Ledger Investing

Marketplace for insurance securitization.

Backend Engineer, Platform (Remote USA)

Job Type
3+ years
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About the role

<header class="card__CardHeaderContainer-sc-1j0i5b8-0 jpIlmg"> <p><strong>About Ledger Investing</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ledger Investing is a startup that is transforming the way that insurance risks are financed.  Today, Ledger is an online marketplace for connecting insurance risk to capital, focusing on securitization.  Risk originators such as insurers and brokers get capital more efficiently than from traditional sources. Capital providers such as pension plans and other institutional investors get access to an asset class that is highly diversifying to traditional asset classes.  Insurance securitization is already a $100 billion market but is limited in scope as a consequence of the opacity and complexity of the asset class.  Ledger is working to expand the market to $1 trillion by building a seamless data pipeline from the policyholder to the capital markets, bringing transparency, objective analytics and real time portfolio insights to the table. As the company grows, we will be a marketplace for virtually all types of insurance risks and capital, including traditional reinsurers, institutional investors, and accredited investors.  We are venture-backed by Y Combinator (class of winter 2017 class).</span></p> </header>


About the Team:

  • The engineering platform team is a remote-first team building the web platforms, data infrastructure, and developer APIs that shape how people understand and handle billions of dollars of insurance risk
  • Engineers at Ledger have the opportunity to touch every part of the tech stack
  • We collaborate frequently with product thinkers, designers, sales, and domain experts to carefully craft valuable customer experiences
  • We believe in collaboration, communicating often, and treating others with kindness and respect
  • We believe everyone should have significant ownership and measurable impact
  • We believe in continuously improvement and constantly evaluate what works and what doesn’t


On the engineering team, you will:

  • Design and build the APIs and services for our enterprise customer portal and institutional investor platform
  • Collaborate with frontend engineers to deliver the data they need to the frontend
  • Research and implement caching strategies that allow your APIs to effectively support highly dynamic user interactions
  • Collaborate with data engineers and data scientists to understand how their data is best stored and delivered to the appropriate backend service
  • Directly influence and introduce new engineering standards, tooling, and processes that help the team scale
  • Work closely with product to understand Ledger's roadmap and implement plan to execute and deliver


About you:

Successful candidates will have the following attributes:

  • ~1+ years of experience in a software engineering role
  • Experience with a few of the following: Python, Django/DRF, Typescript, Node, Postgres, Docker, Git, Redis, memcached
  • Enjoy the process and craft of designing and writing quality code
  • Have experience building web applications with great user experience and attention to details
  • Take pride and responsibility in delivering features or applications from end to end
  • Give and receive meaningful and constructive feedback with your team
  • Think holistically about systems and services and how the play a role in the bigger picture
  • Thrive in a collaborative environment involving different stakeholders and subject matter experts
  • Are flexible and open minded when it comes to evolving processes and requirements
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with a track record of cross-functional collaboration
  • Are a self-starter and able to work with minimal help from your teammates


Beneficial experiences:

  • DevOps (Terraform, k8s), CI/CD (GitHub Actions)
  • AWS or Google Cloud
  • Collaboration tool (e.g. JIRA)
  • Various database admin experience



  • Generous salary and equity compensation
  • Work from anywhere. Our headquarters are in New York, but this position can be full-time remote.
  • Unlimited paid vacation time
  • 401k
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Gym membership
  • $5,000 paid by Ledger towards your dream desk setup!



Ledger Investing is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. We strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex, gender (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), sexual orientation, marital status, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, predisposing genetic characteristic, domestic violence victim status, arrest records, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

Why you should join Ledger Investing

Join a phenomenal team on a journey to radically change our economy by bringing a new market to life: Insurance as an asset class.

With $5 trillion of insurance capital worldwide, we believe there should be a way to invest in insurance risk. That is the reason why we are building technologies that will help transact billions of dollars of this new asset class.

Challenge accepted? Email us at careers@ledgerinvesting.com

Ledger Investing, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Ledger Investing
Team Size:30
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