Gerald Technologies, Inc.
Gerald is a Y Combinator-backed New York-based technology company on a mission to make insurance and financial products affordable to millions of Americans.
Gerald is pioneering a new realm that combines payments, data, fintech, and insurtech to create solutions that empower and reward consumers for doing simple things such as: making timely F&I payments, driving safely, living a healthy lifestyle, etc. Our product enables consumers to easily consolidate and pay their F&I bills, get access to flexible payment options, earn very high cashback via Gerald's virtual card and receive personalized F&I recommendations.
Gerald's founding team has deep expertise in financial services, product engineering, data science, and machine learning, as well as degrees from MIT, Harvard, Columbia, Georgetown, and Yale.
Why join us?
An interesting fact to point here is that we were selected to be a part of the Y-Combinator program, which has an extremely low acceptance rate (less than 3%). Each year thousands of startups apply to it but only a few get to be a part of their program.
We're looking to hire our core team members. It is going to be a challenging role given the scale of growth that we're expecting post raising our Series A round of funding in the next few months. The product is already receiving a lot of traction. One of the amazing feedback that we've received is that our product has the potential of becoming a unicorn in its domain.
We work in a fast paced environment and are experiencing rapid growth, both in our team as well as the product. We plan to hire around 50 new team members in the next 1 year and possibly set up offices in multiple locations (Nigeria, Brazil, Singapore etc.) in addition to our 2 main locations in the US and India. If you are a fan of startup culture and would like to be a part of the core team members while creating a foundation of processes for the other team members to follow, this is the right opportunity for you.
If you like to take ownership of your work and would like to have your space where you can experiment and run your ideas, it will be a good idea to collaborate. We also have a very tight feedback loop, which enables you to get the ideas cross-team and implement/adapt quickly to them.
We stress on bringing in team members with high Emotional Quotient (EQ), because we want to stay far from micromanaging the team. That's why our work schedule, time-offs and leave structures are extremely flexible. We want to make sure to empower our employees so that it increases their productivity at work.
Engineering at Gerald Technologies, Inc.
As of now, most of our team members are from the Engineering domain. Our Data Science team is based out in the US while our Engineering team is based out of India.
We are an agile team and we do release multiple times a day. Each deployment goes through a couple of stages after the developer submits a Pull Request(PR). We have a PR workflow on BitBucket and once the PR is approved it goes through our CI/CD workflow where the software is built & tested and if everything works fine, it is deployed to our staging servers on AWS automatically. Once tested on staging servers, the deployment is pushed to production.
Working at Gerald Technologies, Inc.
Our team is all about having a growth mindset and helping each other recognize and develop it further. We continuously encourage our peers to see what they can learn from a situation.
We love it when our team members are experimental in their approach at work and choose not to go ahead with a gut feeling, rather test out different approaches and let the results/data/metrics speak for themselves. We know that sometimes we might fail as well, but that does not make us afraid to experiment. We want all of our team members to enjoy their journey of learning with us and not be driven only by making everything around them successful - we want to be a part of each team member's journey with us as they experience growth along the way.
We have a heavy cross team collaboration and value the team's feedback. We do not practice top-down accountability - even our CEO is as much accountable to the rest of the team as we are to each other. Our team believes in having a high emotional quotient and it enables us to move fast with decision-making.
Earlier this year, we sent one of our employees on a full 1-month of paid vacation - with a strict DO NOT WORK during this period instruction. :)
Since we have team members from different time-zones working with us, what matters to us is the work done rather than the hours invested. You can literally opt for any working hours during which you feel the most productive during the day.
Work from Home
We are a fully remote working team as of now. Moving further, we plan to set up the office in some geographical locations, including the US and India.
Nevertheless, even those amazing team members who will not be able to relocate to these specific locations, may continue to work remotely forever!
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