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Senior Python / C++ Developer

Permanent contract
Salary: Not specified
No remote work
Experience: > 2 years
Education: Master's Degree


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Akur8 is a young, dynamic, fast growing Insurtech startup that is revolutionizing insurance pricing with transparent AI.

Since 2016 our skilled R&D team of Data Scientists, Software Engineers and Actuaries has developed unique AI algorithms that automate the insurance pricing process in an unprecedented way.

Our solution is a SaaS platform which allows insurance companies to model their risks 10 times faster, with a higher predictive power than traditional methods. constituting a major game changer for the insurance industry.

Akur8 has been already been selected:

    • In CB Insights Top 50 World Insurtech Companies 2023
    • In Insurtech Global’s Top 100 AIFinTech list 2023
    • In Fintech Global’s Top 100 AIFinTech list 2023
    • As No.24 in Sønr’s World Top 100 Insurtech Companies 2022
    • As 3rd best overall (worldwide) in the CodinGame 2022 Software Engineering Fall Challenge

With 31 nationalities within our team, and offices in Paris, London, New York, Tokyo, Milan & Cologne, Akur8’s solution is international by design. Servicing 130 clients across 4 continents and targeting all non-life insurance carriers, we focus on more mature markets for faster expansion.

To learn more about Akur8, and what we do, click here.

Akur8 is, in all senses of the term, an equal opportunities employer. Akur8 puts diversity and inclusion at the heart of its values. We examine all applications based on equal skills and applying the principles of non-discrimination.

In order to still further enhance the global performance of our platform, we're currently building a team to redesign and rethink our current algorithms whilst increasing computational power / reducing computation time.

The team - comprised of 2-3 Engineers and Data Scientists - shall achieve their objectives by treating 3 main topics, notably:

  • Cloud infrastructure optimisation
  • Job Scheduling and orchestration
  • Code optimisation in Python and C++

For the 3rd of these topics, we're looking for an experienced Software Engineer, able to display a practical and objective driven approach to development.

You have a proven track record in Python programming as well as C++, and ou possess a sharp curiosity to understand both the smallest details, and the general purpose of the features being developed. 

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Implement highly performing algorithms in C++ and python.
  • Identify the main bottlenecks in existing code and propose algorithmic or technological solutions to improve them.
  • Collaborate with the rest of the team in defining the framework and best practices to develop highly performing code.
  • Train other engineers.

Technology stack:

  •  Python 3, C++, AWS, Java 17 (Spring), PostgreSQL, Angular 17, Redis, Docker


We're looking for an innovative and rigorous mind that has a solid technical background and a track record of helping their team grow.

  • Master Degree (Bac+5) or PhD from a top engineering school;
  • A minimum of 2 years professional experience in software engineering with Python & C++;
  • An understanding of client priorities & acknowledgement of the need to find the correct balance between fast delivery and code robustness.

Additional bonus :

    • Experience using AWS.
    • Experience in OOP development with Java, C# or equivalent.
    • Interest in Machine Learning.

Important: You must possess an employment status: French or Schengen area nationality or a ‘carte de séjour’ that will allow you to work from our Paris office. We are equally open to the visa sponsorship of non-EU candidates as long as they are already in possession of their final diploma / attestation of their final academic results.


As a newcomer, you'll be joining a diverse, highly skilled and motivated team, with a strong Tech DNA, colleagues that are eager to share their knowledge and passion.

But it’s not all work, you’ll also be part of a dynamic team that enjoys spending time together and having fun, including karaoke, team lunches, playing sports as well as the occasional ‘happy hour’.

In addition to this, we will provide you with:

  • Competitive salary + annual bonus
  • Hybrid office / home office policy
  • 25 days of paid holidays + RTT
  • Gym membership with Gymlib
  • On-site gym facilities / corporate sporting activities
  • Excellent health insurance (including possibility of family coverage)
  • Swile lunch vouchers 
  • Public transportation reimbursement + sustainable mobility allowance
  • Relocation support
  • Sponsored crèche access
  • Free cafeteria with fresh fruit, drinks and snacks
  • Great office in the heart of the 9th arrondissement of Paris

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