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Senior Software Engineer, Front-End Focus

Kin Insurance

Kin Insurance

Software Engineering
Posted on Saturday, May 25, 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?

As a Senior Software Engineer - Front End Focus at Kin, you'll work on a small team, independently owning and operating a range of features on in-house developed web applications. You'll work with team members in structuring, implementing, delivering, and maintaining web applications built with Angular and Lit (Web Components).

Kin's engineering team is highly collaborative, though we expect at the senior level for you to require little guidance for most features. You'll contribute to your team by championing systemic solutions while surfacing systemic problems. In addition, you'll have the opportunity to mentor more junior engineers and occasionally lead small teams.

A day in the life could include:

  • Writing clean, maintainable, and efficient code in Typescript, HTML, and SCSS.

  • Help implement solutions across the stack, such as API design, application UX, performance, etc.

  • Participating in pair programming with team members

  • Taking on more advanced design or architectural tasks

  • Participating in daily stands and weekly retros

  • Collaborating with cross-functional team members

  • Contribute to and expand the engineering team's code culture and practice, including documentation, testing, architecture, and layout.

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

  • Track record of shipping large, complex software projects

  • Expert proficiency in modern Javascript/Typescript, HTML, and CSS/SCSS.

  • Experience with modern SPA framework (Angular 2+ preferred), including integration of API calls and state management (NgRx/Redux).

  • Experience building or composing with Web Components.

  • Familiarity with BEM methodology, Object-Oriented CSS principles, and custom component library development.

  • Experience working with APIs (Ruby on Rails experience is a bonus)

  • 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

  • Location in Central or Eastern time zones (CST & EST) strongly preferred

  • At this time, we are unable to sponsor employment visas.

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.