Lead Frontend Engineer

  • Overview

    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 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.

    As a Lead 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.

  • Responsibilities

    • Writing clean, maintainable, and efficient code in JavaScript and Angular v.12
    • Participating in pair programming sessions 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
  • We Require

    • 6+ years of professional software engineering experience
    • 5+ years experience coding with JavaScript
    • Experience coding with Angular
    • 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

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