Newfront Insurance

sf
101 - 250 Employees
26 - 50 Engineers
Private Funding
Private

From the Mayflower to the moon landing, every venture relies on insurance. The 1trillion dollar insurance industry is fundamental to our economy, but it has been slow to modernize. It’s a fragmented market (where the largest player only holds a single-digit market share) that represents an enormous opportunity. At Newfront, we provide comprehensive risk management powered by advanced technology and a client-obsessed culture.

Our unique approach recognizes both the vast potential of technology and the fundamental role of expert advice and trusted relationships. While we’re a technology-driven company, we believe that people matter most. Our mission is to define the future of the insurance industry by leveraging modern technology that empowers people with information and delivers world-class service to our clients.

We’re the fastest-growing brokerage in the country because we’re built for the 21st century.

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Active Roles
Why join us?
  • This is a massive opportunity - insurance is a $1trillion dollar industry that desperately needs better technology. We've kept fundraising under wraps so far, but we're backed by the world's leading investors.

  • We're growing incredibly quickly. We went from 2-200+ employees in a year.

  • There's a trend right now of technology replacing people and killing jobs. We're excited to use technology to empower, rather than replace, and believe that people + technology is the right approach for this industry.

  • Our CTO sold his last company to LinkedIn. The team includes PhD machine learning engineers and alums from Palantir, Amazon, Google, and LinkedIn.


Engineering at Newfront Insurance
Engineering team and processes

We have weekly sprints. Every Tuesday, we'll discuss tickets for the upcoming sprint and add them to the queue in Github. On Friday, we do a show & tell and show off something we shipped to the whole company. We use Pull Requests in Github for code reviews and every engineer can deploy to staging and production using Heroku. We also use CircleCI for running unit tests.

Technical Challenges

Insurance markets are incredibly complicated and opaque. For example, there are thousands of insurance carriers that offer different types of coverage. Every policy has hundreds of details like limits, sublimits, and exclusions. We need to design a canonical representation of risk that can capture all of this structured data.

Projects you might work on
  • Build a Chrome extension to automatically pass data to hundreds of insurance carriers' websites. Every site has a different format and we need to automatically detect changes in each flow.

  • Write a machine learning model to parse insurance policies and identify common features between different carriers. For example, the model needs to match Crime and Burglary & Arson limits.

  • Build a claims management portal for account managers to track claims and share this info with customers

Tech stack
JavaScript
Node.js
React
Express
PostgreSQL
TypeScript

Working at Newfront Insurance

Complex challenges The insurance market presents unique and engaging business, operations, and engineering challenges.

Collaborative spirit We’re building a brokerage from the ground up, which means our teams work together daily to solve problems across a wide variety of domains.

Real value, real impact Insurance offers businesses and individuals the security they need to pursue opportunities. On a macro-level, the industry helps to stabilize the global economy.

Huge opportunity Insurance premiums represent over $500 billion of annual spend by US companies alone. We’re targeting the biggest piece of an enormous market.

Work with top talent We’re thoughtful and selective in our hiring. We believe that every candidate who receives an offer should raise the bar for our entire team.

Our Values: Empower People It’s people who make insurance work, and our vision of the future has people at the center of the industry.

Ambition We’re modernizing an industry that has resisted change for so long. This is a serious challenge and we’re excited to take it on.

Question Dogma Our industry has baggage and we wouldn’t be here if we didn’t think we could shake off some of that weight.

New Standards We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards because a modern brokerage means more than better tools and service.

Generous Vacation

We offer flexible PTO and value output over time at your desk

Gym/Fitness

If you like to sweat, we have company-sponsored workouts at Barry's with a corporate discount

Beautiful Office

We're in downtown SF, 2nd St in between Market and Mission. Central, beautiful office

Free Food

Weekly lunches, snacks, and all the caffeine you need

Health Insurance

Full medical and dental coverage

Maternal/Paternal Leave

We offer 16 weeks of paid maternity leave, and 12 weeks of paternity leave

401(k) Contribution

Option to contribute to a 401K plan


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