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Software Engineer

Company: Homesite Insurance
Location: Boston
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Homesite Insurance was founded in 1997 and was one of the first companies to enable customers to purchase home insurance directly online, during a single visit. Since then, we've continued to innovate rapidly to meet the needs of our customers and their changing expectations.

One thing that's stayed the same since our founding: our commitment to our customers, partners and employees.

Join us on our journey as we continue to grow into a powerful contender in the field of insurance.

Compensation may vary based on the job level and your geographic work location.

Compensation Minimum:$63,354

Compensation Maximum:$124,223

The Homesite Insurance Product Engineering Organization is looking for a talented Software Engineer to assist with design and development of our

portfolio digital Insurance products.

The Software Engineer will work as part of a team designing, implementing, testing and supporting insurance products. The Engineer will collaborate with Team and Technical Lead to help define new requirements for future releases. Good communication skills are required. Awesome design skills, system thinking, testing automation and telemetry required.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support and update existing internal applications and services.
  • Collaborate in our Agile/Scrum software development process.
  • Work with product stakeholders to establish software requirements.
  • Work with platform & system architects on software and system optimizations & enhancements to create elegant designs.
  • Work with other software leads on developing and improving software development methodologies and processes.
  • Focus on design patterns, test driven development, enforce code quality and standards, and document APIs.
  • Lead & guide the fellow developers on the team through technical skill development and knowledge sharing.
  • Align technical solutions with business and IT strategic visions while complying with the organization's architectural standards.
  • Collaborate with Project Managers, business and technical analysts, developers, QA, and other IT team members to understand business & technical requirements that drive the analysis, design, and creation of quality technical solutions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • A firm knowledge of Java and related tools such as Spring Framework, Spring Boot, Maven
  • A firm knowledge of C# and .Net Framework.
  • Hands on experience using and developing REST APIs using micro services architecture
  • Working knowledge of distributed enterprise architecture.
  • Strong understanding of Git, Bitbucket, Jira, Confluence, Swagger (API documentation).
  • Working knowledge of relational databases such as MS SQL Server, MySQL and Aurora
  • Working knowledge of Agile / Scrum methodology.
  • Ability to visualize, articulate, and solve problems to make informed decisions as well as organize and analyze a solution as part of a whole and its individual components.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral communications.
  • Respond well to change; handle multiple demands / priorities effectively; adapt to best fit with situation at hand; handle conflict effectively; willing to accept new responsibilities; take initiative and be accountable.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS/JOB EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology/Systems, related field, or equivalent experience.
  • 4 + years of relevant experience around design and development of distributed enterprise applications.

OTHER JOB EXPERIENCES DESIRED:

  • Insurance industry experience a plus, but not required.
  • Experience with cloud computing APIs (Amazon Web Services preferred).
  • Experience with cloud computing services (Amazon Web Services like Lambda, S3, CloudWatch, ECS, and RDS preferred)
  • Interest in emerging platform-as-a-service / distributed application frameworks such as ECS, Spring, ElasticBeanstalk and Docker.
  • Prior experience of Microsoft Stack of technologies.

When you work at Homesite you can expect benefits that support your physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing. You will have access to comprehensive medical, dental, vision and wellbeing benefits that enable you to take care of your health. We also offer a competitive 401(k) contribution, a pension plan, an annual incentive, and a paid-time off program. In addition, our student loan repayment program and paid-family leave are available to support our employees and their families. Interns at Homesite are eligible for the paid time off program. Contingent workers are not eligible for American Family Enterprise benefits.

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