Software Engineer

  • Department: Engineering
  • Location: Santa Barbara

Who We Are

Using proprietary algorithms and proven AI, Carpe Data harnesses the power of emerging and alternative data for insurance carriers around the globe. Utilizing Carpe Data’s data, insurers gain deeper insight into risks and significantly enhance many aspects of the insurance life cycle, including underwriting, claims, and book assessment.

What We Are Looking For

As a Software Engineer for Carpe Data, you will have the opportunity to design, develop, and support innovative software solutions with a small and agile team utilizing a broad range of technologies. Projects will include development of new and existing customer-facing API offerings, Big Data acquisition and distillation, SaaS development, Proof of Concept formation and technical/creative input. The candidate will report directly to the VP of Engineering. Our tight-knit technology team includes data scientists and a QA team, enabling the candidate to have a significant impact in driving the company forward.

We’re looking for a candidate who is excited to develop and implement new technologies, and who enjoys a fast-paced, fun, and collaborative team.

This position presents the opportunity to work in a critical role in a disruptive and fast-growing startup that just raised $6.6 million in Series A funding. There is no better time to join our growing team!

Candidates must be located in or willing to relocate to Santa Barbara, CA. Relocation assistance available.


  • Develop and maintain a PHP based web application following W3C, MVC, and industry standard conventions
  • Build real-time data interfaces with third party data providers and web services using REST, AJAX, XML, JSON and other custom formats
  • Analyze large datasets to identify, parse, and extract structured and unstructured data
  • Perform local testing and work with QA team to resolve issues
  • Implement cross-browser compliant HTML, CSS and Javascript
  • Create and maintain database tables, ad-hoc queries, and general tuning


  • Fluency in PHP, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, AJAX, JSON, XML
  • Experience with MySQL and PostgreSQL databases
  • Experience with GIT or other code repository
  • Experience utilizing third-party APIs including real-time data streams
  • 3+ years of software development experience in a production environment

Nice To Have

  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (EC2, Elastic Beanstalk, Lambda, RDS, SQS, S3)
  • Python experience
  • Developer operations experience
  • Experience with PostgreSQL JSON/JSONB functions
  • Experience with web scraping, web crawlers, web proxy, HTML parsing, DOM parsing, PhantomJS or other headless browser
  • Experience with Regular Expressions
  • Laravel Experience


  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Stock options
  • 401k with company matching
  • Open vacation policy
  • Working in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara in the Balboa Building
  • Stocked snacks including fresh fruit
  • Company culture events such as board game nights, movie nights, team lunches and undeniably one of the best Fiesta parties in Santa Barbara, on our 6th floor balcony directly over the parade
  • Being a core player at a small company that is very well-positioned in an enormous insurance data market that is anxious to integrate our data

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