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AI-powered decision support for commercial underwriters

Senior Backend / Data Engineer

$130k – $180k • 0.5% – 1.0%
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Kalepa is looking for Backend / Data Engineers to lead the development of our world-class software for commercial insurers.

Backend / data engineers at Kalepa will be solving interesting and challenging problems at the intersection of large and performant data pipelines, distributed systems, 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perils (e.g. fire, injury, malpractice) is still reliant on inefficient and inaccurate manually entered forms or outdated and sparse databases.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 and industry expertise, Kalepa delivers AI-powered decision-support software to commercial insurance underwriters. Kalepa's Copilot enables underwriters to focus their time on the highest ROI opportunities and rapidly evaluate, select, and price risk. By analyzing billions of points of structured and unstructured data, Kalepa's Copilot augments underwriters with insights and recommendations on every risk. Copilot allows each underwriter to perform at the level of the most experienced and effective underwriters and at top efficiency.

Kalepa's team members bring experiences from Facebook, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, ClassPass, Atlassian, APT (acquired by Mastercard for $600M in 2015), MIT, Berkeley, UPenn, and the Israel Defense Forces.

Kalepa is backed by IA Ventures, investors in Datadog, Flatiron Health, TheTradeDesk, Transferwise, Digital Ocean, Komodo Health, and many others.

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 are a proactive and collaborative problem solver with a “can do” attitude
* You have in-depth knowledge of at least one modern language and are willing to work on Python, SQL and no-SQL databases
* You have hands-on experience with data analytics and data engineering
* You have experience with AWS infrastructure

We offer:
* 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

[Important Note: Base salary range listed is for NYC-based employees. Offers in other locations will be adjusted according to the local market]

Excellent health insurance

We provide excellent health, dental, and vision insurance. Kalepa covers 95% of the fees for health insurance and 100% of dental and vision insurance fees for individuals and families.

Dependent benefits

We offer a pre-tax dependent care FSA.

Flexible hours

We care about productivity, not hours. While we value collaboration in the office, we are a global team. Kalepa employees can work from home (or from the beach, if they choose to) when needed

Unlimited pto

Kalepa has an unlimited vacation policy. Recharge when you need to.

Fitness / healthy lifestyle benefits

We give our employees a monthly gym/ healthy living reimbursement

Kalepa at a glance

AI-powered decision support for commercial underwriters

Kalepa focuses on Insurance, Risk Management, and Big Data Analytics. Their company has offices in New York City. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees. To date, Kalepa has raised $2M of funding; their latest round was closed on October 2018.

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

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