Insurance Subject Matter Expert -SME

Socotra is transforming core technology operations for the trillion-dollar insurance industry. Our born-in-the-cloud platform streamlines the end-to-end insurance policy lifecycle, including underwriting, policy administration, claims, billing, and reporting. Socotra is built on modern architecture, allowing carriers to increase their speed to market, lower product and production costs, experience cloud-based reliability, and easily integrate with new technologies. We are looking for a talented, self-motivated Insurance Subject Matter Expert (SME) to join our expanding business team.

As a key member of the business team, you will help grow and scale our product by providing valuable insurance expertise internally and externally.  Internally, you will work with product development, deployment, sales, and marketing teams. Externally, you will be involved in pre-sales presentations and post-sales implementations as the insurance expert alongside our sales and deployment teams. This is your opportunity to make a big impact at a high-growth startup with an expanding client list of Fortune 500 insurers and backed by prominent investors.


  • You have 5+ years of Property & Casualty and Life & Health experience, preferably at an insurance carrier or an insurance software provider (in either underwriting, actuarial, claims, business development, data analytics roles)
  • Detailed knowledge of insurance principles, terminology, customs and practices
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent analytical ability
  • Experience working with both IT and business executives
  • Strong relationship building and project management skills
  • Understanding of applicable systems
  • Ability to learn and use new technologies to design and deliver insurance solutions
  • Ability to work independently and anticipate client and team needs
  • Up to 25% Travel - Remote OK

Nice to have's:

  • Experience implementing Business Intelligence or Data Warehouse solutions strongly preferred
  • Experience in enterprise SaaS insurance companies
  • CPCU, AINS, AIC, ARM, AU, CLU designations a plus
  • Insurance Broker's license would be awesome! (e.g. P&C broker’s license or Life and Health broker's license)


  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible vacation to help you rest, recharge, and connect with loved ones
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401k retirement savings plan
  • Healthy snacks and meals
  • Meaningful equity at an early stage company
  • Fitness stipend
  • Fun team offsites (past examples: skiing in Tahoe, Yosemite summer trip, cocktail class, baseball games, and more)

  • This position is based in San Francisco, across the street from Montgomery BART

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