Next Insurance

Backend Software Engineer

Company: Next Insurance

Location: Waltham - Massachusetts - USA

Posted on: September 23

Next Insurance is a fast-growing tech company based in Silicon Valley that is led by a team of experienced entrepreneurs with a history of successful outcomes. Our mission is to transform insurance for small businesses by combining world-class technology and phenomenal customer service to offer better insurance at a lower price. As the leading digital insurtech company transforming small business... insurance - we are proud to have achieved a company valuation of $4 billion and total funding raised to more than $880 million!Next Insurance is looking for explorers who are filled with curiosity - have the desire to travel the unbeaten path - and realize new heights in providing small business owners with the peace of mind to run their businesses. If you move fast - and are customer-focused and willing to challenge the status quo - Next Insurance might just be your next journey.This position will be the lead back end API developer for a new platform to serve our ever increasing customer base. Architecture - design - and coding from idea to deployment will be required. This position will also provide technical support to our internal business units and customers as needed. The programming duties are primarily server side but full-stack web application experience is a plus.What Youll Do: Design and build enterprise REST APIs and services that perform various insurance operations Work with the product team to groom requirements and present scalable designs to architects for approval and implement end to end solutions Provide product support - triage and resolve issues of high priority Support FE engineering by providing APIs they can interact with Take ownership of backend-end components and drive continual expansion - reuse - and improvement across the board Integrate with other back-end infrastructure - mostly cloud-based Analyze and solve problems across all levels of the stack Produce clean - secure - testable - maintainable - reusable - well-documented code - and participate in and drive regular code reviews Unit-test code for robustness - including edge cases - usability - and general reliabilityWhat We Need: 3-5 years of server-side development experience in Java/Kotlin - or similar languages (Python - .NET - Golang) Experience building dynamic - responsive applications using one of SPA framework (Angular/React/Vue) Experience designing - building and documenting REST APIs with JAX-RS Experience working with and building with microservices architecture Experience with ORM frameworks (JPA - Hibernate - OpenJPA) Automated build platforms/continuous integration experience and knowledge (Bamboo - Jenkins - Hudson - Maven - Gradle) Knowledge of high-availability - high-performance - high-scalability web application development Able to jump into new or existing code bases & learn new technologies and skills quickly Experience refactoring existing code to improve readability - code reuse - performance - and maintainability Ability to communicate with business users to identify problems and offer creative solutions Experience working on high-performing teams and are accustomed to shipping code that is widely used and you can iterate to incorporate user feedback BS/MS degree in Computer Science - Engineering or a related subject or equivalent demonstrated experienceUnstoppable Qualities: You are passionate about coding You care equally about what should be done and how it should be done You know how to build an enterprise web application from scratch Focus on quality and simplicity Team player - strong communication skills - and empathetic You make things as simple as possible but not simpler You never stop improving Experience in complex business domains including financial services or insurance a plusOne of our core values is 'Play as a Team'; this means making sure everyone has an equal chance to participate and make a difference. We win by playing together. Next Insurance is an equal opportunity employer and prioritizes building a diverse and inclusive workplace. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants of any type and do not discriminate based on race - color - religion - national origin - gender - age - sexual orientation - physical or mental disability - genetic information or characteristic - gender identity and expression - veteran status - or other non-job-related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal - state - and local laws. Next's policy is to comply with all applicable laws related to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment - including recruiting - hiring - placement - promotion - termination - layoff - recall - transfer - leaves of absence - compensation - and training