Staff Software Engineer

At Kin Insurance
  • Full Time
  • Employee
  • Full Remote (with restrictions)

Posted on September 1st

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Kin is the home insurance company For Every New Normal. Because of our proprietary technology and direct-to-consumer model, we provide affordable pricing without compromising coverage, even in areas most impacted by climate change. We’re proud to offer fully digital homeowners insurance with an elegant user experience, accurate pricing, and fast, high-quality claims service.

We are also proud to be recognized as Built In’s 2021 Best Midsize Companies to Work For in Chicago and Forbes 2021 Best Startup Employers in America. We are growing super fast, and we need forward-thinking, inspired game-changers like you to help lead the way.

So, what’s the role?
As a Senior Engineer, you'll work on small teams to develop the products and features that make Kin operate. We're a Ruby on Rails environment with Javascript front-end and PostgreSQL database, and we apply Agile methodologies to our product and software development processes. In your role, you will have the opportunity to work on more complex engineering problems while collaborating with peers in Dev, Product, QA, and other cross-functional teams. As a senior team member, you'll have the opportunity to mentor more junior engineers, and on occasion lead small teams.

A day in the life could include: 
  • Writing clean, maintainable, and efficient code in Ruby on Rails
  • Participating in pair programming sessions with team members
  • Taking on more advanced design or architectural tasks
  • Participating in daily stands and weekly retros
  • Collaborating with cross-functional team members
  • Providing subject matter expertise and support

I’ve got the skills… but do I have the necessary ones?
  • 6+ years of professional software engineering experience
  • 5+ years experience coding with Ruby
  • Experience mentoring junior engineers
  • Comfortable in a 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
  • At this time, we are unable to sponsor employment visas.

Oh, and don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! 
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance (including 100% employer-paid plans)
  • Remote/Hybrid Work Environment
  • Flexible PTO policy 
  • Very generous equity options and 401K
  • Parental Leave
  • Continuing education and professional development 
  • Disability and Life Insurance 
  • Onsite gym membership - when we return to the office (Chicago office only) 
  • The excitement of joining a high-growth Insurtech company and seeing your work make an impact

About Kin
In an industry that hasn't budged in more than 100 years, our technology transforms the user experience, cuts inefficiencies that waste billions of consumer dollars, and customizes coverage homeowners want. We believe insurance was always meant to be a digital product – we’re making that a reality. 

Our approach to the industry makes us unique, and the people at Kin help us excel. We’re a team of problem solvers, collaborators, builders, and dreamers who are passionate about creating positive change in the lives of our customers and in our industry. Kin is more than just our name – it’s how we treat each other. That’s one of the many reasons we’ve been recognized as a great place to work by Built In, Forbes, and Fast Company.

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