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Principal Engineer

Remote, US · Full time


At Liferaft, we are looking for a Principal Engineer to join us working on next generation safety nets, using technology to build insurance products that actually work. We look to Principal Engineers to bring a broad base of experience covering many aspects of technological development as well as a few, very strong, very deep unique capabilities to the team. You'll be joining an early-stage startup with the opportunity to help build the foundation of the business from the ground up. We are experienced startup operators and insuretech/fintech veterans who are passionate about modernizing enormous industries that haven't been updated in decades.

Things you might do:

Architect API-based backend workflows for insurance operations, such as policy generation, enrollment, or claims

Build automation and machine learning capabilities into our platform

Design and implement an integration system for data sharing with our partners

Map compliance into all product development efforts

Lead a team of top notch engineers to produce the best work of their lives

Ways you would describe yourself:

You are passionate about the positive impact that technology can make, especially in regulated spaces

You are pragmatic with your technology choices, shying away from the latest and greatest for tried and true

You are detail-oriented, ensuring that every job is done well and completely

You are value-oriented and not afraid of hard work needed to make something great

You seek to balance the short term and long term, eschewing the easy path for the one that generates the most enterprise value

You default to trying and measuring before meeting and discussing

You want to move fast and prefer aggressive goals that stretch you versus conservative ones you know you can reach

You thrive in unstructured, early stage environments, and are energized by autonomy and responsibility

You are driven to improve yourself and those around you

Experience you might have:

Designed and implemented production systems

Led a team of engineers in building out highly reliable platforms

Designed and implemented production systems in high compliance, regulated environments (Fintech, Insuretech, Healthtech)

Led a team of engineers in building out platforms with high redundancy and accuracy needs

Built a claims or payments management system from scratch

Expertise in python, data platform development, devops, and analytics systems

Bonus points for:

Expertise developing software in a regulated environment (e.g. SOC-2, PCI, HIPAA)

Expertise in Python, Go, and/or Java

Experience in insurance, finance, or logistics

Experience with Cloud Infrastructure and/or Data Platform development

About Us

At Liferaft we are building a health expense safety net designed for real life. No one should have to choose between quality medical care and financial ruin and we are on a mission to make sure they don’t. You’ll be joining an early-stage startup with the opportunity to help build the foundation of the business from the ground up and have a direct impact on the trajectory of our company. We are experienced startup operators and insuretech/fintech veterans who are hugely passionate about modernizing enormous industries that haven’t been updated in decades.

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Send us your resume and let us know why this role excites you.

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