Global social safety net for remote workers

SafetyWing (YC W18) is seeking a rational and creative back-end engineer

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Hans Nyvold Kjellby
Hans Nyvold Kjellby

About the role

We are building a global social safety net, providing insurance, doctor appointments and pension savings globally. Our current customers are digital nomads (b2c) and remote companies (b2b). We raised series A in 2020, are growing rapidly and we are consistently adding features and products.

We're a strong team of 20, with an office/house in San Francisco, while our international team is fully distributed stretching 10 timezones (Finland to California).


Together with the rest of the team, you will be responsible for building our products and tools on our backend-end, as well as participating in bug fixing days.


We're looking for a technical back-end developer with strong architectural instincts, and knowledge of the following areas:

  • Java
  • IntelliJ
  • Dependency injection (we use Guice)
  • Relational database system (we use MySQL, Hibernate, Liquibase)
  • Cloud (we use Google App Engine)

Bonus skills

  • Security (HIPAA)
  • Devops
  • Full-stack/front-end: React with Flux/Redux

In addition we are looking for someone who:

  • wants to help build a global social safety net on the Internet
  • thinks for themselves instead of copying others
  • is creative and bold in the face of any problem
  • is intellectually honest and have high integrity

You will receive both salary and equity compensation, health insurance, laptop, and during non-covid times we have three to four yearly gatherings where you will join us. The previous three were in Norway, Mexico and San Francisco respectively. The next one is planned for Ljubljana when the border situation gets better.

Find out more about us and our products at

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Why you should join SafetyWing

SafetyWing is building a global social safety net for the digital workforce. This mean global health, dental, disability, pensions and doctor's appointments for digital nomads and distributed startups. We've just raised series A funding.

We work fully remotely, but have an office in SF.

Team Size:20
Location:San Francisco
Hans Nyvold Kjellby
Hans Nyvold Kjellby
Sondre Rasch
Sondre Rasch
Sarah Sandnes
Sarah Sandnes