Onsite/Remote, Paris, FR

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Descartes was born out of the conviction that climate change calls for a revolutionary approach in insurance to better protect corporations, governments, and vulnerable communities. We offer a new generation of parametric insurance that builds resilience against the full spectrum of climate and emerging risks. Utilizing Machine Learning and real-time monitoring from satellite imagery & IoT, our state-of-the-art climate tech provides innovative coverage for all trade sectors in all regions of the world. After a successful Series B raise of $120M USD, Descartes Underwriting is proud to be recognized among the French Tech Next40 and launched Descartes Insurance, a ‘full stack’ insurer licensed to underwrite risk by the French Regulator (ACPR). With a growing corporate client base (250+ and counting) - our diverse team is headquartered in Paris and operates out of our 12 global offices in North America, Europe, Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong.



Due to our consistent growth, we are expanding our IT Service currently consisting of two people. You’ll help users with all the IT solutions and be part of structural IT projects, system, network and security. Our infrastructure is totally on the cloud, so there are no servers to manage in our office.

A roadmap with some IT projects is already defined, but your point of view and your experience can be shared to adapt it. You’ll have to discuss with all users and be able to explain solutions that we’ll install and configure. You must find the solution with the least impact during the implementation phases.


  • Managing the Google Workspace environment
    • Rights on the Drive
    • Security rules
    • Administration of Google Workspace solutions (mail, drive, vault ...)
    • Automation and management script (in particular on the employee onboarding process)
    • Alerts and monitoring
  • Participate in IS projects
    • Site relocation and implementation of a new network (Firewall, router, switches, VPN)
    • Security / automation / asset management projects
    • Asset inventory (software and hardware)
    • User identity management (ID, MDM, SSO) and application security adaptation (2FA, strong authentication)
    • File audit and access logs
  • Backup of cloud environments
  • Antivirus management and alerts from the administration interface
  • Choice and relationship with service providers
  • Participate in the definition of technical solutions.
  • Maintain the operational condition of the IT solutions
  • Set up and maintain the technical documentation
  • Reporting of information to the CIO in case of suspicious events
  • Suggestions and adaptations of IT solutions
  • Proposal force to improve the IT infrastructure
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends on incidents or operations


  • Windows – Linux
  • Google Workspace
  • ID Management
  • RMM
  • Audit
  • Security


  • Laptop: Dell Latitude 7530
  • OS: Windows




  • Sense of service: you will be required to collect users' needs and understand their problems. You will have to find/propose adapted solutions, explain them and deploy them while limiting the impact on their activities.
  • Relational skills: you will be dealing with users with heterogeneous knowledge. You will have to adapt your interventions according to your interlocutors.
  • Organizational skills: at the request of the CIO, you will be given objectives that you will be able to achieve by breaking them down into sub-activities. You will periodically report to the CIO on their progress.
  • Ability to work independently and implement solutions discussed with the CIO
  • Ideally you have at least 6 years of experience in administration IT, network, system and security
  • You recognize yourself in the following skills:
    • User support and capability to understand and explain some technical points
    • Knowledge and use of the main enterprise services
      • AD, DNS, DHCP, Directory rights
    • Knowledge of Windows and Linux
    • Knowledge of security aspects and network
      • Install and configure a router, firewall
      • Definition of a network mapping and implementation of the solution
    • A plus could be your knowledge of Google Workspace


  • Strong interest in climate issues (it’s not a hoax, many people suffer from it)
  • Being comfortable to work alongside corporate insurers (some still wear suits πŸ‘”)
  • Willingness to help junior developers (remember how you were when you started πŸ’¬)
  • Strong team spirit and ability to work (you’ll have to review code and have your code reviewed)
  • 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 πŸ—ΊοΈ)


  • 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;
  • Frequent team events.



At Descartes Underwriting, we are committed to fighting against all forms of discrimination and for equal opportunities. We foster an inclusive work environment that respects all differences.

With equal skills, all our positions are open to people with disabilities.


If you want to develop your skills and work in a friendly start-up atmosphere, don't hesitate and send us your application!

If you don’t check all the requirements in the description, don’t worry. We can try to make some room for you within the company if you’re motivated to work on climate risk.



  • Step 1: Call and HR Interview with our Talent Recruiter
  • Step 2: Manager interview
  • Step 3: Final round interview with the team
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