Staff Engineer

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Staff Engineer

Who we are

Jellyvision ALEX®, is on a mission to improve lives by helping people choose and use their benefits. We are raising the bar—for benefits and the employee experience (for our employees and those of the customers we serve) – by scaling personalization, compassion and an earnest intent to be helpful in all that we do. 

Jellyvision people are a group of creative problem solvers who use good judgment, give each other honest feedback, engage in real debate, and snack frequently. We are curious, hungry, and humble—because we know this is how we’ll continue to make an impact. We’re kind, biased towards action, and sweat the details to create great experiences for those we serve.  

We are an inclusive, human-first workplace. Respect and trust for each other are foundational, and our equitable total rewards offerings support the lives and holistic well-being of our unique people. At Jellyvision, expect career experiences that challenge you, empower you to have a direct impact on our mission, and enable you to learn, try, and do while having fun along the way.  

What’s the role?

A Staff Engineer participates in cross-functional initiatives as an engineer. A Staff Engineer strives for efficiency, develops and evangelizes process improvements, and assists in streamlining cross-team collaboration. They understand the department's organizational structure and can use that knowledge to drive consensus among the necessary parties to get results. A Staff Engineer is a force multiplier and a technical leader, but their area of effect extends beyond just one team.

What you’ll do to be successful 

1.) Lead by example and drive engineering best practices

  • Write high-quality, maintainable, reliable, and performant code.
  • Advocate for improvements to product quality, security, and performance that have particular impact across your team. Identify areas where we can improve not just our code but our development process and/or tools.
  • Provide technical guidance, mentorship, and support to junior engineers, fostering a collaborative and innovative team environment.
  • Participate in code reviews, architectural discussions, and technical documentation to ensure high standards of quality and maintainability.
  • Identify, prioritize and breakdown work in the software development life cycle in partnership with the Engineering Manager and Product Owner.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives, including process optimization, automation, and technology enhancements, to streamline development workflows and increase efficiency.
  • Represent good, better, best options when discussing scope of work, timelines, and priorities with Engineering Manager, Product Owner and other stakeholders.
  • Conduct thorough analysis and troubleshooting of complex technical issues, proposing effective solutions and implementing best practices.
  • KPIs: continuous delivery, DORA metrics

2.) Manage and collaborate with key stakeholders

  • Collaborate with Product Managers, Designers, and other stakeholders to define high level system requirements.
  • Partner with Architecture and Engineering leaders to design and implement solutions that align with the technology organization’s Technology Vision, Strategy, Standards, and Best Practices. Represent architecture on the delivery team. 
  • Work cross-functionally with Engineering Managers to lead data-driven process improvements related to the DORA metrics, overall efficiency, and health of the system(s) that the team supports.
  • Ensures Jellyvision's values, best practices, and standards are being followed at a team level. Can identify areas of improvement for best practices and standards and get buy-in from team members.
  • KPIs: team roadmap, technical vision/architecture

Experience & skills you’ll need

  • 8+ years of experience developing full-stack web applications.
  • Proficiency coding in Ruby on Rails and/or Python.
  • Experience building and scaling RESTful APIs, and familiarity with JSON:API specification.
  • Prior exposure to modern front-end frameworks like React, Vue, or AngularJS.
  • Understanding of relational databases (experience writing raw SQL is a bonus).
  • Automated testing (unit, integration, and functional tests).
  • Use of source control tools (we use git).
  • Familiarity with container orchestration; ie. Docker.
  • Proven track record of successfully leading and delivering complex engineering projects from conception to completion.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to think critically and analytically.
  • Effective communication skills, with the ability to convey technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, with a collaborative and inclusive approach to teamwork.
  • Commitment to continuous learning and professional development.
  • Experience in AWS or other cloud environments (DevOps experience is a bonus).

Core Competencies

  • Balances Stakeholders
  • Cultivates Innovation
  • Organizational Savvy
  • Persuades
  • Manages Complexity
  • Optimizes Work Processes
  • Drives Vision and Purpose

The Details 

  • Location: Remote 
  • Starting Salary: $164,240 - $200,738 

What Jellyvision will give you

Check out our benefits here!

Jellyvision is committed to continuous evolution and to fostering a more diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone is welcomed, valued, and respected. It doesn’t matter your race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity, sex, or country of origin...we just want amazing people who are willing to grow along with us.

Although we have a Chicago-based HQ that employees are welcome to work out of, with our “Flexible First” philosophy, this position is also eligible for work by a remote employee out of CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MI, MN, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA or WI.

Our Talent Acquisition (TA) team at Jellyvision has recently been notified of a phishing scam targeting candidates applying for our open roles. Scammers have been posing as hiring managers and recruiters in an effort to access candidates’ personal and financial information. Please note that any communication from our hiring teams at Jellyvision regarding a job opportunity will only be made by a Jellyvision employee with an email address. We would never ask you as part of our interview process to provide personal or financial information, including but not limited to your social security number, online account passwords, credit card numbers, passport information and other related banking information. If you believe you’ve been a victim of a phishing attack, please mark the communication as “spam” and alert us right away at [email protected]

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848 W Eastman St #104 , Chicago, IL 60642

An Insider's view of Jellyvision

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

When the company culture from top-down is set to take accountability and pride in your work, when leadership trusts and empowers employees to do the right thing and gives them flexibility as Jellyvision does, it motivates employees to give their very best to the organization. Work-Life Balance is not just a buzzword at Jellyvision.


Senior Product Management, Benefits Engagement

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

If I’m coordinating, I absolutely love ending a meeting by summarizing action items any teams are accountable for before everyone leaves. Especially with so much information to keep track of, it helps me to pinpoint the important bits. Making sure there is clarity all around is the best and most efficient way that I can collaborate with teams.


Talent Sourcer

What makes someone successful on your team?

Our team scales across Jellyvision, with a mix of curiosity, humility, and helpfulness. We willingly lean in to support the products that help people protect their health and well-being. And while a wicked sense of humor is in no way a requirement, we’ve lucked out with truly interesting, funny folks.


SVP Product Marketing

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

Implementation is a team of ballers, constantly impressing me with new ideas. Our most recent ideas are new classes around Professional Development and a pilot approach to quickly implement customers. These ideas came from folks on the team. When my coworkers have these ideas, my job is to give them the support and resources to run with them.


SVP of Customer Operations

What are Jellyvision Perks + Benefits

Jellyvision Benefits Overview

We are currently redefining the way we will be returning to an office setting. To ensure the health and safety of our employees, Jellyvision will be working remotely until Summer 2021. Going forward, we will be focused on a “flexible first” approach where office space is available for those who wish to use it.

*5% Match on 401k

*Unlimited PTO

*Remote work stipend

*HSA & FSA Contribution

*14 Weeks Maternity Leave - 6 Weeks Paternity/Non-Gestational

*Gender Transition Assistance

*Education Reimbursement

*Medical, Vision & Dental - Multiple Plans

*Hilarious Slack Channels/Community Engagement Groups

*Membership to the Jellyvision Band - they Rock! (pun intended)

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Although we have an HQ in Chicago that we're able to work out of, every employee (remote or local) has the option to work off-site as much as they'd like.
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
We have an HSA and a transit FSA!
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Charitable contribution matching
At Jellyvision, we have a charity allowance, which does not require our employees to make any contribution. Just choose your charitable organization and let Jellyvision know where to send the money.
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Recreational clubs
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
All employees, whether remote or local to Chicago, receive a home office stipend.
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing education stipend

Additional Perks + Benefits

We check in with our employees regularly to make sure our perks and benefits stay relevant to what is being asked for. At Jellyvision, we understand that every human is unique and we want to make sure that everyone feels supported.

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