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Front End Development Leader

Remote | Columbus, OH | Technology | Full Time

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Branch was founded on a simple belief: insurance has lost its way.

What was supposed to be a simple way for neighbors to band together to protect each other from financial disaster has gone off the rails: today’s insurance companies impose high costs, sell complicated policies, and put consumers through pain-in-the-neck processes to handle claims.

We’re not here to re-imagine insurance. We’re here to restore insurance back to its original intent—a force for communal good.

As we like to say around here: we’re getting back to getting each other’s back. And it all starts with a totally re-imagined way to sell home and auto insurance.

There’s a lot of work to do. That’s where you come in.

About the Front End Development Leader Role

We build software primarily in Javascript, with ReactJS and React Native on the front end and NodeJS on the back end. We run a fully serverless stack, using AWS’s Appsync alongside DynamoDB and Lambda. Every developer works with both front and back end code, although most spend the majority of their time working on the front end, since it is more critical to our business, as our primary focus is around user interactions.

We have built out our team with software developers of all experiences and backgrounds, who wish to work on teams that are collaborative and empathetic. We are now looking for an experienced developer who can join the team as a leader and mentor.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has experience in software development, including a good working knowledge of ReactJS (or Angular 2+ or Vue)
  • Enjoys developing software with others
  • Knows and enjoys that being a great software developer requires constant learning

What you will do

Primary responsibilities

  • Help manage the development, testing, and deployment of software at Branch with the CTO
  • Foster the development and overall skills of developers at Branch
  • Develop software for Branch in JavaScript
  • Review code of other developers so that we maintain high code quality and high knowledge of the codebase across all developers
  • Help our Product Managers and others deliver value to our customers efficiently and collaboratively

About You

  • You have 3+ years of experience developing software
  • You have 1+ years of experience developing software with a front-end JavaScript framework such as React, Angular (2+), or Vue
  • You have managed the development of a product or feature with multiple developers working at your direction
  • You are interested in running a software development organization at a fast-growing company

More about Branch

You will also be eligible for Branch’s growing benefits program which currently includes: 

  • Health insurance, a plan fully paid for by Branch on behalf of its employees and their immediate families
  • Work from home or the office
  • A $150/mo contribution to a Health Savings Account (HSA), administered by Branch
  • Managing your own time off (no paid time off program, allocation or fixed days off; vacation stipend provided)
  • Immediate participation in Branch’s 401K (with match)
  • Training budget for conferences, online courses, and books

At Branch we are deeply committed to community. As such, we are an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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