Hugo Insurance

la, remote
< 10 Employees
< 10 Engineers
$5M - $10M Funding
Series A

Our technology creates affordable on-demand car insurance for America's 50 million lower-income drivers

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Active Roles

Why join us?

  • We're doing something that no one else has ever done, which offers to protect millions of lower-income Americans from fines/jail, and is powered by proprietary technology that's already gotten the backing of the best in fintech.

  • We pair senior ICs with subject matter experts and unleash them on difficult problems. Our bench pulls together folks from game dev (Hothead Games, id Software), media (REVOLT), UI (Deliveroo, Clario), and structuring (Merrill Lynch), along with a lot of independence and resources.

  • We're funded by Keith Rabois (Paypal, Square, OpenDoor) @ Founders Fund, Max Levchin (Affirm, Paypal), and Brendan Dickinson (Even, Ladder) @ Canaan.


Engineering at Hugo Insurance

Engineering team and processes
  • Flat, as we're all senior ICs.
  • We use GitHub for version control and ZenHub for process.
  • We use a low-touch kanban formulation, with remote daily standups and no other regular meetings.
  • When something complicated or big needs building, it gets pitched and the team self-selects. Anyone can pitch, so tech debt and tooling is given equal priority to new features.
Technical Challenges
  • Creating a system that allows highly differentiated geographic contracts to scale
  • Asynchronous, scalable messaging systems
  • Robustly handling a wide variety of data sources + complicated decisioning
Projects you might work on
  • Develop a POC PWA with access to 3-axis telemetry, location, and contacts

  • Enhance existing admin / CX tooling to pull multi-platform communications (sms, zendesk, email) into a single interface with chat pre-fill, recommendations, and validation

  • Enhance our acquisition funnel so that required input screens can be dynamically re-ordered to assess the highest converting funnel based on customer characteristics

Tech stack
Node.js
JavaScript
React
PostgreSQL
AWS
TypeScript

Working at Hugo Insurance

Hugo is high impact, high stakes engineering. We're relentlessly focused on the customer and their community - some of the most vulnerable households in America. This desire to make a difference drives us and inspires a sense of ownership. We also can't afford to make mistakes - when we go down, people get arrested. That means that we value considerate, sustainable engineering over crunch and crash.

Diversity and Inclusion
Perks & benefits
  • Generous Vacation

    Mandatory two-week minimum vacation. We're output-oriented.

  • Beautiful Office

    We're on the 11th floor of the big white clocktower overlooking the Santa Monica promenade. We look out on Santa Monica beach and the big blue pacific.

  • Workshops/Conferences

    Whatever you need to stay sharp / evangelize on our behalf, fully comped.

  • Flexible Hours

    We have a daily 10AM (PT) standup. Other than that, you can work when you want, where you want. Communicate proactively and we make it work.

  • Health Insurance

    We provide full medical, dental, and vision for you and your family, and access to OneMedical or other next-generation health services as needed.

  • Work from Home

    Work where you want, when you want.

  • Relocation

    We'll help you get here.

  • Free Food

    Monday, Wednesday, Friday lunches are fully compensated - especially important when you're working from home.


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