Senior Devops Platform Engineer

Posted Aug 13

Guardian Direct is insurance, gone digital! We’re the insuretech arm of Guardian Life Insurance Company, which means that we focus on bringing digital insurance products direct-to-consumer (think e-comm, but for insurance!) We stand by our “Insurance for the People” mission, working hard to democratize insurance, making it accessible to everyone — regardless of whether they’re employed, working for themselves, or between jobs. We’re obsessed with making our customers’ lives better and easier, measuring results, and we see every project as an opportunity to make something cool and learn something new.

What you’ll get to do:

  • Design, build and continuously optimize the technology stack (cloud, monitoring, CI/CD, paging etc.) powering a best-in-class customer experience
  • Build secure, performant, scalable Infrastructure for the rapid release of high-quality software
  • Work side by side with a multi-disciplinary, diverse team to make meaningful decisions together
  • Join the team at the ground floor and play an important role in building the future of insuretech
  • Develop broad business skills and experience Be lean in how you operate, always improving, always aligned to the bigger picture.

What you bring to the table:

Strong experience working with AWS cloud platforms - Strong experience working with Terraform and TerraGrunt

  • An understanding of platform, application and data security
  • A deep understanding of Authentication and Authorization (ideally OIDC, oAuth2, Auth0)
  • Experience developing complex applications in an agile environment as part of a multi-disciplinary, diverse team of engineers, designers, product excerpts, marketers and strategists

- Experience with modern web application development, including build tools, testing and CI/CD (ideally GitHub Actions) - Experience with designing serverless API architectures with an emphasis on scalability, performance, security, and extensibility

  • Working knowledge of security best practices, specifically related to PII
  • Excitement, energy, and strong people skills including excellent communication capabilities

- A nimble approach to thinking strategically while rolling up your sleeves and getting greatwork done - Experience in a startup or venture-like operating model preferred

Location & Vaccination Requirements - The primary location for this position is a Remote with occasional travel to our NYC office.

Covid – 19 vaccinations required for this position. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon the candidate’s affirmation of being Full Vaccinated prior to commencing employment in the new role. New hires will have five business days from their start date to provide proof of vaccination through our Vaccination Status Confirmation Form. “Fully Vaccinated” means that at least two weeks have elapsed since you received the recommended number of doses of any COVID-19 vaccine that is currently fully approved, or authorized for emergency use, by the Food and Drug Administration or that have been listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization. If an applicant is unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief, practice or observance, Guardian may provide reasonable accommodations. This policy may not apply to any Guardian colleagues working in a local jurisdiction (state, county, or city) that implements a law prohibiting a private employer from requiring vaccination, unless there is an applicable vaccine mandate from the federal government that would supersede the vaccination laws of the local jurisdiction. Guardian, in its sole discretion, may modify or terminate this requirement at any time.



Our Promise:

At Guardian, you’ll have the support and flexibility to achieve your professional and personal goals. Through skill-building, leadership development and philanthropic opportunities, we provide opportunities to build communities and grow your career, surrounded by diverse colleagues with high ethical standards.

We Offer:

  • Meaningful and challenging work opportunities to accelerate technology and innovation in a secure and compliant way.
  • Competitive compensation
  • Excellent medical, dental, supplemental health, life and vision coverage for you and your dependents with no wait period
  • Life and disability insurance
  • A great 401(k) with match
  • Tuition assistance, paid parental leave and backup family care.
  • Dynamic, modern work environments that promote collaboration and creativity.
  • Flexible time off, dress code, and work location policies to balance your work and life in the ways that suit you best.
  • Social responsibility in all aspects of our work. We volunteer within our local communities, create educational alliances with colleges, drive a variety of initiatives in sustainability, and advocate for diversity & inclusion in all that we do.

Primary Location:

Remote - United StatesOther Locations:



Full timeEqual Employment Opportunity:

Guardian is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, disability, military or veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.