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Backend Software Engineer

$100k – $130k • 0.0% – 0.5%
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The Backend Software Engineer will be a key member of the company responsible for core aspects of logic and functionality, interfacing with third-party systems, and ensuring reliability and performance throughout our stack. We want someone who can deliver a quality product in a timely fashion, communicating trade-offs made along the way. Oh, and we believe this engineer will be a great person to work alongside, eager to learn and adaptable to a quickly changing business.

We manage tasks in Jira, follow best practices for Git commits and pull requests, and do two-week sprints with the usual Agile jazz. Our backend is written in Elixir (and uses Phoenix), which powers our React front-end. Postgres in our main data store, and all of this is deployed on AWS (or locally) using Docker, Jenkins, and Ansible.


What you will do:
Write beautiful backend code to accomplish our core business needs
Compose queries that take full advantage of Postgres’ strengths
Work with front-end programmers to design and publish API endpoints that are performant and easy to use
Learn how to write code that is parallel, distributed, and fault-tolerant
Manage complex interactions with third-party systems at scale
Help design systems that embody excellent engineering practices


About you:
3 - 6 years experience as web backend programmer
Solid understanding of underlying web technologies, especially the HTTP protocol
Proficiency in at least one dynamic or functional programming language - Elixir is of course ideal, but coming from Ruby, Python, TypeScript, F#, Scala or others is fine too
Aptitude to pick up a new language and frameworks
Strong understanding of relational databases, indexing, and SQL queries
Already know your way around git and GitHub, and can work with agile sprints
Possess a passion for building technology tools that improve processes and workflows
Take pride in writing code that is well-tested and documented for maintainability
Able to handle competing priorities in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment
Are authorized to work in the U.S.

Bonus points if you have:
A good understanding of OOP vs. functional programming, and the trade-offs in each
Experience using Docker, npm and Node, and AWS
Insurance industry experience
A passion for producing features that exceed customer expectations


What we offer:
We offer free cold brew. And free snacks. There are other benefits, too, which are quite good. Like stock options. And a competitive salary. Medical, dental, and vision plans, too.
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James VL

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Technical lead and architect for web applications.

Edward Bendy

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Worked at Plusgrade

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Semsee focuses on Insurance and Software. Their company has offices in New York City. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees.

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

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