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Backend Scala Engineer

Clearcover

Who’s Clearcover? 
Clearcover is the smarter car insurance company. We use powerful technology to offer everyday drivers better coverage for less money. We’re proud to be one of the fastest growing startups in Chicago, and we’re currently looking to add a few more extraordinary people to our team.


What’s a Backend Scala Engineer? 
The Backend Scala Engineer will work collaboratively with the larger Product and Engineering team to further develop backend services to support acquisition, third party integrations, claims and insurance product.


As a company, we take immense pride in being able to engage with our customers in a modern, thoughtful and transparent way.  Based on usage and customer satisfaction, we think we’ve done a pretty good job with our technology, but we are really just at the beginning.  We have incredible plans for the future and are looking for incredible engineers to help us get there.


What will you do? 



  • Design, build and maintain our backend infrastructure using Scala 

  • Own features from start to finish while working with your scrum team to ensure excellent outcome

  • Collaborate with other teammates to creatively solve problems ranging from scalability and performance to users interface and experience. 

  • Help improve, expand and maintain our acquisition, applicant and customer APIs

  • Work with the engineering and product team to help bring the features on our ambitious roadmap to life for our customers


What do you have? 



  • Fluency in Scala or exposure to similar functional programming languages or a strong desire to learn

  • Solid understanding of web fundamentals (HTTP, Javascript, Databases)

  • Strong understanding of microservices and RESTful API conventions

  • Experience with Cloud based services and hosting (AWS, etc)

  • High standards for quality and attention to detail


Nice to haves?



  • Ability to strike a balance between the needs of today with building towards a greater future

  • You use data driven development to build, scope and define features that have a measurable impact

  • Experienced with domain driven design to help explain and simplify complex problems


What's in it for you?



  • Unlimited vacation, we hire adults 

  • Equity for all employees, so you own a piece of the pie too 

  • Dental and Vision, we've got you covered 100%

  • Medical, we cover 90% of your premium, 75% of your dependents and contribute to your HSA and HRA (cha-ching)

  • We invest in your future by contributing 3% of your salary to a 401(K), even if you don't

  • Come to work pre-taxed through our FSA commuter benefits 

  • and yes, we have unlimited LaCroix, beer, snacks and the occasional ice cream social