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Engineering Manager

Kin Insurance

Kin Insurance

Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 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?

We are looking for a passionate, entrepreneurial & hands-on engineering manager to lead one of our engineering teams. You should be comfortable working with geographically distributed scrum teams and understand the nuances of being a team player. As an Engineering Manager you play an important role on the Scrum team by owning feature delivery and ensuring the team is able to deliver high-quality software on time and within budget. In this role, you will also be responsible for leading a team of application engineers to drive innovation in full-stack product development, while relentlessly improving performance, scalability, and maintainability.

A day in the life could include:

  • Serve as the engineering leader and technical expert

  • Hire, nurture and mentor top engineering talent

  • Foster a culture of innovation and continuous improvement

  • Working with product management to develop and maintain a roadmap for your team

  • Own all aspects of team and project delivery

  • Drive your team to innovate and deliver roadmap features with agility and high quality

  • Execute consistently, rapidly, and effectively to take ideas from concept to production and scale

  • Maintain high availability of products and quick response to any production incidents

  • Represent your team and product line in cross-functional discussions

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

  • Overall 8+ years of experience in software development & strong computer science fundamentals

  • Minimum 2 years of experience managing group of 4+ software engineers

  • Strong design and architecture exposure in building large scale enterprise SaaS solutions using cloud technologies.

  • Experience in designing, implementing and maintaining high performance, high availability (24x7), large-scale web/mobile based software applications using modern programming languages.

  • Knowledge of popular JS frameworks and libraries (React, or Angular, Vue) is nice to have.

  • Experience with Relational and No-SQL databases, message queues/brokers

  • Exposure to BI & big data technologies including Looker, BigTable.

  • Strong communication skills and ability to grasp and convey complex product requirements or technical concepts

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, iterative development environment

  • Excellent command of software development life cycle activities including analysis, design, development, unit and system testing, production deployment and post-production support

  • Strong time management skills and ability to work on concurrent assignments with different priorities

  • Knowledge of the Insurance Industry & Products is a big plus.

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.