Backend Engineer

Remote • $100k - $150k • 0.010% - 0.015%


Role Location

  • Remote


  • $100k - $150k
  • 0.010% - 0.015%


< 10 people


228 Park Avenue South
New York City, NY, 10003, US

Tech Stack

  • go
  • python
  • PostgreSQL
  • django
  • TypeScript
  • Vue.js

Role Description

How many Scoops of Django do you enjoy? Does writing a protobuf message excite you? Are you driven by high quality code, risk isolation, and fault tolerance? Great, keep reading.

We’re on the hunt for a talented Backend Engineer that will help transform the ancient world of specialty insurance with robust, distributed systems and clean, backend API architectures. We are converting prior monolith architectures to microservices and rapidly adding various system integrations as the product matures.

With customers in the UK and US, PolicyFly has grown quickly to become the market leader as a best-in-class platform for specialty insurers to transact and bind insurance worldwide. With decades of software engineering experience, PolicyFly has one of the most mature, robust engineering organizations in all of insurance.

Think you’re a good fit? Please apply, we’d love to chat!


  • Expert in Python -- you should feel extremely comfortable with developing and maintaining scalable enterprise Python applications
  • Experience with Go -- you may not have a ton of experience but have built a few apps and want to do a lot more Go!


  • Strong knowledge of Linux, you should use Linux on as your primary OS
  • Working knowledge of Docker
  • Experience with PostgreSQL/MySQL
  • Experience with gRPC and Protobuf a plus
  • Working knowledge of Kubernetes or some other container orchestration system (Docker Swarm, etc) a plus


  • Working knowledge of microservice architectures
  • Working knowledge of CI/CD a plus
  • Strong experience with composing unit and functional tests
  • Strong experience with composing written documentation
  • Good knowledge of composing software requirements in iterative development workflows


  • Comfortable working remotely, overlapping EST by ~6+ hours per day - this typically means US, Canada and LATAM


  • Competitive Salary w/ equity in a growing startup
  • Unlimited Vacation
  • Health/Dental/Vision
  • Small team of exceptional engineers + project managers
  • Remote-first team

About PolicyFly

Out platform gives independent insurance agents the ability to place and manage specialty insurance with their partners. Specialty insurance could be Satellites/Space, Commercial Trucking Fleets, Private Flood, Dealerships or anything that doesn't fit in existing solutions. We are automating and streamlining the specialty insurance industry.

We are the system of record as we create and maintain hundreds of data points for each insured on our platform. PolicyFly assists underwriters with third-party data integrations to ensure they have a 360 degree view of submissions and provides powerful automation capabilities to handle their business processes and document issuance needs.

Company Culture

We value independence and proactivity above all else. We are a remote organization that relies on high communication and self-organization to remain aligned and productive. While there is always a vision and leadership, we value those who can work within the lines on their own to achieve that vision, as they see fit. Finally, we embody a scrappy, self-starter organization where everyone contributes wherever they can, whenever they can and are empowered and supported in doing so.

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