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Tech Lead - Backend

Nirvana Insurance

Nirvana Insurance

Software Engineering
United States
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Who we are:

Nirvana is on a mission to modernize commercial insurance and enable a safer world. Our technology platform delivers modern insurance & risk management to not only help our customers protect their businesses, but actually improve safety for everyone.

To start, we’re transforming the legacy, $750B+ commercial insurance industry through cutting-edge predictive models using real-time IoT data (~50B connected devices by 2030), automation to deliver instantaneous quotes & faster underwriting, & proactive, and data-driven insights to help customers prevent accidents.

Backed by top-tier VCs including General Catalyst & Lightspeed Ventures, Nirvana became the fastest insurtech EVER to launch in Jan 2022 and crossed >$10M run rate in under 6 months, more than 2x faster than best-in-class insurtechs. Our leadership team has helped scale multi-billion dollar companies from scratch including Samsara, Rubrik, Acko & Flexport, and includes industry veterans from Hiscox, AIG, The Hartford & RLI.

About the role:

As a Tech Lead at Nirvana, you will:

  • Lead and Innovate: Take charge of pivotal product areas and guide them from concept to completion with a customer-driven focus. You'll work on transformative products like our fleet safety AI coach, which uses AI and IoT data to enhance road safety and cut costs for our customers. Additionally, you'll play a key role in developing consumer grade software for claims, payments, and insurance management, powered by AI models that streamline traditionally manual processes, ensuring faster turnarounds and a superior customer experience.

  • Collaborate with a World-Class Team: Join our all-star engineering team, which includes talent from top organizations like Rubrik, Samsara, and Twitter. We value collaboration and open feedback as essential components for creating outstanding technical solutions to complex problems.

  • Shape and Drive Team Culture: Actively shape and drive the engineering culture at Nirvana. You will set high standards, embody the values that define our team, and create an environment where engineers can thrive and excel.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead the development of multiple consumer-facing products, including IoT enabled claims processing, fleet safety software, payments, and policy management

  • Provide technical direction and mentorship to a team of engineers, ensuring high-quality code and scalable, maintainable solutions.

  • Drive the architectural design and technical strategy for key projects.

  • Define project scope, timelines, and deliverables in collaboration with product managers and other stakeholders.

  • Align technical strategies with the overall business vision and goals.

About you:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.

  • 7+ years of experience in software development, with a focus on consumer-facing products.

  • Proven experience leading and mentoring engineering teams.

  • Has been leading complex projects with 2-5 people for at least 1 year.

  • Has worked with product managers on planning and roadmap development.

  • Has proven experience leading a major product area.

  • Strong understanding of microservices architecture and real-time data processing.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.


  • Competitive salary & equity

  • Medical, dental & vision insurance

  • 401k with company match

  • Unlimited PTO

  • Work from home friendly

  • #LI-Remote

We set our salary ranges using compensation data from companies similar to our stage and size. For this role, the estimated salary range for this position is $170,000 - $210,000. The actual base salary will vary depending on multiple factors unique to each candidate, including location, job-related knowledge, transferable skills, work experience and our assessment of your level during the interview process.

Nirvana offers a wide range of best-in-class, comprehensive benefits for this role including 100% employer paid healthcare plans, a healthy 401k match program, paid time off, parental leave, wellness reimbursement, work-from-home stipend and more.

In addition, Nirvana offers equity for all full-time employees, which is not included in the range listed above and will have a significant impact on your overall compensation.

Nirvana is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you’re interested in this role, but do not meet 100% of the qualifications listed above, we encourage you to apply. We'd like to consider you for this position and roles that may be a fit in the future. Nirvana is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other basis forbidden under federal, state, or local law. Nirvana considers all qualified applicants in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.