Hiring Senior Backend Engineer, Core | PolicyFly

Senior Backend Engineer, Core


Date listed

1 month ago

Employment Type

Full time



We are PolicyFly - think of our platform as a framework of tools and components to build and automate products for insurance companies. 

As an example, we transformed a London-based Insurer that had a consistent 8-week backlog of manual paperwork into a real-time automated system. 

“Yeah, but Insurance is f*cking boring.” You might have already thrown up in your mouth a little — we get it.

Not many people actually get into the Insurance industry by choice, but what drew us to this industry was how big the challenges are and the outdated technology and solutions. Without exaggeration, this massive industry is reliant on technology that is 20+ years past its expiration date. 

This legacy tech is not capable of processing and storing the crazy amount of data that these companies need to succeed in the future, and the majority of workers in insurance spend most of their time on manual, repetitive tasks. 

This is a $1T industry in the U.S. alone, responsible for over 5% of the US GDP, and the tech is so wildly outdated, it’s scary. It’s the foundation that enables entrepreneurs to take risks, for companies to expand and for families to protect their livelihoods. Insurance is the vehicle that minimizes suffering and maximizes growth. And yet, the disruptions it so desperately requires haven't happened. Yet. 

It may sound daunting, but this is the kind of challenge and the kind of scale that motivates us at PolicyFly. We are looking for engineers that are similarly fired-up by working on big challenges and want to join us building a solution that has a massive impact on our customers’ business and the industry as a whole.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Reports to the Engineering Manager, Core
  • Design and build robust, complex distributed systems
  • Develop highly-available microservices
  • Modernize codebase to be robust and fully data-driven
  • Develop system performance monitoring and alerting tools
  • Perform third-party API and data integrations
  • Comfortable working remotely, overlapping EST +/- 6 hours

Qualities We're Looking For

  • Demonstrated technical leadership and mentorship
  • Deep customer empathy, curiosity, passion, integrity, and drive
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • 5 years previous experience in one of the following roles, or similar: Senior Full-stack Engineer, Senior Software Engineer, Senior Backend Engineer


  • Expert in Golang, prior experience with Python a plus
  • Expert in microservice architectures and distributed systems
  • Expert working knowledge: Linux; Docker; PostgreSQL or MySQL, BigQuery; Kubernetes or similar container orchestration system; Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  • Working knowledge of gRPC/Thrift, protobuf, and Swagger
  • Prior experience building and maintaining CI/CD pipelines
  • Strong experience writing unit and functional tests
  • Strong experience writing documentation and software requirements


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