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Senior Scala Backend Engineer


REMOTE or SF | $110K – $180K | 0.25% – 0.5% | Full time

We are looking for experienced backend engineers to join a small team building an insurance product that everyone needs – a community safety net that is free of “necessary” evil.

We use Scala on the backend and Scala.js on the frontend. Insurance is a “consistency” focused industry, so most of our core processes are built around Event Sourcing with a pragmatic functional codebase. As we expand into new states and new products, handling the resulting N x M complexity will be critical to maintain our ability to ship quickly.


  • Build complex backend workflows that power simple concepts exposed to users

  • Build confidence in solutions through testing

  • Take loose requirements and come up with solutions that fit the problem

  • Engage in thoughtful peer reviews, set the right kind of quality bar


  • Intermediate to Senior level; ability to hit the ground running

  • Scala experience, specifically FP tools like fs2, cats, scalaz and zio (we use cats)

  • Experience with auditable systems: CQRS, event sourcing, or similar techniques

  • Effective communication in a remote-first workflow

  • Desire to fix a backward industry that is built on poor customer experiences

  • Passion for building things from concept to implementation to production

Nice to have

  • Work experience in Insurance/Fintech/Banking, any sort of regulated environment

  • Scala.js experience (we use Scala.js with React/Relay on the frontend)

  • GraphQL experience

  • Understanding of accounting and money moving fundamentals

About Goodcover

We are making insurance more fair by reducing expenses in a sustainable way and giving leftover claims money back to the policyholders.

We believe in a diverse and inclusive workplace, and encourage all people to come join our team and bring their unique perspective to help make us stronger.

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United States
110k-180k USD
Timezones (UTC)
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