Socotra

11 - 25 Employees
11 - 25 Engineers
$10M - $25M 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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Active Roles
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
Java
Python
MySQL
PostgreSQL
Apache Tomcat
Git
Docker
Jenkins
JUNIT
Kubernetes
GWT
Spring MVC
AWS

Working at Socotra
  1. Pragmatic
  2. Transparent
  3. Accountable
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

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