Trellis Overview

You may not realize it, but your insurance company knows a lot more about you and your household than even your bank.

At the same time, policyholders frequently face basic problems like inadequate, redundant, or overpriced coverage.

Trellis is a Series A technology start-up building APIs and embedded experiences that empower consumers to safely and easily access, share, and use their personal insurance information to get better-tailored, higher-quality products and services that offer maximum value.

Trellis has backing from multiple top venture capital investors, led by General Catalyst and QED Investors. Trellis is one of the fastest-growing and most profitable companies in the field of insurtech.

If you have car insurance, you can try a demo of Trellis at https://savvy.insure

Quick Facts About Trellis

Founded: March 2019

Founder & CEO: Daniel Demetri

  • 3x fintech start-up exec
  • Co-founder of States Title (now named Doma and exiting via SPAC at a $3B valuation)
  • Led Product Management at online lender Earnest ($XXXM exit to Navient)
  • Previously: Google, Harvard, multiple banks and hedge funds

Vision: Consumer financial services that automatically work in concert to support personal purpose and meaning

Mission: Unlock the full value of the data in consumers' personal insurance accounts

Strategy: Simplify leading carriers’ online purchase experiences (with Trellis Connect), and embed Trellis-powered insurance recommendations (with Savvy) into large digital publishers

Traction: $XXMM of annualized revenue run-rate. Strategic partnerships with multiple Top 10 insurers, multiple top fintechs (e.g. Truebill, Albert, Chime), and multiple large online publishers. Net profitable in 2020.

Key investors: QED Investors (led Series A), General Catalyst (led Series Seed), NYCA Partners

Team size: 32 full-time equivalents (May 2021) and targeting 60+ by end of 2021

Location: 100% remote (US required)

Values:

  1. Extreme Ownership – We fulfill our promises to each other and to our customers. We own our responsibilities 110%.
  2. Speed – We work quickly and pragmatically.
  3. Collaboration – We work transparently, solicit feedback, and leave our egos at the door.
  4. Craft – We do a great job for the sake of it. We’re constantly learning and working at bettering ourselves and the way that we work.
  5. Positivity – We focus on the potential in the world and in each other. We rise to challenges rather than complain about them. We see a cup half full instead of half empty.

About the role

We’re looking for an engineer with a keen eye for detail and a healthy impatience for mediocrity.  We’re a fast paced organization and that means there’s a lot to test, and at Trellis getting it right matters, which means our tests matter.  Trellis handles insurance policy information for our users and providing accurate data is the bread and butter to our business. It’s naught but your quality testing that holds back the demon data inaccuracies from escaping the product engineering labs and making it into the wild.

In this role, expect to 

  • Develop and implement effective strategies, processes, and procedures for software testing.
  • Expand our test frameworks and test coverage.
  • Partner closely with the product management and product engineering teams to understand how things work and ensure everything we build has a test plan before work begins.
  • Design new testing systems where current systems are insufficient or non-existent.
  • Identify, share and promote the adoption of best practices in testing, code health across the department.
  • Ensure tests work reliably in local development as well as cloud-hosted CI/CD environments.

To succeed in this role, you have

  • You have at least three years of experience in testing or engineering, preferably in the javascript or typescript ecosystems.
  • Are comfortable with several testing tools, bonus for familiarity with cypress, jest or mocha.
  • You have the “testers” mindset, be curious and diligent in discovering corner cases and inconsistencies.
  • You have a solid understanding of testing principles & methodologies.  Knows that all testing is exploratory in nature and appreciates the difference between testing and checking.
  • You have a solid understanding of HTTP and how modern web applications are built.
  • You have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Work quickly and efficiently with a good sense of prioritization.

Nice to have, but not essential

  • Experience working in fast paced, growing startups and understand all the additional demands that comes with this
  • Production experience with our tech stack - React, Node, TypeScript, Firestore
  • Familiarity with cloud environments, especially the Google Cloud stack
  • Prior experience in AdTech or Insurance

What Trellis can offer you

Trellis has been a remote-only company since inception and will always be remote-first. We know how to cultivate a successful and highly collaborative team despite the distance. This includes:

  • Quarterly virtual events to connect with your team members while celebrating our success and accomplishments
  • Budget for home office equipment.
  • Clear norms and etiquette around virtual meetings.
  • Semi-annual in person retreats with both work and non-work activities (once travel is safe again)

In addition to being one of the best remote companies to work for, Trellis also offers:

  • A very generous time off policy with unlimited sick and personal days.
  • 100% company-paid Platinum health plans for employees. Generous subsidy for dependents.
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan.
  • A fulfilling, high impact role on a team working to completely change the way people shop for insurance.

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