Senior Software Engineer - Platform Team

Austin, TX
The Zebra is seeking a Senior Software Engineer to help support our Platform team. This person will play an important part in helping us enhance and scale our infrastructure, build, release and production systems and processes. Our software engineers play a vital role in taking projects from spec to concept and building them with high-quality, creative, simple and elegant solutions.

Our team is passionate about working together to solve interesting problems with technical solutions--and  having fun doing it. With a team split between Austin and Africa, we know from experience the importance of diversity within Engineering teams, and we work constantly to ensure everyone has a voice and feels valued. Collaboration is key to our success. When we're not working you can find us on a trip to find lunch at a nearby food truck, or playing ping pong in the break room.

What You'll Do:

    • Maintain and scale The Zebra's infrastructure, build, release and production systems
    • Work closely with other engineers to improve release processes for stability, repeatability and security
    • Work with the engineering team to maintain uptime and quickly diagnose and remedy production issues
    • Develop, maintain, and enhance the core APIs and data models used across The Zebra's products

Our Match Made In Heaven:

    • 5+ years of experience crafting and implementing high-performance RESTful microservices
    • 5+ years building, and supporting web infrastructure and understand how to keep it running, secure and maintainable
    • Proficiency with at least one of the following languages: Python, Ruby, PHP, Java, C++, C#, Go
    • Proficiency with SQL and NoSQL data stores, such as Postgres, and MongoDB
    • Excellent troubleshooting skills across application, database and cloud infrastructure
    • Strong experience with cloud services (AWS)
    • Experience with continuous delivery and infrastructure as code
    • Strong CLI and API scripting (Bash, Python) and automation skills (Ansible experience welcome)
    • Self-motivated, and looking to work in an energetic, fast-paced environment
    • Ability to adapt to a constantly changing technical environment

Experience that would Impress the Heck Out of Us:

    • Experience with containerization
    • Django expertise
    • Experience with managing complex Jenkins build environments
    • Experience with the ELK stack


    • Competitive compensation
    • Health, dental, & vision benefits
    • Working with a small team of passionate, collaborative and engaged people
    • Stock options
    • Monthly home maid service
    • Wellness perk
    • Work / Life Balance culture
About The Zebra:

The Zebra is the most comprehensive online car insurance comparison platform in the U.S. Since 2012, the company has brought transparency and simplicity to car insurance shopping — “car insurance in black and white.” The Zebra compares over 200 car insurance companies, and with its real-time, side-by-side quote comparison tool, drivers can easily and quickly find the coverage, service level, and pricing to suit their unique needs.

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, The Zebra has garnered the attention and investment of some of the nation’s top venture capitalists, and the company’s success has been profiled in publications like Inc., Time, Forbes, and TechCrunch. Austin Business Journal named The Zebra a Best Place to Work in 2015, 2016, and 2017. Austin American-Statesman also awarded The Zebra as a Top Workplace in 2016.

The Zebra is aiming to grow our fantastic team to add to our dynamic culture and continue building on our success. Working at The Zebra means never being bored, always being challenged, and supporting one another. We’re a happy, hardworking group, and we’re eager to add “new stripes” who share those values.

The Zebra is an equal opportunity employer and “at will” company.