Principal Engineer

Life Raft

United States of America
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 03/04/2021
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  • Company Address: , Oakland, CA

About Life Raft

We believe that everyone should be able to weather life's unpredictability. Let our products be your back up plan when surprise strikes. Let us be your liferaft.

Job Description

At LifeRaft we are looking for a Principal Engineer to join us working on next generation safety nets, using technology to build insurance products that actually work. You’ll be joining an early-stage startup with the opportunity to help build the foundation of the business from the ground up. We are experienced startup operators and insuretech/fintech veterans who are hugely passionate about modernizing enormous industries that haven’t been updated in decades.

Work you might do:


Architect API-based backend workflows for insurance operations, such as policy generation, enrollment, or claims


Build automation and machine learning capabilities into our platform


Design and implement an integration system for data sharing with our partners


Map compliance into all product development efforts


Lead a team of top notch engineers to produce the best work of their lives

About you:


You are passionate about the positive impact that technology can make especially in regulated spaces


You are pragmatic with your technology choices, shying away from the latest and greatest for tried and true


You are detail-oriented, ensuring that the job is done right and well tested


You are value-oriented and are not afraid of hard work to do something great


You seek to balance the short term and long term, eschewing the easy path for the one that generates the most enterprise value


You default to trying and measuring before meeting and discussing


You want to move fast and prefer aggressive goals that stretch you versus conservative ones you know you can reach


You thrive in unstructured early stage environments and are energized by the chase for product market fit

You may have:


Designed and implemented production systems in high compliance, regulated environments (Fintech, Insuretech, Healthtech)


Led a team of engineers in building out platforms with high redundancy and accuracy needs


Built a claims or payments management system from scratch


Expertise in python, data platform development, devops, and analytics systems

About Us

Liferaft is a new insuretech company with a mission to build functional and reliable safety nets. We are starting with products that supplement traditional health plans, making health insurance less complicated, more flexible, and more cost effective. Our first product, an inpatient hospital stay plan, offers affordable monthly premium options, and a straightforward value proposition of a direct cash benefit to the policy holder upon hospital admission. Our platform is fully digital from application to policy generation to claims giving a seamless purchase, enrollment, and administrative experience. Future products will include cancer care, critical illness, and the like. Our founding team are experts in AI/ML, insurance, and fintech, and we are backed by A-list investors and angels.

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