Our company

Archipelago is a tech start-up working to revolutionize how risk is insured. Our founders are tech and finance entrepreneurs with experience in leading successful acquisitions and IPOs. We're headquartered in San Francisco, and just completed a $34 million Series B funding round.

We can consider only US-based applicants for this position. You can either work remote or from our office in San Francisco.

Why you should work with us

Our company is growing rapidly and this is a unique opportunity to change the direction of an industry that is ripe for innovation and creativity. We’re a passionate and caring team with a strong appreciation for building trust in insurance.

The opportunity

As a Senior Product Strategist you will assist the Product team in charting the strategic course of what we should build and when based on your insights, experience, and research into various aspects of the insurance marketplace. You’ll work to understand how we can provide the most value to various parts of the insurance industry that will drive sales as we strategically build out our suite of solutions to the markets we serve.

The ideal candidate will be able to collaborate across various internal and external stakeholders in the organization to build consensus on the best next steps for development for the roadmap.

A strong understanding of the U.S. Property & Casualty (P&C) insurance market is essential to be effective in this role. You’ll be given autonomy and empowered to take an idea from 0 to 1 and present it to stakeholders to inform product development decisions.

What you’ll be responsible for

  • Leading the analysis of targeted segments of the P&C market with the goal of developing a robust perspective on what should be built to add value in the near, medium, and long term for inclusion on our development roadmap.
  • Crystallizing research, understanding of our customers and their challenges, and market forces into what we could build into what we should build and in what sequence.
  • Clearly communicating the value of development alternatives for our targeted clients to internal stakeholders to drive consensus.
  • Engaging with sales and marketing to effectively generate revenue opportunities as we build out our product offerings in a disciplined manner.
  • Constructively interacting with other members of the Product team to effectively illustrate your position on what should be built with a direct impact on influencing the product roadmap.

Experience required

  • Minimum of five years of experience working in the P&C industry in a strategic role. Preference toward Large & Middle Market Commercial Underwriting experience.
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, and presentation skills. Confidence to steer and influence stakeholders.
  • Exposure to catastrophe modeling, predictive modeling, risk scoring tools, and software development projects applied in a risk decision making context is a plus.

Benefits

  • You’ll join at an early stage of the company, so you can take something from 0 to 1
  • We’re a supportive team who will give you as much assistance or independence as you like
  • We offer a full benefits package, including medical/vision/dental, 401(k), work-from-home budget, etc. — depending on location
  • Our headquarters are in San Francisco, but we’ve been a distributed company from the start.

About Archipelago

Archipelago is a Silicon Valley start-up working to change how risk is insured. Our platform enables large real estate owners, managers, brokers & insurance carriers to efficiently map their portfolio, manage their risks, and underwrite them, through a mix of machine learning and human intelligence.