Bestow is a smarter approach to life insurance using big data and technology to bring simple and affordable coverage to everyone.
Who We Are
First thing you need to know; Bestow is not your typical insurance company. We’ve completely reimagined industry assumptions, and harnessed technology and big data to create life insurance products that aren’t just delightful to use, but deliver on our mission: to make financial products accessible to more people than ever before.
Check us out at hellobestow.com
Who We’re Looking For
“Innovative” and “disruptive” can be overused words. But at Bestow, it isn’t jargon, it’s an
everyday rally cry. We are rewriting the rules of the 400-year-old, $7 trillion life insurance
industry, serving communities who have been underserved in the past, and we believe the
future is a bright one.
So, if you’re excited by the idea of building an industry-defining brand from scratch, working at a
mission-driven company, and fundamentally shaking up an age-old industry, read on, friend.
As an Engineering Manager, do you thrive on building valuable technical projects – ensuring that our software conforms with meaningful non-functional concerns while meeting a high quality standard? If so, we'd love to hear from you.
You are first and foremost a people manager.
You accomplish business goals by strengthening your team and motivating/retaining those already here.
You are successful when your team is fully staffed and equipped with the right skills.
Challenges on which you can expect to work:
Ensure High-Quality Software
You will work with Product Managers to define product vision and strategy and make certain that requirements are clear and sufficient to develop. Working with engineers, you will ensure software is secure, performant, scalable, maintainable, and extensible.
Facilitate and contribute to architectural conversations;
Identify new technologies and practices that move us ahead;
Facilitate security processes such as penetration tests and threat modeling exercises.
Cultivate a Successful Team
Your success at Bestow is significantly influenced by your ability to build and maintain a high-functioning engineering team. That team will, in turn, ensure we develop a high-quality engineering culture.
Perform regular talent reviews, collaborate with engineers on professional development roadmaps and find solutions for low performers;
Coach and mentor your team, including weekly 1:1s;
Source, screen, and interview engineers;
Identify and craft improvements to engineering practices (ex. interview process, code-review process).
Predictably Deliver Software
Understanding your team's output and maintaining their maximum, balanced pace, you will be responsible for the successful delivery of software. In addition, you will also work with Technical Project Managers and Product Managers to quickly break ties and resolve blockers.
Weigh constraints and make rapid decisions;
Represent the team in product and planning meetings;
Actively communicate roadblocks or significant delays in estimated delivery.
We're seeking someone who has:
- 2+ years of engineering management experience
- 5+ years of professional software development experience
- Experience with both dynamic languages (Python preferred)
- Experience with strongly-typed languages (Go preferred)
- Experience with relational databases (PostgreSQL preferred) and columnar databases (BigQuery preferred)
- Experience with Cloud Hosting providers (Google Cloud Platform preferred)
- Clear, concise written and verbal communication
- Initiative and motivation to make things happen
What we can offer to you:
- Competitive salary
- Generous PTO
- Flexible schedule and work/life balance
- 100% company-paid health, dental, and vision insurance
- Choose your own computer setup (Mac or PC)
- Office snacks and weekly team lunches
- Team building events and activities
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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