Software Engineer (Backend)


Austin, TX, US / Dallas, TX, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 04/24/2021
  • Website:
  • Company Address: 1920 McKinney Ave 7th floor, Dallas, TX, 75201

About Bestow

Bestow is an insurance technology company that builds products and software that make life insurance accessible to millions of families. In addition to its direct-to-consumer arm, Bestow provides industry-first APIs enabling partners to offer bespoke life insurance coverage to their customers with ease. Bestow is reshaping the life industry as the insurance company of the future.

Job Description

Bestow is a digital life insurance company built on full stack technology and AI. In a world in need of greater financial resilience and protection, Bestow democratizes access to smart financial products and powers some of the world’s leading consumer platforms. We are reimagining and rebuilding a 400-year-old, $7 trillion industry to create a brighter future for millions of families. And we’re just getting started.
The Bestow team is a diverse band of first principles thinkers on a mission to do good. We’re fortunate to be backed by leading investors and partners including Valar Ventures, NEA, 8VC and MunichRe.
Open to Austin, TX or Dallas, TX
Bestow is not your typical insurance company. We’ve completely reimagined industry assumptions, and harnessed technology and big data to create life insurance products that aren’t just delightful to use, but deliver on our mission to provide an easy and quick way to signup for life insurance to protect you and your family.
Our policy platform was built from the ground up by very talented people at Bestow whose true mission is to help others. If you want to have the opportunity to be a part of a growing company where you can create, have a voice at the table and learn come join us.
If you are a motivated Back End Engineer who thrives in a fast-growing environment, and if you are passionate about building highly scalable systems with intuitive experience that users will love, we’d love to talk to you. At Bestow, every engineer is responsible for delivering high-quality code and shaping the next stage of evolution in payments and financial services. You will work with a tight-knit team of engineers, designers and product managers and bring a passion for user experience as well as meticulous attention to detail in order to build intuitive and elegant user experiences. Join us to learn and grow together and make a real difference.
In addition to the top notch engineering talent we have on the team, we also have the best partners -- incredible Product and Design Teams!
Learn More About Us

What You Will Do:

    • Solve technical problems that few have solved before – no one else is building a completely digital platform on which individuals can purchase a life insurance policy entirely online within minutes
    • Develop features and improvements to the the product in a secure, well-tested, and performant way using Python 3, Go, and PostgreSQL
    • Help set technical standards and best practices for the back end team. Folks joining the team will establish our software engineering culture.
    • You are someone that strives to build a premier engineering organizationResolve issues with previously delivered features
    • Advocate for improvements to product quality, security, and performance
    • Solve technical problems of moderate scope and complexity
    • Recognize impediments to our efficiency as a team ("technical debt"), propose and implement solutions
    • Write unit and integration tests for code you create
    • Encourage automation and continuous improvement
    • Peer review code developed by others on your team

When you join us, you’ll bring:

    • 3+ years of back end software development experience
    • Passion working with Golang, Python 3 or Rust
    • You enjoy navigating your way around  relational databases like PostgreSQL
    • Docker is your preferred container for local software development
    • Hands-on knowledge designing APIs (Protocol Buffers, RAML, Swagger, or OpenAPI)
    • Experience with distributed systems and microservices
    • Experience working with cloud-based infrastructure (GCP preferred) 
    • Enthusiasm advocating for Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD)
    • BS in Computer Science or Engineering or related discipline or equivalent work experience

What We Can Offer to You

    • Generous compensation package
    • Stock options
    • Flexible schedule and work/life balance
    • 100% company-paid health, dental, and vision insurance
    • Choose your computer setup (13” or 16” MacBook Pro)
    • Office snacks and weekly team lunches
    • Team building events and activities
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 
Bestow does not sponsor applicants for work visas at this time.

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.