Jun 14, 2019

Senior Python Software Engineer

  • Cover Genius
  • Sydney NSW, Australia
Full time Back End Software Engineer

Job Description

Company Description

Who are Cover Genius? we're a rapid growth Fintech Start-up focussed on disrupting the insurance market globally. We've enjoyed huge success so far through a blend of our exceptional products, energetic team and incredible culture. Cover Genius was nominated in the global Fintech 100 by KPMG in 2017 and was recognised as the fastest growing company in Australia by Smart Company in 2017. 

This is an opportunity to become part of the next product that disrupts the World's largest industry. And you get to do it where the model is proven and growth is accelerating!

Job Description

We’re on the lookout for Python Engineers who live, eat and breath Django - to be a key part of the team building the XCover platform, which powers online product distribution for some of the world’s largest ecommerce websites. The stack consists of Python/Django, React front-end, PostgreSQL and globally hosted on AWS. We're well into our microservices journey and building our products with globally scalability in mind, the complexity and challenges you'll tackle head on whist on our team, will be hard to find anywhere else.

Given Cover Genius’ global recognition, excellent track record and hockey stick growth, this role presents significant opportunities for the right candidate. We are looking for self-starters that are passionate about new technology and innovation. People that have a “can do” attitude and who work well within startup environments where needs and roles can change quickly. Needless to say, we are not your average insurance company!



  • Strong recent Python Engineering experience (Django/Flask)
  • Proficiency with testing frameworks and tools (we write a lot of them)
  • Good experience with Linux and git should come without saying it loud
  • Functional knowledge of relational databases (Postgres is preferred) and non relation databases (Mongo/Redis/ElasticSearch)
  • Develop highly-scalable, low-latency APIs for large ecommerce partners
  • Comfortable with agile development and startup environment
  • Good communication skills

Additional Information

In return, we offer an inclusive, supportive and extremely high performing environment with flexibility, plenty of benefits and a company journey that you want to be on! We also know that different blends of the above experiences and skillsets could translate to the best person for the role and so if you think you have the best composition of the above, send us your Cv and let's chat!


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