Oscar Insurance Corp. has named Alan Warren chief technology officer and senior VP of engineering.
Warren started the position March 7, and takes over for Fredrik Nylander, who left the company in June, Oscar spokeswoman Cat Cuppernull said.
Warren, 59, worked at Google for a decade, most recently as a VP and the company's top engineer with an emphasis on consumer-facing apps. He also spent 10 years at IBM Research, working on next-generation devices.
"Alan embodies the technical brilliance, the obsession with our members' experience and the dependability that pervades everything we do," Oscar CEO Mario Schlosser said Tuesday on the company's blog.
Schlosser took advantage of Warren's announcement to tout New York-based Oscar's technology-based philosophy, which emphasizes the use of smartphone apps and telehealth. Oscar promises potential customers they can speak with a doctor about medical concerns anytime of day or night, via video chat.
Schlosser said the company's greatest recent accomplishments include building structures that parse out information on medical episodes, systems that send alerts about impending emergency room admissions, and large-scale stream processing engines for the insurer's healthcare data.
The startup world is nothing new to Warren. He helped found Juice Software, a New York City-based enterprise software platform. He was also chief architect at Hyperion Software. There, he worked on business software and analytics.
Warren has a bachelor's degree in physics from Georgia Tech and a doctorate in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Oscar was valued last month at $2.7 billion, according to Forbes.
The company has been successful at attracting investors, and announced last April that it had raised $145 million in a round of funding. To date, Oscar has more than $700 million in total funding.
The company has had one recent setback. In February, Oscar debuted in California, but only about 2,000 residents had selected an Oscar health plan on the public exchange as of Feb. 7, according to Covered California. That number makes up only 0.1% of the 1.6 million Californians who renewed or chose a plan in 2016 on its state exchange.
Still, the company announced last month that in one year, it had grown from 40,000 members across New York, New Jersey, Texas and California to more than 145,000 members.