Front End Engineer

New York, NY, United States • $100k - $150k • 0.5% - 1.0%

Kalepa


Role Location

  • New York, NY, United States

Compensation

  • $100k - $150k
  • 0.5% - 1.0%

Employees

11 - 25 people

Address

920 Broadway Fl 15
New York, NY, 10010, US

Tech Stack

  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • React
  • AWS
  • Google Cloud
  • Redux
  • CircleCI
  • RabbitMQ
  • Docker
  • Terraform
  • Celery

Role Description

Front End Engineers at Kalepa will be building intuitive and beautiful frontend apps with a modern web stack to transform the commercial insurance underwriting process. You will be working in a small team building technology from the ground up.

Kalepa is a New York based, VC backed, startup building software to transform and disrupt commercial insurance. Nearly one trillion ($1T) dollars are spent globally each year on commercial insurance across small, medium, and large enterprises. However, the process for estimating the risk associated with a given business across various perils (e.g. fire, injury, malpractice) is still reliant on inefficient and inaccurate manual forms or outdated and sparse databases. This information asymmetry leads to a broken set of economic incentives and a poor experience for both businesses and insurers alike. By combining cutting edge data science, enterprise software, and insurance expertise, Kalepa will turn real-world data into a complete understanding of risk – leading to more profitable, efficient, and applicant-friendly insurance underwriting. There are many challenging problems to solve in the insurance industry and a massive opportunity to operate it more profitably and effectively.

Kalepa is led by a strong team with experiences from Facebook, APT (acquired by Mastercard for $600M in 2015), the Israel Defense Forces, MIT, Berkeley, and UPenn.
About you: ● You enjoy understanding customer business needs and translating them into specifications or code ● You are excited about using a wide set of technologies, ultimately focused on finding the right tool for the job ● You are energized by building beautiful, easy-to-use apps that our customers will love to use ● You value open, frank, and respectful communication ● You are a proactive and collaborative problem solver with a “can do” attitude ● You have in-depth knowledge of JS, hands-on experience with React/Redux and Webpack bundler ● You have a good understanding of REST API design patterns, website performance testing / optimization, user authentication and session management. ● You are familiar with the server-side development using NodeJS and/or Python

As a plus: • You have exposure to GraphQL, familiarity with database technologies, and exposure to data analysis / visualization • You have experience with UX design • You have domain expertise in building analytics or data-focused software

What you’ll get ● Work with an ambitious, smart, and fun team to transform a $1T global industry ● Ground floor opportunity – opportunity to build the foundations for the product, team, and culture alongside the founding team ● Wide-ranging intellectual challenges spanning full-stack software development, AI / ML, and strong design ● Competitive compensation package with a significant equity component

About Kalepa

At Kalepa, we are building the operating system for commercial insurance underwriting.

Commercial insurance is in dire need of technology and data to property evaluate risk, relying on disjointed tools and manual processes. The status quo — rife with inefficiency and opacity -- leads to a poor experience for business owners and insurers alike. Our goal is to become the word’s trusted source of risk intelligence and transform the commercial insurance industry.

Company Culture

We are a small, scrappy team who values getting things done efficiently. We are obsessed about building an idea meritocracy, focusing on our customer pain points, demonstrating grit and hustle on everything we do, transparency and candid feedback, and experimentation. We are motivated by changing a $1T global industry and helping businesses get the protection that they need. Additionally, we are a global team who embraces multiple cultures and interests. We have avid hikers, cyclists, skiiers, and rock climbers, whisky and wine aficionados, a builder of guitars, and collectively speak 12+ languages.

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