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AI-powered decision support for commercial underwriters

Software Engineer

$100k - $160k • 0.25% - 1.0%
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Kalepa is looking for Software Engineers to lead the development of our world-class software for commercial insurers.

Software engineers at Kalepa will be solving interesting and challenging problems at the intersection of data pipelines, cutting-edge machine learning models, and robust infrastructure. You will be working in a small team building technology from the ground up with the latest stack.

Kalepa is a New York based, VC backed, startup building software to transform and disrupt commercial insurance.

Nearly one trillion ($1T) dollars are spent globally each year on commercial insurance across small, medium, and large enterprises. However, the process for estimating the risk associated with a given business across various perils (e.g. fire, injury, malpractice) is still reliant on inefficient and inaccurate manual forms or outdated and sparse databases. This information asymmetry leads to a broken set of economic incentives and a poor experience for both businesses and insurers alike.

By combining cutting edge data science, enterprise software, and insurance expertise, Kalepa will turn real-world data into a complete understanding of risk – leading to more profitable, efficient, and applicant-friendly insurance underwriting. There are many challenging problems to solve in the insurance industry and a massive opportunity to operate it more profitably and effectively.

Kalepa is led by a strong team with experiences from Facebook, APT (acquired by Mastercard for $600M in 2015), the Israel Defense Forces, MIT, Berkeley, and UPenn.

About you:
● You enjoy understanding customer business needs and translating them into specifications or code
● You are excited about using a wide set of technologies, ultimately focused on finding the right tool for the job
● You are energized by automating the collection, parsing, reconciliation, and storage of huge volumes of disparate data from a variety of sources
● You want to design a flexible analytics, data science, and AI framework to transform the insurance industry
● You value open, frank, and respectful communication
● You are a proactive and collaborative problem solver with a “can do” attitude
● You have in-depth knowledge of Python, SQL and no-SQL databases, and hands-on experience with Python server-side frameworks
● You have hands-on experience with data analytics and data engineering
● You have experience with AWS infrastructure

As a plus:
• You have hands-on experience with machine learning algorithms, NLP, and image recognition
• You have familiarity with Spark, Hadoop, and OLAP tools
• You have knowledge of Go and Scala

What you’ll get
● Work with an ambitious, smart, and fun team to transform a $1T global industry
● Ground floor opportunity – opportunity to build the foundations for the product, team, and culture alongside the founding team
● Wide-ranging intellectual challenges spanning full-stack software development, AI / ML, and strong design
● Competitive compensation package with a significant equity component

Meet your team

People you would work with in this role

Paul Monasterio

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CEO and Co-Founder at Kalepa. Formerly at Facebook and APT (acquired by Mastercard for $600M). PhD from MIT. BS from Berkeley.

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