ABOUT DESCARTES UNDERWRITING
Descartes was born out of the conviction that climate change calls for a revolutionary approach in insurance to better protect corporations, governments, and vulnerable communities. We offer a new generation of parametric insurance that builds resilience against the full spectrum of climate and emerging risks. Utilizing Machine Learning and real-time monitoring from satellite imagery & IoT, our state-of-the-art climate tech provides innovative coverage for all trade sectors in all regions of the world. After a successful Series B raise of $120M USD, Descartes Underwriting is proud to be recognized among the French Tech Next40. With a growing corporate client base (150+ and counting) - our diverse team operates out of our global offices headquartered in Paris and based in Singapore, Sydney, New York, London, Madrid, Frankfurt and Hong Kong.
ABOUT YOUR ROLE
Due to our consistent growth, we are seeking to expand our Data, Software and DevOps team. We are searching for a Product Owner. As Product Owner:
- Your role is transversal and includes operational and strategic missions ;
- Your first mission would be to communicate a lot with the different teams to understand the business needs ;
- You would be in charge to kick start 1 to 3 projects from scratch ;
- You will collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to bring the proof of value for users ;
- You will oversee the processes to make each individual excel at their work.
=> Elaboration, follow-up and respect of the planning ;
=> Management of internal and external requirements ;
=> Management of the backlog ;
=> Write User Stories based on business requirements ;
=> Detection of user issues and follow-up of resolutions ;
=> Break down and describe the functionalities so that the development team can implement them ;
=> Prepare and present the implementation steps of the solution ;
=> Provide support during the implementation (understanding the workflow) ;
=> Deploy the configurations with the deployment tool and follow the implementation.
TECH STACK ️
=> Cloud provider: GCP
=> Code versioning tool: Git + Gitlab
=> OS: Linux
=> Container: Docker
=> Code base: Python
=> Notification tool: Slack
=> Laptop: premium DELL XPS 15
=> OS: you decide
EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS
[Management skills & Must-have]
=> 5+ years’ experience in Product Owner position(s)
=> At least 2 years of experience in team or project management
=> Experience managing offshore teams
=> Tech roadmap and MVP critical path definition
=> Scoping and identifying solutions with business team
=> Ability to handle human interactions between tech and business
=> Experience with agile developments methods
=> Expert knowledge of the best practices and technical landscape of the entire development software lifecycle (microservices, Cloud, CI/CD, TDD, DDD, SOLID principles…)
=> Fluency in French and English is mandatory
=> Experience in the insurance or financial sector is a strong plus
=> You have an entrepreunarial spirit, ready to build from scratch and face the challenges in consequences
=> Strong interest with climate issue (it’s not a hoax, many people suffer from it)
=> Being comfortable to work alongside corporate insurers (some still wear suits)
=> Willingness to help junior (remember how you were when you started)
=> Strong team spirit and ability to work (you’ll have to give feedbacks and take some)
=> Rigorous, creative and meticulous mind (we handle large insurance, we take our time)
=> Strong desire to learn (there’s no limitation to the tech used, we’re happy to test and learn new tools)
=> Eagerness to work in a multi-cultural environment (policies and teams are from all around the world)
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
- Commitment from Descartes to its staff of continued learning and development (think annual seminars, training etc.) ;
- Join a company with a true purpose – help us help our clients be more resilient towards climate risks ;
- Work in a collaborative & professional environment ;
- Be part of an international team, passionate about diversity ;
- Benefit from a referral scheme for successfully referring peers ;
- You can benefit from a hybrid work mode.
HOW TO APPLY
You may check off several but not necessarily all the expected boxes? Motivation and feeling are key elements for us!
If you want to develop your skills and work in a friendly startup atmosphere, don't hesitate and send us your application! https://www.descartesunderwriting.com/careers/
At Descartes Underwriting, we are committed to fighting against all forms of discrimination and for equal opportunities. We foster an inclusive work environment that respects all differences.
With equal skills, all our positions are open to people with disabilities.