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

We are looking for an experienced lead backend developer comfortable designing, developing & maintaining complex data services, with a focus on flexibility and developer experience. We’re a small growing engineering team distributed around the US & Europe, with an office in San Francisco. We iterate quickly, ship every day, 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

  • 8+ years of experience providing backend development to products and enterprise software
  • 3+ years of professional Golang experience
  • Strong knowledge of AWS ecosystem and creating Infrastructure as code (IaC)
  • Experience integrating 3rd party APIs, e.g. Auth0, Datadog.
  • Proven track record of delivering highly-performant and scalable software solutions
  • Knowledge of best practices & patterns for large scale web applications.
  • 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

We have an office in San Francisco, but most of your engineering teammates work remotely from around the world. Pre-existing remote work experience would be a big plus. If you’d like to work remotely, please note that we’re only able to consider applicants based in the US at this time.

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 headquartered in San Francisco, have raised several million in seed money to date, and currently employ over a hundred people across the US & Europe.