Principal Engineer

Any US or Canada - remote /
Engineering – Engineering /
About Us

Coalition’s Insurance and Cybersecurity offerings come together to provide a comprehensive shield from cyber risk. We believe the task of locking down every system and keeping up with every vulnerability is challenging and while being proactive is important, it’s not enough because breaches and other compromises happen, even to the vigilant.
While we proactively help our customers understand active risks and shut them down, when all else fails, we are there for them financially and with services to help mitigate damage and come back stronger after an incident.
Help us protect the world against cyber risk and give business owners a trusted support system and fighting chance.
We have over 25,000 customers, ranging from small and mid-sized businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Founded in 2017, Coalition has raised $125M from a number of top tier global investment firms including Ribbit Capital, Greenoaks Capital, Valor Equity Partners, Felicis Ventures, and Vy Capital.  Headquartered in San Francisco, Coalition’s team is distributed across more than 15 locations globally, including Austin, Washington DC, Denver, Canada and Portugal.

Coalition Engineering

Our culture is one of character, humility, responsibility, purpose, authenticity, and no a-holes. We are growing rapidly and that growth is enabled by strong teamwork, communication, and mentorship. We want people who are passionate about becoming experts in both the business and the technologies that support it.
Our core platform is written mostly in Python with some services in Java and Go. We prefer to use the right tool for the job and make pragmatic decisions about how to scale and de-couple systems as we continue to grow. We’re looking for someone who can navigate a cloud environment (AWS) with many moving pieces and systems to help the team understand how they fit into the broader puzzle.

About the Role

Principal Engineers help contribute through their impact to software systems, mentorship of other engineers, as well as contribution to our principles for how we build/operate software/work together.
You’ll be designing and building systems that manage a complex set of business rules and allow those rules to map to deterministic outcomes. Contributing to our defined architecture patterns and assisting with architecture design doc reviews should be something that excites you.
You enjoy making sure that all the logic branches of your system are well understood and tested and you focus on engineering excellence. You enjoy building APIs that are joyful to consume and making sure everyone understands the lifecycle events of the services you build.


    • Drive transformative change within the codebase which you are focused on.
    • Mentor and help develop other engineers.
    • Contribute to architecture design reviews and engineering principles.
    • Interview engineering candidates.
    • Build out high quality APIs and web services providing a scalable, efficient, and tailored set of interfaces
    • Design, document, and deploy public interfaces that are a joy to consume
    • Work with cross functional stakeholders including product, design, sales, and others to help break down business requirements into actionable plans.
    • Collaborate with SRE to develop and deliver applications in a repeatable, stable, and joyful software development lifecycle
    • Develop test cases and work with QE to ensure engineering excellence
    • Make Coalition a better place by taking on the unseen, unforeseen, and important items that come up along the way.


    • Computer Science or Engineering degree, or a related technical discipline, or equivalent work experience
    • Production application development in Python, Go, Java, or other language.
    • Production tested cloud native development principles including horizontal scaling, 12-factor application design, security principles like OWASP, etc
    • SQL query building and database schema design
    • Automated testing and CI/CD pipeline development
    • Development in distributed, event-driven, and/or message-driven architectures
    • Analyzing software errors with tools like Sentry, DataDog, Jaeger/Zipkin, GreyLog, or App Dynamics
    • Container based deployment and development with Docker
    • Experience using multiple transports and formats (e.g. REST, gRPC, GraphQL)
    • Working with an agile team using collaborative development tools (Atlassian Suite, GitHub, GitLab)
    • It’s not the years, it’s the miles but we’d expect you’d like have at least 12 years of hands-on software development experience building APIs and services

Bonus Points

    • Production experience serving large user bases (100,000+), mission critical systems, or high traffic systems (transaction or request volume)
    • Experience developing and operating applications on AWS
    • Frontend development experience, especially on SPAs


    • Enjoy a highly fulfilling, mission-driven culture
    • Health, dental, and vision benefits for you and your family
    • Life insurance and disability benefits
    • Paid Parental Leave
    • 401(k) plan
    • Wellness and commuter benefits
    • Flexible working hours
    • Open vacation days
    • We embrace distributed work; some benefits will vary by location
    • You are an owner! We offer stock options to each of our employees 
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Why Coalition?
We are all here to build something we believe in and to make a company that will last. We’re also assembling a team of expert incident responders, threat and malware researchers, and security analysts to protect our customers before, during, and after a cyber incident. Our goal is to harness the power of technology with the safety of insurance, to provide the first holistic solution to cyber risk. Coalition's culture is one that strongly values humility, authenticity, and diversity. We want to work with people of different backgrounds and different paths in life, and we trust our team members to take responsibility, share ownership and work for one another. We are always looking for collaborative, inquisitive and dedicated individuals to join our team.
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Coalition is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.