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Insurance Document Automation & Analytics

Lead DevOps Engineer

$150k – $220k AngelList Est.
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Who We Are

Groundspeed Analytics, Inc. is a data analytics firm that is making sense of the unstructured information driving most decisions in the commercial insurance industry. We are team of insurance experts, data scientists, software engineers, and analysts working in a collaborative and fun environment. We work with some of the largest insurance companies in the world. Our clients treat us like partners and friends, and we are deeply committed to them.

We are also one of the fastest growing InsurTech firms in the world, recently recognized as one of the 250 fastest growing FinTech startups in 2018 by CB Insights. We are co-located in Ann Arbor, Michigan (named the Best Place to Live in 2018 by Livability) and Atlanta, Georgia.

What We Do

Groundspeed is a data science and artificial intelligence (AI) company serving commercial property and casualty insurance carriers, brokers and managing general agents (MGAs). Our solutions unlock the value in unstructured information such as loss runs, exposure schedules, and policy data to automate core processes and provide powerful predictive risk analytics that improve margins, identify profit pools, and improve customer experience.

We are committed to building innovative solutions that apply approaches from the fields of deep and classical machine learning, natural language processing, and analytics. Our insurance industry domain knowledge paired with our technology expertise positions us uniquely in the market to address this challenging and high-value problem space. To meet that goal, we are working to create a world-class engineering and data science team.

Job Summary

We are looking for creative, enthusiastic, and collaborative professionals who don't shy away from hard problems. Our team is made up of people from a diverse set of fields, industries, and backgrounds — all of whom are focused on bringing everything they can offer to make this a successful team. We look for people who have a personal sense of responsibility to produce the best products and services possible, and expect the same from their team members. We are a culture that believe in iteration and strives to add value each and every sprint, and to do so without ego.

Our ideal candidate is an experienced devops engineer with a proven track record of building and maintaining cloud-native systems and tools, and guiding other devops engineers in doing the same for, at least, the last seven years. This isn't a "connect-the-dots" dev position — our engineers must be able to take loosely defined, complex ideas and run with them, working toward elegant results. You'll work with small teams to help define and, most importantly, build and maintain the operational infrastructure for our data pipeline and analytics products, including creating advanced AI-driven automation, big data systems, analytical models, and applications to tie it all together.


  • Take ownership of Groundspeed devops strategy and practices
  • Define projects of various sizes with detailed plans and coordinating individuals to execute said plans
  • Working with customers and internal stakeholders to design and build cloud-native systems and solutions
  • Ensure the secure and reliable operation of all Groundspeed infrastructure across multiple environments
  • Work with engineering teams to deploy new systems and services and help support them in production
  • Provide visibility into operational performance and status through monitoring and incident management tools
  • Own and improve upon our CI/CD pipeline and other developer tools
  • Write reliable, scalable, maintainable software primarily in Python
  • Participate in code reviews and provide mentorship in a variety of areas to other team members


  • BS degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent practical experience
  • At least seven years of experience contributing significantly to the development of cloud-native software solutions and web applications
  • Real-world experience creating containerized build and deployment environments
  • Background in multiple testing methodologies, such as unit testing, integration testing, load testing, etc.
  • Knowledge of agile software development and continuous integration / deployment principles and solutions (such as Jenkins)
  • Advanced knowledge of major cloud computing platforms such as AWS and GCP
  • Experience with multi-cloud management and automation tooling such as Terraform, Ansible, etc.
  • Experience with Kubernetes (EKS in particular a plus) and Kubernetes ecosystems such as Helm, Istio, etc.
  • Operations experience monitoring large-scale, multi-AZ cloud deployments
  • Interest in security and compliance a plus

Why Choose Groundspeed?

  • Participate in the engineering process from start to finish — we value a culture of responsibility
  • A collaborative team with mentors for every skill-level
  • Use the best tools — productivity is key
  • Immediate impact on challenging engineering tasks — rapid prototyping and iteration are essential to an efficient engineering process
  • A culture that is committed to work-life balance
  • A broad and growing benefits package that includes 3% contribution to a 401K plan, amazing health insurance, wellness reimbursement, snacks and drinks, and lunches every Friday
  • Contribute to one of the fastest growing startups in Michigan in terms of revenue, headcount, and tech
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Healthcare benefit

A broad and growing benefits package that includes 3% contribution to a 401k plan, amazing health insurance, wellness reimbursement, etc.

Wellness benefit

A culture committed to work-life balance.

Professional_development benefit

A highly collaborative team with mentors for every skill-level.

Miscellaneous benefit

The opportunity to make a real impact on the insurance industry by being an early player in our market.

Groundspeed Analytics at a glance

Insurance Document Automation & Analytics

Groundspeed Analytics focuses on Analytics, Machine Learning, Insurance, and Insurtech. Their company has offices in Ann Arbor. They have a mid-size team that's between 51-200 employees. To date, Groundspeed Analytics has raised $32M of funding; their latest round was closed on July 2018.

You can view their website at http://groundspeed.com/ or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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