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Senior Product Engineer



Software Engineering, Product
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 8, 2023
Axle - Universal API for insurance

Axle is Plaid for Insurance - a universal API for access to Insurance Data. We make it easy for consumers to securely share their insurance data to companies they trust, in seconds.

Over $13B is spent on uninsured loss every year, and mortgages and auto loans are prohibitively expensive for many borrowers. Why? In a large part because fleet managers, lenders, and gig services are missing access to insurance data.

Axle solves this problem - providing instant, continuous access to insurance data, enabling our clients to make decisions in seconds instead of hours.

Axle is a fast growing, seed-stage startup backed by leading investors including Gradient Ventures (Google's AI-focused fund), Y Combinator, and angels from companies like Plaid and Cox Automotive. Our team is based in Atlanta and New York, where we come together to collaborate between time spent working in our own environments.

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Who are we looking for?

Axle is looking for senior engineers who will build and evolve products that will expand the possibilities of how insurance works in our every day lives. As an early engineer at the company, you will contribute across both external interfaces used by Axle’s customers and internal services that serve as the foundation of the Axle platform. You will drive the development of new features, from conception to design to implementation, testing, and beyond. You'll help identify and prioritize the most impactful problems to solve and set the direction of Axle for years to come. And you will help chart the future of a growing engineering team by engaging in mentorship and improving standards and processes.

What will you be doing?
  • Build, scale, and evolve services, UI components, and data pipelines used by every Axle customer, partner, and user.
  • Manage the deployment and delivery of entire features and products to our customers.
  • Deeply understand our customer needs and design systems to solve them.
  • Create and improve tooling, processes, and engineering standards across the team.
  • Mentor engineers and help the team grow.
*What would set you up for success?*
  • 4+ years of experience (or equivalent) building and scaling frontend and backend component libraries, services, and data pipelines
  • A desire to think deeply about API design and serverless deployment architecture.
  • Ability to write and debug production-quality frontend (React) and backend (Node.js) code.
  • Ability to design systems from database to client and evaluate the tradeoffs in scalability, reliability, performance, and maintainability.
  • A desire to work closely with customers to solve their problems.
What would be even better?
  • Experience in reverse engineering public and internal APIs.
  • A strong background in network protocols and authorization standards.
  • Working knowledge of common web and mobile frameworks and libraries.
Why join Axle?

Best time to join - We are just getting started but well-funded, meaning you get the upside of starting at the earliest stage without the risk.

Define our culture - You will have an active hand in molding our engineering culture and outlining our growth journey.

Build something transformative - Help build the insurance data infrastructure of the future.

Benefits Included
  • Great compensation & equity packages
  • Full medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • Unlimited vacation
  • Mentorship opportunities for junior engineers
  • Flexible, hybrid work environment (option for remote as well)
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Axle

Axle is an equal opportunity workplace—we are dedicated to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. We believe in actively building a team rich in diverse backgrounds, experiences, and opinions to better allow our employees, products, and community to thrive.