Vice President of Product at Assurance

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About Assurance
Assurance IQ is a technology company headquartered in Seattle. We were acquired by Prudential (NYSE: PRU) to further the joint mission of improving financial wellness across the world.

At Assurance, we simplify the complex world of insurance and financial services into straightforward, valuable solutions to improve people's lives. We start by asking customers a few questions, so our system can learn about their needs; from there, our ground-breaking, proprietary platform takes over and analyzes the thousands of data points that make customers unique to create custom-tailored plans for each customer. Our platform serves as the intersection between customer and seller, technology, and the human touch.

At Assurance, we are innovative, persevering, humble, collaborative, and authentic, and we're working together to improve the lives of millions!

About the Position
Assurance aims to solve several key problems to disrupt the industry by changing the way that consumers purchase insurance and financial products:
1. How can we create a streamlined buying experience for complex financial products?
2. How can we create compelling educational content to help consumers understand insurance and financial products to reduce the barriers to entry and expand the market?
3. Can we create a truly omnichannel distribution model to engage a consumer how and when they want?
4. How can we provide the absolute best experience for a sales agent to start, continue, or grow their career in the industry?
5. Can we provide compelling product recommendations to regularly adjust a consumer’s financial and insurance portfolio to optimize against their risk levels and future financial goals?

This position is responsible for leading and building the broader product organization from the ground up. We need you to help us solve the key challenges above. You will report into the SVP Data Science.


  • Creating, defining, and articulating Assurance’s product vision
  • Work with business and technology leaders to deliver on your vision
  • Establish performance management standards for the Product team
  • Build a professional development program to help PMs grow and understand the business
  • Build a community amongst the Product Managers to share knowledge and allow the PMs to connect with their peers
  • Develop comprehensive hiring criteria for hiring A Players
  • Determine the organizational needs of the Product team, and grow the department as needed to support the business.
  • Assess the competitive landscape to keep Assurance products well ahead of the industry.


  • You have 10+ years of Product Experience, to include a demonstrated track record of delivering excellence under extreme pressure. Some experience in the insurance or financial industry is nice, but not necessary.
  • You have taken ill-defined business problems and translated them into impactful software products with significant business value.
  • You have either been in an early-stage start-up or been part of an internal start-up at a larger company and know how to operate in a rapidly growing organization.
  • You have managed large teams of at least 20+ people, and know how to identify, attract, and retain talent.
  • You can design, build, mentor, and grow an organization of Product Managers who operate across the entire business to drive innovation.
  • You have strong analytical skills, are comfortable in SQL, and can build basic dashboards for key metrics. You also understand how to define a key metric.
  • You are a world class communicator, capable of concisely transmitting complex information orally and in writing.
  • You have a strong technical background and understand basic software architecture and systems design.
  • You can see a series of problems, understand how to tie them together into a solution, and build a vision. You can then evangelize that vision across the organization to get buy in.
  • You can take a complex vision and turn it into a project with clear timelines and deliverables.
  • You are more excited about making an impact than you are about getting the credit.
  • You want to work with A players.

Founded in 2016, Assurance experienced exponential growth by investing heavily in technology to change the way consumers buy insurance. We achieved one of the fastest ever multi-billion dollar exits when Prudential acquired us in 2019; which still holds the record for the largest Insurtech acquisition ever. We are now on a journey to extend our influence from just consumer insurance to all consumer financial products. We’re aiming for over $1B in revenue in the next 18 months and have a roadmap for the next 5 years to become the leading distributor of financial products.

We define our culture as:
Efficient Innovators – When faced with tough challenges, we first ask ourselves how this can be done differently than ever before, striving for previously unmet efficiency and outcomes.
Persevering – We aren’t just ambitious, we’re audacious in what we aim to accomplish (as a company, and as individuals), and we challenge anything that stands in our way.
Humble Collaborators – We leave ego at the door and work together to uncover the truth – facts and results are paramount.
Calculated Decision Makers – We aren’t afraid of failure, so long as we learn and are better equipped because of the failure.
Authentic – We operate with integrity in all that we do – our peers and customers are counting on us to do the right thing.

Choose Assurance Because:
· Competitive base salary plus bonus structure
· Comprehensive benefits which include, medical, dental, vision, 401K and more
· Unlimited paid vacation, sick leave, plus paid holidays
· Growth opportunities to rapidly advance your career

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Technology we use

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  • Sales & Marketing
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We're located in the heart of downtown Seattle at the corner of 5th and Madison, conveniently between Westlake Center and Pioneer Square.

An Insider's view of Assurance

What’s the vibe like in the office?

“We're all so friendly and open to working and collaborating. We care for each other's work and personal health so that we can all be strong and grow together. No teammate gets left behind.”


Partner Marketing Specialist

What does your typical day look like?

“If I write code in the morning it often goes out on the same day, impacting thousands of customers and often having a noticeable change on our 'mission control' style dashboards throughout the office.”


Senior Software Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

“Everybody is very smart but not arrogant. In the data team, especially, everybody puts the team first over themselves - there are no egos. It is always about making things better for the team and the business.”


Director of Data Engineering

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

We are calculated decision-makers. Every idea is a potential experiment waiting to be tested. We drive the business forward by rapidly iterating on several ideas leveraging the data to tell us which direction we should take next.


Director of Data Scientist

What are Assurance Perks + Benefits

Assurance Benefits Overview

Our Benefits

Flexible Working Environment
Your schedule and working hours are up to you at Assurance. We care more about results than when and where you get your work done, and we find that a flexible schedule can help alleviate the stress of a rigid work-life balance.

Unlimited Time Off
We work hard, so it’s important that we take time to refresh and reset when we need it. We empower our employees to take the time that make sense for them.

Nutritional Snacks and Weekly Lunches
We encourage a healthy lifestyle for employees in all ways that we can, and we don’t want it to be tough to find sustenance when you’re hard at work! We provide healthy, nutritional snacks throughout our office, and outstanding local coffee. We also host a weekly lunch, featuring top local restaurants, to accompany our all-company meeting.

Commuter Benefits
We want to make sure it’s easy for you to get to and from work, so we a provide free public transportation or greatly subsidized parking close to our office.

Inspiring Offices
From the beginning, our founders believed that beautiful, open, inspiring spaces lead to energy and creativity. We seek beautiful office spaces in all of our locations, and in 2020 we’ll be taking occupancy of a stunning new office on the top two floors of Madison Center in downtown Seattle – this space features floor to ceiling windows with stunning 360 degree views of the Puget Sound, and an exclusive private rooftop deck.

Competitive Health Benefits
Access to high quality healthcare is core to our business, and we care that our employees don’t have to worry about visiting a doctor. All employees receive competitive health, dental, and vision benefits packages.

Choice of High-End Equipment
We want to make sure you’re empowered to create amazing things. We give new employees the option of a variety of high-end computers and accessories.

Investment Opportunities
We believe in the importance of investing in yourself in a variety of ways, including financially. We offer a strong 401k plan, with options to invest in traditional, Roth, and after-tax options, all backed by a best-in-class platform from Prudential.

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Assurance provides flexible start and end times for our employees
Remote Work Program
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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