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On-demand geospatial risk scoring

Software Engineer / Hacker

€30k – €60k • 0.25% – 1.0%
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Kernel is a fast-moving startup based in Paris with the mission of unlocking the potential of geospatial data to model climate and man-related risks.
We are looking for people who share the same ambitious goals and want to make a difference by joining our small and talented team!

Kernel unlocks the vast potential of real-world geospatial data, by standardizing and linking hundreds of disparate datasets to deliver trusted, data-based risk intelligence. Kernel Platform rapidly integrates any type of structured or unstructured geospatial data and harness sources as varied as satellite imagery, radars and open data. We work with top-tier (re)insurers, public institutions and industrial groups in Europe and the US.

Kernel is the place to be if you want to help global institutions quantify, manage and understand the world's most complex risks. Thanks to Kernel, organisations will make informed decisions that safeguard trillions of dollars in at-risk infrastructure and assets from climate or man-related risks.

We are building an incredible company with the mission of reshaping how climate and man-related risk are assessed. We are a team of engineers working on diverse set of fields: computer vision, machine learning, simulation, etc. We are looking for problem solvers: self-motivated, results-driven and creative individuals to help us bring transparency to the most complex risk that institutions and individuals face.


As an early employee, you will get to take a leading role in the team.

- Design and develop data sourcing services under different format (file exchange, API, scraping, web crawling, ...)
- Enable and automate integration with clients regardless of their level of technology
- Enable product deployment into clients regardless of their level of technology
- Analyze, design and develop tests and test-automation suites
- Provide ongoing maintenance, support and enhancements in existing systems and platforms
- Collaborate cross-functionally with different players internally: data scientist, product officer and other engineers to achieve elegant solutions
- Work alongside other engineers on the team to elevate technology and consistently apply best practices


In addition to the following technical skills, we are looking for PROBLEM SOLVERS with an entrepreneurial mindset.

- Exceptional knowledge of Python and at least one of C#/C++/Java
- Experience in Technical Operations or IT Operations in an always-up, always-available service
- Experience with building APIs and services using REST, SOAP, etc
- Experience with database configuration/administration (PostgresSQL, Redis, MS SQL Server, Redshift)
- Background in Linux/Unix Administration and shell scripts
- Proficiency with data scraping and web crawling (BeautifulSoup, Selenium, ...)
- Experience with Docker, Terraform
- Experience in developing and deploying software in a rapid cycle using Agile methodologies and code versioning tools (Git)
- Strong intellectual curiosity and capability of delivering on multiple competing priorities with little supervision
- Be proactive, creative and eager to learn
- English proficient


Impact: We take on meaningful and challenging projects that change the world for the better.
Dedication: We see projects through from beginning to end in spite of obstacles we may encounter.
Collaboration: We work internally with people from a variety of backgrounds. We also work externally with our customers, often on site, to understand and solve their problems.
Trust: We trust each other to effectively manage time and priorities—we don't micromanage. We want to give people the space to think for themselves.
Growth: We push ourselves and our peers to improve themselves and the world around them.
Learning: We often face entirely novel problems, where we need to pick up a lot of new information and learn how to use it to make progress.
Job type
Visa sponsorship
Not Available
2+ years
Hiring contact

Benjamin Pujol

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Kernel Risk at a glance

On-demand geospatial risk scoring

Kernel Risk focuses on Fin Tech and Insurtech. Their company has offices in Paris. They have a small team that's between 1-10 employees.

You can view their website at http://www.kernelrisk.com