Senior Backend Engineer

Coalition Inc | United States

Date listed

3 months ago



About Us

Coalition is the leading provider of cyber insurance and security, combining comprehensive insurance and proactive cybersecurity tools to help organizations be resilient to cyber attacks. Cyber losses cost the global economy upwards of $1.5 trillion each year, and yet the majority of businesses are under-insured and under-prepared to manage and mitigate the risks of an increasingly digital world. Coalition is addressing this gap by providing no-cost cybersecurity tools to prevent losses, security and incident response services to contain them, and comprehensive insurance to help organizations recover from failures and breaches. We serve over 42,000 customers, ranging from small and midsize businesses to Fortune 500 companies.

Founded in 2017, Coalition has raised $300M from leading global technology investors, including Index Ventures, General Atlantic, Ribbit Capital, Vy Capital, Hillhouse Capital, and Valor Equity Partners, among others. Headquartered in San Francisco, Coalition's team is global with employees based across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Portugal.

About the role Principal Engineers help contribute through their impact to software systems, mentorship of other engineers, as well as contribution to our principles for how we build, operate software and work together.

You’ll be designing and building systems that manage a complex set of business rules and allow those rules to map to deterministic outcomes. Contributing to our defined architecture patterns and assisting with architecture design document reviews should be something that excites you.

You enjoy making sure that all the logic branches of your system are well understood and tested and you focus on engineering excellence. You enjoy building APIs that are joyful to consume and making sure everyone understands the lifecycle events of the services you build. Our core platform is written mostly in Python with some services in Java and Go. We prefer to use the right tool for the job and make pragmatic decisions about how to scale and decouple systems as we continue to grow. We’re looking for someone who can navigate a cloud environment (AWS) with many moving pieces and systems to help the team understand how they fit into the broader puzzle.


    • Drive transformative change within the codebase which you are focused on
    • Mentor and help develop other engineers
    • Contribute to architecture design reviews and engineering principles
    • Interview engineering candidates
    • Build out high quality APIs and web services providing a scalable, efficient and tailored set of interfaces
    • Design, document and deploy public interfaces that are a joy to consume
    • Work with cross functional stakeholders including product, design, sales, and others to help break down business requirements into actionable plans
    • Collaborate with Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) to develop and deliver applications in a repeatable, stable, and joyful software development lifecycle
    • Develop test cases and work with QE to ensure engineering excellence
    • Make Coalition a better place by taking on the unseen, unforeseen, and important items that come up along the way

Skills and Qualifications

    • Computer Science or Engineering degree - related technical discipline or equivalent work experience
    • 12+ years of hands-on software development experience building APIs and services - It’s not the years, it’s the miles
    • Production application development in Python, Go, Java or other language
    • Production tested cloud native development principles including horizontal scaling, 12-factor application design and security principles like OWASP, etc
    • SQL query building and database schema design
    • Automated testing and CI/CD pipeline development
    • Development in distributed, event-driven and/or message-driven architectures
    • Analyzing software errors with tools like Sentry, DataDog, Jaeger/Zipkin, GreyLog or App Dynamics
    • Container based deployment and development with Docker
    • Experience using multiple transports and formats (e.g. REST, gRPC, GraphQL)
    • Working with an agile team using collaborative development tools (Atlassian Suite, GitHub, GitLab)

Bonus Points

    • Production experience serving large user bases (100,000+), mission critical systems, or high traffic systems (transaction or request volume)
    • Experience developing and operating applications on AWS
    • Frontend development experience, especially on SPAs

Why Coalition?
Our goal is to harness the power of technology with the safety of insurance, to provide the first holistic solution to cyber risk. Coalition's culture is one that strongly values humility, authenticity, and diversity. We want to work with people of different backgrounds and different paths in life, and we trust our team members to take responsibility, share ownership and work for one another. We are always looking for collaborative, inquisitive and dedicated individuals to join our team.

Recent press releases:

Coalition Raises $175M to Build the Future of Commercial Insurance - Next Billion-Dollar Startups 2020

Coalition is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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