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The Zebra

4.4 | Austin, TX | Insurance | 51 to 200 Employees
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Posted 10 months ago on July 7, 2019

Software Engineer

Full-time in Austin, TX
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The Zebra is an insurance company headquartered in the Austin, TX area with 51 to 200 employees. The Zebra has a 4.4-star InHerSight Score, based on 365 ratings from 23 employees. 8 employees have left comments about their experience working for the company on InHerSight.

The Zebra is seeking a Software Engineer to help support our Consumer team. This person will take on the back-end infrastructure and develop internal APIs to support our application.  You will work alongside our front-end developers and product team to create a valuable experience for our end users. Our software engineers play a vital role in taking projects from spec to concept and building them with high-quality, creative, simple and elegant solutions.
Our team is passionate about working together to solve interesting problems with technical solutions--and  having fun doing it. With a team split between Austin and Africa, we know from experience the importance of diversity within Engineering teams, and we work constantly to ensure everyone has a voice and feels valued. Collaboration is key to our success.


    • Assist in the design, implementation and maintenance of The Zebra comparison product and other products using Python, Django, NodeJS and other modern technologies
    • Work closely with other engineers, designers and Engineering Leadership to rapidly build, iterate, test and deploy new features and products and maintain a high-quality robust codebase
    • Improve and scale the existing products and tools


    • 3+ years of professional programming experience
    • Proficient and demonstrable web development experience
    • Experience with relational and/or NoSQL databases
    • A passion for problem solving with strong analytical capabilities
    • A desire to follow and advocate exceptional software engineering processes
    • Comfort with Linux/Unix command line
    • Know at least one of {Python, Ruby, Java, C++, C#, Go} at a proficient level


    • Python, and/or Django, and/or Javascript experience
    • Experience with unit testing and test-driven development
    • Full-Stack experience


    • Competitive compensation & stock option offering
    • Health, dental, & vision benefits
    • Unlimited PTO, Generous Paid Parental Leave
    • Wellness perk ($100/month)
    • Join a team that truly lives their values, and values their lives (outside of the office)
    • Opportunity to join Employee Driven Groups (ERGs) or drive our diversity & inclusion stance by creating your own
    • Working with a small team of passionate, collaborative and engaged people
The Zebra is the most comprehensive online car insurance comparison platform in the U.S. Since 2012, the company has brought transparency and simplicity to car insurance shopping — “car insurance in black and white.” The Zebra compares over 200 car insurance companies, and with its real-time, side-by-side quote comparison tool, drivers can easily and quickly find the coverage, service level, and pricing to suit their unique needs.
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, The Zebra has garnered the attention and investment of some of the nation’s top venture capitalists, and the company’s success has been profiled in publications like Inc., Time, Forbes, and TechCrunch. Austin Business Journal named The Zebra a Best Place to Work in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. Austin American-Statesman also awarded The Zebra as a Top Workplace in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
The Zebra is aiming to grow our fantastic team to add to our dynamic culture and continue building on our success. Working at The Zebra means never being bored, always being challenged, and supporting one another. We’re a happy, hardworking group, and we’re eager to add “new stripes” who share those values.
The Zebra is an equal opportunity employer and “at will” company.
As part of our dedication to maintaining an inclusive and diverse workforce, The Zebra provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, The Zebra complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
The Zebra expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of The Zebra's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.
**No external recruiters or agents, please.**
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