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Descartes Underwriting

Descartes Underwriting

Paris, France · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024


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 (350+ and counting) - our diverse team is headquartered in Paris and operates out of our 12 global offices in North America, Europe, Australia, Singapore, Japan and Hong Kong..


Descartes Underwriting is seeking a Business Operations - Apprentice to join our Operations Team. You will report to the Senior Operations Executive and you will be a key contributor of the deployment projects. You will be in close and effective cooperation with all business units and play a vital role in the following activities:

  • Participation in the operational deployment of a portfolio throughout the global value chain, for both MGA and Insurance Company:
    • Policy issuance and entry into the systems;
    • Premium invoices collection and credit management;
    • Premiums collection monitoring;
    • Management and monitoring the claims payments.
  • Support on the production of insurance and reinsurance reports and KPIs for the various partners of Descartes :
    • Participation to the quarterly Reinsurance bordereaux (Technical and accounting) in cooperation with our Reinsurance & Ops Analyst;
  • Operational interactions with various partners of Descartes worldwide (brokers, insurers, clients);
  • Improvement of operational processes - you will take an active role to build a strong business operations team by elaborating new processes and KPIs suited to a growing number of customers, risk carriers and geographies in connection with the development of future activities;
  • Ensure the data quality through different internal controls.

Your missions will evolve in the future as Descartes is growing fast and many exciting projects are waiting for you. It's a unique opportunity to take a closer look inside a fast-growing start-up with huge ambitions!



  • You are in higher education working towards a Bac +2/3 with a specialization in Insurance;
  • Previous experience in the insurance industry is a plus.


  • Extremely rigorous and methodological;
  • High degree of autonomy, drive and energy with good analytical skills;
  • Good knowledge of Excel;
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills;
  • Fluency in English (written and verbal communication) required;


  • Eager to learn more about the insurance industry;
  • Results oriented, high energy, with the ability to work in a dynamic and multi-cultural environment;
  • Excellent team player with an entrepreneurial mindset and value of diversity;
  • Strong desire to learn and commitment to the organization’s mission.


  • Work in a collaborative & professional environment;
  • Be part of an international team, passionate about diversity;
  • You can benefit from a punctual home office days.


You may check off several but not necessarily all the expected boxes? Motivation and feeling are key elements for us!

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.