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Platform Engineer

Say hello to brilliant insurance. At Open, we’re on a mission to provide the fastest insurance, at the best price, for the world.Insurance is one of the world’s least digitally mature industries - for years it’s remained confusing, paper-based and heavily intermediated.

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Say hello to brilliant insurance. At Open, we’re on a mission to provide the fastest insurance, at the best price, for the world.

Insurance is one of the world’s least digitally mature industries - for years it’s remained confusing, paper-based and heavily intermediated. So we launched in 2016 to build a global, AI-powered insurance company that digitises the entire insurance process, making it transparent, less costly and more reliable. Six years later we’re winning awards, growing rapidly and we've just surpassed 100k policies.

Our promise to customers is powerful, simple and fair car, home and travel insurance. We’re already live in Australia and now we’re expanding to the UK and New Zealand with our flagship brand Huddle and also through our brilliant white-label partnerships.

Open is backed by leading investors, including AirTree Ventures (Afterpay and Canva), Movac (Vend and Timely), and in the UK Local Globe (Zego, Cazoo, Monzo) and we’ve raised over $53m to date.

We also believe in using business as a force for good – Open is proud to be a certified B Corporation and as a partner of 1% for the Planet, we donate at least 1% of our revenue every year to impactful and charitable projects.

At Open, we’re on a mission to provide the fastest insurance at the best price for the world. Insurance is one of the world’s least digitally mature industries - for years it’s remained confusing, paper-based and heavily intermediated. We launched in 2016 to build a global, AI-powered platform that digitises the entire insurance process, making it transparent, less costly and more reliable.

Businesses of all sizes embed Open’s car, home and travel insurance into their digital experiences. Our consumer (B2C) brand is Huddle and we also offer bespoke white-label solutions for fast-growing digital platforms (B2B2C). We work with many of Australia and New Zealand’s largest brands and leading tech companies such as Telstra, Plenti, ahm, and EnergyAustralia.

Today, we’re a diverse team of 80+ and thrive on solving problems to revolutionise the world of insurance. We’re proud to count Airtree Ventures and Hollard Insurance as our investors, and have raised over $53m. Open is growing fast - in 2021, we doubled growth and expanded to New Zealand. But the best is yet to come, we plan on doubling growth again in FY22 while expanding to the UK.

We also believe in using business as a force for good. As a certified B Corporation, we abide by the highest social and environmental standards which includes donating 1% of our profits to 1% for the Planet.

What you'll do:

As a Platform Engineer at Open, you’ll join a highly talented and performing team to continue the evolution of our Open Insurance platform.

Reporting to the GM of Engineering the key success of this role are:

  • Work with the team to build incredible software for a marketing leading product

  • Build your technology skills

  • Always be open to new ideas and be willing to innovate

  • Become a self motivated and managed team member

  • Working with the GM of Engineering (your direct reporting line) to ensure progress is made on the product and technology road map

  • You’ll work alongside the Scrum Master to address and resolve priority changes, scope changes, production issues and delivery delays

  • You’ll work closely with with your team of fellow Engineers and QA’s to ensure that all business / product requirements, solution / product designs and impacts are properly understood

  • Will work closely with the Product Managers to ensure that their business / product requirements are clearly understood and that the solutions will meet their expectations

  • Most importantly the GM of Engineering is there to provide support and to set you up for success in the role, empower you to make decisions and have a positive impact on the team and the wider business

  • Finally, you’ll also have the opportunity to learn the insurance industry and understand the key differentiators that makes Open a key player in our space and why we will be successful on our mission. We are looking for strong collaborators, great problem solvers and most importantly people with a learning mindset. If you haven’t got experience using Python, that’s ok! We can invest time in getting you up to speed

Requirements

  • A successful track record of software development

  • Confidence in your ability to solve complex problems in a practical way

  • Confidence in your ability to learn and evolve your technology skills

  • Confidence in communicating status updates, especially when you are stuck or need help

Role location

Our offices are located in Sydney, Melbourne, the Sunshine Coast, Auckland and Queenstown and this role is flexible around these locations.

Benefits

It’s an exciting time to join our team and be part of a tech company going through a hyper-growth phase. We provide our team with:

  • Highly competitive compensation

  • High levels of autonomy and trust so you can do your best work

  • Growth opportunities internally - as you grow, your role can too

  • Flexible working - we are about impact, not time at your desk. We encourage freedom and responsibility, including the ability to work from anywhere

  • Annual allowance for professional development - use it towards a gym membership, professional coaching, a conference. Whatever matters most to you

We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity and are committed to providing an inclusive environment for all employees.

Lastly, Open is a high-performing team that strives to achieve brilliant things every day and we encourage you to apply even if your experience doesn’t exactly match the job description. We’re looking for people who are intellectually curious, courageous, innovative and passionate. Our culture is truly open, we’re continuously challenging each other to live our values, and aren’t afraid to raise questions when we fall short. Most importantly, Open is for those that want to create change and have an impact. If that sounds like you, apply for this role and let’s build the future of insurance together.

About this role

July 9th, 2022

May 10th, 2022

Full Time

To apply, you must have a permit to work in this country.
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About Open Insurance

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Our mission is to provide the fastest insurance, at the best price, for the world

Open is a fintech company building the most powerful insurance the world has seen. Businesses of all sizes embed Open’s car, home and travel insurance into their digital experiences, providing their customers access to fast insurance, that’s easy to buy and manage, and that saves them money.

Open’s flagship products are available under the Huddle brand, and we also offer bespoke white-label solutions for fast growing digital platforms and brands.

The potential of connected insurance

Insurance is one of the world’s least digitally mature industries, scoring just 47 out of 100 on BCG’s Digital Acceleration Index. Lying significantly below other financial services sectors, insurance has remained confusing, paper-based, heavily intermediated and completely isolated from consumers’ digital worlds.

Now, Open has digitised insurance, and made it simple for any business to embed it in their digital experience. This means people can purchase and manage insurance in the right place, at the right time, at the best price. Open’s insurance can also be connected with any data source in the world, enabling it to stay up-to-date and drive customer savings.

Our business

Open was founded in 2016 in Sydney by Jason Wilby and Jonathan Buck. Today, we work with fast-growing consumer businesses and major brands such as Telstra, Plenti, ahm and EnergyAustralia. We’re proud to count AirTree Ventures, Movac, Latitude and Hollard Insurance as shareholders.

Careers

Let's build the future of insurance together.

Explore remote-friendly, flexible opportunities and join our mission to provide the fastest insurance, at the best price, for the world.

Work, thrive and give back

We want people to thrive at Open; we believe you do your best work when you feel your best. Here are just a few benefits we’re proud to provide our teams.

Happier weekdays

We have hubs in some of the world's best destinations, including Sydney, Queenstown, Auckland and the Sunshine Coast. And you can work your way, whether it’s from home, from a hub, or a bit of both - at Open it’s up to you. Plus our meeting-lite culture (well, we try), and weekly events, make for happy weekdays.

Give back

We’re proud to be a certified B Corp. This means we care about and understand our impact. At Open, we make time to give back, and create a positive impact for our customers, people and planet.

Personal development

Receive an annual allowance for professional development, which you can use towards anything. That means anything — a gym membership, professional coaching, a conference — whatever matters most to you.

Business ownership

We run a transparent business, with high levels of autonomy and trust, where all employees are shareholders in the company.

Parental leave

A lot of us have families, of all shapes, sizes and types. We welcome each new addition with generous parental leave.

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Personal development

Receive an annual allowance for professional development, which you can use towards anything. That means anything — a gym membership, professional coaching, a conference — whatever matters most to you.

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Business ownership

We run a transparent business, with high levels of autonomy and trust, where all employees are shareholders in the company.

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Parental leave

A lot of us have families, of all shapes, sizes and types. We welcome each new addition with generous parental leave.

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Highly competitive compensation

Highly competitive compensation so you are rewarded for your best work.

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