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Senior Software Engineer - Python Developer

Cover Genius

Cover Genius

Software Engineering
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2024
The Company
Cover Genius is a Series E insurtech that protects the global customers of the world’s largest digital companies including Booking Holdings, owner of Priceline, Kayak and Booking.com, Intuit, Uber, Hopper, Ryanair, Turkish Airlines, Descartes ShipRush, Zip and SeatGeek. We’re also available at Amazon, Flipkart, eBay, Wayfair and SE Asia’s largest company, Shopee. Our partners integrate with XCover, our award-winning insurance distribution platform, to embed protection for millions of customers worldwide each year.
Our team and products have been recognized with dozens of awards including by the Financial Times which ranked Cover Genius as the #1 fastest-growing company in APAC in 2020. Our diverse team across 20+ countries and many language groups commit itself to diverse cultural programs, in particular “CG Gives” which makes social entrepreneurs out of us all and funds development initiatives in global communities.
Our People are
Bold, Authentic, Purposeful and Inspired
Our People are not
Perfect, Traditional, Complacent or Cautious
About the role
This role is a great opportunity to join a world-class fast-growing engineering team here at Cover Genius, a global insurtech company that has a vision of providing embedded insurance to the world's largest e-commerce partners. As a part of the technology team, you will be able to contribute your technical skills, experience, and ideas to help the company to build high-quality customer-friendly software products that reflect modern-day customer demands and change the insurance landscape globally.

Key responsibilities

  • Design, develop, test, maintain, deploy and optimize software products and services
  • Help define and refine product requirements
  • Manage individual priorities and deliverables
  • Provide mentoring to junior and mid-level developers
  • Collaborate in defining and refining product requirements, ensuring they meet modern customer demands.
  • Manage individual priorities and deliverables effectively
  • Mentor and upskill more junior engineers
  • Lead technical projects and contribute to ongoing architectural improvements

Technical Requirements for the role

  • Minimum 5 years of full-time Python backend development experience using Python web frameworks (ideally Django)
  • Proficiency with Python testing
  • Good understanding of REST API development
  • Experience using Python ORM tools (e.g, Django Models, SQL Alchemy)
  • Experience using relational databases in a production environment
  • Basic practical experience working with frontend e.g. Javascript, HTML, CSS
  • Previous experience maintaining Python applications that manage large workloads in production environments using Kubernetes and Helm or similar technologies
  • Experience using observability tools e.g. Elasticsearch, Kibana, Grafana, NewRelic and Prometheus
  • Nice to have:
  • Understanding of modern DevOps practices
  • Functional knowledge of any of the following technologies:-
  • Wagtail
  • Celery
  • RabbitMQ
  • GitLab CI
  • ArgoCD

What the ideal profile looks like

  • Strong communication skills - we are a highly collaborative team
  • Ability to work in an agile team environment
  • Interest in working in a fast-moving environment
  • Eligible to work in Australia (Australian citizen/Permanent Resident), ideally located in Sydney
Why Cover Genius?
Cover Genius not only cares about being the best in our industry, we care about our team. We’re a business that understands life can be fluid and so we flex to ensure we provide the environment to suit that. What does that mean?
• Flexible PTO. Taking time out is important for our teams to enjoy life and stay fresh.
• Employee Stock Options - we want our people to share in our success, we reward them with ownership for their contribution in creating a world-class company.
• Work with like-minded people who are passionate about both the work we're doing and giving back. Our CG Gives programs enables us to all become philanthropists through our peer recognition and rewards system.
• Social Initiatives - pictures speak a thousand words!
* Cover Genius promotes diversity and inclusivity. We don't tolerate discrimination, demeaning treatment of anyone, or harassment due to race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or any other legally protected status.