Senior Backend Engineer

Title: Senior Backend Engineer (Remote, US)

Location: Remote – United States

Job Description:

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Openly is rebuilding insurance from the ground up. We are re-envisioning and enhancing every aspect of the customer experience. Doing this requires a rapidly growing team of exceptional, curious, empathetic people with a wide range of skill sets, spanning technology, data science, product, marketing, sales, service, claims handling, finance, etc.

Now is the perfect time to join the journey. Here’s why

  • It’s working. We’re in multiple states and on our way to operating countrywide. We have thousands of agents selling our product and millions of dollars of annual customer premiums.
  • We’re well-backed & stable. We closed our $100M Series D fundraise. We are supported by some of the top investors globally, including Google’s “Gradient” AI-focused fund, Obvious Ventures, Advance Venture Partners, Eden Global Partners, and Clocktower Technology Ventures.
  • It’s not too late! Despite this traction and stability, we’re still early enough in the journey that there’s time to make a real difference during Openly’s formative period.

If you’d like to understand more about Openly’s mission, consider checking out this video (https://vimeo.com/267654520) from a company pitch we gave several years ago at Techstars.

Job Details

We’re hiring a Senior Backend Engineer to be a part of one of our core teams building the backend for Openly’s insurance platform. You will play an essential role in designing, building, testing, and maintaining the services and technology that power our insurance offering and customer experiences.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to develop the core systems and create APIs that power our best-in-class user experiences.
  • Build out our internal tooling and APIs to make business and engineering processes easier, faster, and safer.
  • Implement systemic changes to align existing systems with current architectural goals.
  • Integrate with external services to manage payments, documents, and claims.
  • Integrate with data providers to source real-time information on hundreds of data points, including property characteristics and risk profiles.
  • Provide subject matter expertise, mentorship, and support to individuals on your team.
  • Collaborate on architectural discussions with your team.
  • Contribute to important architectural and operational decisions like microservices vs. monoliths, deployment techniques, technologies, policies, etc.
  • Participate in daily stand-ups, weekly 1:1’s, and biweekly retros.

Our stack

  • Backend/Core: Go & Postgresql
  • Frontend: Browser-based, VueJS, Webpack, Nuxt &, Tailwind
  • Research/Data Science: R, ArcGIS, H2O, & Python
  • Infrastructure: Google Cloud, specifically Cloud Run, Cloud Build, and CloudSQL, managed with Terraform. We use GitHub for code hosting and CircleCI for running our CI/CD pipelines.
  • Remote work tools: Slack, Zoom, Gather.Town, Donut

Requirements

  • A minimum of 4 years of professional/production experience developing backend web-stack applications.
  • Professional experience leveraging Go in prior roles. *Please note, part of the interview process includes completing a code challenge in Go.
  • Sustained track record of creating improvements in business-critical systems around stability, performance, and scalability.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver complete systems from start to finish in a reasonable time frame with little or no supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, such as an ability to explain complex technical concepts to non-technical audiences.

Compensation & Benefits:

The target salary range represents the budgeted salary range for this position. Actual compensation for this position will be determined based on the successful candidate’s experience and skills. We are committed to providing a compensation package that not only reflects the responsibilities and requirements of the role, but also the unique expertise that the chosen candidate will bring to our team.

Target Salary Range

$169,150—$179,100 USD

The full salary range shows the min to max salary range for this position. Actual compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications and determined based on various factors including the candidate’s qualifications, skills, and experience.

Full Salary Range

$159,200—$238,800 USD

Benefits & Perks

  • Remote-First Culture – We supported #remotelife long before it was a given. We’ll keep promoting it.
  • Competitive Salary & Equity
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision Plan Offerings
  • Life and disability coverage including voluntary options
  • Competitive PTO – 20 days and 11 paid holidays (including floating holidays) per year under the Company’s vacation and holiday policies.
  • Parental Leave – up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of paid parental leave based on meeting eligibility requirements
    (Birthing parents may be eligible for additional leave through STD)
  • 401K Company Contribution – Openly contributes 3% of the employee’s gross income, even if the employee does not contribute.
  • Work-from-home stipend – We provide a $1,500 allowance to spend on setting up your home workplace
  • Annual Professional Development Fund: Each employee has $2,000 in professional development (PD) funds to spend on activities or resources annually. We want each Openly employee to achieve personal and professional success and to feel supported, confident, and informed about improving their efficiency and productivity.
  • Be Well Program – Employees receive $50 per month to use towards your overall well-being
  • Paid Volunteer Service Hours
  • Referral Program and Reward

Depending on position, Employees generally are eligible for cash incentive compensation, including commissions for sales eligible roles. In all cases, eligibility for compensation and benefits is subject to applicable plan and policy terms in effect from time to time.

U.S. Citizens, Green Card Holders, and those authorized to work in the U.S. for any employer and currently residing in the US will be considered.

Openly is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person’s race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Openly is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. Openly will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities under applicable law.