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Senior Back End Developer

Démarrage souhaité: 05/09/2022

About Yago

Yago (ex-Seraphin) is a scale-up making insurance simple, fast and human for thousands of customers. As a digital insurance broker, we advise (online and on the phone) and support customers during claims. We grow fast (9x last year) thanks to our disruptive approach and demonstrate very high client satisfaction (net promoter score of 82%, similar to Apple and Netflix, while the average Belgian broker only reaches 7%). Yago recently closed a 3rd fundraising to scale the team and the business internationally.
Yago is based in Brussels, near Merode. Our office is very luminous with closed and open-spaces as well as a beautiful view over the city.

About the team 🚀

The Yago Tech Team builds and maintains Yago’s customer facing applications and internal tools. We have a strong focus on making the user journey pleasant and on providing tools to drive our operational excellence internally. We work in close relationships with our Product Team in cycles of several weeks.
We cherish honesty and transparency, love to share knowledge and learn from each other. We are eager to grow, as people and as a company. We are transitioning to a new collaborative way of working where sharing & growing together is very important.

What you'll do 🎯

  • Architect and design APIs, services and systems based on the business needs.
  • Implement new features in solo or in collaboration with other team members.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvements of our tech stack.
  • Work in a close relationship with our CTO to help increase the speed of delivery.
  • Debug production issues across services and multiple levels of the stack.
  • Improve engineering standards, tooling, and processes.
  • Mentor developers earlier in their technical careers to help them grow.

Our tech stack 💻

Our code has good test coverage, follows strict guidelines (CodeClimate, linting, etc.), is reviewed by 2 pairs on each PR, and many monitoring and CI/DI tools are in place. All our processes and architecture decisions are documented on GitBook. There is always room for improvements, and we thrive to get better at each release. Our current stack is based on:

  • Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, Vue.js, Tailwind
  • AWS Lambda (Node.js), DynamoDB
  • AWS deployment using Fargate, Docker, CloudFlare

Our challenge is to consolidate the existing platform while continuously innovating at a fast pace.

To better understand our stack, our values and our way of working, check our Playbook.

Preferred experience 👩‍💻

  • We are looking for a great coder and an enthusiastic team player.
  • Strong technical background, including 3+ years of experience with software engineering, preferably at a top tier software company.
  • Either a Bachelor’s degree in a technical field involving coding (e.g. Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Mathematics) or equivalent technical experience
  • Strong coding skills in Ruby on Rails (or willing to learn from a similar background) as well as in software architecture.
  • Strong expertise and practical knowledge in PostgreSQL (or similar) as well as in data modeling and database design.
  • Good security culture and risk mitigation practice.
  • Preferably: good knowledge of AWS infrastructure and DevOps mindset.
  • You hold yourself and others to a high bar.
  • You thrive in a collaborative environment while taking care of colleagues.
  • Previous experience in a start-up / scale-up is a big plus.

Our offer ⭐

⭐ The opportunity to join an ultra-dynamic Scale-Up, recognized for its performance as well as a team striving for excellence

⭐ The opportunity to follow training imparted by Yago (ex-Seraphin)’s team every week to know all the facets of a scale-up (BP, Sales, Eloquence, Marketing, Digital Acquisition, SEO/SEA, Facebook Ads, Google Analytics)

⭐ A transparent and attractive remuneration package. Depending on the evolution of our collaboration, a profit-sharing plan can be negotiated with the company.

Recruitment process

Apply here. Laurine, our HR, will get in touch.
Give your best shot at our tech challenge.
Interviews with our CTO, a Tech Team member and our Co-CEO.
Meet the whole team and enjoy working together!
Ideally, the candidate would start in their new role as early as August 2022.

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