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Mundi Ventures
Mundi Ventures

DevOps Engineer

Descartes Underwriting

Descartes Underwriting

Software Engineering
Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2023


Descartes was born out of the conviction that climate change calls for a revolutionary approach in insurance to better protect corporations, governments, and vulnerable communities. We offer a new generation of parametric insurance that builds resilience against the full spectrum of climate and emerging risks. Utilizing Machine Learning and real-time monitoring from satellite imagery & IoT, our state-of-the-art climate tech provides innovative coverage for all trade sectors in all regions of the world. After a successful Series B raise of $120M USD, Descartes Underwriting is proud to be recognized among the French Tech Next40 and launched Descartes Insurance, a ‘full stack’ insurer licensed to underwrite risk by the French Regulator (ACPR). With a growing corporate client base (350+ and counting) - our diverse team is headquartered in Paris and operates out of our 13 global offices in North America, Europe, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan. 



Due to our consistent growth, we are seeking to expand our Data, Software and DevOps team. At the core of our company, your main assignments will be to make direct contributions to the CI/CD and setup cloud resources to release, deploy, maintain and run our climate risk models. You will also have to provide support to data scientists and software engineers running and developing our models. Your secondary mission will be to connect the external tools to automate the flow of information between the tech and business side.


  • Setup, automate, maintain and update:
    • CI/CD pipelines
    • Data storage process
    • Package versioning and releasing pipeline
    • Docker environment
    • Modularization of code base
  • VM and compute instances:
    • Connections to external and internal APIs
    • Notification process with chat tools
    • Website hosting
    • Assess and evaluate the cost and the security of software architecture and implementation
  • Participate in:
    • Tech stack selection
    • Discussions with tech partners
    • Training of tech and underwriting teams
    • Support and debug of internal users
    • Management of IAM policies, groups and users


  • Cloud provider: GCP
  • Code versioning tool: Git + Gitlab
  • OS: Linux
  • Container: Docker
  • Container orchestrator: Kubernetes
  • Infrastructure as code tool: terraform
  • Scripting: bash
  • Code base: Python
  • Notification tool: Slack


  • Laptop: Dell Latitude 7530
  • OS: you decide



[Hard skills]

  • Knowledge of the tech stack or equivalent tools
  • Experience with Docker
  • Experience automating a CI/CD pipeline
  • Good command of English and fluency in French

[Soft skills]

  • Desire to train junior developers and explain CI/CD and cloud tools
  • Desire to suggest improvements to the architecture


  • Experience releasing python package
  • Experience working on data science projects or scientific code
  • Experience in HPC
  • Contribution to an open source project


  • Strong interest in climate issues (it’s not a hoax, many people suffer from it)
  • Being comfortable to work alongside corporate insurers (some still wear suits 👔)
  • Willingness to help junior developers (remember how you were when you started 💬)
  • Strong team spirit and ability to work (you’ll have to review code and have your code reviewed)
  • Rigorous, creative and meticulous mind (we handle large insurance, we take our time)
  • Strong desire to learn (there’s no limitation to the tech used, we’re happy to test and learn new tools)
  • Eagerness to work in a multi-cultural environment (policies and teams are from all around the world 🗺️)


  • Join a company with a true purpose – help us help our clients be more resilient towards climate risks;
  • A competitive salary, bonus and benefits (Premium Alan health insurance, Swile restaurant vouchers, Navigo reimbursement etc.);
  • The opportunity to grow in your role, as the company does;
  • Commitment from Descartes to it’s staff of continued learning and development (think annual seminars, training etc.);
  • Be part of a collaborative, diverse team where your ideas are heard;
  • A paid referral scheme for successfully referring peers;
  • Frequent team events.



    At Descartes Underwriting, we are committed to fighting against all forms of discrimination and for equal opportunities. We foster an inclusive work environment that respects all differences. With equal skills, all our positions are open to people with disabilities.


    If you want to develop your skills and work in a friendly start-up atmosphere, don't hesitate and send us your application!

    If you don’t check all the requirements in the description, don’t worry. We can try to make some room for you within the company if you’re motivated to work on climate risk.



    • Step 1: Call and HR Interview with our Talent Recruiter
    • Step 2: Technical project submitted via GitHub
    • Step 3: Technical interview
    • Step 4: Manager interview
    • Step 5: Final round interview with the team
      (Candidates can opt to have the manager interview before the technical project and interview)