Modernizing Specialty Insurance

Senior Backend Engineer

$150k - $200k
Job Type
3+ 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. 

On the backend, we utilize Kubernetes, Python, Go, Django, Protobuf, gRPC, Postgres and Google Cloud.

We’re looking for a Senior Backend Engineer to join our core team that is primarily focused on developing a low-code dev framework to power insurance companies.


The best way to learn about PolicyFly is to speak with us, we’re a small team looking for exceptional people. Our interview process starts with a conversation with our CEO & Founder. This is a high-impact role with a small team crafting the future of our platform and insurance.

As a software engineer, you’ll help design and develop features end to end. Beyond execution, you’ll collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to drive the direction of the product. If you have experience with the following skills/technologies, let’s chat.


  • Expert in Python
  • Advanced experience in Django or Flask
  • Advanced experience in Postgres (or similar)
  • Advanced experience in Dockerized environments
  • Proficient with Microservices (e.g. Python, Go, Rust)


  • Competitive Salary
  • Health insurance including medical, dental, and vision
  • 401k plan with 4% matching
  • Equity
  • Remote-first company

About the interview

Our process involves a short initial exploratory chat, followed by 2 to 3 interviews/discussions. The aim is for both sides to learn more about each other.

  • Intro call to share about the company and learn about the candidate (30m)
  • Call with our Engineering Manager to learn more about the tech and day-to-day (45m)
  • Tech Team Meet: Meet the backend team; share past experiences and learn more about how working together would go (60m)
  • Tech Design problem + discussion: This is a remote design discussion to discuss 1 or 2 design problems and work through solutions (60m)
  • Culture fit conversation: Interviews with founders and team members to ensure that there is a culture-fit (90m)
  • If all goes well, we would love to make an offer

We move fast and we would target to roll out an offer within two-three weeks unless you need more time.

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