Engineering Manager

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

Posted on August 31st

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The world has changed. Why hasn’t insurance?

Kin’s mission is to reimagine home insurance For Every New Normal. While other insurers struggle to handle a fast-changing world, Kin is built for the future and is prepared to meet its challenges head on while helping our customers do the same.

Kin is proud to be one of BuiltIn Chicago’s 2021 and 2022 Best Mid Sized Companies to work for, and Forbes 2021 Best Startup Employers in North America. Simply put, our people are what make us great, and we need forward-thinking, inspired game-changers like you to join us in our mission.

So, what’s the role?
As an Engineering Manager you will lead projects and teams as we build and rethink software and technology for the home insurance industry. We’re tackling a complicated, regulated industry with excitement and innovation as we build tools and systems that make our customers excited to work with us and our internal stakeholders jobs easier. As a leader, we’ll rely on you to build high performing technical teams including hiring, coaching and mentoring. You’ll work with all areas of the business and leadership to gather insights, influence product road maps, and help us achieve our technical goals.

A day in the life could include: 
  • Collaborate with product managers, department leaders, and other areas of the business
  • Build and enforce engineering best practices
  • Actively participate in recruiting and hiring talent to the engineering team
  • Motivate and lead team members
  • Participate in code reviews, retros, and business meetings

I’ve got the skills… but do I have the necessary ones?
  • 7+ years experience as a software engineer
  • 3+ years leading and managing technical teams
  • Strong mentorship and leadership skills, able to mentor engineers at various stages of their career
  • Experience working with our technology stack: Ruby on Rails and JavaScript
  • Create and evaluate goals for direct reports, comfortable providing actionable feedback to team members
  • A track record of meeting technical business goals
  • Comfortable in a startup environment or working with ambiguity
  • Data oriented - using data and metrics to inform decisions and drive growth
  • Able to work across teams to tackle complex issues

Oh, and don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! 
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance (including 100% employer-paid plans)
  • Flexible PTO policy 
  • Very generous equity options and 401K
  • Parental Leave
  • Continuing education and professional development 
  • Disability and Life Insurance 
  • 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.

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.

Kin encourages applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries, and are committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities.

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