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The developer friendly platform to build delightful commercial insurance experiences.

Senior Backend + API Engineer @ Briza.io, Member of 500Startups Winter 2020 Cohort

$100k – $140k • 0.0% – 0.315%
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Briza is a Canadian-American insurance technology startup, creating the infrastructure for underwriters and brokers to deliver quotes, and pay for small business insurance policies, in real time, on your phone or browser.

We have ambitious plans to move commercial insurance into the future, and encourage Senior API Engineers to join us here in our downtown Toronto office.

As a senior backend API engineer at Briza with over 5 years relevant working experience, you will build and expand APIs and services as we grow into new markets, and launch new capabilities. This position will challenge and reward your creativity and vision! We’re looking for people with a strong background in building successful digital products and systems. You’re comfortable in dealing with lots of moving pieces; you have exquisite attention to detail; and you’re comfortable learning new technologies and systems. We have a very experienced and well balanced founding team, and are looking for exceptional people to join our new venture.


Job Summary

Design, build, and maintain an API platform, services, and systems with fellow product designers and engineers as part of an agile team.

Debug production issues across services and multiple levels of the stack.

Collaborate with engineers and designers across the company to build new features.

Improve our engineering standards, tooling, and processes.



You may be fit for this role if you:

Have experience building battle-tested API platforms consumed by many developers

Have implemented APIs based on the REST architecture

Have worked with JSON, JSON-API, XML message formats

Have experience in object-oriented programming and can think in interfaces

Have worked with other APIs and third-party integrations

Can research, design and communicate your ideas in technical design and architecture discussions

Understand the OpenAPI specification

See the value and can create clear API documentation, good examples or tutorials

Have worked with authentication schemes (e.g. OAuth2, JWT)

Would enjoy working on systems to securely store sensitive data

See the value in writing automated tests (unit, integration) and always do so

Hold yourself and others to a high bar when working with production systems, and take pride in working on projects to successful completion

Thrive in small collaborative teams and environments involving different stakeholders and subject matter experts

Have Startup, or Scaleup experience

Have worked professionally as a developer for 5+ years.


Our Primary Stack:

Node.js + TypeScript (ES6)

PostgreSQL (Amazon RDS)

Serverless built on AWS (Cloudformation, Cloudfront, API Gateway, Lambda)