Staff Engineer

| Greater Boston Area
Simply Business is more than our name. It's how we approach insurance: Make it clear. Make it simple. Make it affordable. By combining exceptional talent, technology, data, and knowledge, Simply Business is the go-to online insurance brokerage that protects small businesses and the entrepreneurs who work hard to build them. 
We want team members who have the drive to challenge boundaries. If you’re smart and passionate about delivering brilliant customer experiences, we’d love to hear from you.
We need a Staff Engineer to join us in our Boston office.
As a Staff Engineer, you will develop customer focused products in a culture which champions Agile, cross functional teams and continuous collaboration.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Being hands on in developing our products using best practices, appropriate tools, and technologies
  • Working with other teams to resolve difficult technical implications that affect their projects
  • Championing Agile methodologies whilst creating amazingly useful systems in a collaborative way for our customers
  • Highlighting areas for continuous improvement and driving their prioritization
  • Drive, and champion new technical practices through demonstration or education in your product team and to the wider Simply Business Tech community 

What We Are Looking For:

  • Familiarity with at least 2 programming paradigms and can mentor others in their use 
  • Strong programming skills in Ruby
  • Ability to break down complex technical requirements (epics) into smaller stories to avoid large monolithic deliverables
  • Ability to define a technical vision which you can share and get other tech team members to contribute to
  • Willingness to challenge us! We love people who come in and challenge us and not be afraid to raise questions and help us improve
  • An advocate of engineering best practices

A Handful Of Things We Believe In:

  • Continuous delivery - we currently release software to production around 14 times a day on average
  • Cross functional teams – we believe in collaboration across the whole organization and we see Tech and Business teams as one team working together on projects (in fact, we even have our business product owners writing code)
  • Continuous innovation - we do regular hackathons as one example to drive experimentation with new technologies and ways of working
  • Never chaining ourselves to a technology - using the ‘right tool for the job

What are the benefits?
Here are some of the great benefits and perks that come from being a Simply Business employee:
• A salary that reflects your experience, our pay policy, and the market we’re in from your first day
• Group plan for medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage
• Short term disability, long term disability, and life insurance coverage
• Participation in the Company’s bonus program
• Participation in 401(k) plan with a 3% employer match
• Commuter benefits to help cut down on commuting costs
• 25 days of vacation time plus 10 company holidays
• Flexible working hours and working from home
• Annual company trip, regular outings, and volunteer opportunities 
• An awesome WeWork office with cold brew coffee, beer on tap, local pop-up events, and more 
As a company, we pride ourselves on inclusion in the workplace. Simply Business is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
Want more info on working at Simply Business? Check out our careers page: https://www.simplybusiness.com/careers/ 

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Location

We are located in downtown Boston, accessible to every line on the T and surrounded by a lot of history and a lot of great places to grab lunch.

An Insider's view of Simply Business

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

We genuinely care about the work-life balance of our teammates and understand that things come up. That’s why we give our employees the ability to work from home when they see fit, not the other way around. Plus, all of our meetings are remote-friendly, so we never feel like we’re missing out on important conversations!

Mariah

Senior Manager, Customer Communications

What projects are you most excited about?

I've really enjoyed working on the Front End for our Knowledge Center redesign, now called Simply U. Our current blog design has been sufficient, but the redesign will have new features including commenting, recommended articles, and categorization. Additionally, the new design will look much fresher and offer a better experience to customers.

Bryan

Front End Developer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

When I started at Simply Business, I was given the opportunity to take a leap and take on new responsibilities that I had never done before. My team has supported me and worked with me to help me learn so many new skills. I feel like I have grown in so many ways since starting here and I can't wait to see what is next.

Kelsey

Talent Acquisition Specialist

What projects are you most excited about?

Myself and another female colleague are working on bringing a program called #iamremarkable to SB. It is about female empowerment, which is one of my passions! The program aligns with SB's devotion to gender diversity. It’s exciting that I have been encouraged and supported in this effort and I think it speaks volumes for the company I work for!

Jill

Licensed Insurance Agent

What are Simply Business Perks + Benefits

Simply Business Benefits Overview

Some of these will kick in once you’re confirmed in post, but here’s the summary:
• A salary that reflects your experience, our pay policy and the market we’re in from your first day
• Group plan for medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage
• Short term disability, long term disability and life insurance coverage
• Participation in the Company’s bonus program
• Participation in 401(k) plan with a 3% employer match
• Commuter benefits to help cut down on commuting costs
• 25 days of vacation time plus 10 company holidays

Culture
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Events committee, that has different sub group that manage events like First Thursdays, Holiday Party, and Wellness initiatives.
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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