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Staff Engineer

Nirvana Insurance

Nirvana Insurance

Software Engineering
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 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 Staff Engineer at Nirvana, you will be pivotal in sculpting the foundation of our insurance platforms from the ground up. Collaborating closely with a dynamic team, including industry experts from Hiscox, AIG, and more, you'll lead the development of new products and optimize existing systems to scale seamlessly.

Key Projects/Deliverables:

  • Architect and deploy robust infrastructure for our new insurance products.

  • Drive integration of advanced technology to enhance system performance and customer interaction.

  • Mentor and lead a team dedicated to transforming the commercial insurance landscape.

Career Progression:

This role is designed not just to challenge your technical skills but also to develop your leadership capabilities. With performance and dedication, advancing to a Principal Engineer or transitioning into managerial roles within technology or product management is highly attainable.

What you’ll do:

  • Lead architectural decisions for high-impact projects and backend development.

  • Innovate and implement solutions that refine our insurance platform's infrastructure, focusing on scalability and security.

  • Collaborate effectively across functions to align technology initiatives with business goals.

About you:

  • 8+ years of experience in system architecture and software development, with a strong preference for backgrounds in insurance, or related high-stakes services industries.

  • Demonstrated success in leading large-scale software projects, improving system efficiencies, and enhancing customer satisfaction.

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

  • Excellent communication skills, capable of articulating complex technical ideas to diverse audiences.

  • Proven critical thinker who makes decisions effectively under pressure.

  • Proactive self-starter who independently seeks out learning opportunities and leadership roles.

  • Hands-on approach with a bias for action, ready to tackle technical challenges directly.

  • Takes ownership of both successes and setbacks, always striving for improvement.

  • Thrives in the fast-paced, ambiguous environments typical of high-growth startups, adept at navigating scalability challenges.


  • Competitive salary & equity

  • Medical Insurance

  • Monthly benefits

  • Unlimited PTO

  • Work from home friendly

Join Us:

If you are eager to drive innovation in a transformative industry and lead projects that directly enhance user experiences, apply to Nirvana today. We're not just building products; we're building a movement towards safer, more efficient insurance solutions.