Lead Software Engineer - Auto
Acko General Insurance
Bengaluru, KA, India
3d ago

About the company

Acko is India's first and only all-digital insure tech product company. It was founded in 2016 by Mr. Varun Dua- a serial fintech entrepreneur who set simplicity, affordability and innovation as its cornerstones.

Through innovative digital products, customized pricing, and use of data and technology, we are changing how insurance works, and is perceived by users in India.

Although we are solving for the Indian market and are based out of Bangalore, we are part of a global wave of insurtech startups that are creating success through technology and business model disruption.

We are a well-funded series-D company backed by a slate of marquee investors including Binny Bansal, Amazon, Ascent capital, Accel, SAIF and Catamaran.

Through partnerships with large internet players such as Amazon, Ola, RedBus, Oyo, Lendingkart, ZestMoney, GOMMT group etc, our micro-insurance product has reached 50M unique users.


Role : Lead Software Engineer

The Lead Software Development Engineer’s core responsibilities include Lead by example, mentor and guide team members on everything from structured problem solving, architecting the large systems to the development of best practices.

You will be working in a fast-paced and agile work environment delivering quality and scalable solutions that have immediate business impact.

Must-Have :

  • Experience level of 6 to 9 years of experience in very large-scale applications.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, computer science fundamentals, data structures, and algorithms their space & time complexities
  • Design (LLD & HLD) and architect technical solutions for the business problems of a very large-scale portal.
  • Strong hands-on and practical working experience with Java as the programming language
  • Strong debugging skills - Code, Logs, DB, JVM
  • Excellent coding skills - should be able to convert the design into code fluently.
  • Hands-on experience working with Databases and Linux platforms.
  • B.E / B. Tech in Computer Science or equivalent from a reputed college.
  • Good to Have :

  • Hands-on experience in using cloud infra - like AWS
  • Understanding of how a web app works end-to-end
  • Understanding of how a mobile app works end-to-end
  • Have used tools for metrics and monitoring of the applications
  • Sense of urgency and ownership
  • Hands-on experience with one of the Postgres / MySql and some NoSQL databases
  • Understanding of Security fundamentals - DDOS / API level security etc
  • Understanding of Microservices architecture
  • Understanding of standard Queueing mechanisms
  • Understanding of standard Caching mechanisms
  • Understanding of Database Schema Design
  • Practical coding knowledge with Python / Java
  • Responsibilities :

  • Coming up with best practices to help the team achieve their technical tasks and continually thrive in improving the technology of the product / team.
  • Implementation of long-term technology vision for your team.
  • Creating architectures & designs for new solutions around existing / new areas.
  • Driving the adoption of best practices & regular Participation in code reviews, design
  • Participate in Code reviews, Design Reviews, Architecture discussions.
  • Mentor junior developers.
  • Helping Acko in team building.
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