Full-Stack Engineer, Ki

Salary not provided
React
JavaScript
Python
Kotlin
Junior and Mid level
London

2-3 days a week in office (The Leadenhall Building, London)

Ki

Algorithmically driven insurance provider

Be an early applicant

Ki

Algorithmically driven insurance provider

201-500 employees

B2BComplianceInsuranceSaaS

Be an early applicant

Salary not provided
React
JavaScript
Python
Kotlin
Junior and Mid level
London

2-3 days a week in office (The Leadenhall Building, London)

201-500 employees

B2BComplianceInsuranceSaaS

Company mission

To radically simplify the journey for brokers to secure cover for their clients by applying a fully digital algorithmically driven process to a 333 year old industry.

Role

Who you are

  • Commercial experience as a mid to senior level engineer working across a modern web stack
  • Strong software engineering principles (SOLID, DRY, ER modelling)
  • Professional experience with a server-side language, ideally JVM based
  • Professional experience building web-based single page applications, using React/Typescript or an equivalent
  • Knowledge of front-end development, able to build rich user interfaces following a responsive design
  • HTML/CSS experience, including concepts like layout, specificity, cross browser compatibility, and accessibility
  • Comfortable working with cloud infrastructure, infrastructure as code, familiar with standard logging and monitoring tools used to investigate issues
  • Experience with continuous integration, or ideally, continuous delivery
  • Strong familiarity with build tools (e.g. Maven) and version control tools (e.g. Git/Github)
  • Experience working in agile teams, following Scrum or Kanban, participating in regular ceremonies including stand-ups, planning, and retrospectives

What the job involves

  • Build robust and scalable software for business critical, web-based applications
  • Build eye-catching, functional, efficient, and reusable web and mobile-based sites that drive these web applications
  • Design, build, test, document and maintain API’s and integrations
  • Ensure quality control using industry standard techniques such as automated testing, pairing, and code review
  • Work with the Product team to understand end-user requirements and translate them into an effective technical solution
  • Document technical design and analysis work
  • Assess current system architecture and identify opportunities for growth and improvement
  • Build mock-ups or prototypes to explore and troubleshoot new initiatives
  • Work with the Product team and UX designers to review designs, implement new features, and ensure user experience is top level
  • Explore new ideas and emerging technologies, develop prototypes quickly
  • Uphold the engineering team’s principles and ways of working

Application process

  • Screening call with Ki's TA team - 30 mins
  • Interview with an Engineering Manager - 30 mins
  • Take Home Exercise - 1/2 hours
  • Technical interview - 90 mins
  • Final competency based interview - 45 mins

Salary benchmarks

Otta's take

Theo Margolius headshot

Theo Margolius

COO of Otta

Ki is an insurance provider looking to revolutionise the commercial insurance sector. It is entirely digital driven by algorithms, setting risk parameters and managing claims and exposure. It offers instant, on-demand access for users and clients, designed specifically with brokers in mind to evaluate policies and quotes using a platform optimised for efficiency and responsiveness. As part of this, Ki promises to follow leader's terms and always offers an instant line.

Ki is a Lloyd's of London syndicate for providing capital and accepting insurance risks, and was built as a collaboration between Google and specialised insurer Brit. It claims to offer the fastest route for brokers to receive a quote for their clients on the Lloyd's market.

Recent funding has allowed for extensive expansion of the company, and plans include further development into the company's algorithm. The company ultimately looks to establish itself as the centre of the specialist insurance sector to operate efficiently and seamlessly alongside the existing market.

Insights

Some candidates hear
back within 2 weeks

69% employee growth in 12 months

Company

Funding (1 round)

Sep 2020

$500m

GROWTH EQUITY VC

Total funding: $500m

Company benefits

  • 27 days annual leave (increasing by one day a year every five years to a maximum of 30 days)
  • Eight Cultural and Diversity days – these are for you to take when there is a significant cultural or religious day that you want to celebrate rather than taking the UK’s standard bank holidays
  • Non-contributory pension scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Private medical insurance including access to virtual GP service
  • Dental insurance
  • Income Protection
  • Confidential support from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee share ownership plan
  • Financial wellbeing support
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Matched payroll giving scheme
  • Discounted Gym membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Up to 26 weeks’ paid maternity, shared parental and adoption leave
  • Recognition and achievement awards

Company values

  • You’ll be joining a team on an exciting journey - we are solving problems in our industry that have never been solved before
  • Ki sits at the intersection between digital and physical. The technology we are creating has a real and tangible impact
  • Ki has the agility, ambition and attitude of a start-up, with the stability, structure and scale of a big business

Company HQ

City of London, London, UK

Founders

Mark Allan

(CEO, not founder)

Previously a Non Executive Director for Simply Business and comparethemarket. Currently a Director at Sussex Capital and Executive Director at Brit Insurance.

James Birch

(Development Director, not founder)

Co-founded Pluto and worked as a Director at InsurTech. Currently a Venture Partner at Hambro Perks and Head of Innovation at Brit Insurance.

Alan Tua

(Portfolio Director, not founder)

Held a number of positions at Deloitte, ranging from Consultant to Associate Director. Was also Head of Analytics and Data Science at Direct Line Group.

Diversity & Inclusion at Ki

  • Happy, valued and accepted. These three words capture how we like every employee to feel at work
  • Our culture is one where you can be yourself. We think that if you bring your authentic self to work, then you will thrive, and we will too. Building a diverse and inclusive culture doesn’t happen overnight though. It’s a journey that our people are part of
  • Take our People Forum for example. Employees can contribute to topics like race, identity, sexual orientation, belonging, disability and mental wellbeing. We encourage our people to meet across teams, share personal stories and understand different perspectives. It puts our people at the heart of shaping our inclusive workplace
  • Supporting diversity initiatives such as Pride are part of our way of life here and we already have much to be proud of. Our Gender Pay Gap is similar to our peers and we actively look at ways to improve
  • Our aspiration is to encourage everyone to be conscious advocates of diversity and inclusion. It is a very real business priority of ours. Together we will make this happen

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