Title: Staff Fullstack Software Engineer

Location: Palo Alto, CA

 

About You:

You have an entrepreneurial mindset, and relentless curiosity, given this is an entirely new role. You have a passion for helping people and never struggle to stay tuned into other’s needs. You’re confident, articulate and poised presenting to executive team leaders.

You are passionate about creating delightful user experiences that meet both our customers’ and business’ needs. You love to solve problems by breaking them down into incremental improvements. You work best when collaborating with others. You find value in helping your fellow engineers to grow and mature as they follow your lead.

 

What You’ll do:

  • Evolve our software applications into scalable, mature products
  • Establish best practices within our frontend code bases
  • Build customer-facing experiences that demystify the insurance buying process
  • Mentor other software engineers that you collaborate with daily

Must Haves:

  • Experience designing and building modern web applications
  • Mastery of at least one modern web framework such as React
  • An appreciation for customer-centric solutions where success is defined by business impact
  • An understanding of API patterns
  • A desire to learn and grow, both technically and as a whole person

Bonus:

  • Expertise with React, Typescript, and GraphQL
  • Know how to work with databases and how to design database schemas

Compensation and Perks

  • Healthy Hippos Benefits- 100% Employer paid medical, dental & vision plan options for our team members AND their families (yes, you read that correctly). As well as 401K, long & short term disability, EAP and flexible spending accounts.
  • Flexible Paid Time Off- Uncapped PTO (with manager approval)
  • Hippo Habitat- Fun offices located in downtown Palo Alto, less than a 5 minute walk from Caltrain. We also offer commuter benefits including free parking pass. Stocked kitchen and BBQ Friday’s for all! 

Hippo is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to building a team culture that celebrates diversity and inclusion.

Hippo’s applicants are considered solely based on their qualifications, without regard to an applicant’s disability or need for accommodation. Any Hippo applicant who requires reasonable accommodations during the application process should contact the Hippo’s People Team to make the need for an accommodation known.

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