Staff Go Engineer at Openly
Remote › 100% remote position (in the US)
Openly is rebuilding insurance from the ground up, re-imagining, and improving every aspect of the customer experience. Doing this requires a rapidly growing team of amazing, curious, empathetic people with a wide range of skill sets--spanning technology, data science, product, marketing, sales, service, claims handling, finance, etc.
And now is the perfect time to join the journey. Here’s why:
It’s working. We’re now in eight states and on our way to operating countrywide. We have thousands of agents selling our product and millions of dollars of annual customer premiums.
We’re well backed & stable. We just closed our $40 M Series B fundraise and have years of cash runway in the bank. We’re backed by some of the top investors in the world--including Google’s “Gradient” AI-focused fund, Obvious Ventures (Beyond Meat, etc.), and Advance Venture Partners.
It’s not too late! Despite this traction and stability, we’re still early enough in the journey that there’s time to make a real difference during Openly’s formative period.
If you’d like to understand more about Openly’s mission, consider checking out this video from a company pitch we gave several years ago at Techstars. It’s outdated (before the initial product launch!) but still telegraphs the journey we’re on
We’re hiring a Staff Go Engineer to be a part of our technology team to build the backend for Openly's insurance platform. You will play a critical role in designing, building, testing, and maintaining the Go services and the overall technology ecosystem that power our insurance products and customer experiences.
Lead technical initiatives
Spend a lot of time head-down in the code
Proactively identify challenges, opportunities, and solutions with your team
Consistently reduce complexity
Collaborate with front-end engineers to create API's to provide a best-in-class experience for our users
Integrate with external services to manage payments, documents, and claims.
Integrate with data providers to source real-time information on hundreds of data points, including property characteristics and risk profiles
Build out our API's so third-party resellers can purchase insurance from us programmatically
Contribute to important architectural and operational decisions like microservices vs. monoliths, deployment techniques, technologies, policies, processes, etc.
Build out our internal tooling and API's to make business and engineering processes easier, faster, and safer.
Participate in daily stands, weekly 1:1's, and biweekly retros
Provide subject matter expertise and support
Spread your expertise at the company (e.g. promote best-practices and mentor devs who want to learn from you)
8+ years of professional/production experience developing back-end web-stack applications
Sustained track record of creating improvements in business-critical systems around stability, performance, and scalability.
Demonstrated ability to deliver complete systems from start to finish in a reasonable time frame.
Ability to explain complex technical challenges to non-technical audiences.
Backend/Core: Go & Postgresql
Frontend: Browser-based, VueJS, Webpack, Nuxt &, Tailwind
Research/Data Science: R, ArcGIS, H2O & Python
Dev hardware: Macbook Pro's
We're actively breaking up our monolith into microservices...
Our infrastructure runs on Google Cloud. We use: GKE, Cloud Run, Cloud Build, and CloudSQL. We use gitlab for both code hosting and running CI/CD pipelines.
Remote work tools: slack, zoom, gather.town, donut
Competitive salary based on experience and equity in a fast-growing startup
Competitive benefits packages include medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, 401(k) contribution, flexible spending accounts, and work from home stipend
Generous and fully company-paid parental leave policy
“Work-from-anywhere” company that has fully embraced remote working, even before COVID restrictions
Fun, high energy startup environment
Training, coaching, and development with an eye towards upward growth and mobility within roles at a new, growing insurtech firm
Openly is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristics protected under applicable law. Openly is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. Openly, will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.