Staff Software Engineer - Ruby on Rails

Published on January 01, 2023

We didn’t create Bold Penguin because commercial insurance is broken. It isn’t. But as the world has gotten more connected and digitized, commercial insurance lags — creating a fragmented landscape where businesses, agents, and insurance companies struggle to interact in a smooth and easy way. That’s why we’ve built a highly efficient exchange that cuts the friction out of commercial insurance by connecting everyone to the right quote in record time.

Powering the world of insurance is no small feat, so we’ve built a team that's incredibly talented and passionate about our potential to upgrade the entire industry. As more and more companies, big and small, depend on our technology to operate in the commercial insurance space, we’ll need the best talent all around to support our growth. That’s why we’re looking at you (yes, you!) to make a bold move and join our adventure.

In your role as a staff engineer you will be tasked with solving our hardest problems by leading and architecting complex, highly scalable solutions; along with performing as a strong individual contributor on the team.
At this point in your career, you will have had a broad range of technology acumen as well as a depth of experience in more than one area. You will have a significant impact on the engineering organization itself by helping advance Bold Penguin’s software engineering discipline.

·         Engage across product teams to plan, coordinate, architect, and deliver high-complexity features
·         Ensure that solutions are built with security, performance, and fault-tolerance in mind
·         Be an expert in modern cloud architecture and concepts in software engineering such as continuous integration,
 continuous delivery, DevOps, and site-reliability engineering
·         Collaborate with product managers, designers, site-reliability engineers, and customers to build powerful, impactful
·         Participate in the full lifecycle of the software development life cycle from ideation to delivery
·         Mentor more junior engineers in areas such as unit testing, continuous integration, DRY/SOLID principles, SDLC, etc. to
 facilitate career growth on the team 

·         10+ years of professional engineering experience
·         5 years of technical experience with Ruby on Rails
·         Previous working experience in high-growth technology companies and/or startups
·         Ability to articulate very complex technical concepts to technical and non-technical people
·         Experience building highly resilient, cloud-native applications
·         Full-stack expertise in multiple tiers of modern web applications (e.g., front end, back end, infrastructure, etc.)
·         Bonus points for open-source contributions and/or speaking experience.
·         Working experience in high-growth technology companies or startups is very desirable. 

2022 BOLD BENEFITS include, but are not limited to:
Medical, Dental, and Vision
Disability and Life Benefits
401K with a company match
Employee Assistance Program (EAP with 9 free sessions)
Parental Leave
Unlimited Vacation for Applicable Roles & Paid Time Off for all
Remote Culture: Moving to Columbus is not an option? No problem. We offer remote work options. Here at Bold Penguin our remote employees are top of mind, and we have created an inclusive, engaging remote environment.
Choose-your-own gear: Whether you prefer Mac, PC, or Linux, one screen or three, we’ll set you up for success.

Expanded Holiday Schedule: All Bold Penguin employees will have 9 paid holidays.
Gatherings on the Glacier: A social hour for fun only.
Zoom-Free Zones: Bold Penguin is providing you specific times to focus on your role, work and not be on calls.
Stay connected to the Glacier. We have great SLACK channels for work and play. We also like to video conference regularly. We hold all - hands "Waddles" regularly.
Penguin bling. Like swag themed after a certain Antarctic bird? Just. You. Wait.

Bold Weekends: You have "Optional Fridays" on identified dates communicated between Memorial and Labor Day weekends
Bold Penguin believes in inclusion. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer that considers all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, beak size, or inability to fly.
To learn more about our results-focused culture and employee-focused perks, read more on our careers page.