Farmers Insurance Careers

Lead Backend Engineer

Woodland Hills, California
Information Technology

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1800013E
We are Farmers! 
Join a team of diverse professionals at Farmers to acquire skills on the job and apply your learned knowledge to future roles at Farmers. Farmers Insurance also offers extensive training opportunities through the award winning University of Farmers named by Training magazine amongst top 10 corporate training units in the world. Start your career at Farmers today! 
Job Summary 
Farmers insurance Mobile team is looking for a Lead backend engineer to help us take Farmers technology to the next level.
Essential Job Functions   
  • You will set the tone, quality and culture for the backend team.
  • You will lead and mentor by example. Yes, you will code, document and set style guides so the team could refer to a “source of truth”.
  • You will develop new services that are part of Farmers roadmap.
  • You will advocate for performance and engineering best practices.
  • You will research new technologies that will extend your skills and the value that Farmers Insurance can offer to our customers.
  • You will collaborate with other team members, architects, business analysts and product owners.
Physical Actions 
Required job duties are essentially sedentary work consisting of occasional walking, standing and lifting and/or carrying 10 lbs. maximum, and seeing.
Physical Environment 
Required job duties are normally performed in a climate controlled office environment.
Education Requirements 
Bachelors degree or equivalent or specific relevant experience 
Experience Requirements 
  • 5+ years experience as a software developer with Javascript and Node.js
  • 1+ Year experience as a Lead.
  • You should have experience with other scripting languages (Python, Ruby, Perl)
  • You must have knowledge of HTTP, REST and SOAP
  • Experience driving process improvement and mentoring a team.
  • You can demonstrate the reasoning and explain technical trade-offs
  • Aptitude to solve problems
  • Knowledge of data schemes and databases
  • Experience with PaaS and MBaaS are a bonus
  • You should know how to instantiate an EC2 or deploy on Heroku
Farmers is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce. 

Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: 08/29/2018