Boost is seeking a creative self-starter who leads by example and has extensive experience in building fault-tolerant, scalable systems. You understand the connection between the software you build and the experience it delivers to customers. You have a strong sense of ownership and you are comfortable with learning new technologies and finding pragmatic applications for them. You are excited about building products aimed at developers and providing them with straightforward APIs, great documentation and fast response times. You take pride in your work and you have a high level of attention to detail.

 

ABOUT US

At Boost, we are flipping the insurance industry on its head and redefining what it means to be an insurance company.  We work alongside some of the most exciting technology companies today and help them grow their businesses by offering digital insurance products to their customers.  By combining our modern technology with our insatiable appetite for improving this industry we are powering the future of insurance. 

We are a dynamic team looking for forward-thinkers who want to bring a new, unique perspective to the insurance industry.  Join the Boost party!

 

Why join Boost?

Take on the Challenge  Work with people who see challenges as untested opportunities and who dive head first into finding solutions.

Create It and Own It  Everyone at Boost is a creator and an owner. Take your position and run with it.

Expect Transparency You want to know what’s going on and we want you to be informed. The more we work together, the more successful we’ll all be.

Always Laugh  Don’t take yourself too seriously, we surely don’t. Celebrate the victories, learn from the mistakes, and enjoy the ride!

 
ABOUT THE ROLE
As a senior engineer, you will play an integral part in designing and implementing our platform. You will have a direct influence on the culture and direction of the engineering team. Some of the things you’ll do include:
  • Build the core platform services
  • Develop our client-facing APIs
  • Design technical solutions to deliver what the business needs based on complex requirements
  • Build new platform features and improve existing ones, including core platform services and client-facing APIs, by writing clean, maintainable, and scalable code
  • Work with product management and other stakeholders to plan projects and stories
  • Contribute to evolving continuous integration and delivery
  • Collaborate with other engineers and stakeholders
  • Work with great tech: Python, Django, PostgreSQL, Redis, RabbitMQ, Docker, Kubernetes, AWS, EKS, Terraform, and more

 

SKILLS + QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5+ years of professional experience, preferably from building backend solutions in Python
  • Strong background in established engineering practices
  • A track record of creative problem solving and good design decisions that worked in production.
  • Experience in API design and implementation, preferably the RESTful and/or GraphQL kind
  • Experience in working in a product-driven environment
  • Understanding of event based systems and message queues
  • Experience configuring AWS resources

 

PERKS

  • Competitive Salary
  • Equity commensurate with experience (everyone is an owner!)
  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance, Healthcare FSA + more
  • Unlimited PTO
  • 401(k) retirement savings program
  • A close-knit team that always has each other's back
  • Jeans and t-shirts environment
  • Monthly company lunches
  • Fully-stocked pantry
  • Best office dogs in the business

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