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Senior SW Engineer

Toronto, Ontario · Computer/Software

Senior Software Developer

About the role
This is your chance to join a fast-track insurtech venture on a mission to take the commercial (re)insurance placement workflow into the 21st century and beyond.

As a key member of our engineering team, you will be working as part of a cross-functional team to drive our core features from start to finish. This will include contributing to defining technical requirements, influencing technical direction and design, UX designs, and implementation of these features. On top of development, you will also be responsible for guiding, supporting, and mentoring our more junior team members. You will also contribute to the research, suggestion and selection of future technologies that can further enhance our product offering.

Our teams have a high degree of autonomy and ownership and we are looking for candidates who can work with minimal supervision.

About Us
Building the next generation of technology for the Commercial Lines insurance and reinsurance markets, works with forward-looking brokerages to deliver increased volumes, higher commissions and maximal efficiency.

We are headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with team members and operations in the US, as well as an expanding activity internationally.
We are a backed by top tier venture investors, including Fortune-500 American Family Insurance, NFP Ventures, Highline BETA, and Plug and Play Ventures. In 2020 alone, we joined the reputed Insurtech100 list, was listed as top 10 Insurtech by Plug and Play, and won Reaction’s Innovator of the Year award.

Our Company Culture
We promote a highly progressive environment to allow our teammates to reach their full potential. Our innovative culture is anchored in four pillars: inclusion, empathy, customer excellence, and agility.

We offer a “work from anywhere, anytime you prefer” policy, along with competitive compensation packages including benefits and stock options.
Additionally, we offer digital team-building events, on-demand remote-work locations, team gatherings in attractive locations (post-covid), and we support our team’s aspirations, regardless of whether they overlap with our commercial objectives or not.

What you’ll do

  • Create an extraordinary experience by developing a world-class product addressing key pain points in a large market;
  • Architect and develop on a Ruby on Rails backend application along with microservices written in Golang and Node.js;
  • Design and develop a React-based application, delivering a streamlined, elegant front-end experience;
  • Guide and mentor junior developers within the development team;
  • Contribute to UX design by providing feedbacks to our designers;
  • Design within technical constraints while being aware and mindful of business objectives, helping prioritize requirements;
  • Contribute to the development of innovative/value-add features e.g. document extraction and generation, open API documentation, or other (imagination is the limit)

What we look for

  • 5+ years of frontend & backend development experience;
  • Familiarity Golang, NodeJS, Ruby on Rails or similar modern language/web framework;
  • Familiarity ReactJS (or other modern front-end framework); GraphQL experience is a bonus.
  • Experience in managing development projects end-to-end with significant ownership;
  • Any development experience in the following fields would constitute a plus: process automation, open APIs, marketplaces, enterprise software, mobile applications;
  • A drive to get better every day, demonstrated by evident career progression and explorations;

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