Founding Engineer

Founding Engineer


We’re solving the biggest problem in cyber

Cyber attacks are plaguing businesses. They're up 1,000% in the past 5 years, and 60% of businesses go under shortly after an attack. Businesses increasingly want to take action by getting cyber insurance, but struggle to get it for lacking basic cybersecurity measures that are pre-requisites for coverage.

Enter 1Fort - we automate the work required to get cyber insurance. Our solution enables businesses to connect their tools and apps to 1Fort, and from there we programmatically identify the gaps for insurability and guide them through the fixes. This enables the business to save time, get better coverage and reduce their premium.

A bit about who we are

We’re still in stealth mode. But we can tell you our team has past experience in insurance, cybersecurity and B2B SaaS growth, and we’ve raised capital from VCs, including Village Global, On Deck, Operator Partners, Company Ventures, Character VC and 8-Bit Capital. We also have a team of advisors that include the CISO of a Fortune 500 and former executive of a major cyber insurance carrier.

You’ll have outsized impact and ownership

As a Founding Engineer, you'll take on many of the responsibilities expected in a founder. Main responsibilities include:

  • Own the end-to-end development of major features
  • Ensure the robustness and reliability of software
  • Work closely with the product team to develop and prioritize major features
  • Mentor and motivate other software developers
  • Conduct code reviews
  • Contribute to UI / UX decisions
  • Make key infrastructure / architectural decisions

Though beyond all that, you'll help us shape 1Fort's culture and vision, hire new talent, grow our user base, and support customers. What's important to us is someone who is comfortable in being cross-functional, scrappy, entrepreneurial and working in a fast-moving environment.

Enjoy asymmetric upside

  • Competitive salary and employee-friendly equity in early stage fast-growing startup
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Best-in-class insurance (and cyber, if you want)
  • Remote-first company

Passion and know-hows we care about

  • 5+ years of software engineering experience
  • Proven ability to lead and scale tech teams
  • Able to create and apply processes and tools to increase development efficiencies
  • Ability to effectively prioritize tasks
  • Good understanding of REST API design and implementation
  • Able to proactively take on challenges and point out areas of improvement
  • Solid understanding of how insurance works
  • Willingness to tackle complex engineering problems


  • Prior experience working at a  cybersecurity, compliance or insurance company
  • Knowledge in Python/Django // React // TypeScript // JavaScript

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