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Software Engineer, Back-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 Software Engineer, Back-End at Kin focus you'll work on small teams to develop the products and features that make Kin operate. We're a Ruby on Rails environment with Typescript 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 features and products in a collaborative engineering environment where you can work closely with peers as well as cross-functionally.

A day in the life could include:

  • Writing clean, maintainable, and efficient code in Ruby on Rails

  • Delivering stories, tasks, or entire features

  • Pair programming with team members

  • 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?

  • Track record of shipping small to medium size software projects

  • Proficiency coding in Ruby, Javascript, or Typescript

  • 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 visa

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

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • 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

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.