Full Stack Engineer

Remote /
Engineering /
About Understory
Climate change is creating a crisis for the insurance industry and those who rely on it for financial security. 

Every year, severe weather causes billions of dollars of damage. Yet traditional insurers lack the tools to accurately assess and price severe weather risk. Without knowing what to expect, insurers expect the worst, leading to unaffordable premiums. For industries such as retail automotive and agriculture, traditional insurance is becoming unattainable. These business owners are at risk of financial devastation whenever a storm strikes. 

Understory is the first company to solve the insurance coverage crisis with data-driven insurance for severe weather, starting with hail. Our growing network of ground-based Dot weather sensors, combined with our Atmospheric Intelligence AI, allow us to assess and price any weather risk in the world. 

When severe weather strikes, Understory detects it and triggers a fast, predetermined payout. There are no burdensome financial deductibles, and no lengthy claims process. Ultimately, Understory allows capital to quickly flow where it’s needed most after a disaster, protecting everything from automobiles to the world’s food supply.

About the Role:
At Understory, we have a lot of weather data and several diverse audiences each with their own needs and purposes for that data. The Full Stack Engineer bridges this gap by designing and developing APIs and applications, both web and mobile, to help our users better understand and respond to weather events and longer-term climate trends. 

Core Responsibilities Will Include:
Design and develop web and mobile APIs and applications
Build and improve upon data access for APIs with SQL
Collaborate with frontend, product, and marketing teams to communicate requirements, integration points, and technical feasibility
Troubleshoot issues and document their resolution

About You:
2+ years of experience designing and developing web or mobile applications
Experience developing applications with relational databases and SQL
Familiarity with web and backend development using Java and Maven
Experience with JavaScript both on the server with NodeJS and in the browser
Knowledge of REST API, web application, and mobile UX and development standards
Disciplined work ethic with enthusiasm for overcoming challenges and solving problems
Comfortable in a fast-moving, entrepreneurial environment 

Bonus Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in computer programming, computer science, or a related field
Previous work with geographically distributed teams
Experience with the Cassandra database and CQL language
Experience with geospatial data and visualizations, such as PostGIS and Mapbox
Experience with ReactJS
Compensation Includes
Competitive salary
Company equity
Health benefits 100% covered for your entire family
Dental and vision benefits 100% covered for your entire family
Unlimited vacation policy
Frequent company and team-building events
Lots of company swag