Data Engineer

| Greater NYC Area

Want to help people get the financial protection they need — and feel confident in their choices? Policygenius is a NYC-based tech startup that makes it easy to compare and buy all types of insurance online. Since 2014, we’ve become the nation's leading insurance marketplace, raising over $52 million of venture capital and helping more than 5 million people get vital coverage for their families.

We're growing rapidly and looking for people with grit, great attitudes and creative problem-solving skills to join our powerhouse team. Come see why we’ve been voted one of INC's best workplaces two years in a row!

When you're a Data Engineer at Policygenius…

Policygenius continues to disrupt the insurance industry by delivering innovative technology-driven experiences. Our talented yet humble software engineering team is dogma-free and experiment-driven. We are relentless in our drive to reliably deliver outstanding products at scale. We are growing fast, but we can go further faster with experienced, collaborative, challenge-seeking engineers like yourself.

As a Data Engineer, your mission will be to build, deliver, and maintain the data warehouse and ETL pipelines. You will be playing a critical role in helping business stakeholders making decisions rooted in data (good data). Other engineers will rely on you to advise on data modeling, database optimizations, and business stakeholders will look at you to deliver reliable, consistent data for tracking business performance. At Policygenius, you will work alongside passionate engineers who continuously strive to improve our world, our teams and themselves.

You will...

  • Design, develop and maintain Policygenius’ analytics infrastructure
  • Build and deploy batch ETL pipelines using Airflow
  • Develop documentation and data dictionaries to ensure clarity and consistency
  • Collaborate and train other engineers to code with data in mind
  • Support internal stakeholder groups like Business Intelligence and Product in using data to solve business problems
  • Work with cutting edge technology, expand your toolset, and share your expertise

You have...

  • 1+ years of experience with a public cloud provider (e.g. GCP, AWS, Azure, etc.)
  • 2+ years of relevant experience in building and maintaining data warehouse, data pipelines, ETL systems
  • Solid understanding of OLTP vs. OLAP databases and proven experience in data modeling
  • Experience using BI tools (e.g. Tableau, Domo, Looker, etc.) and analytics tools (e.g. MixPanel, Segment, etc.)
  • Proficiency in at least one programming language (e.g. Python, Java, Go, etc.)
  • Knowledge of basic Machine Learning concepts and experimentation design
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to comfortably articulate your thoughts and decisions
  • Experience working in an agile environment

You’ll get...

  • Company-paid health, dental, vision, life & disability insurance
  • 401(k) plan, FSA & commuter benefits
  • Flexible PTO
  • Training, mentorship, and coaching from leadership
  • The opportunity to grow alongside a company shaking up a big, old-fashioned industry
  • Fun, diverse, open-minded coworkers
  • Dog companionship
  • Some fun surprises when you join… (Shhh… It’s a secret!)

Technologies You Will Use

Airflow, PostgreSQL, BigQuery, Google Functions, Tableau, Python, Node.js, Go, Ruby on Rails, Jupyter Notebook, Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, BigQuery, gRPC, Buildkite, Microservices, GraphQL, Git

Policygenius currently spends much of its time using these tools, but we’re committed to working on the right tech for the job, and always open to fresh ideas, new technologies, and better ways of getting things done.


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Technology we use

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  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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Location

In the heart of the Flatiron district! Conveniently located near several NYC subway stops, the NJ Path train, and a short walk to Penn Station.

An Insider's view of Policygenius

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Think: startup meets productive adult office. The fridge is stocked with La Croix and there's usually a dog or two running around, but there's no ping pong. Everyone works hard and takes the job seriously. Strict "no chuckleheads allowed" policy. People are cool and from a really wide range of backgrounds.

Adam

Senior Product Manager

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

All of the normal challenges of building a modern (fairly cutting edge actually, if I do say so myself), scalable tech stack, just with the added twist of integrating with a bunch of fairly archaic APIs. The insurance industry historically isn't exactly a bastion of modern technology, but we're doing our darnedest to change that.

Trevor

Senior Software Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

Teamwork and problem-solving go a long way on my team and at Policygenius overall. I would say that individual ideas are not only supported but more importantly, encouraged. I'm consistently challenged, but always learning; our environment promotes both individual and professional growth. I'm looking forward to moving to the next level!

Masuda

Customer Success Associate

What is your vision for the company?

Our vision for Policygenius is to be the go-to consumer platform for insurance and financial protection. What Expedia did for travel, we're doing for financial protection. We're already the top platform for under-50 consumers for life insurance and disability insurance, and we're excited to expand that to new categories in 2019!

Jen

CEO

What's something quirky about your company?

So many team members have really interesting stories about their time before Pg. We’ve got trivia champions, ex-magicians, chicken bag experts, and even someone who used to be Madonna’s assistant. It’s all story-telling gold.

Justin

Chief Design Officer

What are Policygenius Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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