The Team

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Pankaj Parashar

Pankaj has 20+ years of experience working at the intersection of Technology and Insurance . As an IT Service Provider Executive, he has seen at close hand the business problems faced by Industry and has led teams to provide solutions using Technology. With Insurtech now becoming mainstream, he wants to use his rich experience to accelerate the adoption and implementation of these technologies in solving real challenges.

Manoj Narayanan

Manoj has 20+ years of experience in consulting, private equity and insurance industry. As a CTO, he has seen the increasing power of technology in defining better solutions for business challenges. His experience in the private equity space has enabled him to identify technical solutions that are financially viable and scalable. With the increasing prevalence of Insurtech, his aim is to employ his knowledge and skill in solving real challenges.

The story behind the name

Purple Ant, Team, Behind the Name, Inspiration

Moment of Inspiration

In my 22+ years of corporate life, I have had the privilege of working with many leaders. However, none are as inspirational or dynamic as Vineet Nayar, the CEO of HCL Tech. He narrated a story that describes how two ants are discussing their lives and the realization that they need to be independent as a butterfly rather than be fast or slow, rich or poor. That was a moment of inspiration for me to collaborate with my co-founder Manoj about how we need to take the plunge now and not wait a second longer.

Purple Ant, Team, Behind the Name, Admirable Qualities

Admirable Qualities

While ‘Ant’ in our name is reminder of the story above, it's also very interesting to know and understand the qualities of an ant. They do the impossible--lifting weight that’s 3 times their body--, are organized, believe in teamwork, are frugal, and most importantly, get the job done. We at Purple Ant thrive by these 5 qualities.

Purple Ant, Team, Behind the Name, Family, Personal Note

Family

On a personal note, it’s derived from my wife (Purnima), daughter (Dimple) and son (Sidhant) first names.

Current Open Positions

Product Engineering Leader +

Duties and responsibilities
This position is for an engineering leader focused on driving a team working on IoT solutions based on AWS. The responsibilities will include taking a leading role in building, maintaining, deploying and monitoring the mobile applications and the accompanying AWS infrastructure. DevOps expertise is another important aspect of this position, including the continuous integration and delivery of new deployments. Our product features a React Native based mobile app currently hosted on AWS and deriving data from multiple smart devices leveraging protocols including MQTT and JSON.


Requirements

  • 5+ Years full-stack development experience
  • 2+ Years’ experience in managing a 10+ member technical team, experience managing a vendor preferable
  • 2+ Years building a React Native based mobile application
  • 1+ Years creating and deploying software in an PaaS Environment in AWS
  • 1+ Years architecting NoSQL Databases (MongoDB, Firebase, CouchDB, etc)
  • 2+ Years implementing DevOps tools, such as Kubernetes and Docker

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in CS or other form of technical certification
  • 3+ Years developing commercial applications
  • SaaS Startup Team Experience is preferable
  • Excellent communication skills and a knack for utilizing team software
  • Responds well under pressure and with aggressive timeline
  • Strong communication skills
  • Able to work well with others

To apply, send your resume to jobs@purple-ant.com

Technology and Program Support Manager (Part-Time) +

Duties and responsibilities
This position is for a technology and program support team member working with the engineering team currently building and deploying IoT solutions based on AWS. The person can work from home from any location within USA. Our product features a React Native based mobile app currently hosted on AWS and deriving data from multiple smart devices leveraging protocols including MQTT and JSON.


Requirements

  • Work with the development partners (based in east coast) and customers to track the project status and ensure effective communication
  • Collate and track features that need to be built going forward (in Trello and Jira)
  • Configure, test and ship smart home hardware units and associated mobile app
  • Incident support (8 X 5 support from 9 AM to 5 PM CST) – customer inputs received by emails and resolved remotely

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5+ years programming experience
  • Managed at least one software program or project
  • Under graduate degree in computer science or other form of technical certification
  • Familiarity with cloud and/or IoT technologies
  • Excellent communication skills and a knack for utilizing team software
  • Strong communication skills
  • Able to work well with others

To apply, send your resume to jobs@purple-ant.com

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