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Product Design Lead

Ledger Investing

Ledger Investing

Product, Design
United States
Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2023

About Ledger Investing

Ledger Investing is a Y Combinator backed insure-tech startup that is transforming the way insurance risks are financed. Today, Ledger is an online marketplace connecting insurance risk to capital, focusing on securitization. Insurance risk originators are able to source capital more efficiently vs. the traditional value-chain. Capital providers gain access to an asset class that is highly diversified vs. most asset classes. Insurance securitization has quickly grown to be a $100 billion market but is limited in scope due to opacity and complexity. Ledger is expanding this market to $1 trillion by building a seamless data pipeline from the policyholder to the capital markets, enabling transparency, and bringing best-in-class analytics and real-time insights to the table. Our recent $75 million Series B round of investment funding has set us up for exponential growth. We are on our way to disrupting the industry by serving as an unparalleled, advantageous marketplace for virtually all types of insurance risks and capital, including traditional reinsurers, institutional investors, and accredited investors.

About the Team:

  • The engineering team is a remote-first team building innovative web platforms, data infrastructure, and developer APIs that shape how users understand and manage billions of dollars of insurance risk
  • Engineers at Ledger have the opportunity to touch every part of the tech stack and greatly impact the future of our company
  • We collaborate constantly with product managers, designers, sales, and domain experts to carefully craft best-in-class customer experiences
  • We believe in collaboration, communicating often, and treating each other with kindness and respect
  • Every team member has significant ownership and measurable impact - we all make a difference!
  • We believe in continuous improvement and are constantly evaluating what works and what doesn’t to raise the bar on our products
  • We focus on getting things done - we don’t believe in endless, boring meetings

On the engineering team, you will

  • Join a team that embraces a strong teamwork approach where engineers work closely together, share best practices, and help each other grow
  • Architect and implement scalable APIs and services that are critical to the functionality of our enterprise customer portals and internal teams
  • Collaborate closely with frontend engineers to ensure data is delivered efficiently and supports their highly interactive and dynamic user interfaces
  • Research and implement effective caching strategies to optimize the performance and responsiveness of our APIs
  • Work in close partnership with data engineers and data scientists to architect efficient data storage and delivery solutions, ensuring data ends up where it needs to
  • Continue to drive adoption of strong engineering standards, tooling, and processes that help the entire team scale
  • Engage with the product team to gain a deep understanding of Ledger's roadmap and translate it into actionable plans for execution and successful delivery

About you:

Successful candidates will have the following attributes:

  • 5+ years of experience in a software engineering role
  • Strong grasp of computer science fundamentals
  • Experience with a few of the following: Python, Django/DRF, Typescript, Node, Postgres, Docker, Git, Redis, memcached
  • Note: Must have either Python OR Typescript proficiency
  • Passionate about the process and craft of designing and writing quality code
  • Demonstrated experience building web applications with great user experience and attention to detail
  • Take pride and responsibility in delivering features or applications from end to end
  • Give and receive meaningful and constructive feedback from your team
  • Think holistically about systems and services and how they play a role in the bigger picture
  • Operate with a sense of urgency which includes being highly responsive to cross-functional team members
  • Thrive in a virtual collaborative environment involving varied stakeholders and subject matter experts
  • Are nimble and open-minded when it comes to rapidly evolving processes and requirements
  • Demonstrate exceptional written and verbal communication skills with a strong track record of cross-functional collaboration
  • Are a proactive self-starter capable of working with minimal help from your teammates while also knowing when to reach out for help to keep moving forward

Beneficial experiences:

  • DevOps (Terraform, k8s), CI/CD (GitHub Actions)
  • AWS or Google Cloud
  • Data warehousing and ETL
  • Experience designing and developing RESTful APIs
  • Experience developing and maintaining databases as scale
  • Argo Workflows, Apache Airflow
  • Collaboration tools such as Figma and/or Linear
  • Experience working in a scrappy, fast-moving tech environment

Your Benefits:

  • Competitive salary, bonus potential, and equity compensation
  • Work from anywhere in the US. We’re flexible. Our headquarters is in New York, but this position will be fully remote/ home office based.
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401k
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance - multiple plans to choose from
  • Company-paid Life and AD&D insurance
  • ClassPass - We contribute to your monthly membership offering an extensive range of providers & services in Fitness, Wellness, and Beauty categories.
  • Up to $2,500 paid by Ledger towards your dream desk setup! Customize what works for you.

For US based positions:

Ledger Investing is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. We strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex, gender (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), sexual orientation, marital status, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, predisposing genetic characteristic, domestic violence victim status, arrest records, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.