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Lead Software Engineer (Java)

Full Time


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 will you do?

  • Execute end-to-end software development and deployment in an agile environment
  • Own and operate large sections of software and systems
  • Guides design and delivery through influence and education
  • Lead production monitoring and resolution impacts
  • Influence work of multiple teams relating to overall engineering group objectives  
  • Provide technical guidance to other team members
  • Coach and mentor other engineers
  • Drive continuous process and technology improvements
  • Partner with Product to spec out the technical aspects of a feature from inception through delivery
  • Write acceptance, integration and unit tests
  • Be involved and conduct architecture discussions when necessary
  • Collaborate with other leads and engineers on various architecture discussions
  • Participate in recruiting of candidates and improvement of the overall interview process

What do you have?

  • 6+ years’ experience in software design and development, especially with Java, Kotlin, or Scala
  • 4+ years of JVM experience and ideally 3 years of production Kotlin
  • Deep understanding of cloud computing principles and practices, experience with production applications in cloud environments. AWS and Kubernetes experience a plus.
  • Proven expertise in agile software development
  • The ability to anticipate technical issues and industry changes as well as circumvent through thoughtful architectural and design decisions. 
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to understand and explain technical issues to a non-technical audience
  • Experience with monolithic applications, service oriented distributed applications and preferably experience breaking up the best parts of a monolith into services 
  • Production experience designing, building and testing web services and APIs
  • Experience delivering and supporting  Web based, Distributed and Multi-Tier architecture using (Ruby, Scala, Typescript, Node, Java, Kotlin, etc)
  • Understanding and experience with functional programming a plus
  • Strong knowledge of ReST, Service Oriented Architecture, OAuth, Basic Authentication and PCI.
  • Ability to translate complex technical concepts into high-level designs and act as a subject matter expert in software design, architecture, implementation, deployment and support across our full platform.
  • Proficient in SQL and relational database modeling
  • Creativity, fearlessness and an unwavering commitment to putting the customer first 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or relevant work experience. MS preferred.

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 the vast majority of your premiums to make the cost of you and your family's coverage affordable. Plus, we 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

Did you know that women and minorities are less likely to apply to a position if they don't match 100% of the job qualifications? Don't let that be the reason you miss out on this opportunity! We encourage you to apply anyway. Don't count yourself out!

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