Hi! My name is Chris, I’m the CEO of 11Sigma, and I’d like to invite youto join our team.
We started 11Sigma in 2018 with a vision of a world of opportunities and the freedom enabled by remote work.
We believe that remote work is a lifestyle, it’s about the culture, values, and mindset, not a “corporate benefit” or a “post-COVID reality”.
Our three values: explore, be free, and contribute define who we are, and what we do.
Our dream is to build a company open to everyone, which supports you in experiencing an exciting, fulfilling life.
11Sigma is about exploring. Both literal, as in a journey, as well as open-mindedness, self-growth, and curiosity of life and at work.
We are software engineers, travelers, digital nomads, caring parents, adventurers. We are internally-motivated problem solvers and contributors.
To us, life is an adventure, and the world is incredibly interesting. We are hungry to learn new things and explore our potential.
To find exciting work and open amazing opportunities we partner with tech startups that build incredible products and provide a healthy work-life balance.
If the above resonates with you, please read on.
You will join the 11Sigma crew at Briza, our partner, series-A startup from Canada, recently raised $8M and is growing rapidly. You’ll be working with 11Sigma and Briza engineers on creating a one-stop-shop product integrating multiple insurance carriers into a hustle-free service.
The challenge is to find effective ways to integrate APIs from insurance companies that often use slightly different language to describe similar things. That means the job requires excellent technical, analytical, and English skills. You will need to quickly understand domain-specific language and apply your knowledge to integrate new carriers as well as suggest and lead ways to optimize the process. As you may imagine, we are technically solving a complex classification problem in an industry that is waiting to be disrupted.
The product we are working on is revolutionizing the insurance market allowing brokers to get insurance offers from multiple carriers and purchase them directly through the Briza app. We deliver value to small business owners that can finally get insurance tailored to their needs in a matter of minutes, not weeks!
Besides our web app, we also provide a developer API.
Driven / passionate
Curious / problem solver
Great people skills
Take ownership and drive innovation
Team-oriented and supportive
Skills & Experience
10+ years of experience in professional software development
Experience in building widely-consumed REST-based API platforms using Node.js / Typescript / similar programming languages
The ability to research and communicate your ideas in software design and architecture discussions
Experience in writing unit tests (we use Jest)
Your primary location is in one of the following timezones: GMT-5, GMT-4, GMT-3, GMT-1, GMT, GMT+1, GMT+2
Nice To Have
Experience in writing automated tests (unit, integration) and strive to always do so
A knack for data modeling
Experience with functional programming
Prior C# or Go experience
Prior experience with insurance tech or fintech
Prior leadership experience
Prior fast-growth startup experience
Optional But Amazing
Conference talks experience
Research, analyze and integrate third-party insurance carrier APIs.
Integrating some of the third-party APIs may require some reverse-engineering and thorough investigation.
Design, build and maintain an API platform, services, and systems with fellow product designers and developers.
Debug production issues across services and multiple levels of the stack.
Lead innovation and suggest improvements to our API integration processes as well as company-wide improvements.
Help onboarding new engineers.
Improve our engineering standards, tooling, and processes.
Communicate with stakeholders, team members, and third-party providers to clarify.
Our technology stack
API: Node.js + TypeScript, PostgreSQL, Redis
Cloud infrastructure: AWS (Fargate, RDS, ElasticCache) through Terraform.
Briza is modernizing and transforming the commercial insurance industry. Our developer-friendly, API-first platform powers delightful business user experiences by efficiently gathering key information, generating multiple quotes, delivering insurance policies, and collecting payment in minutes. What once took days or weeks can now be completed and “off the to-do list” in just minutes.
Briza is a Series A funded venture, based in Toronto Canada, with a talented international team of 24 and growing quickly.