The Zebra

The Zebra is transforming the multi-billion dollar insurance industry by providing consumers a simple, unbiased, and transparent way to compare and purchase insurance online.

Founded 2012
201-500 employees
  • Insurance
  • Banking, Corporate Finance, & Investing
  • Headquarters address
    1801 East 6th Street #200
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    At The Zebra we say 'all stripes welcome' - and that means all. We strive to create a community where equity, inclusion, & belonging is at the forefront of everything we do. We firmly believe that every leader—from the very top of the org to the first-time manager—must intentionally choose to create a welcoming and supportive workplace for all employees. We are committed to fostering an atmosphere where everyone feels not just welcomed, but included and engaged - throughout their entire Zebra career.


    Early this year we introduced resources to our hiring team around interviewing biases. Being aware of our biases is a good first step, but there are also structural and individual ways to mitigate & minimize the effect of our biases. We have created a structured and planned interview process that seeks to give every candidate an equitable evaluation.


    1. 30 minute recruiter screen (zoom or phone)
    2. 30 minute hiring manager screen (zoom)
    3. Take home assignment (depending on position)
    4. Final Zoom Interview (~2-3 hours)


    Our team is passionate about working together to solve interesting problems with technical solutions...and having fun doing it. With an engineering team split between Austin and Lagos, Nigeria, we know from experience the importance & impact of diversity within Engineering teams. We work hard to ensure everyone has a voice and feels valued, & collaboration is key to our success! We want to hire engineers who are able to learn quickly, take ownership, and contribute. If you do have specific experience in our stack, even better!

    Our frontend teams use primarily Javascript and React, & our backend teams use primarily Python across a mix of frameworks. We are cloud native, running our apps on Kubernetes and AWS, using Gitlab for our CI/CD platform. Our Quality Engineering department focuses on writing automation in Selenium using Javascript and our Data Engineering department works with data warehouses like Snowflake and BI tools like Looker.

    Tech stack

    SQL, Python, R, Statistics, Regression, A/B testing


    Compensation and retirement

    Performance bonus
    Stock Options
    401k plan
    401k matching

    Health and wellness

    Insurance (Health)
    Insurance (Dental)
    Insurance (Vision)
    Insurance (Life)
    Insurance (Disability)
    FSA (Flexible Spending Plan)
    Child or elder care stipend
    EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
    Fitness reimbursement

    Vacation and time off

    Paid time off
    Unlimited time off
    Paid holidays
    Flexible working hours
    Work from home flexibility
    Volunteer time off
    Maternity benefits
    Paternity benefits
    Adoption assistance

    Personal development

    Tuition reimbursement
    Management training
    Job training
    Conferences reimbursement
    Internship program

    Values and quality of life

    Diversity program
    Accessible via public transportation
    Bike parking
    Employee groups and committees
    Snacks and beverages
    Catered meals
    Company activities
    Games and recreation
    The Zebra - Attending Austin's Annual Gay Pride Parade, hosted by our LGBTQIA+ employee resource group, Dazzle!
    The Zebra - Half of our engineering team is located in Lagos, Nigeria.
    The Zebra - Our Shebras (women + allies) Employee Resource Group
    The Zebra - We're a proud sponsor of the Austin Football Club. Here we are at the new Q2 stadium!
    The Zebra - We love attending career fairs & other events where we can find our future Zeebs!