Kin Insurance is hiring a

Senior Front End Engineer

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 a Senior Front-End Engineer, you'll work with other front-end team members in structuring, implementing, delivering and maintaining web applications and web components. You’ll bring solutions to the table in API integrations, state management, responsive design, animations, and delivery (to name a few). You’ll also be mentoring more junior developers, and helping to set standards and culture.

Note: No one meets 100% of the requirements for a position. We encourage you to apply even if you lack one or more of the listed skills.

Coding Ratio: 75% code; 20% mentoring; 5% admin/collab

A day in the life could include: 

  • Write clean, maintainable, and efficient code in TypeScript, HTML, and SCSS.
  • Collaborate with engineering in making important decisions regarding front-end design and delivery for web applications and traditional interfaces.
  • Collaborate with back-end engineers to inform intelligent API development.
  • Contribute to and expand the engineering team’s code culture and practice, including documentation, testing, architecture, and layout.
  • Help implement solutions for application styling, animations, performance, state, etc.
  • Participate in project management rituals with the product team and other engineers.
  • Lead pair programming sessions and provide mentorship to other team members.
  • Help interview and assess engineering applicants.

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

  • 4+ years of professional web application engineering experience.
  • Expert proficiency in modern Javascript/Typescript, HTML, and CSS/SCSS.
  • Experience with modern SPA framework (Angular2+ preferred), including integration of API calls and state management (NgRx/Redux).
  • Experience building with Web Component libraries like Lit or Stencil.JS.
  • Familiarity with BEM methodology, Object-Oriented CSS principles, and custom component library development.
  • Comfortable in a startup environment – we’re fast-paced, self-motivated, and determined to change the industry.
  • Ability to work with non-technical stakeholders and explain cost-benefit analyses.
  • At this time, we are unable to sponsor employment visas.

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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