Senior Software Engineer - Ruby on Rails

02144, Somerville
Nov 19, 2021
Jan 18, 2022
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Senior Software Engineer


At Liberty Mutual, technology isn't just a part of our business, it's what drives us forward. Join our tech team and you'll get opportunities to work on complex problems using emerging technologies. Our culture of evolution and innovation leads to projects that can positively impact lives. And we want you to be involved in creating, implementing and updating our solutions. As part of our team, you'll be working at a Fortune 100 company that's one of the fastest growing in the insurance industry.  We are #1 in the world in Surety Contracts and Bonds and we want to continue that dominance through innovation and technical excellence.


About the role:

As a Senior Engineer, you will provide leadership in the development of applications for the Liberty Mutual Surety company. As a member of an Agile squad, you will deliver key technology solutions in direct alignment with business strategies. This work will involve the modernization of systems and movement to cloud technologies with a focus on strong engineering practices, innovation and leading the company in technical outcomes


You will be responsible for work in all stages of the development lifecycle, from reviewing business requirements, to design, to construction and test, to deployment. The industry changes quickly, so we are looking for you to respond to change, pick up new technologies and adapt to changing requirements. We also want you to take pride in your work and have strong design and development expertise. We value quality code delivery and expect you to demonstrate competence at writing, testing and debugging. You will also assist in maturing our agile development processes, enhancing technical quality and excellence, and progressing CI/CD transformation. 

  • Bachelors or equivalent experience
  • Generally, 5+ years of software engineering experience including but not limited to Ruby on Rails (5+ years), Java, Spring Boot, Python, Typescript, JavaScript, Bamboo, GIT, Bootstrap, Oauth2, JUnit, Jasmine, Karma, MS SQL Server, Postgres, DynamoDB, MySQL
  • Solid understanding of cloud technologies (AWS) & architecture patterns (serverless, microservice, API, event-driven)
  • Solid programming discipline: unit testing, fault tolerance, data structures, complexity analysis, object-oriented principles, design patterns, etc.
  • Experience with CI/CD tools and techniques, Containerization (ECS, Docker) & Dev Ops practices
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; presentation skills
  • Proficient in negotiation, facilitation and consensus building skills
  • Openness and adaptability to respond to fast-moving circumstances
  • Extensive knowledge of IT concepts, strategies, methodologies and technical standards, security, and privacy policies
  • Extensive understanding of agile software development concepts and processes
  • Extensive understanding of backlog tracking, burndown metrics, and incremental delivery
  • Strong collaboration, team first mentality, prioritization, and adaptability skills required


Highly competitive applicants will have:

    • Cloud focused mentality
    • Continuous learner, open to learning new technologies to progress our AWS footprint, focusing on smaller is better, and reusability and maintainability
    • Experience with Agile (Scrum, Kanban), paired programming, TDD
    • Experience in CI/CD tools and techniques
    • Strong focus on team first mentality and core agile principles
    • Track record of innovation and self-learning
    • Focus on security standards and implementation best practices

At Liberty Mutual, our purpose is to help people embrace today and confidently pursue tomorrow. That's why we provide an environment focused on openness, inclusion, trust and respect. Here, you'll discover our expansive range of roles, and a workplace where we aim to help turn your passion into a rewarding profession.  


Liberty Mutual has proudly been recognized as a Great Place to Work by Great Place to Work® US for the past several years. We were also selected as one of the 100 Best Places to Work in IT onIDG's Insider Pro and Computerworld's 2020 list. For many years running, we have been named by Forbes as one of America's Best Employers for Women and one of America's Best Employers for New Graduatesas well as one of America's Best Employers for Diversity. To learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion please visit: 


We value your hard work, integrity and commitment to make things better, and we put people first by offering you benefits that support your life and well-being. To learn more about our benefit offerings please visit:  


Liberty Mutual is an equal opportunity employer. We will not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, disability, veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information or on any basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 

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