IT Engineering Manager
Posted on 9/26/2023
Assurance IQ

1,001-5,000 employees

Digital platform for personalized insurance recommendations and guidance.
Company Overview
Assurance IQ stands out for its unique blend of technology and human expertise, offering personalized insurance recommendations based on individual needs and circumstances. The company's competitive edge lies in its self-service customer portal, powered by an advanced intelligence engine and supported by a vast network of licensed insurance agents, which allows for unbiased, cost-effective insurance solutions. With a culture centered around collaboration and a mission to make quality coverage more accessible, Assurance IQ has already helped 120 million people find the right coverage, demonstrating its industry leadership.
Financial Services
Data & Analytics

Company Stage


Total Funding





Seattle, Washington

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Seattle, WA, USA • Toronto, ON, Canada • Remote in USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Microsoft Azure
IT & Security
DevOps & Infrastructure
Software Engineering
  • Team Leadership and Management:
  • Demonstrate exceptional leadership skills by guiding, mentoring, and motivating a team of skilled IT engineers, fostering a culture of continuous learning, collaboration, and high performance
  • Provide clear and effective direction to team members, set performance goals, and conduct regular performance evaluations to support individual growth and team success
  • Roadmap Execution:
  • Collaborate closely with stakeholders and leadership to comprehend requirements and translate them into actionable strategies and plans
  • Drive the execution of the Corporate IT Engineering team's roadmap, ensuring the successful delivery of initiatives within defined timelines and budget constraints
  • Set the technical roadmap and direction for the team, identifying areas for improvement and innovation
  • Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to align priorities, resolve dependencies, and manage expectations throughout the project lifecycle
  • Infrastructure as Code and Cloud Technologies:
  • Oversee the implementation and adoption of Infrastructure as Code (IaC) practices using cutting-edge tools like Terraform to effectively manage Azure resources
  • Leverage cloud technologies, particularly Microsoft Azure and related services, to optimize infrastructure, enhance scalability, and improve operational efficiency
  • Stay abreast of the latest trends and best practices in cloud and IaC, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and innovation within the team
  • IT Security and Observability:
  • Drive the implementation of robust IT security practices, including multi-factor authentication (MFA), access controls, and comprehensive security assessments for Azure automations
  • Champion observability initiatives to bolster monitoring, alerting, and incident response capabilities for critical systems such as Exchange Online and Azure Active Directory
  • Collaborate closely with the Infosec Team to ensure adherence to regulatory requirements and industry standards
  • Vendor Management:
  • Establish and maintain effective vendor relationships, ensuring quality service delivery and adherence to service level agreements (SLAs)
  • Coordinate with procurement and legal teams for vendor selection, contract negotiations, and ongoing vendor management
  • Proven experience in managing and leading IT engineering teams, fostering a culture of collaboration and high performance
  • Excellent experience in using Powershell to automate Azure, AAD, Microsoft365 environments
  • Demonstrated expertise in infrastructure management, including Azure Active Directory, Exchange Online, and cloud technologies
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code (IaC) practices, using tools like Terraform to manage Azure resources
  • Strong understanding of IT security practices, including multi-factor authentication (MFA) and access controls
  • Proficient in collaborating with cross-functional teams and stakeholders to deliver IT projects successfully
  • Solid project management skills, ensuring initiatives are delivered within defined timelines and budget constraints
  • Knowledge of industry best practices and trends in cloud technologies and IT infrastructure management
  • Millions of customers purchase insurance and other financial products through the Assurance platform every month. As we're rapidly scaling our business and operations. We are looking for seasoned engineering leaders to scale up our engineering org and Corporate IT infrastructure
  • In the role of Engineering Manager, you will take charge of leading the Corporate IT team and take ownership of the IT infrastructure that supports employees of Assurance. This critical infrastructure includes our corporate identity management (Azure Active Directory), our mailing service (Exchange Online), corporate Azure cloud infrastructure, and various productivity tools and security controls for our workforce
  • Your responsibilities will encompass overseeing the team's initiatives, driving technical excellence, ensuring seamless delivery of IT projects, establishing technical roadmaps, and fostering collaboration across multiple cross-functional teams within our organization
Desired Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field
  • Previous experience in a leadership role within a fast-scaling organization or high-growth environment
  • Familiarity with other cloud platforms and services beyond Microsoft Azure (e.g., AWS, Google Cloud)
  • Certification in relevant IT and cloud technologies (e.g., Microsoft Azure certifications, Terraform certifications)
  • Track record of implementing observability practices and incident response capabilities for critical systems