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Pie is transforming small business insurance—starting with workers’ compensation

Engineering Team Lead

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Why Pie

We're building Pie for the next generation of small businesses. Our team is on a mission to make workers’ compensation less expensive, simpler, and more transparent. Easy as pie, in fact.

Founded in 2017, Pie is a fast-growing InsurTech startup with home offices in Washington, DC, and Denver, CO. Pie offers an incredible career opportunity where you can use your expertise to disrupt an industry and serve the SMB community. Invest your time doing meaningful work in a fast-paced environment where your contribution will have an immediate impact.

Pie, backed by trusted global insurer Sirius Group, continues to expand nationwide in 2019 as we scale our team and operations. Want a slice? In return for your commitment to us, you’ll get a piece of Pie in the form of stock options. At Pie, we’re invested in you, and you in us.

Your Mission

At Pie Insurance, we have set of development teams working together to delivering applications and platforms to realize our vision. As an Engineering Team Lead you set the direction for one of those teams. It’s about making sure everyone understands and follows major technical decisions. Team Leads find answers to questions with high impact on the team’s productivity and morale. Are our services reliable enough? How can we improve quality? Can we afford more technical debt? Those are just a few questions tech leads often get to answer. Team Leads help their teams structure work, provided by product owners, and solve coordination issues faced by their teammates.

How You'll Do It

Engineering Team Leads at follow three principles:

Engineering Excellence

For Pie, Engineer Excellence is about following solid software design and implementation principles. These principles include; functional decomposition, understanding cohesion vs. coupling, graceful handling of error conditions, never trusting networks, resiliency over reliability, etc. Ultimately, Team Leads must drive engineering principles, while making sure the team is delivering testable and maintainable code that provides real value to customers. We have an engineering culture that promotes technical excellence through a shared experience.

Consistently Deliver Customer Value

We are passionate about our customers and a Team Lead must understand and predict the needs of our customers. In that intimate understanding of our customers, the Team Lead is instrumental in planning of the customer's most valuable features. The only way to truly delight our customers is to consistently deliver what we have committed. Keeping the team’s cadence requires experience, creativity and communication skills. Team Leads must understand the skills of each team member as well as what motivates them.

Mentor, not Manage

A significant part of Engineering Team Lead day to day activity is to act as a mentor to his teammates. Great engineers are lifelong learners and love change. As mentor you need to portray these characteristics every day. And mentoring doesn't just cover technical aspects; communication and team work are equally as important.

Whether it's Right For You

You will be joining our team in downtown Denver, specifically LoDo within walking distance from Union Station. Everything we do is connected: we need you to be a strong communicator and a doer. We are a start-up so hands and minds are needed at peak efficiency.

The Right Stuff

  • 7-10+ years of industrial strength engineering development and delivery of products.
  • Proven track record of execution at the individual contributor level and ideally as a team lead
  • Deep knowledge of procedural programming languages such as C# or Java. We are a .NET Core shop.
  • Deep understand of open source and commercial frameworks to shorten development efforts
  • Understand design trade-offs and make sure they are documented
  • The ability to create, debug, and maintain elements of the overall code base
  • Be a critical thinker, without over thinking

- Be able to communicate to engineers, the why as well as the how

Working At Pie

  • You expect to challenge others and to be challenged.
  • Your communication style is candid and compassionate.
  • You share your knowledge. We aren’t here to compete with one another.
  • You share our passion for the small business community.
Denver • Corvallis
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Pie Insurance at a glance

Pie is transforming small business insurance—starting with workers’ compensation

Pie Insurance focuses on Small and Medium Businesses, Insurance, Finance Technology, Fin Tech, and Insurtech. Their company has offices in Denver and Washington DC. They have a mid-size team that's between 51-200 employees. To date, Pie Insurance has raised $88M of funding; their latest round was closed on May 2020.

You can view their website at https://pieinsurance.com or find them on LinkedIn.