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Senior Software Engineer - Python Developer (BrightWrite)

Cover Genius

Cover Genius

Software Engineering
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024
The Company
Cover Genius is a Series E insurtech that protects the global customers of the world’s largest digital companies including Booking Holdings, owner of Priceline, Kayak and Booking.com, Intuit, Uber, Hopper, Ryanair, Turkish Airlines, Descartes ShipRush, Zip and SeatGeek. We’re also available at Amazon, Flipkart, eBay, Wayfair and SE Asia’s largest company, Shopee. Our partners integrate with XCover, our award-winning insurance distribution platform, to embed protection for millions of customers worldwide each year.
Our team and products have been recognized with dozens of awards including by the Financial Times which ranked Cover Genius as the #1 fastest-growing company in APAC in 2020. Our diverse team across 20+ countries and many language groups commit itself to diverse cultural programs, in particular “CG Gives” which makes social entrepreneurs out of us all and funds development initiatives in global communities.
Our People are
Bold, Authentic, Purposeful and Inspired
Our People are not
Perfect, Traditional, Complacent or Cautious
About the Role
As a senior software engineer in the BrightWrite/Data team, you will be working on the pricing optimisation API, a key driver in our mission to increase the GWP yield. You'll be diving into Django, FastAPI, and offline PyPI packages, making critical contributions that helps us to make it fast and reliable.

Beyond that, your day will look like:

  • Lead the development and maintenance of internal applications, with a focus on the APIs for pricing optimisation and customer chatbot automations.
  • Collaborate with the team to design, develop, and deploy scalable and robust APIs using Django and FastAPI with Rest and GraphQL
  • Ensure code quality, performance, and reliability through comprehensive testing and code reviews. Improves the process with the CI/CD toolings
  • Identify, troubleshoot, and resolve complex technical issues. Writing and maintaining technical documentation, including tutorials, guides, and blameless post-mortems
  • This role is perfect for someone who thrives on tackling complex challenges and is passionate about continuous learning and improvement. You'll have the freedom to experiment, the support to grow, and the platform to make a massive impact.

Technical requirements for the role:

  • Minimum 5 years of full-time Python backend development experience using Python web frameworks (Must have Django). Proven track record of delivering high-quality, scalable software solutions.
  • Experiences with publishing non web based Python projects and/or Pypi packages
  • Proficiency with Python testing
  • Good understanding of REST API development
  • Basic practical experience working with frontend e.g. Javascript, HTML, CSS
  • Previous experience maintaining Python applications that manage large workloads in production environments using Kubernetes and Helm or similar technologies
  • Experience using observability tools e.g. Grafana, NewRelic and Prometheus
  • Understanding of modern DevOps practices such as Docker, CI/CD and Kubernetes
  • Nice to have
  • Hands on experiences using FastAPI and GraphQL
  • Hands on DevOps experience
  • Functional knowledge of any of the following technologies:
  • RabbitMQ / Celery (or alternatives)
  • GitLab CI
  • ArgoCD
  • Experience with GCP / Edge computing platform is a plus

To be successful you'll bring:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work in an agile team environment
  • Interest in working in a fast-moving environment
  • Full work rights to work in Australia
  • Located in Sydney or close by - we work in a hybrid environment so that you have flexibility while being able to collaborate with colleagues and stakeholders in office