Backend Engineer

Pie Insurance

Denver, CO, USA

Full time

$105-140k (annually)

May 6

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As a Engineer at Pie Insurance, you’ll be a member of one of the teams within engineering that are responsible for delivering platforms and applications that are transforming the commercial insurance market.

Today, all Pie-oneers are working remotely and will continue to do so until it is safe to return to the office. As a remote team member, you will be expected to be available for meetings with team members in other time zones and have access to reliable, high-speed internet. Our ideal candidate for this role will sit in our Denver or Washington DC offices once it is safe to do so.

How You’ll Do It

Engineers are innovative, driven by engineering excellence and create code that is a joy for other engineers to maintain and is highly testable. Rapid problem-solving is one of your core competencies. You’ll be collaborating with other world-class engineers to drive automation, leverage our analytics, and create awe-inspiring user experiences. The systems you develop will be large and must be highly resilient. This is a dynamic startup environment; you must love working on a design in the morning and performing root cause analysis on a production issue in the afternoon.  

You will be joining our team in downtown Denver, specifically LoDo within walking distance from Union Station. Everything we do is connected: we need you to be a strong communicator and a doer.

The Right Stuff

  • 3-5 years of industrial strength engineering development and delivery of large scale systems that had rigorous systemic quality requirements and/or delightful user interfaces
  • Have created software design and can make appropriate trade-offs
  • Deep understanding of open source frameworks and tools to shorten development efforts
  • Have worked extensively in an Agile/SCRUM development methodology
  • Have worked in CI/CD Environments
  • Be a critical thinker, without over thinking
  • Must be adaptable. We are a startup and you need to thrive in a highly dynamic environment.
  • If you are a server-side developer you’ll need the following skills:
  • Deep knowledge of procedural programming languages such as C# or Java, network protocols, specifically HTTP, and JSON. We are a .NET Core shop.
  • Strong knowledge of NoSQL databases, specifically MongoDB, Web Sockets, messaging systems, specifically RabbitMQ.
  • Ideally, developed RESTful APIs
  • If you are more a user interface developer, you’ll need the following skills:
  • Javascript (React, Angular, Ember, etc.), HTML, CSS
  • API Integration Experience
  • Experience creating applications using responsive design

Pie Perks

  • Competitive Salary
  • A piece of the Pie (in the form of stock options)
  • Comprehensive health plans
  • Take-as-you-need PTO – Salaried
  • 3 weeks paid vacation – Hourly
  • 7 days of paid sick leave – Hourly
  • Commute Allowance
  • 401k Match
  • Modern office space with onsite gym
  • Monthly Happy Hours
  • Generous Parental Leave

Our goal is to make all aspects of working with us as easy as Pie! That includes our offer process. When we have identified talent that is a good fit for Pie, we work hard to present an equitable and fair offer. We look at your knowledge, skills and experience that you bring, along with your compensation expectations and align that with our company equity processes to determine our offer ranges. 

We value and want to support our team members, and are proud to offer a comprehensive compensation package which includes the following:

Compensation Range for position: $105,000- $140,000

Other Benefits: Each year Pie reviews Company performance and may grant discretionary bonuses to eligible team members.


Pie Insurance is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, military service status, citizenship, or other protected characteristic.

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