Hey there! We're AKKO - a venture funded & fast-growing insurtech company with a passionate, solution-forward, and collaborative team focused on disrupting the device protection space.

Our mission is simple – Leveraging technology to make protecting people’s tech easier and more affordable. Most people’s lives have become tech-centric and AKKO provides customers with peace of mind that their tech is safe guarded in a transparent and seamless way. When something breaks, no problem - our automated platform routes customers to local repair partners for the simplest and quickest resolution experience.

AKKO’s game-changing “Spotify of Device Protection” product and customer-obsessed focus has earned us the best reviews in the industry and top-ratings by Gadget Review, Investopedia, and more. We grew 11X in 2021, achieved industry-leading retention, and are just getting started!

THE DAY-TO-DAY

  • Define and drive technical roadmap and strategy for the team with Director of Engineering; manage both short and long term technology investments
  • Lead engineering teams to implement and deploy complex software solution that meets security, scalability and performance requirements
  • Represent your team to key stakeholders, internal and external audiences with differing levels of technical proficiency
  • Partner closely with product management, user experience, and engineering teams to create, drive, and deliver intuitive experiences to our customers
  • Collaborate with other leaders and stakeholders on organization-wide initiatives and influence long term AI/ML and data platform architecture roadmap
  • Develop and grow talent through effective mentoring, succession planning, and retention strategies for key talent in a fast growth environment
  • Foster a culture of collaboration, engineering/operational excellence and regular delivery of customer value

WHAT MAKES YOU QUALIFIED

  • Minimum ten years development experience with 5+ years people management experience, including managing managers
  • Strong with Python and javascript front-ends, familiar with Vue.js and React Native (or willing and comfortable to learn more and familiarize yourself with them)
  • Our stack: Python API, Flask, Vue.js web-app, React Native mobile app, microservices using AWS Lambdas, Node.js, Mongo
  • Experience building complex, real-time systems involving AI/ML that have been successfully delivered to customers
  • Excited about being part of a hyper-growth startup with a fun, scrappy mentality
  • Experience building and leading diverse engineering teams with a collaborative and inclusive culture, focused on delivering customer value
  • High level of accountability, bias to action and a desire to empower individuals on the team to perform at their best
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively across disciplines and to various levels of an organization
  • Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent experience

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT HERE

  • Unlimited vacation and sick time
  • Competitive health benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Robust 401k program – to invest in your future
  • Monthly wellness stipend (e.g., gym yoga, meditation, etc..) – we value your well-being
  • Monthly food stipend – treat yourself!
  • Remote workspace stipend – Work from home or from a shared workspace — you decide.
  • Paid volunteer time – giving back to our community is important to us!
  • Annual learning credit –explore personal interests that excite you
  • …and so much more!

WHAT ELSE ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

A team player with integrity. Our team is fostered around our core values: 

  • Respect: We build trust around our words and actions. We treat employees, customers, and the community with respect.  
  • Ingenuity: We focus on being proactive, solution-forward, and having a bias towards action.  
  • Collaboration: We prioritize communication, working together as a team, and collaborating with our customers and partners. 
  • Accountability: We accept responsibility and understand how to improve. 

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