Senior Software Engineer – Backend at Pie Insurance

October 11, 2023
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Pie’s mission is to empower small businesses to thrive by making commercial insurance affordable and as easy as pie. We leverage technology to transform how small businesses buy and experience commercial insurance.

About the Position

We are seeking highly motivated and accomplished Senior Back-End Engineers who encourage an environment where engineers are thought leaders and foster a culture of diversity and inclusion. Acting as leaders across the organization on design, architecture, and best practice, they elevate those around them and push the company forward.

How You’ll Do It

  • You’ll operate as the go-to person for back-end related matters within our technology stack.
  • You view working with product management, design, stakeholders, and your fellow engineers as a collaborative and transparent process.
  • You’ll continually evolve our engineering practices and architectural designs to meet Pie’s goals in partnership with Principal Engineers and Technology leadership.
  • Deliver software using continuous delivery and leverage your experience to enhance delivery pipelines.
  • Continually build highly modular and reusable code using industry standards and best practices.
  • You’ll mentor other engineers and be deeply involved in the code review process.
  • You view on-call rotations as a normal part of your software engineering duties and are constantly looking for ways to improve operational stability and visibility.
  • You’ll actively own features or systems and define their long-term health, while also improving the health of surrounding systems


  • 4+ years of experience writing server-side code and APIs
  • Experience building large-scale distributed systems, especially in cloud environments
  • Deep understanding of object-oriented programming and experience with at least one object-oriented programming language (Java, Go, Python, C++, C#)
  • Experience with public cloud services (AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Azure)
  • Experience with Scrum or other agile development methodologies, with attention to code quality and delivering secure code
  • Experience working in a complex team environment and able to deliver under pressure
  • Good knowledge of operating systems (Linux, Mac, and Windows)
  • You are expected to bring in deep architecture and design knowledge, excellent engineering practices, and a capability to provide high-quality, hands-on implementation

Salary and Perks

Base Compensation Range: $155,000 – $210,000 USD

Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive cash compensation
  • A piece of the pie (in the form of equity)
  • Comprehensive health plans
  • Generous PTO
  • Future focused 401k match
  • Generous parental and caregiver leave
  • Our core values are more than just a poster on the wall; they’re tangibly reflected in our work