Want to work on something that matters? Ladder is life insurance built to be instant, simple, and smart. Life insurance is a fundamentally good product for families and communities. Unfortunately, the traditional life insurance process is unnecessarily burdensome, involving in-person meetings with agents, physical paperwork, and 6-8 weeks of waiting. This outdated process has resulted in a $16 trillion coverage gap in the United States.

We are a growing team of innovators going after this huge market by putting the user at the center of product design. We are creating a company built on technology, design, and data, so users can get the coverage they want and need.

What You'll Do

  • You'll be the foundation of our eng team and you'll help us reimagine how life insurance is done
  • Build full stack features
  • Build internal tooling / 3rd party integrations that accelerate our engineering output
  • Help create an office environment conducive to creativity and growth

Day to Day

  • Whiteboard architecture with other engineers
  • Have solid chunks of “maker time” to get stuff done
  • Triage / root cause / fix problems that arise in production
  • Wear product hat and help figure out what problems we need to solve and solutions that actually address those problems
  • You need to be able to interface easily with design, growth, backend partners

Must haves

  • Ability to execute independently on projects with lots of ambiguity
  • Ability to work in small teams with product, design, and risk to solve problems
  • Internalize our company goals and think like we do
  • Willingness / flexibility to plug other unknown engineering holes that will arise
  • Be a selfless team member and help unblock other team members
  • Be willing to become an industry expert in our vertical (life insurance)

Nice to Haves

  • Familiarity with docker, kubernetes, terraform, bash, linux, AWS
  • React, GraphQL, Relay, Clojure, JVM, Datomic experience
  • Knowledge of HTML / DOM / CSS / Browser APIs

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