Product Owner
Descartes Underwriting

Descartes Underwriting

Product Owner

  • Indefinido 
  • Paris
  • > 2 años

La empresa

Descartes Underwriting

Descartes Underwriting

  • Inteligencia artificial/Aprendizaje automático, Seguros, FinTech/InsurTech
  • Entre 50 y 250 empleados

La oferta

Product Owner

  • Indefinido 
  • Paris
  • > 2 años

Who are they?

Born out of the conviction that climate change calls for a revolutionary approach in insurance to better protect corporations and governments, Descartes was founded in 2018 to change the industry status quo.

Around the world, Descartes Underwriting offers a new generation of parametric insurance that builds resilience against natural catastrophes & climate risks. Unlike traditional insurance, which relies on lengthy loss adjustment procedures, Descartes’ parametric products pay out when a predefined event (i.e. flood, cyclone, earthquake, etc.) occurs as measured by a specified parameter or index.

Descartes’ innovative edge stems from their ability to handle massive new data sources and apply proprietary algorithms that extract value for their clients. The team utilizes machine learning and advanced algorithms to unlock valuable underwriting insights from a wide range of sources, including IoT, satellite imagery, stationary sensors, radar and third party data. Not limited to looking backwards at claims history, they model the underlying phenomenon directly, capturing trends and potential climate change impacts to better protect corporate and public sector clients.

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Job description

Due to our consistent growth, we are seeking to expand our Data, Software and DevOps team. We are searching for a Product Owner. As Product Owner:

  • Your role is transversal and includes operational and strategic missions

  • Your first mission would be to communicate a lot with the different teams to understand the business needs

  • You would be in charge to kick start 1 to 3 projects from scratch

  • You will collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to bring the proof of value for users

  • You will oversee the processes to make each individual excel at their work


  • Elaboration, follow-up and respect of the planning

  • Management of internal and external requirements

  • Management of the backlog

  • Write User Stories based on business requirements

  • Detection of user issues and follow-up of resolutions

  • Break down and describe the functionalities so that the development team can implement them

  • Prepare and present the implementation steps of the solution

  • Provide support during the implementation (understanding the workflow)

  • Deploy the configurations with the deployment tool and follow the implementation


  • Cloud provider: GCP

  • Code versioning tool: Git + Gitlab

  • OS: Linux

  • Container: Docker

  • Code base: Python

  • Notification tool: Slack


  • Laptop: premium DELL XPS 15

  • OS: you decide



[Management skills & Must-have]

  • 5+ years’ experience in Product Owner position(s)

  • At least 2 years of experience in team or project management

  • Experience managing offshore teams

  • Tech roadmap and MVP critical path definition

  • Scoping and identifying solutions with business team

  • Ability to handle human interactions between tech and business

  • Experience with agile developments methods

  • Expert knowledge of the best practices and technical landscape of the entire development software lifecycle (microservices, Cloud, CI/CD, TDD, DDD, SOLID principles…)

  • Fluency in French and English is mandatory


  • Experience in the insurance or financial sector is a strong plus

  • You have an entrepreunarial spirit, ready to build from scratch and face the challenges in consequences


  • Strong interest with climate issue (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 (remember how you were when you started)

  • Strong team spirit and ability to work (you’ll have to give feedbacks and take some)

  • 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


If this sounds like the perfect challenge, please don’t hesitate to submit your application and resume on:

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