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Backend Engineer - Senior

Ledger Investing

Ledger Investing

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Software Engineering
Remote · United States
Posted on Sunday, December 24, 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 platform team is a remote-first team building the web platforms, data infrastructure, and developer APIs that shape how people understand and handle billions of dollars of insurance risk
  • Engineers at Ledger have the opportunity to touch every part of the tech stack
  • We collaborate frequently with product thinkers, designers, sales, and domain experts to carefully craft valuable customer experiences
  • We believe in collaboration, communicating often, and treating others with kindness and respect
  • We believe everyone should have significant ownership and measurable impact
  • We believe in continuously improvement and constantly evaluate what works and what doesn’t
  • We believe in using modern tooling and technology to deliver the best developer experience possible

On the engineering team, you will:

  • Design and build the APIs and services that power our marketplace
  • Be independently responsible for the entire lifecycle of projects or features including technical design, development, and deployment
  • Work closely with product, design, and other engineering leaders to make sure we are executing on our product roadmap and building towards our long term goals
  • Own effective and timely delivery of projects that contain significant ambiguity, requiring well designed solutions, and are key investments in the overall team roadmap
  • Participate in the design review process, seeking and providing constructive criticism
  • Participate in recruiting and mentoring great talent
  • Be responsible for estimating and managing project timelines and risk

About you:

  • 5+ years of experience in a backend software engineering role
  • Experience with a few of the following: Python, Django/DRF, Postgres
  • Experience mentoring and taking an active part in helping make their peers and team better
  • Provides technical advice and weighs in on technical decisions that impact other teams or the company at large. Researches and proposes new technologies
  • A strong understanding of backend architecture and paradigms
  • Experience building production frontend web experiences and leveraging the backend APIs that power them
  • An effective communicator both verbally and in writing
  • Lead by example with a bias for action and set the standard for engineering excellence
  • The ability to thrive with a high level of autonomy and responsibility

Beneficial experiences:

  • Experience with AWS, k8s, Terraform
  • Experience working in a scrappy, fast-moving tech environment
  • Experience crafting and implementing modular, composable services, using state-of-the-art technology stacks


  • Competitive salary, bonus potential, and equity compensation
  • Work from anywhere. We’re flexible. Our headquarters is in New York, but this position can be fully remote or hybrid.
  • Uncapped paid time off
  • 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 a large range of providers & services in Fitness and Wellness. Get a massage on us!
  • 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.

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