Ladder makes it easy for anyone to buy life insurance. Life insurance is an industry that hasn't changed for many years. We're rethinking the entire process using software. Other life insurance companies prioritize agents' experiences. We're making the consumer experience great instead.
Generalist Silicon Valley, CA, United States
Senior Software Engineer Menlo Park, CA, United States, Palo Alto, CA, United States, or Silicon Valley, CA, United States
Why join us?
You'll have a big impact in a huge, $130 billion industry! Agents and manual underwriting processes make getting life insurance difficult and miserable. The software you build here will change this and provide a great experience for users.
We care deeply about our company's mission. Our product helps people through some of the most difficult moments in their lives. One of our founders came up with the idea for Ladder because his father passed away when he was young. He saw first hand the importance of life insurance. It enabled him to get through college.
We're growing and gaining traction! We launched on January 10, 2017 and we've issued billions of life insurance coverage. Our CEO wrote a piece which showcases some of the ways we stand out! https://medium.com/ladderlife/heres-what-instant-life-insurance-really-looks-like-b86ae8f1d4f
Engineering at Ladder
Our engineering & product teams are divided into three teams, each responsible for a different area of the product. Each team consists of a PM, designer, tech lead, and 3-4 engineers. Globally, each team has a set of quarterly goals, but teams independently decide on processes that work best for them. Typically, teams operate on a one or two week cadence - reflecting afterwards on how the sprint went and what we can improve on for next time.
You'll be joining a small engineering team using the latest tools (functional programming, immutable infrastructure, containerized deployments) and modern practices (code review, continuous deployment) to solve a huge problem ($20 trillion coverage gap).
Have product ownership. Think deeply about our user experience and use data driven experiments to optimize it.
Build a high throughput Kafka consumer that transforms and streams data into our data warehouse for tables that are always up-to-date
Create and deploy your own service by using our self-service auto-deployment framework.
Build a new user flow as an A/B experiment to improve user experience and conversion
Working at Ladder
Walk out Wednesday: Every Wednesday, we randomly partition everybody in the company into groups of 3 or 4. Each group goes out for lunch in Palo Alto. It's a fun way to get to know people at Ladder.
Katas: Each month a member of the team will come up with a fun programming challenge. Engineers (optionally) build solutions to these problems. Afterwards, we discuss approaches and solutions together. Past katas have included: finding an appropriate reviewer for a change based on previous commits, building a TCP echo server, and computing transitive dependencies using our code base's dependency graph.
Game Night: We get together monthly and play a variety of board games with pizza.
We provide lunch every day and a snack bar
$50 / month fitness credit
We send our engineers to Clojure conferences
We like people to be in the office during core hours for collaboration but are flexible and more focused on output than facetime.
also dental and vision!
100% matching on first 4% you defer
$255 / month commuter benefit
Work from Home
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