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Staff Software Engineer, Front-End Focus

Kin Insurance

Kin Insurance

Software Engineering
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

Kin is on a mission to change home insurance from what it is to what it should be. Whether we’re leveraging data to create customizable coverage or providing claims service that goes above and beyond expectations, our members are at the heart of everything we do. In the face of ever-growing climate risk, they deserve an insurance company that cares about them. We aim to stick with our members through thick and thin.

Use efficient technology that lets homeowners buy directly from us to keep costs down: This is the essence of Kin. Our approach has fostered amazing growth, attracted marquee investors, and earned us accolades, including being named to:

  • Built In Chicago's Best Places to Work, Midsize Companies (2021-2024).

  • Forbes' America's Best Startup Employers (2021- 2023).

  • Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies.

  • Forbes’ Fintech 50.

Simply put, our people are what make us great – we need forward-thinking, inspired game-changers like you to join us in our mission.

So, what’s the role?

Staff Engineers are recognized as subject matter experts in multiple technologies and have a high-impact role. They are expected to understand the business implications of technical decisions and the consequences of inaction. As a Staff Software Engineer, you will be responsible for mentoring and leading multiple scrum teams toward a clear architectural vision and assisting management and other domains with Kin's overall architectural strategy.

A day in the life could include:

  • Leading and defining full-stack Architecture

  • Writing clean, maintainable, and efficient code Ruby and Typescript

  • Setting the standard for Engineering team leading by example

  • Delivering stories, tasks, or entire features

  • Leading pair programming sessions and providing mentorship to team members

  • Attending management meetings as well as daily stands

  • Collaborating with Design, Product, and other developers to implement new features

  • Contributing to the continual improvement of our code base though refactoring, iteration, test writing, and experimentation

  • Helping Kin continue to scale and grow our systems and teams.

  • Delivering applications that are fast, reliability, and scalable (both public and internally facing)

I’ve got the skills… but do I have the necessary ones?

  • 8+ years of professional software engineering experience

  • Expert proficiency in front end methodologies and languages (we use Typescript, Lit and Angular)

  • The experience to building and designing distributed, full stack solutions

  • Experience with architectural planning,design and documentation

  • Ability to articulate value of technical investments with stakeholders

  • Ability to identify and mitigate technical risks

  • Ability to operate with little-to-no technical guidance

  • Ability to lead and guide teams through execution

  • Excellent communication skills, coupled with the knack for simplifying complexity to enhance comprehension

  • Experience mentoring engineers at all levels

  • Comfortable in a high-growth startup environment – we’re fast-paced, self-motivated, and determined to change the industry

  • A fast learner, ready to bring previous knowledge to this position and continue developing along the way

Oh, and don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability and Life Insurance

  • Flexible PTO policy

  • Remote work

  • Generous equity package

  • 401K with company match

  • Parental leave

  • Continuing education and professional development

  • The excitement of joining a high-growth Insurtech company and seeing your work make an impact

About Kin

Kin is the only pure-play, direct-to-consumer digital insurer focused on the growing home insurance market. We make policies convenient and affordable through a technology platform that delivers a seamless user experience, customized options for coverage, and fast, high-quality claims service. Kin is a fully licensed carrier that offers coverage through its reciprocal exchanges which are owned by its policyholders. To learn more, visit www.kin.com.

EEOC Statement

Kin is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We don't just accept difference – we honor it, nurture it, and celebrate it. We don’t discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.