Platform Engineer at Highwing
Highwing is looking for an experienced backend software engineer with an impressive track record in building data-intensive API-driven software platforms. You have extensive experience architecting complex systems, working with a variety of frameworks and data stores, and making the appropriate trade-offs to fit the needs of a particular problem. You have worked with products over multiple releases and developed a sense of what it means to build software for long-term maintainability. You are passionate about your work but recognize that building software is a team sport, not a sprint as an individual. You love well-thought-out architecture, beautiful code, and seamless user experiences, and are looking to help build a product that will be a key part of many users’ daily work lives.
We are building a greenfield product on a modern technology stack, which currently includes React/Apollo, Python/Scala/Spark, Go(lang), Elasticsearch, Postgres, and various serverless technologies. We’re not technology zealots, and our team members have a high degree of autonomy to choose the tools they feel best address the challenges at hand. We iterate quickly and deploy continuously while striving to keep the quality of our user experience high and our codebases tidy. And we have a hell of a lot of fun doing it, together.
Why Highwing? Why insurance?
We are doing highly impactful work in an established industry with a lot of complexity and a rich array of interesting challenges. Learning about insurance markets and working closely with partners to identify opportunities and create efficiencies is what drives us. And we have the best of both worlds, the stability of 40 years in business with the speed and energy of a startup. We are a company where the impact is tangible, your voice is part of the story and the work is industry changing.
Working at Highwing
Our team is a small group of experienced designers, engineers, and entrepreneurs. We believe that software development is a team sport and that the best products are built by teams with diverse backgrounds who are empowered with a high degree of autonomy. We strive for rapid iteration and continuous improvement in both our products themselves and our approaches to building them. We work at a sustainable pace and know from experience that building a lasting product organization is a marathon, not a sprint.
Role and Responsibilities
You will be responsible for architecting, building and maintaining software to support IA’s product objectives and business goals.
You should be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with quick changes and a high degree of uncertainty.
A high degree of proficiency in tools and architectures for building modern web and data platforms is a must, as is a desire to learn quickly to adapt to changing technologies and business challenges.
As a member of the engineering team, you will help guide both the technical and usability aspects of the software we build and will be involved in all stages of the cycle of iterative product development.
You’ll work with partners and stakeholders to gather input and prioritize features, with designers to establish user flows and look and feel, with other engineers to implement functionality, and with customers to provide support and gather feedback.
You will have a high degree of freedom to pick the tools and frameworks that you feel the best address the problems at hand and will be responsible for managing and maintaining those technology investments over their entire lifetime.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Bachelor's degree, or related field or equivalent experience
4+ years experience building production-ready enterprise software, or related field or equivalent experience
Design Centered: A high degree of product sense & strong appreciation for UX
Excitement to explore new technologies and platforms, that could add system value