Front-End Developer

St. Petersburg, FL /
Engineering /
Full Time
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.

While this role will start remote, we will require this individual to be based in our St. Petersburg office.

About Kin:

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 Intern Insurance 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. Today, Kin is continuing to grow in Florida and has recently expanded to California. 

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 front end 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 features and products in a collaborative engineering environment where you can work closely with peers as well as cross-functionally.

A day in the life could include:

    • Writing clean, maintainable, and efficient code in JavaScript, TypeScript, HTML, and CSS 
    • Delivering stories, tasks, or entire features
    • Participating in pair programming sessions with team members
    • Attending in daily stands and weekly retros
    • Collaborating with Design, Product, and other developers to implement new features
    • Contributing to the continual improvement of our code base though refactoring, iteration, test writing, and experimentation
    • Helping optimize our front-end application for speed, reliability, and scalability across multiple platforms public facing and internal

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

    • 3+ years of professional front-end engineering experience
    • Proficiency coding in JavaScript (vanilla, TypeScript, and/or Angular), HTML, and CSS
    • 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 don't worry, 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: 

Medical
Dental
Vision
Commuter Benefit Plans
Flexible PTO
Flex Spending Accounts
401k
Parental Leave
Disability Insurance
Life Insurance 
Onsite gym membership - after we return to the office