Software Engineer

New York, NY
Engineering /
Full Time /
Join our team and accelerate your career.

Modern Life combines great technology with the advice of the country’s top life insurance experts. We help our advisors streamline their practice, so they can focus on building better connections, delivering better solutions, and helping their clients lead better lives.

We have raised $20 million in seed funding, led by Thrive Capital, with participation from 12 unicorn founders from Hippo, Plaid, Reddit, Flatiron Health, Newfront, At Bay, Vouch, Cedar, Lattice, and more.

Join a passionate team of product-minded technologists and insurance professionals who are at the leading edge of a massive industry. Make a tangible difference in people’s lives and help deliver our mission to help everyone protect what matters most through advanced technology and tailored advice.

What you'll do

    • Write high-quality, well-tested code that runs smoothly in production
    • Contribute to and lead complex projects, and make business vs technology decisions during all phases of the project lifecycle
    • Weigh trade-offs and focus on value delivery. A fast-paced startup demands making trade-offs that balance the near term and long term value add of solutions.
    • Help create and uphold our engineering standards and bring consistency to the codebases and processes you build and encounter

Your impact

    • Shape the best practices, product, and more broadly the culture of the company from an early stage. Your DNA will be deep into what and how we build
    • Create contemporary and tech-forward solutions to help insurance agents across the full stack of insurance advice and distribution
    • Set the standard for quality and design in an industry that is ripe for innovation

About you

    • You have 5+ years of experience as a builder shipping to production
    • You’re product-minded and deeply curious and empathetic about your users
    • You have excellent self-management, sense of ownership, and organization
    • You thrives in a dynamic and fast-growing environment with a high degree of ambiguity
    • You’re genuinely excited about tackling hard technical and product problems

Bonus points

    • You’ve worked as (and loved being) a founding or early engineer
    • You have experience at an insurtech, healthtech or broader fintech company
    • You’ve helped build a successful, fast-growing, product-focused startup
    • You’re excited to share your side projects with us and what you learned from them
$150,000 - $180,000 a year