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Engineering Manager, Platform

Ethos Life

Ethos Life

Software Engineering
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2023

About Ethos

Ethos was built to make it faster and easier to get life insurance for the next million families. Our approach blends industry expertise, technology, and the human touch to find you the right policy to protect your loved ones.

We leverage deep technology and data science to streamline the life insurance process, making it more accessible and convenient. Using predictive analytics, we are able to transform a traditionally multi-week process into a modern digital experience for our users that can take just minutes! We’ve issued billions in coverage each month and eliminated the traditional barriers, ushering the industry into the modern age. Our full-stack technology platform is the backbone of family financial health.

We make getting life insurance easier, faster and better for everyone.

Our investors include General Catalyst, Sequoia Capital, Accel Partners, Google Ventures, SoftBank, and the investment vehicles of Jay-Z, Kevin Durant, Robert Downey Jr and others. This year, we were named on CB Insights' Global Insurtech 50 list and BuiltIn's Top 100 Midsize Companies in San Francisco. We are scaling quickly and looking for passionate people to protect the next million families!

About the Role

As a hands-on Engineering Manager, you’ll oversee engineers to build and ship key features. We are detail oriented and value clean, modular, and high-performing code. You'll help architect and build our internal standards and frameworks. We love engineering-wide consistency in code and have huge ambitions on both client and server side.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 4+ years of engineering management experience in high-growth engineering organizations
  • 4+ years of engineering experience as an individual contributor
  • Play the role of technical SME for the pod by diving into the weeds of architecture and implementation
  • Collaborate closely with product team to develop the tech roadmap
  • Recruit, hire, grow, and retain A+ engineering talent
  • Demonstrated track record of shipping complex products in a fast-paced environment
  • Deep understanding of your pod's OKRs, metrics and KPIs to contribute to the overall strategy and vision.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Experience designing and implementing complex backend systems
  • Build up technical details of existing systems
  • Back end architectural patterns of large, high-scale web applications experience
  • Experienced with software engineering best practices – design patterns, code reviews, unit and integration testing, etc.
  • Full stack engineering experience in Javascript, Python/Django, or Ruby/Rails
  • Provide meaningful feedback to your teammates to enable their work and growth
  • Ability to adjust the process of the team to maximize productivity
  • Assess risk and proactively deliver a plan and timeline for the entire pod and their team members
  • Write design reviews, architecture and help mentor the team on their design reviews



Don’t meet every single requirement? If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. At Ethos we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace.

We are an equal opportunity employer who values diversity and inclusion and look for applicants who understand, embrace and thrive in a multicultural world. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Pursuant to the SF Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider employment for qualified applicants with arrests and conviction records.

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