Staff Software Engineer - Rails

At Bold Penguin
  • Full Time
  • Employee
  • Full Remote

Posted on August 5th

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We didn’t create Bold Penguin because commercial insurance is broken. It isn’t. But as the world has gotten more connected and digitized, commercial insurance lags — creating a fragmented landscape where businesses, agents, and insurance companies struggle to interact in a smooth and easy way. That’s why we’ve built a highly efficient exchange that cuts the friction out of commercial insurance by connecting everyone to the right quote in record time.

Powering the world of insurance is no small feat, so we’ve built a team that's incredibly talented and passionate about our potential to upgrade the entire industry. As more and more companies, big and small, depend on our technology to operate in the commercial insurance space, we’ll need the best talent all around to support our growth. That’s why we’re looking at you (yes, you!) to make a bold move and join our adventure.

In your role as a staff engineer you will be tasked with solving our hardest problems by leading and architecting complex, highly-scalable solutions; along with performing as a strong individual contributor on the team. At this point in your career you will have had a broad-range of technology acumen as well as a depth of experience in more than one area. You will have a significant impact on the engineering organization itself by helping advance Bold Penguin’s software engineering discipline. 

WHAT YOU'LL DO 
● Engage across product teams to plan, coordinate, architect, and deliver high-complexity features
● Ensure that solutions are built with security, performance, and fault-tolerance in mind 
● Be an expert in modern cloud architecture and concepts in software engineering such as continuous integration, continuous delivery, DevOps and site-reliability engineering 
● Collaborate with product managers, designers, site-reliability engineers, and customers to build powerful, impactful products 
● Participate in the full lifecycle of the software development life cycle from ideation to delivery
● Mentor more junior engineers in areas such as unit testing, continuous integration, DRY/SOLID principles, SDLC, etc. to facilitate career growth on the team 

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
● 10+ years of professional engineering experience (with at least 5 years of it being Ruby on Rails) 
● Previous working experience in high-growth technology companies and/or startups
● Ability to articulate very complex technical concepts to technical and non-technical people 
● Experience building highly-resilient, cloud-native applications 
● Full-stack expertise in multiple tiers of modern web applications (e.g. front end, back end, infrastructure, etc.) 
● Bonus points for open source contributions and/or speaking experience. 
● Working experience in high-growth technology companies or startups is very desirable. 
● Previous experience working in a remote role is a plus! 

2022 BOLD BENEFITS include, but are not limited to:
Medical, Dental, and Vision
Disability and Life Benefits
401K with a company match
Employee Assistance Program (EAP with 9 free sessions)
Parental Leave
Unlimited Vacation for Applicable Roles & Paid Time Off for all
 
Expanded Holiday Schedule - All Bold Penguin employees will have 9 paid holidays going forward.
Gatherings on the Glacier: A social hour for fun only.
Zoom-Free Zones: Bold Penguin is providing you time to focus and not be on calls.
Bold Weekends: You have "Optional Fridays" on identified dates communicated between Memorial and Labor Day weekends.
Remote Culture. Moving to Columbus is not an option? No problem. We're happy to discuss remote work options. Here at Bold Penguin our remote employees are top of mind, and we have created an inclusive, engaging remote environment.
Choose-your-own gear. Whether you prefer Mac, PC, or Linux, one screen or three, we’ll set you up for success.
Stay connected to the Glacier. We slack. A lot. We also like to video conference regularly. We even have all- hands "Waddles" held Tuesday & Thursday 12:00 PM ET.
Penguin bling. Like swag themed after a certain Antarctic bird? Just. You. Wait.
 
Bold Penguin believes in inclusion. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer that considers all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, beak size, or inability to fly.
 
To learn more about our results-focused culture and employee-focused perks, read more on our careers page.

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