Avatar for Assurance

Insurance simplified

Senior Security Engineer

120k – 160k AngelList Est.
Apply now
About Assurance
Assurance offers the best online insurance shopping experience; within minutes a customer can have instantly approved life, health, auto, or home coverage. We’ve simplified the online checkout process so that customers can get covered instantly online, and we’ve also built an on-demand workforce of licensed insurance agents that can speak with customers who want to talk to an expert, 24x7. Powering all of this is a cloud-first, event-driven, service-oriented-architecture, using the latest software frameworks. We combine our web technology with data science models at every step to make intelligent decisions about how we market to customers, what policies we recommend, and which agents we match to customers. Our mission is to make insurance easier, cheaper, and higher quality, for everyone – not just the affluent. Our team is humble, driven, and committed to improving the lives of millions.

We’ve pioneered many new technologies and are proud of many world-first technical achievements. We are the only company to pay commissions to on-demand workers with a real-time payment solution, so money earned is deposited into their bank accounts instantly, every day of the year; and to pay dynamic bonus rewards generated in real-time by machine learning models during phone sales calls. We developed a voice signature technology to enable customers to conveniently sign for their insurance policy over the phone. We built a completely serverless telephony platform that uses dozens of machine learning models to automatically optimize how we place phone calls to customers and connect them with sales agents on the platform.

In September 2019, Assurance was acquired by Prudential (NYSE:PRU; $36B market cap) to further the joint mission of improving financial wellness across the world. We are at the forefront of this exciting mission and are looking for experienced software engineers who are excited about the chance to rethink the insurance industry from the ground up in a technology-first manner.

Our Offices
We have 3 engineering offices worldwide in Seattle (headquarters), Toronto and Kathmandu. Each office has many teams of engineers; each team owns a set of software applications and business functionality. We work collaboratively across time zones and geographies, using Slack, Zoom, Github, and email. Engineers in remote offices will typically visit headquarters once or twice per year.

About the Position
Protecting people is the number one priority at Assurance. As we rapidly become the largest insurance platform in the world, the security landscape at our company is becoming more complex and challenging than ever before. In this role you’ll have the opportunity to set the standard for security and compliance infrastructure. From driving reference implementations to establishing a truly secure code review process, you’ll own our engineering's approach to security. At Assurance, we hire experts in their field, and we give them the independence and trust to build based on their expertise.

To be successful in this role, you must possess the following:
* An extensive background in application security
* An extensive background in application development
* A comfortable familiarity with AWS
* Experience and a desire for true ownership over your domain

In addition, the following additional experience is highly desired:
* AWS Expertise. While some AWS familiarity is a must, an AWS expert will be able to truly hit the ground running.
* A background in running operational tools completely independently

About You

Collaborative teamwork is your primary mode of operation, though at your core you enjoy being truly self-directed. We’re growing at a rapid pace, so it’s important that you embrace the opportunity to blaze your own trail. You thrive in a fast-paced environment where priorities can shift rapidly as we corner opportunity. You’re ready to change the world of insurance, and you know that all starts with high quality software and services that are supported by world-class security measures.

If this sounds like a good fit for you, give us a shout, we’d love to chat!