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Principal Backend Engineer- Documents

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Job Description

Title: Principal Backend Engineer- Documents

Location: Remote – United States

About Us

Coalition is the world’s first Active Insurance provider designed to help prevent digital risk before it strikes. Founded in 2017, Coalition combines broad insurance coverage with a digital risk assessment and continuous security monitoring to help organizations protect themselves in today’s hyper-connected world.

Coalition offers its Active Insurance products in the U.S., U.K., and Canada through relationships with leading global insurers including Allianz, Arch Insurance, Lloyd’s of London, Swiss Re and Zurich, as well as cyber capacity through its own carrier, Coalition Insurance Company. Coalition’s Active Risk Platform provides automated security alerts, threat intelligence, expert guidance, and cybersecurity tools to help businesses worldwide remain resilient against cyber attacks.

Coalition comprises a team of cybersecurity and technology experts, as well as experienced insurance professionals, who have come together to build a world-class organization with a massive technological advantage. Our secret sauce is bringing these expertise together to create a world-class organization with one mission: to protect the unprotected as the world digitizes. Today, Coalition is one of the world’s largest commercial insurtechs serving hundreds of thousands of customers worldwide.

Since its founding, Coalition has raised $755 million in equity funding, including $250 million in June 2022, affirming its ability to deliver profitable growth and cementing its position as a long-term business with a clear competitive advantage.

Coalition’s exceptional growth stems from its ability to address real-world problems for organizations of all sizes, and by remaining true to our founding values of character, humility, responsibility, purpose, authenticity and inclusion. We are proud to have been named among Inc.’s Best Workplaces in 2021 and 2023, and one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in 2022.

About the Role

As a Principal Engineer on the document team, your role holds immense significance in shaping the trajectory of our company. Your wide-ranging experiences, professional concepts, and deep understanding of engineering will be instrumental in supporting our company objectives and tackling complex challenges with creativity and effectiveness. Your expertise will be pivotal in defining technology strategies that directly address critical business problems, leading to the delivery of innovative solutions that set new benchmarks.

Within our team, you will not only be at the forefront of defining team architecture and technical solutions but also wield influence that extends to related teams and your team members during projects. Your impact on software architecture, performance enhancements, and overall business value will be profound, leaving a lasting imprint on our organization’s success.

As a natural leader within the team, you will have the opportunity to mentor and coach other engineers, guiding them in the art of designing, developing, testing, and deploying software. Your leadership will inspire excellence and elevate the capabilities of the entire team, amplifying our collective potential to achieve resilience and quality.

With your visionary guidance and technical prowess, our documents team will redefine the efficiency and effectiveness of document generation.

This is a remote position that can be based anywhere in the United States or Canada.


  • Utilize wide-ranging experience, professional concepts, and company objectives to creatively and effectively resolve complex issues
  • Define technology strategies to address business problems and deliver solutions independently
  • Focus on team architecture and product solutions, extending influence to related teams during projects
  • Solve complex software problems with visible risks, roadblocks, and constraints, ensuring solutions are extensible and scalable
  • Impact software architecture, dependencies, performance, and business value through innovative approaches
  • Design, develop, test, and deploy software, while demonstrating leadership in managing large projects and delegating work for a small team of SDEs
  • Proactively simplify code and resolve team architecture dependencies, taking a tactical and strategic approach to work
  • Mitigate long-term risks and find viable paths forward in difficult situations
  • Lead projects aimed at streamlining team processes and implementing mechanisms to reduce churn during implementation
  • Exhibit self-driven and self-motivated behavior, actively finding time to prototype new ideas and resolving significant engineering problems without specific direction
  • Communicate proactively and positively with teams across engineering, taking responsibility for communication on larger projects
  • Influence peers, managers, PMs, and directors, actively mentoring individuals and driving learning opportunities for the entire team, such as brown bags and learning series

Skills and Qualifications

  • Proven hands-on coding experience in developing complex software applications
  • Deep understanding of microservice architectural design, with a specific focus on business logic
  • Proficient in mentoring and guiding the team on design patterns and potential pitfalls
  • Previous experience managing on-call duties for incident response, ensuring the team’s ability to handle and resolve issues efficiently
  • Demonstrated expertise in implementing monitoring and observability practices for maintaining system health and performance
  • Proven track record of enhancing team practices to achieve improved reliability and performance
  • A strong background in elevating software quality within a team
  • Ability to guide and promote testing, continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD), code reviews, and other quality practices to ensure robust and bug-free software
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to effectively convey technical concepts to team members and stakeholders
  • A collaborative and team-oriented mindset, capable of working effectively in a diverse and fast-paced environment
  • Strong problem-solving skills to analyze complex technical issues and devise effective solutions
  • Leadership capabilities to inspire and mentor team members, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and excellence

Bonus Points

  • Experience in Document Generation: Expertise in working with document generation related services
  • Template Management Proficiency: Experience in handling template related services to create and manage document templates
  • Scaling Document Generation: A background in scaling document generation processes to handle increased demands efficiently
  • Accuracy and Precision: The ability to prioritize accuracy and precision in document generation
  • Project Management: Experience in managing cross team technical projects


  • 100% medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Flexible PTO policy
  • Annual home office stipend and WeWork access
  • Mental & physical health wellness programs (One Medical, Headspace, Gympass, and more)!
  • Competitive compensation and opportunity for advancement
  • Coalition’s individual pay is determined on several factors, including but not limited to, location, level, skills and experience. The US base salary range for this full-time position is $145,000 – $230,000, and your recruiter can share more on target salary for your location during the interview process.


Why Coalition?

We’re a highly fulfilling, mission-driven team who is committed to building a more diverse and inclusive culture. We want to work with people of all different backgrounds and paths in life, and we trust our team members to take responsibility, share ownership and put in the work, no matter how small the task. We are always looking for collaborative, inquisitive and dedicated individuals to join #OurCoalition and help us on our mission to solve digital risk.

Recent press releases:

To learn more, check out our featured press releases:

  • Coalition Closes $250 Million in Series F Funding, Valuing the Cyber Insurance Provider at $5 Billion
  • Coalition Named to Fast Company’s Annual List of of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2022
  • Coalition Launches Active Insurance, Reaches $650M Run Rate GWP
  • Coalition launches tech-powered executive risks products with personalized risk assessment for all US small-businesses

Coalition’s very foundation is built on respecting and encouraging diversity and inclusion across the organization. Coalition is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.