Principal Engineer, San Francisco

San Francisco, CA
Product & Engineering /
Full-Time /
About Glow:

At Glow, we believe that insurance can provide peace of mind to small business owners so they can pursue their dreams. We are building a digital insurance platform that ensures small businesses have the right coverage for all their insurance needs at the lowest cost, not just when they purchase, but every year. We recently completed a $22M Series A funding, and looking for energetic, dynamic, growth-minded individuals to join our team.

What's the Role?

As a Principal Engineer at Glow, you will play a crucial role in driving our mission forward. You will have the opportunity to lead a team of engineers and make key decisions about our technology and platform. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about using their technical expertise to make a positive impact on people's lives. You will be responsible for creating exceptional code and establishing the foundation of our tech stack.

You’ll be responsible for:

    • Working closely with the CEO, Engineering and Product team to define and drive engineering best practices and standards.
    • Architecting technical solutions that align with our product vision and business requirements.
    • Designing systems that are scalable and performant to handle the increasing demands of our users.
    • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to understand product requirements, user needs, and technical constraints.
    • Conducting thorough code reviews and providing constructive feedback to ensure code quality, security, and maintainability.

You'll be a great fit if you:

    • Are a full stack developer with 8+ years of experience and advanced frontend and backend skills (Node.js, React, TypeScript).
    • Have experience building high-scale, cloud-based web, and mobile applications.
    • Have strong experience with relational and non-relational databases.
    • Have a familiarity with Event-based architecture, CQRS, and Event Sourcing.
    • Have experience with high-scale, production-grade projects.
    • Have the drive and ability to learn fast and make decisions based on data and know when you don’t know something.
    • Believe that speed and quality are not conflicting; you can achieve both.
    • Have excellent problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and a passion for building high-quality products.
    • Have strong communication skills, both technical and non-technical, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
    • Hold a BS in Computer Science, Mathematics or related degree


    • Competitive compensation
    • Stock options
    • Medical, dental & vision insurance plans
    • 401(k) program
    • Paid time off
$200,000 - $250,000 a year

We know that great work can’t be done without a diverse team and inclusive environment. That’s why we specifically look for individuals of varying strengths, skills, backgrounds, and ideas to join our team. We believe this gives us a competitive advantage to better serve our customers and helps us all grow as employees.

Glow provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.