Sr Backend Engineer

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What will the Sr Backend Engineer Do?

We are looking for an experienced Backend Engineer to join our team! We’re using modern tech to make it easy for people and businesses to get the insurance coverage they need. You’ll help build and test systems that break the mold for the industry. The insurance industry is known for slow, clunky tools that weren’t built with the user in mind. We’re making them fast and reliable, and we’d love for you to join us.


As a Sr. Backend engineer you will build and write tests for our APIs and eventing systems, as well as aid leadership in architectural designs. As you hit the ground running you will be able to develop and document new services, as well as refine and improve our existing products. In addition, you also work very closely with our product management team in helping create a development strategy that fits our product roadmaps, as well as be a part of our engineering team interviews.   

Superpowers we are looking for! 

  • Experience building production-ready APIs (in a variety of languages)
  • Experience writing Unit tests, automated integration tests (Postman or equivalent) and an appreciation of the value of well-tested code.
  • An understanding of architectural design fundamentals
  • Experience and interest in mentoring junior engineers
  • Experience using Git and GitHub to collaborate and review code

Extras that are awesome but not required! 

  • Experience with Microsoft Azure or other cloud platform (GCP, AWS, etc.)
  • Experience working within a micro-services architecture in a containerized environment.
  • Experience writing documentation or self-documenting code.
  • Startup experience

How We Work: 

  • BackEnd: C#, Node.js, Golang
  • Database: SQL Server, Cosmos DB
  • Infrastructure: Azure, Kubernetes
  • Collaboration Tools: Microsoft Teams
  • Scrum environment with cross-disciplinary teams (frontend and backend engineers, UI/UX, Product Managers, SREs)

What to expect! 

Our hiring process generally consists of 3 phases.

  • Phase 1: Qualified candidates will first meet with HR for a phone interview.  This discussion is a high-level conversation to understand more about your background and interests and for us to share more about Coterie and the position.
  • Phase 2: Selected candidates will then meet our VP of Engineering for the 2nd interview via video. This interview is designed to be more technically focused and allows you to learn more about the role. A take-home assessment (code exercise) will be given to discuss in the next phase.
  • Phase 3: Top candidates will receive an invite for our final interview series via video. This series will include a 60 minute panel interview with our Engineering team where candidates will discuss the take-home exercise and deep dive into technical questions.  Additionally, we will have a 1:1 culture focused interview. The final series is roughly 1.5 hours in length.

What’s in it for you? 

Coterie has excellent benefits for all full-time employees. We offer the following:

  • 100% remote.
  • Health insurance through Aetna (we pay 100% of premiums).
  • Dental and vision insurance through Guardian (we pay 100% of premiums).
  • Basic life insurance (we pay 100% of premiums).
  • Access to flexible spending account (FSA) or health savings account (HSA) (for those using HSA eligible plans).
  • 401K plan (up 4% match with immediate vest).
  • Unlimited PTO and company paid holidays. We expect you to take at least 80 hours during the year not including paid holidays.
  • Continuing education stipend.
  • A culture with a deep belief in intentionality, inclusion, and treating you like the professional you are.
  • Formalized, universal mentorship via Coterie Core-Coaching program.
  • The salary range for this position is estimated between 145,000-160,000 based on national data. Candidates who meet all the minimum requirements and possess additional relevant experience, as outlined in the job description, may be considered for a salary above the midpoint of the specified salary range.  Salary is based on internal equity; internal salary ranges; market data/ranges; applicant’s skills; prior relevant experience; degrees or certifications, etc.
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