Sf, remote, east bay, silicon valley
101 - 250 employees
51 - 100 engineers
$25m - $50m funding
Series b

Socotra is focused on building the most modern cloud-based platform for technology-driven insurers. We are re-imagining and re-inventing technology for one of the world’s largest and most technologically neglected industries. Our vision is to become the technology platform that powers insurance businesses everywhere.

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Why join us?

  • Well funded by well-known investors. 8VC, Founders Fund, SV Angel, Vulcan Capital, Crunch Fund, Nationwide

  • Building needed infrastructure in a very big industry with no significant competitors

  • Great people!

Engineering at Socotra

Engineering team and processes

Git Flow /Kubernetes, 2-week sprints with retro Flat Engineering Org/ VP of Engineering, one scrum team, majority of backend specialists, + specialist in FE, QA and DeVOps Mostly monolith / Mostly JVM AWS EKS

Technical Challenges

Modernizing legacy industry software with modern cloud infrastructure Transitioning monolith to microservices Delivering productized software for insuretech as a platform

Data management (MySQL @scale) API Ergonomics (REST semantics) via JSON Leveraging best practices & RFC's Transforming delivery expectations from yearly to daily

Projects you might work on
  • Lucene based search of structured policy/claim data

  • Analytical treatment of events sourced from insurance transactions

  • Elastic Search, Kafka, NoSQL data migration in production

Tech stack
Apache Tomcat
Spring MVC

Working at Socotra

  1. Pragmatic
  2. Transparent
  3. Accountable
Perks & benefits
  • Relocation
  • Team Activities

    Game night, movie night, meetups

  • Health Insurance

    Meaningful equity at an early stage company Daily catered lunch and countless snacks Great location in San Francisco's SOMA district (close to public transport) Top-tier health benefits Fitness stipend Commuter benefits Fun team offsites (past examples: skiing in Tahoe, Yosemite summer trip, cocktail class, baseball games, and more)

  • Maternal/Paternal Leave
  • Company Retreats
  • Free Food
  • Gym/Fitness
  • Generous Vacation
  • Beautiful Office
Our Team by the Numbers

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