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Senior Backend Engineer



Boost Insurance



New York City, NY, US


The Company
Boost Insurance is a next generation insurance platform built from the ground up with the explicit goal of making the business of integrating with an insurance company as painless as possible. We enable  insurtech startups and other consumer technology companies to offer any kind of protection to their customers – how they want it, when they’re most likely to buy it, and who they’re most likely to buy it from. On top of that we provide a technology platform with APIs for everything from rating, quoting, and issuing policies to customer and claims management.
The Job
As a senior engineer, you will play an integral part in designing and implementing our platform from the ground up. As one of the early hires, you will have a direct influence on the culture and direction of the engineering team. Some of the things you’ll do include:
- Build the core platform services
- Develop our client-facing APIs
- Contribute to evolving continuous integration and delivery
- Collaborate with other engineers and stakeholders
- Some stack buzzwords: Python, Falcon, Django, Javascript, React, Docker, Kubernetes, EKS, PostgreSQL, Redis, RabbitMQ, Keel, Terraform, Datadog, and more.
Who you are
Our ideal candidate is a creative self-starter who leads by example and has extensive experience in building fault-tolerant, scalable systems. You understand the connection between the software you build and the experience it delivers to customers. You have a strong sense of ownership and you are comfortable with learning new technologies and finding pragmatic applications for them. You are excited about building products aimed at developers and providing them with straightforward APIs, great documentation and fast response times. You take pride in your work and you have a high level of attention to detail.
This is a full-time, onsite position based in New York City. All applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. 

Your qualifications

    • Strong background in established engineering practices
    • 5+ years of professional experience, preferably from building backend solutions in Python
    • A  track record of creative problem solving and good design decisions that worked in production.
    • Experience in API design and implementation, preferably the RESTful and/or GraphQL kind
    • Experience in working in a product-driven environment
    • Understanding of event based systems and message queues
    • Experience configuring AWS resources
Cash + equity commensurate with experience and seed stage company
Best office dogs in the business
Jeans and t-shirts
Huge bags of Swedish Fish
Beer (it’s 5 o'clock somewhere)
Work with a close-knit team

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