Senior Backend Engineer

@ Feather

350,000 - 560,000 ₽/мес на руки

Remote Relocate
переезд (Берлин, Германия) или полная удаленка — на выбор.
Продуктовая компания
размер команды
11 - 20 человек

When was the last time you were pleasantly surprised by an insurance company? They bet the answer is never — and they've built Feather to change that.

They’re committed to creating a brand new insurance experience. They envision one without commission-hungry brokers, where their customers' best interests are always at the center.

They’re a small, but ambitious team and they’re crazy about fintech and insurance. The company was founded in 2018 by Rob (CEO) and Vincent (CTO). Vincent was one of the first employees at N26, where he was instrumental in building and scaling their iOS app. Rob was previously working at McKinsey, where he consulted top insurance companies on how to improve their digital strategy.


TypeScript, Node.JS.

About the role

They're looking for an experienced Senior Backend Engineer to join their product team remotely.

  • The product team consists of several cross-functional units that are responsible for different parts of their insurance business. As a part of such a unit, you will be the one to make all the technical decisions necessary to grow their product.
  • You will be contributing to their TypeScript microservices and APIs, occasionally touching statically typed Python code. Anything you build will be immediately used by their customer base.
  • They put the customer first, and that is what defines how their tech evolves. They care about the UX of their products, but at the same time, they go out of their way to ensure security and privacy of the customer's data.
  • They set high standards in that regard, and they use the best tools available to meet them. You will define how the backend architecture and cloud infrastructure look like and collaborate with everyone across the team on the way.

Who they’re looking for:

They're looking for someone who already worked in a similar role as a Senior Software Engineer. This role requires a high degree of autonomy and excellent English communication skills.

You tick the following boxes:

  • You are proficient with TypeScript and any of the modern Node frameworks.
  • You have a security mindset and care for data privacy.
  • You show a good understanding of databases.
  • You have worked with any ubiquitous cloud provider and containerized/serverless deploy.
  • You are good at design patterns and architecture. You have worked with microservices and asynchronous architecture before.
  • You have an eye for how things look and feel when it's facing the customer.

Ideally, you have experience with:

  • Building event-driven systems with Cloud Pub/Sub, Kafka, Redis or RabbitMQ.
  • Managing cloud infrastructure. Terraform experience is a plus.
  • Running Docker containers in production.
  • Using PostgreSQL and writing raw SQL.
  • Secure uploads to Google Cloud Storage or AWS S3.
  • Using managed Kubernetes/KNative clusters.
  • Serverless deployment using Google Cloud Functions, Cloud Run or AWS Lambda.

That said, don't be afraid to reach out to them if you are missing some of the above.

  • They highly encourage people from underrepresented groups in tech to apply.
  • They encourage people without degrees to apply: they believe that what you’ve worked on and achieved is way more important than on-paper qualifications.

They offer

  • Small team, flat hierarchy, mission-driven, and no politics. The usual buzzwords here, except they actually mean them. They’re small, lean, and they love what they’re doing.
  • You’ll be building a product that people need, and are grateful for. Their excellent Trustpilot and Google reviews speak for themselves. They’ve built a product around people, and they love it.
  • Budget for learning. They want you to grow with them, so they offer a €1,200 yearly budget that you can spend to learn new stuff (books, conferences, subscriptions, etc.).
  • Remote work from anywhere close to the CET timezone. You may be requested to travel to Berlin several times a year.
  • Freedom to contribute to Open Source. They are passionate about OSS and they have a bunch of their own code available on GitHub.
  • A modern tech stack to work with — TypeScript, Terraform, NestJS, GitHub Actions just to name a few.
Николай Шебанов Software Engineer

О компании Feather

Продуктовая компания
11 - 50

Feather делает страхование в Германии простым и доступным: онлайн, на английском языке и без посредников. Платформа позволяет быстро и легко получить юридическую, медицинскую страховки, страхование личной ответственности и многое другое.