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IT Security Specialist

Acrisure Technology Group (ATG) is a fast paced, AI-driven team building innovative software to disrupt the $6T+ insurance industry.  Our mission is to help the world share its risk more intelligently to power a more vibrant economy. To do this, we are transforming insurance distribution and underwriting into a science. 

At the core of our operating model is our technology: we’re building the premier AI Factory in the world for risk and applying it at the center of Acrisure, a privately held company recognized as one of the world's top 10 insurance brokerages and the fastest growing insurance brokerage globally. By using the latest technology and advances in AI to push the boundaries of understanding risk, we are systematically converting data into predictions, insights, and choices, and we believe we can remove the constraints associated with scale, scope, and learning that have existed in the insurance industry for centuries. 

We are a small team of extremely high caliber engineers with a diverse background across industries and technologies. Our engineers have worked at large companies like Google and Amazon, high frequency trading companies like TwoSigma and Jump Trading, and a variety of smaller startups, including successful startup founders.

 

The Role

As an IT Security Specialist, you’ll be in charge of developing and implementing security and IT measures for ATG. You’ll be responsible for analyzing existing security procedures and suggesting changes to management for increased efficiency and extra security. You will also be responsible for helping to manage the company's physical IT infrastructure within our office, and employee laptops. As a successful candidate, you will present your findings to Engineers and recommend new technologies or modifications. You will also research security measures and concerns to develop effective strategies to mitigate security risks, as well as develop systems and techniques to handle sensitive information in a confidential way. You enjoy working with and helping others. You are driven by a passion for improving the world through technology. Help us to turn vision into reality. 

Our technology runs on Google Cloud with some workloads running in Kubernetes, leveraging various services in that environment. Our data storage layer includes BigQuery, BigTable, and Postgres. We code primarily in Kotlin, Python, Java, and JavaScript and make use of many frameworks, including Dataflow, Cloud AI Platform, KubeFlow, Spring, and React.

Here are some of the ways in which you’ll achieve impact:

  • Work with teams to understand the systems they are building so you can develop and implement strategies to secure them.
  • Develop and implement IAM policies to ensure users have the proper access to the resources they need.
  • Understand the practical implications of security so you can help prioritize security improvements.
  • Help build security best practices into our infrastructure through automation.
  • Offer technical support to company staff and troubleshoot computer, hardware, or facilities problems.
  • Identify, adopt, and evangelize best practices through training and ongoing communication.
  • Manage provisioning and security of employee laptops, office equipment and office access.
  • Act as the main point of contact for vendors, including contracts, invoicing, and pricing negotiations.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation to address security and access issues.

You may be fit for this role if you:

  • Possess exceptional knowledge of information security.
  • Industry and Security certifications may be required.
  • Have excellent understanding of user authentication methods.
  • Have strong project management experience.
  • Have an ability to measure, understand, and debug complex integrated systems.
  • Ability to work well on your own, but also perform effectively in a team setting to reach organizational goals.
  • Are product and customer focused, with a passion for delighting the end user.
  • Possess empathy, kindness towards others, a positive attitude, and self-awareness.
  • Are comfortable working with a programming or scripting language.
  • Are willing and able to work in Austin, Texas starting September 2021.
  • Are excited to work for an early-stage company to experiment, discover product-market fit and are focused on maximizing business impact.

It’s not expected that any single candidate would have expertise across all of these areas. If you are a solid engineer and eager to work on data- or insurance-related platforms/products, we are eager to talk!

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An Insider's view of Acrisure Technology Group

What are some social events your company does?

Prior to COVID, we had monthly happy hours. We have stayed connected with virtual monthly lunch & learns, weekly hangouts with trivia games, and getting to know you activities, that go as far as trying to guess a teammate's freezer from a photo. Our holiday party was a virtual escape room complete with cocktail kits, snacks and gifts delivered!

Bonnie

Senior Executive Assistant

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Every team here at ATG builds on the same platform and works on facets of the same product, so there is constant communication between teams. A few great examples of this are frequent design reviews, where engineers across teams talk through new services, and biweekly demos, where teams get to show off what they have been working on lately.

Claire

Software Engineer

What are some things you learned at the company?

My coworkers are a rare blend of experienced, intelligent, and kind. Whether I'm trying to understand how React works, what a transformer network architecture is, or why my Apache Beam job is failing, I can rely on my team to help me figure anything out.

Samuel

Senior AI Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Our cross-functional teams engage in quarterly planning to brainstorm and roadmap ideas for how to make the most impact and commit to OKRs as a team. Engineers, Product, Researchers, and more all have a voice in where we’re going!

Julie

VP, Engineering

What projects are you most excited about?

I believe the most exciting, innovative work occurs in interdisciplinary spaces. Integrating disparate fields enables us to solve complex problems. ATG brings foremost talent in AI, engineering, product, and design to reimagine - and turbocharging - a centuries-old industry, the benefits of which extend beyond insurance to society at large.

Leah

Product Manager

What are Acrisure Technology Group Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
ATG participates in local volunteer activities such as Coats for Kids Austin.
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
We were a start-up sponsor at the Grace Hopper Celebration in 2020 and plan on continuing our support in future years.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
ATG's Flexible Spending Account (FSA) helps employees cover out-of-pocket medical expenses with pre-tax contributions of up to $2,650 annually.
Disability Insurance
ATG's disability insurance benefit is 60% of an employee's annual salary up to a $5,000 maximum monthly payout. Employees also have the option to purchase extra coverage.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Calm App for all employees
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
ATG's 401(k) retirement plan offers a broad selection of stocks, bonds, and international index funds to choose from.
401(K) Matching
ATG's 401(k) retirement plan matches 100% of an employee's contributions up to 3% of their annual salary, with immediate vesting for matched contributions.
Performance Bonus
ATG offers a competitive bonus plan to recognize employees for their hard work.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
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