Senior Software Engineer - Remote

Kin Insurance

Columbus, OH, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 12/28/2020
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  • Company Address: 55 West Monroe Street Suite 2200, Chicago, IL, 60603

About Kin Insurance

Kin Insurance is a company providing home insurance. The company compiles data from all sorts of sources to give a quote for a customer's home.

Job Description

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. 
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 May Include:

    • Writing clean, maintainable, and efficient code in Ruby on Rails 
    • Paired 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
    • Providing subject matter expertise and support

I’ve Got Skills, But Do I Have the Necessary Ones?

      • 4+ years of professional software engineering experience
      • 3+ 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 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
Flexible PTO
Flex spending accounts
Paid Parental Leave
Disability insurance
Life insurance
Onsite gym membership
Rotating daily snacks
Sodas, unlimited flavored waters, coffee

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Disclaimer: Local Candidates Only
This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.