Lead Kotlin Software Engineer

| Chicago | Remote
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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.

Reporting to an Engineering Manager, as the Lead Kotlin Software Engineer you are responsible for technical excellence as well as mentoring and coaching other engineers. You will need to have a deep understanding of the entire architecture as well as for a large section of the codebase. You will partner with Product to understand our technical products and will be  accountable for the delivery and support of production systems and features with the highest quality.  We are looking for a full stack engineer that is excited to traverse languages. Clearcover uses a variety of technologies including Ruby, Scala, Node and Kotlin.  As we look to further evolve and decompose our systems into services, this role will need extensive JVM and ideally Kotlin experience as Kotlin is our preferred service language going forward. 

What will you do?

  • Execute end-to-end software development and deployment in an agile environment
  • Own and operate large sections of software and systems
  • Guides design and delivery through influence and education
  • Lead production monitoring and resolution impacts
  • Influence work of multiple teams relating to overall engineering group objectives  
  • Provide technical guidance to other team members
  • Coach and mentor other engineers
  • Drive continuous process and technology improvements
  • Partner with Product to spec out the technical aspects of a feature from inception through delivery
  • Write acceptance, integration and unit tests
  • Be involved and conduct architecture discussions when necessary
  • Collaborate with other leads and engineers on various architecture discussions
  • Participate in recruiting of candidates and improvement of the overall interview process

What do you have?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or relevant work experience. MS preferred.
  • 6+ years’ experience in software design and development
  • 4+ years of JVM experience and ideally 3 years of production Kotlin
  • Deep understanding of cloud computing principles and practices, experience with production applications in cloud environments. AWS and Kubernetes experience a plus.
  • Proven expertise in agile software development
  • The ability to anticipate technical issues and industry changes as well as circumvent through thoughtful architectural and design decisions. 
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to understand and explain technical issues to a non-technical audience
  • Experience with monolithic applications, service oriented distributed applications and preferably experience breaking up the best parts of a monolith into services 
  • Production experience designing, building and testing web services and APIs
  • Experience delivering and supporting  Web based, Distributed and Multi-Tier architecture using (Ruby, Scala, Typescript, Node, Java, Kotlin, etc)
  • Understanding and experience with functional programming a plus
  • Strong knowledge of ReST, Service Oriented Architecture, OAuth, Basic Authentication and PCI.
  • Ability to translate complex technical concepts into high-level designs and act as a subject matter expert in software design, architecture, implementation, deployment and support across our full platform.
  • Proficient in SQL and relational database modeling
  • Creativity, fearlessness and an unwavering commitment to putting the customer first

What's in it for you?

  • Unlimited vacation, 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, 75% of your dependents and contribute to your HSA and HRA (cha-ching)
  • We invest in your future by contributing 3% of your salary to a 401(K), even if you don't
  • 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

How does your team reward individual success?

We celebrate "wins" on Fridays with the entire company where we celebrate the success of the week with the rest of the organization, it is a fun and casual way to be recognized by peers. However, I also find a moment to individually recognize my team during our weekly touch bases for something specific that they accomplished.

Rosyln

Head of Agency Distribution

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I manage a hybrid team of traditional "creatives" and business strategists. I work hard to foster a spirit of creativity by asking my teammates to consider a variety of ways to solve every problem we encounter. Then, I create opportunities for them to be creative in ways that align with their superpowers.

Ariana

VP of Brand & Creative

What makes someone successful on your team?

People who are successful on the Customer Experience team communicate with empathy, love solving problems for our customers, continually look for ways to work smarter, and thrive in the face of challenge.

Heidi

Head of Customer Experience

What are Clearcover Perks + Benefits

Clearcover Benefits Overview

Clearcover offers a comprehensive benefits package along with a number of perks in an effort to support our employees and their families. We work to align our perks with our core values and empower our employees to balance work and their personal lives.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
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
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Clearcover provides employees with a 401(k) contribution of 3% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Dependent Care FSA allows you to put away pre-tax dollars towards daycare expenses for dependents under the age of 13.
Generous Parental Leave
Clearcover offers parental leave for new parents after birth or adoption of a child. Full-time employees that have been employed for six months are eligible for six weeks of paid Parental Leave.
Flexible Work Schedule
Clearcover has flexible start and end times based upon your position and your team.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home Full-time remote for specific positions, as well as work flexible remote work for most position.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave. Other policies apply to those here less than 12 months.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 5 paid sick days each year.
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
We send snack boxes monthly since we are virtual.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
We offer a one-time $250 stipend to set up your work from home office. Use this for anything that will support your work from home arrangement.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Clearcover offers a stipend to each employee to invest as they choose in their own professional development.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
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