailored solutions for their exact needs.

Want to learn more about PolicyGenius? Visit PolicyGenius's website.