Staff Go Engineer at Openly

Job Details

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 APIs 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 APIs 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)

Key Requirements

  • 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.

Our Stack

  • 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,, 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
  • Flexible PTO
  • 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.

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