Senior Backend Engineer

Palo Alto, CA /
Engineering /
Full time
Assured aims to disrupt the trillion-dollar insurance industry by modernizing its most archaic component: claims. Currently, 300,000 claims adjusters spend their days talking on the phone and typing into unstructured text fields. We can do better—by combining logic, inference, and modern computer vision tools, we're able to both increase efficiency and improve customer satisfaction. By rearchitecting how the underlying information is ingested and stored, we're poised to transform the very nature of insurance.  

There's so much to do. We can't wait for you to join us.

You'd love this role if...

🔥 You're passionate about reimagining archaic industries
🖖 You want to work on a small, close knit team of brilliant engineers consumed by a consequential and yet-unsolved problem
🐾 Being a trailblazer—in our architecture, in our approach, and in our team—is an inspiration, not a burden

You will...

👩‍💻 Become a key owner of the Assured backend systems and processes
🗣️ Lead and mentor other engineers on the growing team
💎 Iterate on existing applications as well as architect entirely new ones
🔎 Collaborate with the CEO and CTO to identify and prioritize the most impactful improvements to our product

You may be a fit if you...

🚢 Have built and shipped meaningful and complex products
🧠 Have strong opinions about software engineering–that at the same time you aren't afraid to reevaluate/change
🚀 Have a background in, or a desire to dive into, the world of startups
⏰ Bring 5+ years of engineering experience that shows a hunger for future growth and mentoring

Bonus points...
✨ On the backend we're currently using Typescript/Node.js and GraphQL for our primary services, however that will evolve as the business requirements solidify. The most important thing is that you're nimble, intelligent, and hard working.

💈To be honest 💈
We don't care if you didn't graduate high school or have 3 PhD's--we care that you ship delightful product and can work on features from ideation to ship.


    • Competitive salary and equity packages (75%tile)
    • Health Care Plan (Platinum Medical, Dental, & Vision)
    • Life Insurance (No cost to you)
    • Paid Time Off (Uncapped vacation days & paid holidays)
    • Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)
    • 401(k) contribution (Assured contributes 3% of your income even if you don't contribute)
    • Commuter Benefits (Tax-advantaged commuter benefits account)
    • Health and Dependent Care FSAs (Pre-tax flexible spending accounts for out-of-pocket expenses)