Policygenius
New York, NY

Software Engineer - Full Stack/Backend at Policygenius (Greater NYC Area, NY)

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Engineering at Policygenius...

Policygenius continues to disrupt the insurance industry by delivering innovative technology-driven experiences. Our talented yet humble software engineering team is dogma-free and experiment driven. We are relentless in our drive to reliably deliver outstanding products at scale. We are growing fast, but we can go further faster with experienced, collaborative, challenge-seeking engineers like yourself.

As a Software Engineer you will be designing and implementing product features, pairing with other software engineers, and researching the next wave of technology to bring into the fold.

In this role, you will…

  • Drive technical decisions on a multi-functional engineering team alongside product management, product design, and product marketing
  • Develop applications using modern web technologies and tools, like Ruby on Rails, Go, Postgres, GraphQL & Kubernetes
  • Build cloud-native applications with modern best practices in mind, like continuous delivery and feature flags
  • Experiment with an open-minded team that is always open to exploring new technologies
  • Ship exceptional products that people love! We’re proud to be building a company that has customers consistently refer their friends and family to us.

We’d love to hear from you if…

  • You have at least 2 years of experience as a software engineer, designing web applications and/or microservice-based software systems
  • You have strong communication skills and the ability to comfortably articulate your thoughts and decisions
  • You have a desire to be involved in all aspects of the product life-cycle, from discovery through deployment
  • You have experience working in an agile environment
  • You have significant experience in one or more of the following:
    • Microservices / Distributed Systems
    • Event-driven architecture
    • MVC frameworks, like Rails, Django
    • Relational Databases
    • GraphQL or REST APIs
    • Single page application architecture (React, Vue)

You can expect...

  • Company-paid health, dental, vision, life & disability insurance
  • 401(k) plan, FSA & commuter benefits
  • Generous PTO 
  • Training, mentorship and coaching from leadership
  • The opportunity to grow alongside a company shaking up a big, old-fashioned industry
  • Fun, diverse, open-minded coworkers

About Policygenius

Policygenius is America's leading online insurance marketplace. We launched in 2014 and made our mark as an early insurtech pioneer. Our mission is to help people get financial protection right — and feel good about it — and we make it easy for our customers to understand their options, compare quotes, and buy insurance, all in one place. We’ve helped more than 30 million people shop for all types of insurance like they shop for everything else — online — and have placed over $60 billion in coverage. In early 2020, we announced our Series D funding round of $100 million, bringing our total funding to just over $150 million.

At Policygenius, we’re proud of building an environment that encourages our teammates to bring their authentic selves to work. Despite rapid growth (we’ve doubled in size year over year!), we’ve continuously maintained our inclusive culture through humility, hard-work, and humor, and we're looking for more people with grit, collaborative attitudes, and creative problem-solving skills to join our team. Come see why we’ve been voted one of Inc. Magazine's "Best Workplaces" four years in a row!

Diversity at Policygenius

Policygenius believes differences should be celebrated and is committed to building a team as diverse as the customers we serve. We welcome different perspectives and opinions to foster innovation, authenticity, and excellence across all parts of our company, and are committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Policygenius highly encourages applicants from all walks of life. All employment decisions at Policygenius are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to actual or perceived race, color, sex, pregnancy,  sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, political affiliation or belief, religion, disability, uniformed service, marital status or any other status protected by law. 

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Where we are

Located in Manhattan's Financial District, we're conveniently located near several NYC subway stops, the NJ Path train, and across the street from the ferry terminal. The office features stunning views and is steps away from countless restaurants, including the lively South Street Seaport area.

Technology we use

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What are Policygenius Perks + Benefits

Policygenius Benefits Overview

People are at the core of everything Policygenius does. Policygenius invests in strong benefits — insurance, generous PTO, 401(k) matching, a pet “pawlicy” — and prioritizes creating a great employee experience. Even during a pandemic and adjusting to remote work, they maintained their people-first, values-first philosophy by expanding mental health offerings and supply budgets to ensure employees could bring their best selves to work, even at home. Parents were offered flexible work hours and Policygenius launched digital wellness-focused programming. They prioritized social responsibility and diversity, equity and inclusion, including matching charitable donations and investing in employee affinity groups.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Policygenius has participated in Memorial Sloan Kettering's Cycle for Survival year after year in support of rare cancer research.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

People are at the core of everything Policygenius does. Policygenius invests in strong benefits — insurance, generous PTO, 401(k) matching, a pet “pawlicy” — and prioritizes creating a great employee experience. Even during a pandemic and adjusting to remote work, they maintained their people-first, values-first philosophy by expanding mental health offerings and supply budgets to ensure employees could bring their best selves to work, even at home. Parents were offered flexible work hours and Policygenius launched digital wellness-focused programming. They prioritized social responsibility and diversity, equity and inclusion, including matching charitable donations and investing in employee affinity groups.

An Insider's view of Policygenius

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Think: startup meets productive adult office. The fridge is stocked with La Croix and there's usually a dog or two running around, but there's no ping pong. Everyone works hard and takes the job seriously. Strict "no chuckleheads allowed" policy. People are cool and from a really wide range of backgrounds.

Adam

Senior Product Manager

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

All of the normal challenges of building a modern (fairly cutting edge actually, if I do say so myself), scalable tech stack, just with the added twist of integrating with a bunch of fairly archaic APIs. The insurance industry historically isn't exactly a bastion of modern technology, but we're doing our darnedest to change that.

Trevor

Senior Software Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

Teamwork and problem-solving go a long way on my team and at Policygenius overall. I would say that individual ideas are not only supported but more importantly, encouraged. I'm consistently challenged, but always learning; our environment promotes both individual and professional growth. I'm looking forward to moving to the next level!

Masuda

Customer Success Team Lead

What is your vision for the company?

Our vision for Policygenius is to be the go-to consumer platform for insurance and financial protection. What Expedia did for travel, we're doing for financial protection. We're already the top platform for under-50 consumers for life insurance and disability insurance, and we're excited to expand that to new categories in 2019!

Jen

CEO

What's something quirky about your company?

So many team members have really interesting stories about their time before Pg. We’ve got trivia champions, ex-magicians, chicken bag experts, and even someone who used to be Madonna’s assistant. It’s all story-telling gold.

Justin

Chief Design Officer

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