Senior Software Engineer at Kin Insurance
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Notice: Due to the current circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kin Insurance has shifted to a remote workforce. While we hope to return to the office sometime soon, our priority is to maintain safe and healthy working conditions for our staff. For that reason, we will continue to operate, interview, and hire on a remote basis until further notice.
Kin Insurance exists to change home insurance from what it is to what it should be. We do this by applying data science and analytics to make decisions, automation to reduce redundancies and unnecessary costs, and innovative thinking to change the way customers interact with and get value from their home insurance provider. We do this because we wholeheartedly believe that customers deserve better from their insurance.
Currently four years old, Kin began with the notion that technology could improve our industry, so we started by researching the most important part of our business: the customer. After building our platform from the ground up, we launched the Kin Interninsurance Network, a customer-owned carrier in Florida. By applying our vision for a data-driven, technology-forward insurance company, we are able to offer customers affordable insurance in a straightforward, simplified approach. In 2020, Kin is continuing to grow in Florida while expanding into other states.
While our approach to home insurance makes us a unique business, the people and culture at Kin are what make us special. We are problem solvers, collaborators, builders, and empathizers who care about one another and have a passion for creating positive change. We each bring a diverse array of experience to Kin that fuels a passion for learning and growth that we foster as a company.
About the Development Team
You’ll be part of a growing company and a growing but lean development team. In practice, that means you’ll have the support you need to get your work done, but you’ll also have to be familiar with the whole code base and all of our products and services. Our team is business-minded, so everyone has good working knowledge about the company, fundraising, and the insurance industry. The dev team is also cross-functional, so you’ll work with our insurance experts, quality assurance, product team, and operations very closely.
We’re very product-focused and don’t let tech fads get in the way of shipping new features—but we also value clean code, automated testing, and other sustainable practices.
In short: we move fast, are excited about the work we do, and don’t let non-essentials get in the way of building great products.
So, What’s the Role?
You will collaborate daily with various members of our development team, creating and modifying software to improve our customers’ experience. Our main goal at Kin is to make insurance accessible and affordable, and much of this stems from innovation and efficiency.
As a senior engineer, you'll have the ability to mentor and train less experienced engineers as well as assist with design and architecture decisions. We're a low ego team, you won't have full control over these decisions but we expect you to use your expertise to suggest solutions to difficult problems.
A Day in the Life May Include:
-Collaborating with various members of the development team to complete multiple projects. We’re a startup, so we’ll keep you busy
- Providing subject matter expertise and support.
I’ve Got Skills, But Do I Have the Necessary Ones?
You might be a good fit if you are:
- 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
- A professional developer with a minimum of 6 years of previous experience
- Experienced with designing Ruby, Python, or Node applications
- Examples of helping teams scale quickly
- Enjoy mentoring and training others
- Familiar with fintech – a plus, but not required.
At this time, we are unable to sponsor employment visas.
Oh, and We’ve Got You Covered
Being in the insurance industry, we recognize the importance of comprehensive benefits for you and your family. That’s why we provide a variety of options and coverage levels to customize a plan that fits your needs. These are just some of the benefits and perks we offer:
Commuter benefit plans
Flex spending accounts
Paid Parental Leave
Onsite gym membership
Company-provided lunch several times a month
Rotating option of daily snacks
Sodas, unlimited flavored waters, coffee
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