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Symetra Life Insurance Company

Sr. Software Engineer


Symetra has an exciting new opportunity to join our Symetra Engineering team as a Sr. Software Engineer!

Symetra has headquarters is in Bellevue, Washington. It has over 2000 employees with more than $60 Billion in assets. Established in 1957, and well positioned to execute on growth plans.

At Symetra, we 're focused on building solutions which can help people gain financial freedom. We are disrupting Insurance industry. We won 2021 Gartner Eye on Innovation Award for Financial Services and 2022 Celent Model Insurer Award. We're creating new products to redefine the industry, and we invite you to join us in the adventure! This is a unique opportunity to innovate and bring dependable solutions with delightful user experiences to our customers.

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About the role

You'll be joining an engineering team that is responsible for the care and feeding of a high performing, reliable, secure, and scalable technology platform. This platform integrates best of the breed SaaS solutions in a cloud native environment with complex architecture. We are looking for a solid Engineer who is Strategic, Passionate, and Security Liaison across various engineering teams. Engineer who is super technical, understands Security protocols, experience of implementing AWS Security hub and legacy on-prem applications.

What you'll do

  • You are technical, understand code patterns, will code, do code reviews and code approvals.
  • You will write clear technical documentation for the deliverables.
  • Adaptability, including dealing effectively with ambiguity, Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • You will be responsible for implementing and driving security for applications in Symetra. This includes legacy and new digital apps.
  • You deep understanding in technologies (OAuth, SAML, JWTs) will help to solve problems.
  • You drive discussion for implementing architecture and design patterns for Authentication and Authorization (fine grain/coarse grain) systems.
  • You will design and drive discussions for distributed architecture.
  • You understand and support architecture team who works on AWS IaaS platform uses reverse proxy, API Gateway, and other architecture patterns.

What we offer you

Benefits and Perks

We don't take a "one-size-fits-all" approach when it comes to our employees. Our programs are designed to make your life better both at work and at home.

  • Flexible full-time or hybrid telecommuting arrangements
  • Plan for your future with our 401(k) plan and take advantage of immediate vesting and company matching up to 6%
  • Paid time away including vacation and sick time, flex days and ten paid holidays
  • Give back to your community and double your impact through our company matching

Want more details? Want more details? Check out our Symetra Benefits Overview

Salary Range: $97,400 - $162,400 plus eligibility for the company annual bonus program target of 10%.


Your skills and experience

  • 5+ years of software development experience as engineer in an agile environment with excellent design, problem solving, debugging skills and devops.
  • 4+ years of hands-on coding experience in Python.
  • 2+ years of experience overseeing leading architecture
  • 2+ years of experience with AWS Cognito, ForgeRock or OKTA
  • Well-versed in AuthN and AuthZ protocol, architecture and concepts.
  • Good understanding of various Gateways (API, ApiGee), reverse proxy, MFA, tokenization, SSL, OAUTH, SAML protocols, and app authentications.
  • Track record of meeting deadlines and delivering high quality results.
  • You understand OpenAPI specifications, Swagger, Postman and SQL/No-SQL databases.
  • Experience integrating IDP for CIAM scenarios.
  • Experience with AWS Fargate, AWS RDS, Route 53, ACM, Security groups and Cloud formation is strongly preferred
  • With little or no supervision, capable of analyzing, planning, designing and owning complex or vaguely defined issues
  • Excellent communication skills with technical and non-technical peers with customer focus
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and/or Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) is nice to have.
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science preferred but not required

We empower inclusion

At Symetra, we aspire to be the most inclusive insurance company in the country. We're building a place where every employee feels valued, respected, and has opportunities to contribute.

Inclusion is about recognizing our assumptions, considering multiple perspective, and removing barriers. We accept and celebrate diverse experiences, identities, and perspectives, because lifting each other up fuels thought and builds a stronger, more innovative company. We invite you to learn more about our efforts here: Here

Creating a world where more people have access to financial freedom

Symetra is a national financial services company dedicated to helping people achieve their financial goals and feel confident about the future. In our daily work, we're guided by the principles of Value, Transparency and Sustainability. This means we provide products and services people need at a competitive price, we communicate clearly and openly so people understand what they're buying, and we design products-and operate our company-to stand the test of time. We're committed to showing up for our communities, lifting up our employees, and standing up for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Join our team and help us create a world where more people have access to financial freedom.

For more information about our careers visit:

Work Authorization

Employer work visa sponsorship and support are not provided for this role. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at hire and must maintain authorization to work in the United States throughout their employment with our company.



Job ID: Symetra-5000942166306
Employment Type: Other