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Senior Backend Engineer (API) – Remote
Guardian Life Insurance CompanyRemote4 days ago
Senior Engineer – Platform / API Development

Guardian Direct is insurance, gone digital! We’re the insuretech arm of Guardian Life Insurance Company, which means that we focus on bringing digital insurance products direct-to-consumer (think e-comm, but for insurance!) We stand by our “Insurance for the People” mission, working hard to democratize insurance, making it accessible to everyone — regardless of whether they’re employed, working for themselves, or between jobs. We’re obsessed with making our customers’ lives better and easier, measuring results, and we see every project as an opportunity to make something cool and learn something new.

What you’ll get to do:

Design, build and continuously optimize the technology powering a best-in-class customer experience - Build secure, performant, scalable APIs on serverless architectures - Work side by side with a multi-disciplinary, diverse team to make meaningful decisions together - Join the team at the ground floor and play an important role in building the future of insuretech - Develop broad business skills and experience - Be lean in how you operate, always improving, always aligned to the bigger picture.

What you bring to the table:

A minimum of 5 years back-end application, data and platform engineering experience

  • 3+ years of experience with Nest, and Typescript

  • Strong experience with server-side JavaScript using one or more frameworks like Node, Express

  • Strong experience with designing back-end server and serverless architectures with an emphasis on scalability, performance and extensibility

  • Solid understanding of web services including defining and developing RESTful API’s

- Strong experience working with AWS cloud platforms - An understanding of platform, application and data security

  • Experience developing complex applications in an agile environment as part of a multi-disciplinary, diverse team of engineers, designers, product excerpts, marketers and strategists

  • Experience with modern web application development, including build tools, testing and CI/CD

- Working knowledge of security best practices, specifically related to PII - Excitement, energy, and strong people skills including excellent communication capabilities

  • A nimble approach to thinking strategically while rolling up your sleeves and getting great work done

  • Experience in a startup or venture-like operating model preferred

Location & Vaccination Requirements - The primary location for this position is remote, with an “at home” work arrangement. -

Covid – 19 vaccinations not required unless you voluntarily visit one of our campus locations or are attending an in-person company sponsored event.


Our Promise:

At Guardian, you’ll have the support and flexibility to achieve your professional and personal goals. Through skill-building, leadership development and philanthropic opportunities, we provide opportunities to build communities and grow your career, surrounded by diverse colleagues with high ethical standards.

We Offer:

  • Meaningful and challenging work opportunities to accelerate technology and innovation in a secure and compliant way.

  • Competitive compensation

  • Excellent medical, dental, supplemental health, life and vision coverage for you and your dependents with no wait period

  • Life and disability insurance

  • A great 401(k) with match

  • Tuition assistance, paid parental leave and backup family care.

  • Dynamic, modern work environments that promote collaboration and creativity.

  • Flexible time off, dress code, and work location policies to balance your work and life in the ways that suit you best.

  • Social responsibility in all aspects of our work. We volunteer within our local communities, create educational alliances with colleges, drive a variety of initiatives in sustainability, and advocate for diversity & inclusion in all that we do.

Primary Location:
Remote - United States

Other Locations:


Full time

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Guardian is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, disability, military or veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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