Bowtie - Senior Backend Engineer

Mid Level
Hong Kong
Senior Backend Engineer
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About Us

Bowtie is a licensed life insurance company and Hong Kong’s very first virtual insurer. Built with modern technology and medical expertise, Bowtie’s platform will offer life and medical insurance plans to customers instantly and directly.

Bowtie will also offer health insurance products under the Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme (VHIS) that is approved by Food and Health Bureau. By eliminating paper, commissions and intermediaries, Bowtie’s mission is to enable a new generation of consumers to access insurance protection and take control of life protection decisions for themselves.

Bowtie is backed with HKD 234 million from Sun Life Financial and supported by leading international reinsurers.

Who we're looking for

Bowtie's mission is to create a digital insurance ecosystem that brings greater good to consumers. As we grow towards that mission, we're looking for highly dynamic, hands-on and passionate talent to our team.

What you will be doing
  • Architect scalable backend systems, services, and APIs
  • Evolve our long-term vision for maintaining and scaling our backend systems
  • Design high reliability services that can withstand large fluctuations in traffic
  • Monitor our backend performance, identify performance bottlenecks, and find ways to reliably resolve them
  • Write backend code that is fast, reliable, but also highly secure
  • Work with engineers, product managers and senior leadership to turn our vision into a tangible roadmap every quarter
  • Create backend components for new features while staying mindful of the tradeoffs between building prototypes vs something for the long term
  • Maintain and evolve our quickly-growing test suite
  • Help create engineering plans & roadmaps
  • Create backend integrations with other APIs and web services
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with the frontend, product, design, and other teams, on shipping and testing new features
  • Add positive energy in every meeting, and make your coworkers feel included in every interaction

Who you are
  • Proficient in modern development languages, frameworks and tools, especially Python, Javascript
  • Familiar with AWS and popular cloud development services
  • Experience in Devops tools and CI/CD pipelines
  • Self-driven, self-motivated and ability to identify/diagnose problems in addition to solving them
  • Experience in design, build, scale and maintain production services, and know how to compose a service-oriented architecture
  • Able to write high quality, well tested code to meet the needs of our customers
  • Experience with scaling production databases: Postgres, Redis, ElasticSearch

Candidate with more related working experience will be considered as Senior Backend Engineer.

What we offer
  • Competitive salary
  • Fun, co-operative and flexible startup culture
  • Weekly sharing sessions and regular happy-hour gatherings
  • Flexible working hours
  • 5-day work week and Annual Leave
  • Benefits include medical/ dental coverage and wellness program
  • Professional Development Sponsorship
  • Hong Kong working visa sponsorship (onsite position)
  • Coaching by experienced engineers and domain experts
  • Direct exposure to various aspects of insurance operations
  • Agile task management

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