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Senior Software Engineer

About Shepherd

Our mission is to create the first comprehensive platform that combines top-tier insurance offerings with world-class software so commercial businesses can manage risk and prevent losses. We’re starting with the $10T commercial construction industry.

Our thesis is that technology can solve the sustainability challenges facing commercial insurance, and to accomplish this we’re building a platform that incentivizes our clients to adopt the best tools when they buy our coverage. Across construction and other commercial markets, technology is available but fundamentally underutilized, despite the potential for improving loss outcomes and stopping this crisis.

To date, Shepherd has raised $20M+ from top tier VCs including Y-Combinator, Susa Ventures, Spark Capital, Costanoa Ventures, Era Ventures, Greenlight RE and Intact Ventures.

About You

We're looking for a talented senior software 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 care about others' growth and welcome mentoring other engineers

  • You have some experience with insurance – either from a prior InsurTech role or actuarial role

  • You have experience working with Javascript/Typescript (backend and/or frontend)

  • You have at least 4+ years of working experience (preferably as a full-stack engineer)

About the Role

Shepherd's platform consists 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 PM, Mo (CTO) and the insurance team (underwriters, actuaries and more!)

Our Tech Stack


  • React & Next.js

  • Typescript

  • GraphQL w/ Apollo


  • Node.js

  • Postgres & Redis

  • Typescript

  • GraphQL APIs

Hiring Manager

Mo El Mahallawy

Mo El Mahallawy

Co-Founder & CTO

Benefits and Perks

Premium Healthcare

100% contribution to top-tier health, dental, and vision

Unlimited PTO

Flexibility to take the time off, recharge, and perform

SF, NJ, or NYC Offices

Premium office space on both coasts with lunches provided

Professional Development

Access to premium coaching including leadership development


San Francisco



Salary Range

$160,000 - $185,000

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