Full Stack Engineer

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Date: Dec 6, 2018

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co

 

A career at New York Life offers many opportunities. To be part of a growing and successful business. To reach your full potential, whatever your specialty. Above all, to make a difference in the world by helping people achieve financial security. It’s a career journey you can be proud of, and you’ll find plenty of support along the way. Our development programs range from skill-building to management training, and we value our diverse and inclusive workplace where all voices can be heard. Recognized as one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies, New York Life is committed to improving local communities through a culture of employee giving and service, supported by our Foundation. It all adds up to a rewarding career at a company where doing right by our customers is part of who we are, as a mutual company without outside shareholders. We invite you to bring your talents to New York Life, so we can continue to help families and businesses “Be Good At Life.” To learn more, please visit LinkedIn, our Newsroom and the Careers page of www.NewYorkLife.com.

 

Job Title: Full Stack Engineer – New York Life Ventures R&D Lab, New York Life

 

Job Description

We are looking for a Full Stack Engineer who possesses a passion for pushing web technologies to the limits and will work with our team of talented engineers to design and build the next generation of Insurance applications in the cloud. You will be responsible for the development and maintenance of cloud applications aimed at revolutionizing the Insurance industry. You will be working alongside other engineers and developers working on different layers (data/app/presentation layers) of the application. Therefore, a commitment to collaborative problem solving, sophisticated design, and the creation of quality products is essential.

 

You will be based out of our New Office in New York City on Fifth Ave, which has a typical startup ambience and perks like free coffee, beanbags and many other fun events. You will have the best of both worlds, benefits of a large organization and the culture of a young startup.

 

Even if you don’t have all the skills listed below but have strong coding skills (in any language of your choice) and are a quick learner with zeal to build great software products - you are welcome to apply! We would love to talk to you.

 

Duties & Responsibilities

 

  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work with product owners and team members to build industry-leading solutions
  • Participate as a team member in planning the architecture and development of solutions
  • Design and build the next-generation of Insurance applications in the cloud
  • Research and identify best practices both from an architecture, data & security perspective
  • Ensure the performance, quality, and responsiveness of applications
  • Troubleshoot issues and work with team to identify and address problems
  • Participate in SCRUM teams working on bi-weekly sprints and ensure on time delivery with high quality
  • Participating fully in the development process through the entire software lifecycle
  • Create and maintain project documents and artifacts to capture current state

 

Basic Qualifications / Requirements

 

  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent. Master’s degree in CS/related field strongly preferred
  • 2+ years of industry experience as a software engineer/developer
  • Solid understanding of agile application development methodologies and release management activities
  • Contribute to the team’s ability to make and deliver on their commitments
  • Ability to clearly communicate to both technical and business teams

 

 

 

 

Technical Skills

 

  • Broad knowledge in web-based application development using modern tools and technology
  • In-depth understanding of HTML5, CSS3, JQuery/JavaScript with 1+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience with Angular.js/React.js frameworks
  • Knowledge of responsive CSS, the box model, semantic markup, and HTML5 highly preferred
  • Demonstrate concern for application-side security models, client-side app hardening, XSRF, etc.
  • Confident with backend languages and frameworks like Python/Node/Java
  • Experience in building and consuming REST-ful web services
  • Experience with RDBMS like PostgreSQL, Oracle, or MySQL
  • Experience with data pipeline and workflow management tools: Luigi, Airflow, etc. is highly preferred
  • Experience with ETL processes is a strong plus
  • Ability to write just enough documentation
  • Fluent with commonly used services on AWS
  • Experience using Atlassian tool sets: Jira, Confluence
  • Experience with Test Driven Development methodology
  • Strong analytical skills and analytical thinking is needed
  • Amazon Web Services certified candidates would be preferred

 

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