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Lead Software Developer



Software Engineering
Madison, WI, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024
Title: Software Developer

Location: Remote (Madison, WI or Chicago, IL preferred)

Department: Technology

Type: Full Time, Exempt

Min. Experience: Mid-Level

Are you passionate about building seamless, efficient, and innovative web applications? Do you have expertise in Java, JavaScript, Python, and PostgreSQL, and a drive to create impactful solutions? If this describes you, join us at Understory and contribute to reshaping the future of insurance using our unique weather modeling technology to predict damage and reduce risk.

As a Software Developer at Understory, you'll focus on designing and developing web APIs and applications, integrating complex data systems, and supporting our cutting-edge hyperlocal climate risk engine. You'll be part of a nimble team that values precision, innovation, and the power of data to drive decisions and solve insurance in the era of climate change.

Your Main Role Responsibilities Will Include:

  • Create robust, scalable, and efficient applications using Java, JavaScript, and Python
  • Develop and improve data access for APIs using SQL and PostgreSQL
  • Develop new features and infrastructure in support of rapidly evolving business requirements
  • Identify and resolve issues promptly, documenting solutions and processes for future reference
  • Manage CI/CD pipelines to automate the building, testing, and deployment of applications. Set up, configure, and maintain server infrastructure to ensure high availability, performance, and reliability of applications
  • Work with complex data sets, particularly time series data, to extract valuable insights and automate processes
  • Integrate and manipulate geospatial data within applications to support innovative weather data and climate risk analysis

You're exactly the person we're looking for if you:

  • Have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field
  • 5+ years of experience designing and developing web or mobile applications professionally
  • Possess excellent problem-solving skills and can work independently on multiple projects
  • Disciplined work ethic with enthusiasm for overcoming challenges and solving problems
  • Experience developing applications with relational databases and SQL
  • Familiarity with web and backend development using Java and Maven and modern frameworks for building and consuming APIs (a plus)
  • Experience with building and maintaining data pipelines (a plus)
  • Have experience or knowledge in GIS and geospatial analysis (a plus)
  • Have familiarity or knowledge in networking and cybersecurity (a plus)
  • Are proficient in creating data visualizations and have a keen eye for detail (a plus)

Compensation includes:

  • Base salary commensurate with experience
  • Full-time benefits

About Understory

Understory is a leading provider of insurance solutions built for the era of climate change. The company's global network of Dot weather stations powers the world's most sophisticated weather risk model. By combining mutualized, optimized risk structures with precision weather technology and modeling, Understory enables affordable, stable property insurance solutions.

Natural catastrophes driven by the volatility of climate change is increasing rates and restricting insurance coverage. Traditional insurance is no longer fully effective. Insurance and reinsurance companies are pulling out and leaving 76% of global assets unprotected. Transformation is inevitable, and it's coming to the global property insurance market. Understory cracked the code, and our approach is the way to close this gap.

With a fiercely dedicated and passionate team of both remote and Madison, Wisconsin-headquartered team members, Understory’s culture values unwavering support of colleagues, resilience, adaptability, work-life harmony, time for nurturing our families, and fostering communities that care about the wellbeing of people and their livelihoods like we do. We’re poised to rewrite the story of insurance.

To embark on this journey with us, visit www.understoryweather.com.

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