About Ethos

Ethos was built to make it faster and easier to get life insurance for the next million families. Our approach blends industry expertise, technology, and the human touch to find you the right policy to protect your loved ones. 

We leverage deep technology and data science to streamline the life insurance process, making it more accessible and convenient. Using predictive analytics, we are able to transform a traditionally multi-week process into a modern digital experience for our users that can take just minutes! We’ve issued billions in coverage each month and eliminated the traditional barriers, ushering the industry into the modern age. Our full-stack technology platform is the backbone of family financial health.

We make getting life insurance easier, faster and better for everyone. 

Our investors include General Catalyst, Sequoia Capital, Accel Partners, Google Ventures, SoftBank, and the investment vehicles of Jay-Z, Kevin Durant, Robert Downey Jr and others. This year, we were named on CB Insights' Global Insurtech 50 list and BuiltIn's Top 100 Midsize Companies in San Francisco. We are scaling quickly and looking for passionate people to protect the next million families! 

About the Role

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will be responsible for the user interfaces and experiences that our customers interact with. You’ll work closely with our designers to build beautiful user interfaces for our web app on all screen formats. We make the most of modern tools like React, ES6, SASS, and more. You will also be responsible for architecting and developing our core front-end infrastructure.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the technical direction and execution of a pod of engineers
  • Collaborate with our designers to iterate and implement on design concepts
  • Architect and build our client-side infrastructure
  • Work with full stack/backend engineers to ship features
  • Write efficient, modular, and reusable front-end libraries and abstractions
  • Find and solve performance issues
  • Participate in code reviews
  • Communicate best practices to the team
  • Mentor junior developers

Qualifications and Skills:

  • 5-8+ years of full time engineering experience
  • Expert in core competency areas of: Javascript, HTML5, CSS3, interfacing with RESTful APIs & manipulating the DOM
  • Comfortable with TypeScript, NPM, Yarn and design libraries like Tailwind
  • Experience leading projects working with groups of 4 engineers or more 
  • Extensive experience with modern client-side JS libraries and tooling, such as but not limited to React and understanding the relationship to vanilla core competencies, when layered in with other frameworks (for example state management libraries external to React).
  • Awareness of cross-browser compatibility issues and best practices for responsive web development, quality assurance processes, testing coverage libraries & techniques, etc.
  • Familiarity with server-side technology, such as Node.js, Rails, Django, etc.
  • Exposure to architectural patterns of large, production environment web apps
  • Experience with client-side performance and optimization
  • Demonstrate design, UX sensibility, and attention to detail
  • Understanding of web security, common attacks and defenses
  • Knowledge of build systems configurations and setup, such as Webpack
  • Experience architecting web analytics and A/B testing systems
  • NextJS, Redux, AI, Notion, Jira, Figma, Optimizely, Segment and SQL are all bonuses
  • Preference for someone based in the Bay Area, CA

#LI-JA1
#LI-Remote

The US national base salary range for this full-time position is $120,000 - $246,000. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. 

Please note that the compensation details listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only and do not include applicable bonus, equity, or benefits. 

You can find further details of our US benefits at https://www.ethoslife.com/careers/

Don’t meet every single requirement? If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. At Ethos we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace.

We are an equal opportunity employer who values diversity and inclusion and look for applicants who understand, embrace and thrive in a multicultural world. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Pursuant to the SF Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider employment for qualified applicants with arrests and conviction records.

To learn more about what information we collect and how it may be used, please refer to our California Candidate Privacy Notice.

Apply for this Job

* Required

resume chosen  
(File types: pdf, doc, docx, txt, rtf)


U.S. Standard Demographic Questions

We ask that you please share with us some additional information about yourself.
Providing this information is voluntary. But any information you choose to provide is
important to us, as Ethos strives to create a diverse workforce that is representative of
and looks like our customers whom we serve. Providing this information will also help us
learn more about our applicant pool and measure our success in creating an equal
opportunity for those who want to work at Ethos.
 
Your answers will be held in strict confidence and will be used only as allowed by law. In
no event will your participation or answers determine any employment decision.

How would you describe your gender identity? (mark all that apply)





How would you describe your racial/ethnic background? (mark all that apply)











How would you describe your sexual orientation? (mark all that apply)








Do you identify as transgender? (Select one)




Do you have a disability or chronic condition (physical, visual, auditory, cognitive, mental, emotional, or other) that substantially limits one or more of your major life activities, including mobility, communication (seeing, hearing, speaking), and learning? (Select one)




Are you a veteran or active member of the United States Armed Forces? (Select one)





Please reach out to our support team via our help center.
Please complete the reCAPTCHA above.