Kin Insurance is hiring a

Director, Automation Engineering

Chicago, United States

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 Director of Automation Engineering, you'll be tasked as being the lead in developing and maintaining the robust front end applications that drive efficiency and automation at Kin. At Kin, we combine various APIs and data sets to build applications that are utilized throughout the customer’s journey to drive better decision making, reduce costs, and improve the customer experience. We utilize sophisticated low-code tools in order to build internal and external front end applications. In your role, you will serve as the subject matter expert within the organization as it relates to APIs, Javascript, and full stack engineering and will have an opportunity to work on building complex internal and external applications while collaborating with peers in Data, Dev, Product, QA, and other cross-functional teams. 

A day in the life could include: 

  • Leading the management and development of the Automation team
  • Building and integrating fully comprehensive front end applications utilizing low-code application builders
  • Investigating and understanding business stakeholder problems and devising scalable solutions
  • Interacting with various third party APIs to centralize data capture and data interaction
  • Defining full-stack Architecture, including how our third party tools interact
  • Writing clean, maintainable, and efficient code in Javascript, Ruby or SQL
  • Leading/attending daily stands and weekly retros
  • Collaborating with Design, Product, and other developers to implement new features
  • Helping to align our third party applications to our internal code base (in Ruby)

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

  • 8+ years of professional software engineering experience
  • Experience in prioritization and quantifying business value
  • Ability to communicate to senior leadership
  • Basic understanding of technology stacks
  • Experience in Retool a plus
  • Experience managing and 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

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 
  • 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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