Senior Back-end Engineer

Industry: FinTech
Company size: 11-50

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Job description

A well-established Insurtech company that is using the power of IA to revolutionize insurance distribution is looking for a Senior Back-end Engineer. The selected candidate will be in charge of developing and managing tasks completely into production, while troubleshooting and enhancing system performance. The company is on a mission to transform the insurance industry and leverage technology in order to reduce administrative burdens, manual processes, and human biases. This is a full-time position that requires 6+ hours of overlap with the London time zone (GMT+1).


Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop, deploy, and maintain software applications using Python and related technologies, particularly AWS
  • Develop solutions for new product requirements, considering the current architecture and established practices 
  • Communicate ideas, designs and architecture through brainstorming with other team members and stakeholders to encourage innovative solutions
  • Troubleshoot, debug, and enhance system performance and reliability
  • Optimize system and application performance
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure successful integration of new developments
  • Keep up with the latest technologies and trends in Python development, Cloud technologies, and DevOps

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science (or equivalent experience)
  • At least 5+ years of relevant experience as a Python developer (back-end heavy)
  • 3+ years of experience working with AWS
  • Solid understanding of Agile methodologies
  • Excellent knowledge of cloud technologies, particularly AWS
  • In-depth knowledge of the most commonly used AWS services, including Athena, DynamoDB, API gateway, Route 53 and Amplify
  • Prolific experience with Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools, such as CloudFormation and Terraform 
  • Proficiency in SQL and deep understanding of database structures for troubleshooting and optimization
  • Experience with NoSQL databases is a plus
  • Strong skills in developing APIs and familiarity with tools like API Gateway, Cognito, etc. 
  • Experience with performance monitoring tools like CloudWatch, Sentry, etc. 
  • Familiarity with Continuous Integration tools like GitHub Actions, Jenkins, etc. 
  • Understanding of network topologies and security
  • Ability to mentor and support junior engineers
  • Nice to have a background in financial services, particularly in insurance
  • Effective problem-solving skills and good english communication, both written and spoken

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