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Palo Alto, California

Lead Actuary

We're looking for an actuary to help us as we grow and aim to strike a thoughtful balance between leveraging the industry’s experience in assessing and pricing risk and thinking out of the box to do so in new ways. This is a highly visible position that will report to our Head of Insurance Product and work closely with colleagues at all levels of the company. The Insurance Product team is responsible for designing and developing the insurance products we sell to small businesses,and the team’s work is central and critical to the company’s success. The Lead Actuary will inject industry experience into a team of creative thinkers – and guide our experimentation and innovation in the areas of pricing and reserving.


Be a thought partner to the Head of Insurance Product and the Insurance Product Managers – influence design of new insurance products, support product filing, guide our pricing strategy. This role will span all lines of business we are active in/plan to expand into (General and Professional Liability, Workers Comp, Commercial Auto, Commercial Property, Cyber, and others)

Research key risks relevant to each of our products as we build out an offering to become a one-stop shop for small business owners in verticals including construction, personal/professional services, retail and others. Work with the team to price these risks intelligently and creatively

Partner with our Data Science team to build innovative ways of assessing risk

Work with our CFO to establish and monitor reserve levels

Desired Skills and Experience:

BA/BS degree, FCAS designation

8+ years of work experience, 5+ years of experience in an small commercial insurance actuarial role

Expertise in multiple small commercial lines of business

Experience advising on both pricing, reserving, and (ideally), rate filing

Outstanding communication skills and an ability to clearly explain/teach complex insurance terms and techniques

A passion for reinventing the industry – a burning desire to work in a fast-paced startup environment that is challenging the traditional way of doing business

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