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Backend Engineer

| Chicago

Who’s Clearcover? 
Clearcover is the smarter car insurance company. We use powerful technology to offer everyday drivers better coverage for less money. We’re proud to be one of the fastest growing startups in Chicago, and we’re currently looking to add a few more extraordinary people to our team.

 

What’s a Backend Engineer? 
Reporting to the VP of Engineering, Matt Dressel, the Backend Engineer will work collaboratively with the larger Product and Engineering team to further develop backend services to support acquisition, third party integrations, claims and insurance product.

As a company, we take immense pride in being able to engage with our customers in a modern, thoughtful and transparent way. Based on usage and customer satisfaction, we think we’ve done a pretty good job with our technology, but we are really just at the beginning.  We have incredible plans for the future and are looking for incredible engineers to help us get there.

What will you do?

  • Design, build and maintain our backend infrastructure using Ruby on Rails,
  • Own features from start to finish while working with your scrum team to ensure excellent outcome
  • Collaborate with other teammates to creatively solve problems ranging from scalability and performance to users interface and experience.
  • Help improve, expand and maintain our acquisition, applicant and customer APIs
  • Work with the engineering and product team to help bring the features on our ambitious roadmap to life for our customers

What do you have?

  • Fluency in Ruby/Ruby on Rails and RSpec or similar testing frameworks.
  • Solid understanding of web fundamentals (HTTP, HTML, CSS, Javascript, Databases)
  • Strong understanding of RESTful API conventions
  • High standards for quality and attention to detail

Nice to haves?

  • Ability to strike a balance between the needs of today with building towards a greater future.
  • You use data driven development to build, scope and define features that have a measurable impact
  • Experienced with domain driven design to help explain and simplify complex problems

 

What's in it for you?

 

  • Unlimited PTO, we hire adults
  • Equity for all employees, so you own a piece of the pie too
  • Dental and Vision, we've got you covered 100%
  • Medical, we cover 90% of your premium and contribute to your HSA and HRA (cha-ching)
  • While we don't match yet, our 401(K) is pretty slick
  • Come to work pre-taxed through our FSA commuter benefits
  • and yes, we have unlimited LaCroix, beer, snacks and the occasional ice cream social
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • SnowflakeDatabases

Location

33 W Monroe, Chicago, IL 60603

An Insider's view of Clearcover

What's something quirky about your company?

It’s surprising how much we all grow to love discussing insurance. Everyone is genuinely interested in how the industry works and sharing knowledge. I think we feel we owe it to our customers to understand how insurance works, so they don’t have to. We’ve likely all thought at one point, “Wow, I never thought I’d care about insurance this much.”

Sunny

Senior Software Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Whether I'm working with Product to promote a feature launch or partnering with our Customer Advocate team to communicate updates to customers, I get to collaborate across teams, leverage my skills & improve my expertise every day. Clearcover nurtures a collaborative environment and encourages thinking outside the box to deliver better experiences.

Alice

Director of Communications

What are Clearcover Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Clearcover covers 100% of the employee's dental benefits.
Vision Benefits
Clearcover covers 100% of the employee's vision benefits.
Health Insurance Benefits
Clearcover's health insurance plan is with United Healthcare with a range of plans including PPO, HDHP and HSA. If you elect an HSA, we cover your out-of-pocket deductible as an HSA contribution.
Life Insurance
Clearcover offers voluntary life insurance.
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Clearcover offers parental and maternal leave with up to three months of paid time off.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Semi-annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Clearcover's offers Commuter Benefits, employees can save an average of 30 percent off their commute by contributing pre-tax dollars.
Company Outings
Clearcover celebrates company wins by organizing quarterly outings to a variety of places like the Escape Room, Punchbowl Social and Bounce.
Game Room
Clearcover's game room includes a state-of-the-art ping pong table, custom Nerf gun wall and a Pop-a-Shot to let employees enjoy breaks between work.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Clearcover offers a stipend to each employee to invest as they choose in their own professional development.
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
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