Kin Insurance
We’re innovating in an industry largely untouched by tech, so we are always thinking big.
Tampa Bay, FL
Remote

Security Engineer at Kin Insurance (Tampa Bay, FL or Remote)

| Tampa Bay, FL | Remote
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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 the Security Engineer at Kin, you will be a core member of the security architecture  review board and of the office of information security. You will be responsible for designing and building infrastructure across multiple security domains.  You will be making technical decisions specifically taking into account trade-offs between short versus long term security and business objectives. You will  handle several difficult problems, make risk-based assessments backed up with data and demonstrate resilience while managing difficult situations. 

A day in the life could include: 

  • Designing and executing on architecture plans, and bringing engineering solutions to reality with a DevSecOps mindset & culture
  • Thriving in an immutable infrastructure and git-ops driven environment.
  • Collaborating with various stakeholders in multiple technical disciplines: including developers, business intelligence, data engineers, devops, quality assurance, and architects to support existing and implement new security solutions
  • Designing, building, operating, and maintaining a data protection/data loss prevention practice
  • Performing industry research on new security protocols, and methodologies
  • Serving as a technical advisor to management concerning the planning, development, design, procurement, maintenance and implementation of security for enterprise-level systems
  • Creating and implementing information systems cloud security best practices and mentoring company personnel 
  • Mentoring engineering team in secure software development methodologies and best practices.
  • Helping to build and configure plans, code pipelines and automated solutions that can be re-used and/or scale.
  • Monitoring and evaluating audit and compliance industry trends and third-party tools
  • Analyzing industry specific regulatory requirements, and contributing to policies and procedures
  • Functioning as a core member of the security architectural review board, and office of information security

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

  • 4+ years working in system, network, and/or application security
  • 3+ years of working knowledge doing security and/or infrastructure solution architecture
  • 5+ years of expertise engineering and building weapons grade secure cloud architecture with AWS solutions
  • Experience and strong understanding of terraform, immutable-infrastructure, git-ops, automation, CI/CD pipelines, and orchestration
  • Background deploying web and service-based applications in dockerized environments
  • Working knowledge of a configuration management tool (Ansible, Chef, Puppet, etc)
  • Experience with monitoring tools like Cloudwatch, Splunk, DataDog etc.
  • Proficient with multiple programming languages like Java, C++, Ruby, Python, Perl, etc.)
  • Understanding of containerization (Docker) and various runtime environments like Fargate, EKS etc.
  • Working knowledge of IP networking, VPN's, DNS, load balancing, security groups, VPC’s,  WAFs and other cloud  detection/protection systems, NAT and packet filtering
  • Proficient with various compliance and security control frameworks like NIST, ISO 27001/27002, COBIT, ITIL, CSRC
  • Previous work experience at an organization that develops web-based application software
  • Demonstrated project management skills & strong attention to detail 
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to convey technical concepts to individuals with varying levels of technical understanding
  • Highly self-motivated with the ability to work independently
  • Ability to organize time and project work efficiently
  • Bachelor’s degree + certifications, technical training, or other audit and compliance relevant work experience

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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What are Kin Insurance Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Kin also provides 12 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Snacks!
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
For our Chicago employees, we have an onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning

An Insider's view of Kin Insurance

What’s the vibe like in the office?

This company has inclusiveness that transcends all demographics. I love getting up every morning and walking through the doors at Kin! There is a vibe on the floor that makes a traditionally stuffy industry feel like we are changing the world!

Howard

Claims Team Lead

What does your typical day look like?

I start off my day with a mandatory fresh pot of coffee because Richard runs on Dunkin. After clocking in for showtime, I check in with my team for some positive energy and goal setting for the day. I start with reaching out to my hottest clients and work my way down to those that still need some time to. While working with older clients, I concurr

Richard Smith

Sales Consultant

How does the company support your career growth?

Kin takes pride in its employees and provides opportunities for them to grow their skill set. At a fast-paced start-up, there are limitless opportunities to grab ahold of. If something interests you, you can dig in and run with it.

I started my career at Kin in sales and jumped at an opportunity to work on compliance-related projects, which result

Holly Heitman

Product Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

Ultimately, to be successful on a team you first need to know how to be a good team player. It is my belief that good team players are full of positive energy and enthusiasm, regardless of the situation. I’m an optimistic thinking individual who is always thinking about the best possible outcome of every interaction. It is my nature to focus on the

Jorge Ortiz

Sales Consultant

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