Modernizing Specialty Insurance

Director of Engineering

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6+ years
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Cory Crosland
Cory Crosland

About the role

PolicyFly empowers insurers to sell and manage specialty insurance in minutes instead of months. Every year, $200B of specialty insurance like Cyber, Flood, or Trucking is processed over email between agents and insurers. It’s a slow, inefficient world where 55% of agents' time is spent on paperwork and it can take 30-90 days to get coverage.

Our mission is to create a modern exchange for hard-to-insure things – connecting all parties to automate workflows and consolidate data. We are modernizing specialty insurance with software. We’re already managing $70M in premium with leading insurers in both the US and UK markets.

We’re looking for a Director of Engineering to lead our high performing team of 7 (and growing) engineers. You'll help build our engineering culture & team, guide product development and define team processes. You'll also collaborate with the founders to iterate and prioritize features and initiatives that continue to make PolicyFly a mission critical platform for our users.

Our stack: Python, Go, Kubernetes, VueJS, Protobuf, Postgres and Google Cloud.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Manage and scale a world class distributed engineering team by hiring, leading and retaining exceptional people
  • Collaborate in roadmap planning and product strategy
  • Lead the engineering team to deliver on our goals and roadmap
  • Locate bottlenecks in our processes and work to streamline them

You have:

  • 4+ years of experience managing and leading teams
  • 4+ years of experience as an Senior or Staff Eng
  • Led and scaled multiple engineering teams
  • The ability to run a scrum cycle with your eyes closed
  • Experience working with Product (our CEO) to provide feedback, iteration on plans and feasibility checks
  • Experience with our tech stack

Generally, you are:

  • Comfortable working remotely, overlapping ET by ~5-6 hours a day
  • A commutable distance to NYC for occasional meetings (a plus; not required)

Benefits include:

  • Base Comp & Equity highly competitive with market
  • Health/Dental/Vision
  • Unlimited Sick Days, 20 Days PTO
  • 401k with up to 4% matching
  • Remote-first team

Why you should join PolicyFly

PolicyFly enables insurers to create a digital storefront to sell and manage specialty insurance.

Every year, $200B of specialty insurance like Cyber, Flood or Trucking is processed over email between agents and insurers – it's painfully slow and inefficient.

PolicyFly connects both parties to automate these workflows and to consolidate all data.

We bring growth, efficiency and transparency to an otherwise hard to insure market.

Team Size:13
Location:New York
Cory Crosland
Cory Crosland
Marcel Esser
Marcel Esser
Michael Fiedel
Michael Fiedel