Senior Backend Engineer - Infrastructure

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Senior Back End Engineer - Infrastructure

Hippo is a hyper-growth startup that is taking the market by storm. Our technology first approach is modernizing the otherwise stale home insurance industry, from IOT monitoring devices to our industry leading software. Led by a strong team of passionate business and technology veterans, we're rapidly expanding by inviting great engineers to join our talented, close knit team here in the Bay Area.

We're looking for a talented senior backend engineer to help us grow the product line and expand across the United States. An ideal candidate brings leadership, maturity and a deep understanding of the software development life cycle.

Responsibilities:

  •  Work with a small, cross functional team on products and features to support and drive growth
  •  Build user friendly, highly scalable and fault tolerant solutions across our industry disrupting product portfolio
  •  Elevate our technology and best practices through partnership with the Head of Engineering and other tech leaders
  •  Join stakeholder groups to guide engineering wide initiatives (security, devops, infrastructure, agile, hiring, etc)
  •  Mentor and lead other engineers

Required Qualifications:

  •  7+ years professional experience as a backend developer on web services and systems
  •  2+ years with NodeJS
  •  Proficiency with database systems (such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB)
  •  Bachelor’s in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related technical field

Compensation and Perks

  • Healthy Hippos Benefits- 100% Employer paid medical, dental & vision plan options for our team members AND their families (yes, you read that correctly). As well as 401K, long & short term disability, EAP and flexible spending accounts.
  • Flexible Paid Time Off- Uncapped PTO (with manager approval)
  • Hippo Habitat- Fun offices located in downtown Palo Alto, less than a 5 minute walk from Caltrain. We also offer commuter benefits including free parking pass. Stocked kitchen and BBQ Friday’s for all! 

Hippo is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to building a team culture that celebrates diversity and inclusion.

Hippo’s applicants are considered solely based on their qualifications, without regard to an applicant’s disability or need for accommodation. Any Hippo applicant who requires reasonable accommodations during the application process should contact the Hippo’s People Team to make the need for an accommodation known.

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