Pie Insurance

Staff Software Engineer

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Employer Provided Salary: 190,000-235,000 Annually
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Pie's mission is to empower small businesses to thrive by making commercial insurance affordable and as easy as pie. We leverage technology to transform how small businesses buy and experience commercial insurance.


Like our small business customers, we are a diverse team of builders, dreamers, and entrepreneurs who are driven by core values and operating principles that guide every decision we make.

Pie Insurance’s Technology team builds and operates a suite of applications and services that allow direct consumers, partners, and agents to manage commercial insurance policies. The team collaborates closely with our business partners to design and implement new features to help the company scale with increasing demand. 

We are seeking highly motivated and accomplished Staff Back-End Engineers who encourage an environment where engineers are thought leaders and foster a culture of diversity and inclusion. Acting as leaders across the organization on design, architecture, and best practice, they elevate those around them and push the company forward.

How You’ll Do It

  • You’ll operate as the go-to person for back-end related matters within our technology stack  
  • You'll actively own features or systems and define their long-term health, while also improving the health of surrounding systems
  • You view working with product management, product design, stakeholders, and your fellow engineers as a collaborative and transparent process
  • You’ll be integral to continually refining our engineering practices and architectural designs to align with Pie's objectives, collaborating closely with other staff engineers and technology leadership, while also championing and promoting best practices across the organization
  • You'll produce high-quality results by leading or contributing heavily to large cross-functional projects that have a significant impact on the business
  • Deliver software using continuous delivery and leverage your experience to enhance delivery pipelines
  • You'll assist our skilled support team and operations team in triaging and resolving production issues
  • Continually build highly modular and reusable code using industry standards and best practices
  • You’ll mentor other engineers and be deeply involved in the code review process
  • You view on-call rotations as a normal part of your software engineering duties and are constantly looking for ways to improve operational stability and visibility

The Right Stuff

  • 8+ years of experience writing server-side APIs
  • Experience building large scale distributed systems, especially in cloud environments
  • Expertise with event-driven architecture and event systems like Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS)
  • Deep understanding of object-oriented programming and experience with at least one object-oriented programming language (Typescript, JavaScript, C#)
  • Skilled in a wide range of database systems, encompassing both relational and NoSQL, with a comprehensive grasp of their architectures and capabilities
  • Experience with public cloud services (AWS preferred)
  • Experience with Scrum or other agile development methodologies, with attention to code quality, secure code development, and performance
  • Experience working in a complex team environment. Able to deliver under pressure
  • You operate with an agile mindset that emphasizes delivering small, incremental improvements for our customers
  • Experience in a product-led organization
  • Proficiency in crafting technical solutions against ambiguous requirements, demonstrating adaptability, agency, and autonomy
  • Strong understanding and experience with best-in-class continuous integration / continuous delivery (CI/CD) practices
  • You are expected to bring in deep architecture and design knowledge with experience in microservices and service oriented architecture


Base Compensation Range

$190,000$235,000 USD

Compensation & Benefits 
  • Competitive cash compensation
  • A piece of the pie (in the form of equity)
  • Comprehensive health plans
  • Generous PTO
  • Future focused 401k match
  • Generous parental and caregiver leave
  • Our core values are more than just a poster on the wall; they’re tangibly reflected in our work 

Our goal is to make all aspects of working with us as easy as pie. That includes our offer process. When we’ve identified a talented individual who we’d like to be a Pie-oneer , we work hard to present an equitable and fair offer. We look at the candidate’s knowledge, skills, and experience, along with their compensation expectations and align that with our company equity processes to determine our offer ranges. 

Each year Pie reviews company performance and may grant discretionary bonuses to eligible team members.

Location Information 

Unless otherwise specified, this role has the option to be hybrid or remote. Hybrid work locations provide team members with the flexibility of working partially from our Denver or DC office and from home. Remote team members must live and work in the United States* (*territories excluded), and have access to reliable, high-speed internet.

Additional Information

Pie Insurance is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, military service status, citizenship, or other protected characteristic.

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What are Pie Insurance Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Pie provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Core hours.
Remote work program
Pie-oneers can work where they are most productive, whether that's in the office or from home.
Highly diverse management team
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Company equity
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
We provide up to 16 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Pie also provides 16 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Family medical leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Generous PTO policy
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
We offer team members a parking subsidy.
Relocation assistance
Home-office stipend for remote employees
All Pie-oneers receive both a one time lump sum stipend when they join Pie as well as a monthly stipend to help them cover any work from home expenses like internet and phone bills.
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available

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