Cyber Insurance Underwriter (Risk Engineer)



Marketing & Communications
Remote · Australia
Posted on Tuesday, June 6, 2023
About Us

Coalition is the world's first Active Insurance provider designed to help prevent digital risk before it strikes. Founded in 2017, Coalition combines broad insurance coverage with a digital risk assessment and continuous security monitoring to help organizations protect themselves in today’s hyper-connected world.

Coalition offers its Active Insurance products in the U.S., U.K., and Canada through relationships with leading global insurers including Allianz, Arch Insurance, Lloyd’s of London, Swiss Re and Zurich, as well as cyber capacity through its own carrier, Coalition Insurance Company. Coalition's Active Risk Platform provides automated security alerts, threat intelligence, expert guidance, and cybersecurity tools to help businesses worldwide remain resilient against cyber attacks.

Coalition comprises a team of cybersecurity and technology experts, as well as experienced insurance professionals, who have come together to build a world-class organization with a massive technological advantage. Our secret sauce is bringing these expertise together to create a world-class organization with one mission: to protect the unprotected as the world digitizes. Today, Coalition is one of the world’s largest commercial insurtechs serving hundreds of thousands of customers worldwide.

Since its founding, Coalition has raised $755 million in equity funding, including $250 million in June 2022, affirming its ability to deliver profitable growth and cementing its position as a long-term business with a clear competitive advantage.

Coalition’s exceptional growth stems from its ability to address real-world problems for organizations of all sizes, and by remaining true to our founding values of character, humility, responsibility, purpose, authenticity and inclusion. We are proud to have been named among Inc.’s Best Workplaces in 2021 and 2023, and one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in 2022.

About the Role

Risk Engineering at Coalition is about finding ways to help our clients solve cyber risk. As we launch Coalition in Australia, we are looking for an experienced cyber and technology E&O underwriter who can collaborate with our launch team, using Coalition’s best ideas and unique capabilities to sustainably grow our business.

This role can be based anywhere in Australia, with preference for Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane areas.


  • Manage underwriting activity, working with insurance brokers to negotiate pricing, coverages and other terms as we profitably build and grow our book of business
  • In line with Coalition underwriting standards, collaborate with Security Engineers to review cyber and tech E&O accounts for risk acceptability
  • Analytically research policyholders and risks to make nuanced underwriting decisions
  • Drive processes of continuous improvement to refine underwriting and pricing guidelines for the Australian market
  • Create new and maintain current processes for renewal business to meet our customer service standards
  • Actively participate in determining our approach to emerging threats, loss trends, marketplace changes, and other trends in cyber and technology risks
  • Identify areas where our unique capabilities provide us with a competitive advantage, and build out processes that support these
  • Work alongside the Business Development team to support their goals and strengthen partnerships with brokers
  • Partner with Customer Success, Claims, and Product/Engineering teams to continually improve our technology and broker experiences
  • Serve as a subject matter expert for team on coverage matter and endorsement drafting

Skills and Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of previous experience underwriting financial lines, with preference for cyber and technology E&O risks
  • Flexibility to underwrite mid-market and SME business at pace; leveraging technology to make decisions
  • Self-motivated; entrepreneurial spirit
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment


Why Coalition?
We’re a highly fulfilling, mission-driven team who is committed to building a more diverse and inclusive culture. We want to work with people of all different backgrounds and paths in life, and we trust our team members to take responsibility, share ownership and put in the work, no matter how small the task. We are always looking for collaborative, inquisitive and dedicated individuals to join #OurCoalition and help us on our mission to solve digital risk.
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Coalition's very foundation is built on respecting and encouraging diversity and inclusion across the organization. Coalition is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.