Boost Insurance

11 - 25 Employees
< 10 Engineers
$5M - $10M Funding
Pre-Series A

Don’t let our name fool you - we are NOT your parents’ insurance company!

We’re transforming the insurance industry in the same way that companies like Stripe changed the payments space – and that's just from the technology perspective. We’re building a platform from scratch because the existing solutions are old and pretty terrible. Our customers are disruptive insurtech startups and leading consumer tech brands, and our API-driven platform enables them to bring innovative products to the market. We're basically powering the future of insurance.

We need experienced engineers that are driven by taking on huge challenges. We’re not building the Uber for taco trucks, or the next Instagram filter. You will join a team that is solving an incredibly complex problem in a massive industry.

Our investors include Norwest Ventures, Greycroft, and Nephila, and we have raised a total of $5.5 million. We are already generating revenue, signed multiple clients, and have a strong pipeline through 2019.

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Why join us?
  • We are solving a massive problem in the industry and have no direct competitors.

  • We’re building a complex event-driven platform from scratch using interesting technologies and tools.

  • We're backed by leading investors, including Norwest Ventures, Greycroft Partners, and Nephila. We are already generating revenue, signed multiple clients, and have a strong pipeline through 2019.


Engineering at Boost Insurance
Engineering team and processes

We're a small, collaborative team that works collaboratively in a flat structure. We organize our work in two week sprints with backlog grooming, sprint reviews, sprint planning, and retrospective sessions. Feature requests come from the product owner (tech) or, indirectly, through client requests.

Technical Challenges

We need to be able to determine pricing for a product in real-time using a single provided data point and then use multiple - sometimes a dozen - external sources to fill in the remaining required factors that determine the end price. Some of the sources bear a high per-call cost, while others have a long response time. The challenge of finding ways to parallelize, approximate and cache the requests to optimize both response time as well as cost efficiency is both complex and interesting.

We are also building a platform from the ground up which needs to be generic enough to handle disparate client requirements but specific enough to not require extensive customization on a per-client level.

Projects you might work on
  • You would get to work on a real-time rating/pricing engine that fetches data from multiple sources in parallel and combines them to determine an ultimate price for a product

  • You would get to work on defining and building an API that exposes resources with very complex variations, such as multiple current, historical, and future versions, in a pragmatic, simple, and developer friendly way.

  • You would get to work on a document generation service that uses user-supplied data to build documents in real-time.

Tech stack
Python
Django
Falcon
Kubernetes
PostgreSQL
RabbitMQ
Redis
Docker
AWS

Working at Boost Insurance

We like finding creative ways to solve problems using new technologies. We all work hard, but understand the importance of good work-life balance. Everything is completely transparent and everyone is kept updated on all aspects of the company.

Beautiful Office

We're located in the Flatiron district, in a newly renovated, modern office. The office is on a high floor and has large windows on three sides. We really wanted a bright office after being in a WeWork dungeon for a year.

Health Insurance

We contribute towards employee health insurance. We plan to offer more benefits as we scale.

Workshops/Conferences

We encourage team members to attend meet-ups, work-shops, and conferences for technologies and products that are interesting and/or relevant.

Team Activities

We have quarterly company events, and drinks about once a month.

Pet Friendly

We love dogs!

Flexible Hours
Transportation

We offer transportation benefits through TriNet.


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