Senior Software Engineer, Backend / API

Vouch Insurance

Vouch Insurance

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Software Engineering
Posted on Wednesday, December 13, 2023

About Vouch:

Insurance... sounds slow, old-fashioned, and unexciting. Exactly. Insurance is broken, and it's failing fast-moving, innovative startups.

Vouch is a new, technology-first insurance company backed with $160M in funding from world-class investors. Like Stripe for payments or Brex for credit cards, Vouch is creating the go-to business insurance for high-growth companies.

We're doing this by making insurance fast, responsive, and focused on our high-growth and innovative customers. Instead of printed PDF applications and week-long waits, Vouch is building new technology to solve real problems, writing policies that actually cover relevant startup scenarios, and designing simple experiences in an otherwise frustrating industry.

What does a work environment look like at Vouch?

Vouch is a Virtual First Workplace with SF, Chicago, and NYC office locations. This role can be based anywhere in the U.S. as long as you can work our Vouch core collaboration hours (8:30 am-2:30 pm Pacific Time.)

The Job:

Vouch is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join the Technical Foundations Team at Vouch. The Technical Foundations Team is focused on building foundational technology to be used across the entire organization. Core to this foundational technology is a new event-driven, microservice architecture. This architecture will serve as the foundational future of Vouch’s insurance technology and will enable not only other software engineering teams to bring new insurance products to market quickly but also enable non-technical go-to-market teams to work effectively out of tools they work most comfortably in, including Salesforce and Zendesk. It’s an important and challenging systems design and data-centric challenge. You will have the opportunity to contribute critical code shaping the business's fundamental technical and strategic direction.

You will:

  • Design, build, and maintain OpenAPI-based APIs within the microservice architecture
  • Work on the core infrastructure for our Insurance platform, which enables the launching and managing of insurance programs
  • Collaborate with and mentor junior team members on priorities and technical specifications
  • Be responsible for planning and implementing the design of large features within our products and solution
  • Provide constructive feedback to team members through code reviews and pair programming sessions

You may be a good fit for the role if you:

  • Have 6+ years of development experience
  • Have experience building distributed systems and APIs as a product or platform
  • Experience writing production-level code in TypeScript; experience with Ruby is a plus
  • Have experience in Postgres or another transactional, relational database system, as well as ability to design schemas
  • Have exceptional communication skills. You can effectively talk (and listen) to engineers, designers, product managers, executives, and other stakeholders
  • Have experience with software engineering best practices such as TDD, SOLID, code reviews, A/B testing, AuthN/AuthZ etc.
  • Have experience with a variety of architectural patterns

Tools & Technologies

  • TypeScript, Prisma, NestJS, Ruby on Rails
  • Terraform, Consul, Nomad
  • Serverless Framework, Docker
  • Kafka, SNS, SQS, Lambda, AWS API Gateway

Vouch provides a number of benefits to help you bring your best self to work:

  • Competitive compensation and equity packages
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Parental leave
  • Flexible vacation time (Unlimited PTO)
  • Wellness allowance ($80/month)
  • Technology allowance ($100/month)

Salary Range:

The pay range for this role is: $170,000 to $180,000.

Our salary ranges are based on paying competitively for our size and industry and are one part of our total compensation package that also includes benefits and other perks. We also include stock options in all compensation packages and believe all Vouch employees should have the opportunity to become owners in the company.

Individual pay decisions are based on a number of factors, including qualifications for the role, experience level, skill set, location, and business need. The base pay range provided is subject to change and may be modified in the future.

Vouch believes in putting our people first, and building a diverse team is at the front of everything we do. We welcome people from different backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and ranges of abilities. We are an equal-opportunity employer and celebrate the diversity of our growing team.

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