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Software Engineer (full-stack)

About Shepherd

Shepherd is a YC and venture backed insurtech startup. We recently closed our seed financing (public announcement coming soon) and are growing our engineering team!

This is an incredible opportunity to join us at an early stage in a foundational role. Our mantra is to hire founders for as long as possible. You will be more than just a contributor to our code-base, but rather a thought leader, culture builder, and decision-maker.

About you

We're looking for a talented full-stack engineer who's passionate about what we're building and ready to do the best work of their career.

You would be our dream candidate if...

  • You aren't afraid of ambiguity, and it may even excite you
  • You enjoy shipping product every day (maybe multiple times a day)
  • You enjoy wearing multiple hats while solving problems; as an engineer, product manager, and designer
  • You care about the built-world and how to improve construction safety and productivity
  • You have some experience with insurance – either from a prior InsurTech role or actuarial role
  • You have experience working with Javascript (backend and/or frontend)
  • You have at least 1-2 years of working experience (preferably as a full-stack engineer)

About the role

Shepherd's platform will consist of three primary elements: data collection, automated underwriting, and policy administration.

  • You will own a large area of Shepherd's product experience, in each vertical
  • You will work across the stack, even across different disciplines (e.g. underwriting, design, product management)
  • You will play an integral role in building our culture as the company grows
  • You will collaborate closely with us (Justin, Mo, and Steve) on shaping future roadmaps and making company decisions.

Our tech stack


  • React & Next.js
  • Typescript
  • GraphQL w/ Apollo
  • Cypress.js & Jest


  • Node.js
  • Postgres & Redis
  • Typescript
  • GraphQL APIs

🎉 Benefits

  • Platinum health insurance - 100% contribution by the company, 50% for dependents
  • Flexible time off policy
  • Work together in our new SF office! (this is also a remote optional role: if so, 100% of your WFH set-up will be compensated)


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