Software Engineer - Internship

Permanent contract
Paris
Salary: Not specified
No remote work
Education: Master's Degree
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Akur8
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Akur8 is a young, dynamic, fast growing Insurtech startup that is revolutionising 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.

Being international by design, targeting all insurance carriers globally, and focusing on more mature markets for faster expansion, we were selected:

  • CB Insight’s Top 50 World Insurtech Companies (2022)
  • Sønr’s World Top 25 Insurtech Companies (2022)
  • FinTech Global’s Insurtech 100 (2022)
  • FinTech Global’s Top 100 AIFinTech Companies (2022)
  • As 3rd best Software Engineering team (Worldwide) in the CodinGame Fall Challenge (2022)
  • LinkedIn's Top 20 French Start-ups (2023)

With 31 nationalities within our team, and offices in Paris, London, New York, Tokyo, Milan & Cologne, Akur8’s solution is international by design, targeting all non-life insurance carriers globally, whilst focusing on more mature markets for faster expansion.

Our clients include not just carriers such as Axa, MunichRe, Generali, Allianz, Mutua Madrilena, Ergo, Colpatria & Bradesco, but also Actuarial Consultancies such as Milliman and Xceedance.

To meet our Software Engineering team, click on this link

To get to know more about us visit this page andour blog

Akur8 is, in all senses of the term, an equal opportunities employer, examining all applications based on equal skills & applying the principles of non-discrimination.

Akur8 offers a Software-as-a-service product fully hosted on AWS. Our software allows insurance companies to perform the full end-to-end process for non-life insurance pricing:

  • Data Analysis
  • Risk and Demand modelling
  • Rate Making with specific functionalities to perform an Impact Analysis of different strategies
  • Optimisation of the set of Rates under given constraints.

Today, we’re looking for end of study full stack Software Engineer interns, with strong interest in mathematical modelling and cloud-computing to help build our complex insurance pricing software.

As part of our Engineering team you will contribute to the implementation of machine-learning models used for risk modelling, demand modelling and price optimization; implementation of the design interface and user flows; the architecture of our databases and interaction with the cloud.

You will begin by:

  • Reading and understanding the main cloud infrastructure components we use
  • Familiarising yourself with our tech stack
  • Understanding our algorithms and business models

Continue with implementation:

  • Implement an end-to-end feature leveraging new protocols . Integrate your findings in production.
  • Implement reliable tests, use continuous integration and exploit at best AWS Cloud capabilities with our back-end engineers.

Your work will consist of:

  • Strong global understanding of our client needs and the business objective of our features
  • Design, build, integrate and maintain efficient, reusable and reliable code.

Requirements

We are looking for curious and motivated students who are seeking an end of studies internship, with the following skills:

  • Currently studying for an MSc in the fields of Computer Science & Applied Mathematics in a leading Engineering School
  • Strong knowledge of an OOP language.
  • Good knowledge of mathematics (in particular statistics)
  • Strong problem solving skills: high level of rigour, integrity, curiosity and self-motivation
  • Excited about code craftsmanship, to build robust code using best practices
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Fluent English language skills

Additional, non-essential, elements that may make your profile stand out include:

  • Good knowledge of Front end frameworks Angular, React, Vue etc.
  • Knowledge of cloud computing and in particular AWS
  • Comfortable with Python

Benefits

You'll join a highly skilled and motivated team that is willing to share their knowledge and passion for advanced data science, computer science and actuarial sciences. In addition to this we provide:

  • Competitive internship compensation
  • Swile lunch vouchers
  • Public transportation: 75% of your monthly card reimbursed + Sustainable Mobility Allowance
  • Beautiful office in the heart of the 9th arrondissement of Paris
  • On-site gym facilities
  • Free cafeteria with fresh fruit, drinks and snacks

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