Senior Software Engineer - Fullstack (remote)

Remote in Canada
Engineering /
Full-time /
Overview of the role:
Join us at PolicyMe! We're modernizing life insurance and we'd like your help. Life insurance is $1T industry that has remained largely unchanged for decades and we want to change that. We're a Toronto-based startup with big ambitions.

As a Senior Software Engineer (Fullstack) you will be working on building, architecting and scaling PolicyMe’s platform to accommodate a wide variety of different experiences for our users. You will be responsible for building key features and systems to help continue to propel PolicyMe’s growth into one of the biggest insurance brands in Canada.

Get a behind the scenes look at what it's like to be a member of our Engineering team!

Our stack: React, Redux, Python, Webpack, Gatsby, Node.js, PostgreSQL, AWS

Reports To: VP Engineering

What you'll be doing:

    • Build end-to-end experiences for our web-based application to create the most modern and straightforward life insurance customer journey
    • Work within a cross-functional environment partnering closely with product, design and QA
    • Serve as a role model for engineering standards and bring consistency across the many codebases and processes
    • Help drive sound technical decision-making and lead technical conversations
    • Ensure our platform is reliable, scalable, secure and extensible

What we are looking for:

    • A strong technical background with 5+ years of experience in web development
    • Experience working in UNIX/Linux environments
    • An appreciation for working in a fast-paced environment and building products from the ground up
    • Experience being a generalist and working on both the frontend, backend, and doing anything it takes to solve problems and delight users both internally and externally
    • Pride in working on projects to successful completion involving a wide variety of technologies and systems
    • Strong development skills in React, Python, and Node

Why join us:

    • Generous PTO - 20 vacation days
    • Access to stock options and a comprehensive benefits plan
    • A remote-first team with company paid, in-person socials and the option to work from our Toronto-based office
    • Resources to help your professional development, including an L&D budget, performance reviews twice a year and ongoing feedback to ensure you reach your highest potential
    • Work with an empathetic, high-performing team in a flexible, results-oriented environment
About PolicyMe:
PolicyMe is a Venture-Backed InsurTech startup on a mission to put families first, protecting them with the honest and uncomplicated life insurance they deserve. Through technology, PolicyMe is streamlining the traditional insurance process, removing barriers and inefficiencies to deliver a fully-underwritten life insurance policy that families deserve but with fewer steps and lower costs. PolicyMe makes it easy to get a quote and apply for term life insurance online in 20 minutes or less. Since our launch in 2018, we have grown exponentially, selling over $1 billion in life insurance coverage to Canadians.

PolicyMe was also most recently voted as one of Canada's 50 Most Impactful Companies of 2021, and has been mentioned in BetaKit, National Post, the Global & Mail, Global News and more. If you're interested in being considered for this opportunity, please submit a resume.

Commitment to Equal Opportunity:
PolicyMe is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability status. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Accessibility Statement:
PolicyMe is dedicated to ensuring an accessible experience for all candidates. If you require accommodations during the application process, please let us know in the "Additional Information" section of the job application. We are committed to working with you to provide support and make reasonable adjustments throughout the process.