Mission: Trov is dedicated to reinventing insurance by making it simple, flexible and transparent. With a simple swipe on your phone, you can easily protect just the things you want, exactly when you want.
Thrilled to bring on-demand insurance to the UK. Onward!
"User experience today is absolutely everything."
Who is Trōv and what do our employees have to say? Take a listen.
Trōv is the world's first on-demand insurance for your things. With a simple swipe from your phone, protect just the things you want, exactly when you want.
We are a passionate group of individuals, dedicated to helping people do more with the things they own by reinventing insurance. We're on a mission to make protecting your things simple & flexible - so you can enjoy them without worrying about rigid policies and confusing fine print.
Trōv is privately funded and headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area. We’re growing our smart, passionate team and looking for incredible people to welcome to the Trōv family.
Developer life at Trōv means a lot of great things, including working remotely on your own schedule with a close-knit team.
Read about life at Trov in our own words. Here's an excerpt about working remotely:
There is no office, at least not for developers. Trōv's head office is in Danville, CA, but all our developers work remotely. To make this work, we communicate. In fact, we over-communicate.
People can, and do, work from wherever suits them: home, coffee shops, a shared workspace, at the beach, etc. — as long as you have an internet connection, you can work with your team.
We’re quite proud to score 12/12 on the Joel Test and value continuous learning / improvement, open-mindedness, and dedication to excellence. Our ecosystem presents plenty of interesting challenges: from cross-device syncing to fine-grained security, from data warehousing to scalability.
For client development we use the native tools for iOS (Objective-C/Swift) and Android (Java). The server is written in C# with MySQL and MongoDB for storage and data warehousing. The web portals use Node.js and/or AngularJS with the entire infrastructure hosted on AWS. We are flexible, iterate quickly, and focus on securing private data while providing our customers with a great experience.
"The support I received was excellent - Jon kept me up to date on where we were with finding a solution and resolved the difficulty for me." - Caro, UK, 2017
"I got a clear answer to my question and a very quick response, I couldn't expect more." - Craig, UK, 2017
"Some of the best customer service [I] have received in a very long time!" - Troy, Australia, 2017
"Very supportive and very responsible on all the email queries sent. Keep it up!" - Clarence, Australia, 2017
I have been working at Trov full-time
The company has an interesting culture of remote work (most of the engineering staff is remote). This sometimes makes communication a little tricky but overall I love it. It is the best thing in the world to work from home away from the noisy open concept offices.
Typically, the company has retreats twice a year so you get to meet people in person and, due to the wide range of locations, it isn't that uncommon to have at least a few employees within a long drive. So there are opportunities to get to know each other.
The compensation and benefits are good. The expectation is to be a professional and, in one trying circumstance, I saw that management could handle a difficult situation well. I feel that I can give my best in this environment.
Due to the industry, there are some requirements that slow down development. I think this is most easy to observe on the backend and I think this is one of the areas that Trov could improve in. I do see efforts to do so and I think this will continue to improve.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Trov in September 2017.
Flow was Culture fit phone screen, technical phone screen then an onsite interview with 4 people.
The devops team reported to the COO which was strange. I heard different things from each phase about what the job responsibilities were.
Very advanced tooling and orchestration made a strong case for their team and stack. Very dynamic and open workflow.
Didn't like that 100% of the development team was remote.