Insurance and risk management tools for startups.

Engineering Manager, Infrastructure

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6+ years
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About the role

About Vouch:

Insurance... sounds slow, old-fashioned, and unexciting. Exactly. Insurance is broken, and it's failing fast-moving, innovative startups.

Vouch is a new, technology-first insurance company backed with $160M in funding from world-class investors. Like Stripe for payments or Brex for credit cards, Vouch is creating the go-to business insurance for high-growth companies.

We're doing this by making insurance fast, responsive, and focused on our customers -high growth and innovative companies. Instead of printed PDF applications and week-long waits, Vouch is building new technology to solve real problems, writing policies that actually cover relevant startup scenarios, and designing simple experiences in an otherwise frustrating industry.

What does a work environment look like at Vouch?

Vouch has a 3-HQ model: Office-Based, Office-Linked, and Remote-First. This role is Remote-First, which means that team members can work from anywhere in the U.S. so long as they can work during Vouch core collaboration hours (9 am-3 pm PT Mon-Fri).

Role Responsibilities:

Vouch is looking for an Engineering Manager to lead our growing Infrastructure team. In this role, you will be building and delivering very-reliable systems infrastructure that drives the insurance experience of thousands of high-growth start-ups.

Job Duties:

  • Lead and grow a team of engineers and coordinate with other stakeholders at the company to drive the engineering roadmap for your team.
  • Take responsibility for the quality, efficiency, and reliability of your team’s production and will be responsible for your team’s overall delivery.
  • Own architecture design and implementation of AWS infrastructure at Vouch
  • Automate all infrastructure provisioning w/ Terraform and maintain CI/CD pipeline for infrastructure changes
  • Manage Vouch DNS, network, and load-balancing infrastructure
  • Engage directly with software engineering teams to deliver reusable patterns that enable easy, consistent application deployment in AWS
  • Lead the conversation around AWS infrastructure and security best practices
  • Deliver flexible, cost-effective infrastructure and scaling patterns
  • Manage the logging, monitoring, and alerting systems of our applications

About you:

  • 3+ years experience as an engineering manager directly responsible for leading and managing a team of 3+ engineers
  • 5+ years of AWS infrastructure development w/ emphasis on infrastructure as code and provisioning/updating automation (preferably w/ Terraform)
  • Proficient w/ Linux systems administration, network configuration, and shell scripting
  • Expertise w/ Linux system containerization using Docker
  • Proficient software development with Git, and Python or NodeJS
  • Experience w/ micro-services or services-oriented Architecture (SOA)
  • Exceptional communication skills. You can effectively talk (and listen) to engineers, product managers, executives, and other stakeholders.

Nice to have:

  • Experience delivering reusable software libraries/packages to enable easier use and adoption of infrastructure patterns and systems
  • Extensive experience debugging problems w/ distributed systems and networks
  • Familiarity with SSO integration
  • Working knowledge of PostgreSQL RDBMS administration on AWS RDS

Stack we use:

  • Node, TypeScript, React, Ruby/Rails, Vue, GraphQL, PostgreSQL
  • CircleCI, Docker, LogRocket, Rollbar, Datadog, LaunchDarkly
  • Cypress, Jest, RSpec
  • AWS (Lambdas, SQS, ECS, etc) and Netlify
  • GitHub, Asana, Lucidchart, Miro, Sketch, Figma

Vouch provides a number of benefits to help you bring your best self to work:

  • Competitive compensation and equity packages
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Parental leave
  • Flexible vacation time (Unlimited PTO)
  • Wellness allowance ($80/month)
  • Technology allowance ($100/month)
  • Monthly Doordash credits ($80/month)

Vouch believes in putting our people first and building a diverse team is at the front of everything that we do. We welcome people from different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and celebrate the diversity of our growing team.

Why you should join Vouch

Vouch is building the future of commercial insurance: instead of having to go through stodgy brokers, and long paper-based applications, Vouch will make it easy for any Seed or Series-A stage company to get all of the business insurance (property, liability of various sorts) they need, and will ensure that this coverage scales as a company does.

Team Size:160
Location:San Francisco
Sam Hodges
Sam Hodges