Front End Software Engineer
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 a Front End Software Engineer you will develop new features for our products. You should be able to take on tasks independently with guidance from senior engineers. You should have instincts on how to architect software though you will be working with peers to design solutions. Bestow software engineers should be great teammates. You are willing to collaborate with other software engineers, product managers and designers. You also have exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Do you want to build products to reinvent a centuries old industry? If so, we'd love to hear from you.
Challenges on which you can expect to work:
Building Product Features
We're a startup with a long product roadmap. You'll be working with a team to make that roadmap a reality.
Write automated tests for the code you create using Jest and Cypress;
Resolve issues with previously delivered features;
Peer review code developed by others on your team;
Ensure software is secure, maintainable and extensible;
Collaborate with designers, product managers and other front and back end developers
Fostering Best Practices
We might be small but we've got big ambitions. Folks joining the team will be defining our software engineering culture. You are someone that strives to build a premier engineering organization.
Measure test coverage and gradually improve the metrics;
Leave code in a better place than it was when you started;
Encourage automation and continuous improvement
We're Seeking Someone Who Has:
- 2+ years of front end software development experience
- Professional experience with React; Experience with Redux a plus
- Experience using Docker for local software development
- A champion for Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD)
- Experience with distributed systems and microservices a plus
- Clear, concise written and verbal communication
- A desire and willingness to learn
- Initiative and motivation to make things happen
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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