PolicyGenius is hiring a

Software Engineer (Front-end)

New York, United States

In case this isn't obvious: you need insurance. The distaste you just felt at the word “insurance” is what drives us to upend the industry. Financial protection might never be super fun, but at least it can be easy.

PolicyGenius is a NYC-based tech startup with a mission to help people get the financial protection they need and have them feel good about it. We are changing a massive industry by making insurance shopping faster, friendlier and more transparent for online consumers. Since our launch in 2014, we’ve achieved rapid growth in a notoriously difficult industry and established ourselves as a pioneer in a now hot sector of FinTech. We're at an exciting inflection point, having raised over $52 million of venture capital, and we're focused on building out our powerhouse team. Think of us as a one-stop-shop for all the financial protection you’ll ever need.

Engineering:

We love to learn. And to ask questions. We’re passionate, caring and a little quirky. We hope there is something non-work related that gets you really excited, because we’d love to share in it.

We’ll set you up with whichever tools you need to succeed (hardware, software, books, etc). And you’ll work in our sweet new office space in Flatiron!

We’re into Agile and Lean, with an emphasis on light process that keeps us focused and happy. We perform code reviews in Github, we pair program (with designers too) and we keep ourselves in check with Visual Regression Testing with various tools.

What you will do...

  • Develop and guide SASS, CSS and JS decisions
  • Be a technical bridge between engineering, design and product
  • Work to optimize web applications to maximize speed and scale
  • Develop technologies to cover a range of devices, from high powered desktop computers to small footprint mobile devices

What we expect from you...

  • You’re a Front-end engineer with a sharp focus on clean design and modular component-based code
  • You’ve contributed to a large web app, creating maintainable stylesheets (SASS) and javascript
  • You follow best practices (styleguide driven development, browser testing, refactoring, consistent code standards)
  • You know how to ask the right questions and are comfortable articulating your thoughts and decisions
  • You are actively engaged in our dev community (open source, tech meetups, etc)
  • You have a MINIMUM of 4 years solid front-end knowledge including CSS/SASS architecture and some JS practical experience

Technologies we use:

  • JavaScript, Node.js, Ruby, Ruby on Rails
  • React, Redux, GraphQL
  • HTML, CSS, SASS
  • Buildkite, Percy
  • BLT, SCUBA, JFK, UFO, TBD, BBQ, LOL

Working at PolicyGenius...

  • Competitive compensation and company-paid health, dental, vision, disability, & life insurance
  • A brand-new, custom designed office between Flatiron and Union Square
  • 401k plan, FSA & commuter benefits
  • Any equipment you need to do your job
  • Paid training and unlimited vacation
  • Mentorship and coaching from leadership
  • The opportunity to say you were one of the early employees in the company that’s going to shake up a big, old-fashioned industry!
  • FUN, diverse, open-minded coworkers!
  • Dog companionship!!
  • Some fun surprises when you join… (Shhh… It’s a secret!)