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Senior Backend Engineer - Ruby on Rails (m/w/d)



Software Engineering
Germany · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Getsafe is the digital insurance company guiding people to make smart life choices and there by their side when the worst happens.

Getsafe makes insurance simple, fair and accessible with its unique technological platform and all-in-one app. Our digital insurance replaces complexity and manual paperwork with smart assistants; customers can file claims or change their coverage in real time with just a few taps on their smartphone. Our expert consultants are ready to help with questions or choosing the best insurance tailored to any life situation. No German? No problem! Getsafe offers insurance and support 100% in English, so people can get covered, and get on with enjoying life.

Since launching in Germany in 2018, Getsafe has become one of the best-rated insurtechs in Europe, serving nearly 400,000 customers. Headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, with an additional office in Berlin, the company employs more than 200 people. In 2021, Getsafe received its insurance licence from Germany’s financial regulator, BaFin. With €120 million raised to date, it is one of Europe’s top 10 funded insurtechs.


We’re looking for a Senior Backend Engineer to join our growing engineering team to work on our policy administration system. This is the core of our insurance platform, enabling Product and Engineering to build innovative insurance products and features in the most efficient way.


  • You will work in a cross functional team together with Product and Data to conceptualise and develop new features for our policy administration system.
  • You will be working on continuously improving our insurance platform by refactoring code to decrease complexity, increase observability and efficiency.
  • Engineer solutions with foresight, untangling technical debt to facilitate faster scaling without resorting to one-off solutions.
  • Take ownership of the vision for the policy administration system together with your team and work towards it.
  • Write high quality code and documentation.
  • Work smarter, not harder. Build solutions that enable us to move faster as we scale, rather than having to build one-off solutions.
  • Improve our overall technical system and architecture to scale with our growing portfolio of insurance products.
  • Be a leader in the team of best practices and push our technology forward along with supporting more junior members of the team


  • 4+ years experience in backend development working on complex systems.
  • Experience writing robust, scalable, maintainable HTTP and RESTful APIs.
  • You bring substantial previous experience working with Ruby on Rails.
  • Experience with relational databases.
  • Responsibility for high-quality and reliable code along with knowledge of how to test it.
  • You can distil a complex problem into multiple parts and clearly communicate your technical vision to the team.


  • Distributed architecture of 8+ independent RESTful services
  • Ruby on Rails
  • PostgreSQL, Kafka, Sidekiq, Redis
  • Heroku and AWS
  • Our open source Ruby gems


Customer Empathy 🤝
We simplify insurance by aligning our vision with every interaction, maintaining transparency, and building togetherness and trust with our customers.

Absolute Ownership🔛
We pursue excellence relentlessly, taking full ownership, and ensuring everyone knows their role to contribute to our mission.

Day One Mindset 🌱
We strive to continually act as pacemakers, constantly optimising, thinking ahead, and inspiring greatness to build a scalable and impactful future.

Driver Team 🏎️
We communicate effectively, collaborate positively, and drive success as equals, united by respect and an inspiring mission.

Perks & Benefits:

  • Remote, hybrid or office? The decision is yours! Work where and how you want in Germany. Our modern offices are centrally located in Berlin or Heidelberg.
  • Escape the ordinary with a workation, granting you the freedom to work remotely for up to 90 days in any EU destination of your choosing.
  • Invest in your future success through our coveted Employee Stock Ownership Program (VSOPs), where you can claim your stake in the company and become a true partner in our shared journey of growth and innovation.
  • Grow with us and use your personal Getsafe budget of €1,000 for personal and professional development.
  • Experience our own product offering with a Getsafe insurance voucher to safeguard what matters most to you.
  • Set yourself up for success by selecting your preferred hardware from our offerings of Apple or Microsoft.
  • Join us in the spirit of celebration as we regularly come together for exciting team events, including summer and holiday parties, hackathons, etc.

Getsafe is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status.