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Senior Software Engineer, Insurance Product - Justworks

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Job Title
Senior Software Engineer, Insurance Product
Job Location
New York, New York
Job Description

Who We Are

At Justworks, you’ll enjoy a welcoming and casual environment, great benefits, wellness program offerings, company retreats, and the ability to interact with and learn from leaders in the startup community. We work hard and care about our most prized asset - our people.

We’re helping businesses get off the ground by enabling them to focus on running their business. We solve HR issues. We’re data-driven and never stop iterating. If you’d like to work in a supportive, entrepreneurial environment, are interested in building something meaningful and having fun while doing it, we’d love to hear from you.

We're united by shared goals and shared motivations at Justworks. These are best summed up in our company values, which are reflected in our product and in our team.

Our Values

If this sounds like you, you’ll fit right in.

Who You Are

Are you passionate about design and development? Do you have experience building, deploying, and maintaining large-scale, distributed applications? Are you ready to take your skills to the next level and join a team of innovative self-starters in a supportive, entrepreneurial environment?

Our Insurance Product team is hiring a Senior Software Engineer to help model the complex world of state unemployment insurance (SUI) in software that is fast, accurate, and scalable. SUI tax and Unemployment Claims are complex processes for small businesses. We simplify SUI compliance so that our customers can focus on what they do best.

As a Fullstack engineer, you’ll focus on building the SUI Product services. You will take ownership in technical decision-making on a mission-critical team and work closely with our stakeholders to ensure we enable SUI Product Systems to scale its operations. We’re looking for people that have a passion for solving real-world problems and strong engineering fundamentals to solve them.

Your Success Profile

What You Will Work On

  • Design, implement, and maintain services and APIs to manage SUI Product, Clients and Claims handling for Justworks customers
  • Scale and improve the performance of mission-critical systems that require a high degree of accuracy
  • Take an active role in project planning, including translating product requirements into deliverable pieces and sequencing them in a manner that brings value to the business
  • Develop deep subject matter expertise in payroll taxation so that our engineering and operations stakeholders don’t have to
  • Work collaboratively with engineers, product managers, and stakeholders to bring new products and features to our customers
  • Channel empathy for our internal stakeholders to create better user experiences with an eye towards making workflows easier and more efficient
  • Promote engineering excellence through technical leadership, knowledge-sharing and mentorship
  • Enhance our testing and monitoring infrastructure
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

How You Will Do Your Work

As a Senior Software Engineer, how results are achieved is paramount for your success and ultimately result in our success as an organization. In this role, your foundational knowledge, skills, abilities and personal attributes are anchored in the following competencies:

  • Good judgment - the exercise of critical thinking, analyzing and assessing problems and implications, identifying patterns, making connections of underlying issues, understanding risks and developing mitigation strategies, and taking ownership of the outcome.
  • Resourcefulness - taking a can-do approach, even in the face of obstacles and constraints by assessing what’s in front of you and effectively and efficiently optimizing what you have, whether it's working on something new or thinking about how to do something better.
  • Teamwork and communication - putting our collective best together through documentation, collaboration, relationship-building, listening, empathy, recruiting, and evangelism.
  • Influence and leadership - fostering a community of knowledge-sharing, collaboration, mentorship, and forward-thinking.
  • Skills and knowledge - the capacity to actively learn and apply specific domain knowledge, know-how, and best practices to continually enhance and improve.

In addition, all Justworkers focus on aligning their behaviors to our core values known as COGIS. It stands for:

  • Camaraderie - Day to day you can be seen working together toward a higher purpose. You like to have fun. You’re an active listener, treat people respectfully, and have a strong desire to know and help others.
  • Openness - Your default is to be open. You're willing to share information, understand other perspectives, and consider new possibilities. You’re curious, ask open questions, and are receptive to thoughts and feedback from others.
  • Grit - You demonstrate grit by having the courage to commit and persevere. You’re committed, earnest, and dive in to get the job done well with a positive attitude.
  • Integrity - Simply put, do what you say and say what you'll do. You’re honest and forthright, have a strong moral compass, and strive to match your words with your actions while leading by example. 
  • Simplicity - Be like Einstein: “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.”

Qualifications 

  • 5+ years real-world experience working as a software engineer on production code, with a focus in backend and API development
  • Advanced knowledge of a server-side language such as Ruby, Python, or Node
  • Fluency in at least one SQL dialect and experience in relational database schema design
  • Experience with front-end development and front-end technologies.
  • Understanding of how to build resilient and maintainable systems in complicated business domains at scale
  • Comfortable proactively identifying tasks and strategically establishing deadlines and milestones to drive the achievement of business objectives
  • Thrives in a collaborative environment that fosters the exchange of diverse ideas and values the collective effort to achieve common outcomes
  • The ability to distill simple solutions and architectures out of complicated problems and good judgment to select the right tools for the job

Technologies Used

  • Ruby / Ruby on Rails / Sorbet
  • Javascript / React.js
  • Sidekiq
  • MySQL / PostgreSQL / Redshift
  • Redis

The base wage range for this position based in our New York City Office is targeted at $167,500.00 to $205,000.00 per year.
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Actual compensation is based on multiple factors that are unique to each candidate, including and not limited to skill set, level of relevant experience, and specific work location.  Salary ranges for positions based in other locations may differ based on the cost of labor in that location. 

For more information about Justworks’ Total Reward Philosophy, including all of the perks and benefits we are proud to offer our team members, please visit Total Rewards @ Justworks

Diversity At Justworks

Justworks is committed to maintaining a workplace where diversity of identity, culture, and life experience is the norm and is celebrated authentically and respected consistently. Diversity in our work, our people, and our product drives creativity and innovation, entrepreneurial leadership and integrity, competitiveness, and collaboration throughout our business and in the market. We depend on our differences to make our team stronger, our workplace more dynamic, and our product accessible to all of our customers.

We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or familial status, disability, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status. Justworks is fully dedicated to providing necessary support to candidates with disabilities who may require reasonable accommodations. We also provide reasonable accommodations to employees based on their sincerely held religious beliefs, as well as for other covered reasons consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws. If you're in need of a reasonable accommodation, please reach out to us at accomodations@justworks.com. Your comfort and success matter to us, and we're here to ensure an inclusive experience.

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Justworks Headquarters Location

New York, NY

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Justworks Company Size

Between 1,000 - 5,000 employees

Justworks Founded Year

2012

Justworks Total Amount Raised

$159,837,664

Justworks Funding Rounds

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  • Series Unknown

    $16,837,671 USD

  • Series E

    $50,000,000 USD

  • Series D

    $40,000,000 USD

  • Series C

    $33,000,000 USD

  • Series B

    $13,000,000 USD

  • Series A

    $6,000,000 USD

  • Seed

    $1,000,000 USD

  • Seed

    $1,000,000 USD