Principal Software Engineer at Assurance

About the Position 

Millions of shoppers are interacting with Assurance, across a variety of mediums, and are being connected seamlessly to our thousands of independent licensed users.  An experienced principal software engineer will focus on driving innovation and drive a roadmap for communication platform which enables thousands of our independent agents to seamlessly interact with millions of customers across a variety of mediums. Candidate should possess strong analytical and problem solving skills, be an expert in modeling controlled experiments and building A/B testing and experimentation frameworks, have solid computer science and math fundamentals, and have DevOps and cloud infrastructure skills. Candidate should also have strong ownership and be an excellent communicator.

About You 

You have a strong understanding of cloud development and are proficient in cloud patterns and services. Collaborative teamwork is your primary mode of operation. You’re not shy about reaching out to others with questions and you’re eager to support your peers in their work. At the same time, you understand what ownership and accountability for your individual work means.  You thrive in a fast-paced environment where priorities can shift rapidly as we corner opportunities.  You’re ready to change the world of insurance, and you know that all starts with high quality software and services.  

To be successful in this role, you must possess the following:

    • BS in Computer Science or Math
    • 7+ years of distributed application development experience
    • Strong object-oriented coding skills
    • 3+ years of experience with Python and Ruby
    • Experience building high traffic, low latency distributed systems
    • 3+ years of experience building A/B testing and experimentation frameworks
    • 5+ years experience with AWS
    • Passion for writing high quality, clean, well-tested code
    • Ability to work well with a team
    • Track record of meeting software development deadlines
    • Working knowledge of SQL
    • 3+ years experience integrating with external APIs
    • Experience building and maintaining software services that serve 1000+ transactions per second
    • Analytical aptitude and hands on data-driven problem-solving abilities  
    • Experience with agile/Scrum software development
    • Experience with DevOps

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