Principal Software Engineer

| Greater Denver Area
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As the principal software engineer, you will lead the BenefitPoint teams in enhancing the BenefitPoint application. You will be hands on, involved in designing new features and maintaining existing functionality within BenefitPoint to achieve the vision through active mentoring, technical decision-making, and facilitating company-wide collaboration. You will coordinate with product management leaders and utilize customer feedback or data to provide expert advice on technical leadership while writing and altering portfolio-wide requirements and specifications and creating cross-product integrated solutions. You will also provide expertise in code reviews and grooming and provide feedback and advice in correcting issues discovered along with identifying patterns and other related issues. All of this will be accomplished with cutting edge, lean-agile, software development methodologies. Our culture fosters collaboration, innovation, integrity, mentorship, commitment to success and FUN. Our managers are dedicated to growing their people and offering an opportunity that allows you to make impact in your career.
If you love working on an extensive application, are hungry to learn, and are looking for a creative, fun and friendly workplace where you get to develop software that will transform the insurance industry, we would love to connect.

 Qualifications:

We need product developers who are:

  • Experienced in implementing software development principles and design patterns, preferably using Java
  • Capable of designing and providing technical guidance on cross-product solutions independently
  • Advanced with SQL databases (Oracle, Postgres, and Aurora)
  • In-tune with high performance and high availability design/programming
  • Experienced in security best practices for software and data platforms
  • 'Perfect-fit' solutions designers with engineering teams and business units to drive business growth and customer delight
  • Problem solvers through the entire application stack
  • Interested and capable of learning other programming languages as needed.

We love product developers who:

  • Closely follow industry trends and the open source community
  • Care about quality and know what it means to ship high quality code
  • Are curious and avid learners
  • Can interact with customers to gather insights and translate technical concepts
  • Communicate clearly to explain and defend design decisions
  • Are self-motivated and excellent problem-solvers
  • Are driven to improve, personally and professionally
  • Mentor and inspire others to raise the bar for the entire development team
  • Love to collaborate with their peers, designing pragmatic solutions

Additional Requirements and Details:

  • Have experience working in an Agile environment
  • Have degree in Computer Science or similar valuable experience
  • 10+ years of professional experience with Java and common frameworks
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • AWS (Amazon Web Services)Languages
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • OracleDatabases

Location

Great location in the heart of downtown Denver just a block away from the RTD lightrail.

What are Vertafore Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Vertafore offers employees 1 paid day to volunteer at the non-profit of their choice.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Vertafore offers opportunities to join several committees, including Women of Vertafore, LGBTQ+, etc.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Vertafore employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 100% of annual salary for up to 90 days of disability.
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers $1500 of expenses per person.
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan covers 100% for annual eye exams with $175 for glasses or contact lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
Vertafore offers three different health plans to meet the needs of our employees.
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
We offer a Pet Insurance plan through Nationwide.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Vertafore's team fitness initiatives include in-office yoga, a partnership with Planet Fitness, and other recreational team sports.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Vertafore provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by [provider]. We match up to 50% of contributions up to 3% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vertafore provides up to 6 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. We also provides 6 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
We reimburse up to $2,500 for eligible adoption expenses and 6 weeks of paid leave.
Company sponsored family events
Vertafore sponsors family oriented events semi-annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Vertafore hosts company outings annually.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
In various areas of the office, Vertafore provides weekly fresh fruit services, bagels and donuts on specified days, as well as snacks and drinks.
Some Meals Provided
We provide free breakfast on Mondays and Fridays.
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Vertafore sponsors recreational clubs that include sports, board games, video games, book clubs, etc.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $5,250.
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Vertafore's mentorship framework is an independently led experience between a mentee and a mentor. Resources are ongoingly provided to start this relationship and keep it successful & valuable.
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

We felt like the stretch of no three day weekends from Feb - May was too long, so we added our own holiday! We celebrate Vertafore Rest and Recharge day in April, and the whole company has a long weekend.

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