Location: Madison, WI
Employment Type: Full-time
Climate change is creating a crisis for the insurance industry and those who rely on it for financial security.
Every year, severe weather causes billions of dollars of damage. Yet traditional insurers lack the tools to accurately assess and price severe weather risk. Without knowing what to expect, insurers expect the worst, leading to unaffordable premiums. For industries such as retail automotive and agriculture, traditional insurance is becoming unattainable. These business owners are at risk of financial devastation whenever a storm strikes.
Understory is the first company to solve the insurance coverage crisis with data-driven insurance for severe weather, starting with hail. Our growing network of ground-based Dot weather sensors, combined with our Atmospheric Intelligence AI, allow us to assess and price any weather risk in the world.
When severe weather strikes, Understory detects it and triggers a fast, predetermined payout. There are no burdensome financial deductibles, and no lengthy claims process. Ultimately, Understory allows capital to quickly flow where it’s needed most after a disaster, protecting everything from automobiles to the world’s food supply.
About the Role:
As an Operational Forecaster at Understory, you play a fundamental role by forecasting and monitoring daily risks of severe weather - primarily hail, damaging winds, and conditions conducive to flooding - and additional weather hazards in Understory-enabled areas, both domestic and international. You will assist on a myriad of projects, ranging from early-stage R&D to commercialized products, using your knowledge of atmospheric sciences and weather expertise. You will contribute to a quickly growing company’s success with your attention to detail and dedication to your craft. You will be the third member of our Meteorology team and will be responsible for rotating shift and weekend work.