We’re only able to consider applicants based in the United States or Canada at this time. (You can work remotely anywhere in the United States, Canada, or from one of our offices in San Francisco or New York.)

We are looking for an experienced lead backend developer comfortable designing, developing & maintaining complex data services, with a focus on flexibility and developer experience. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a talented, passionate, and mission-driven group. We iterate quickly, ship every week, build for the long term, and are looking for smart, independent engineers who want to ply their trade with like-minded people.


  • Build, deploy and iterate on new features and capabilities of the Archipelago SaaS API platform stack.
  • Collaborate with other engineers, design, and product to build out new capabilities and designs.
  • Own the quality of your deliverable through good design, implementation and unit testing
  • Take on a lead role in requirements gathering, scoping and planning projects from beginning to end
  • Driving the continuous improvement of our existing codebase by participating in code reviews, refactoring legacy code, and measuring code coverage and performance
  • Guide and mentor junior engineers
  • Ship code to production frequently

Experience and Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience in software development
  • Proficiency coding in Golang. Python a plus.
  • Have demonstrable expertise working with Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Working experience in creating Infrastructure as code (IaC)
  • Proven track record of delivering highly-performant and scalable software solutions
  • Knowledge of best practices & patterns for large scale web applications.
  • Ability to articulate and present a solution to both technical and non technical stakeholders
  • Work independently as part of a distributed team.

Desired but not Required

  • Experience building applications for the insurance industry.


  • You’ll join at an early stage of the company, so you can take something from 0 to 1
  • We’re a supportive team who will give you as much assistance or independence as you like

About Archipelago

Archipelago is a start-up working to revolutionize how risk is insured. Our founders are tech & finance entrepreneurs with several IPOs and acquisitions under their belts. We are backed by Canaan, Ignition Partners, Zigg Capital, and Scale Venture Partners.

Archipelago is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York, London, and the Netherlands. We also have raised several millions in seed money to date and we currently employ over a hundred fifty people across the US & Europe.