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Technical Recruiter

| Chicago
About Kin:
At Kin, we’re looking for self-motivated thinkers ready to make a change for our customers. We value tackling challenges and breaking down walls – but being chill about it.
Kin Insurance is an insurtech startup that sells affordable, user-friendly homeowners insurance. Unlike many startups that gather users and figure out how to be profitable later, we are selling a product that homeowners need and depend on now. We’re innovating in an industry largely untouched by tech, so we are always thinking big. 
We believe autonomy is key to job satisfaction, which is why we say the person closest to the problem should solve it. It’s also why we offer unlimited vacation time: we trust in our team to manage their own projects and time. If you want the chance to develop your skills, work with some of the best minds in the industry, and see what you’re really capable of, come learn and grow with us.
So, what’s the role?
Kin is growing! In order to meet our growth goals, we need to hire talented individuals all across the company, with a focus on technical talent. That’s where you come in. We’re looking to grow our people team with talented technical recruiters who will source, interview, extend offers, and manage the entire recruiting process. You’ll meet with department leaders to determine the best process and approach to find talent for their open positions and manage all the steps along the way.
Our employees are our greatest resource, we are looking for recruiters who can find and qualify the best individuals for our open roles quickly, and still maintain a high degree of professionalism and engagement with our candidates.

A day in the life could include:

  • Meeting with hiring managers to determine requirements for open roles
  • Building a sourcing strategy as well as an interview process, complete with interview questions, for each position
  • Sourcing candidates from a variety of methods and systems
  • Interviewing candidates, both on the phone and in person
  • Running strategy and post interview meetings
  • Extending offers to candidates and discussing offer details and benefit packages
  • Assisting with on-boarding and new hires first days
  • Creating employee engagement spotlights and assisting with employment branding efforts

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

  • 3+ years experience in a recruiting function, ideally handling a variety of technical positions and levels, simultaneously 
  • Comfortable talking ‘tech’ with candidates - you can speak about methodology, programming languages, and team projects well enough to impress them
  • Direct experience engaging with hiring teams to set interview strategy and process
  • Experience building and extending offers to candidates
  • Ability to build pipelines for open positions outside of inbound applicants, the more creative you’re able to be, the better
  • A passion for hiring great talent and helping the business invest in their people
  • Strong attention to detail while managing multiple projects and tasks

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’s right for you.
Commuter Benefit Plans
Flexible PTO
Flex Spending Accounts
Disability Insurance
Life Insurance 
Onsite gym
Company provided lunch several times a month
Rotating option of snacks, daily
Sodas, unlimited flavored waters, coffee
These are just some of the benefits and perks we provide!

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Red ShiftDatabases


Directly off of the Monroe Blue Line stop, our new office sites in the heart of the loop, with quick access to Millennium Park.

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!


Sales Consultant

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Recent collaborations between the sales and customer service team inspired a new team altogether – Kin’s Customer Wellness Team, which I’m glad to be part of. It allows me to blend my sales skills with the CS team’s famous empathy when I check in with customers about their insurance and review their ongoing coverage needs


Sales and Customer Wellness Consultant

How does the company support your career growth?

Working at Kin has allowed me to take more ownership of my work and be empowered to contribute my skills meaningfully. I am encouraged to tackle challenging projects and find my own solutions along with feedback and support my colleagues generously provide.


QA and Scrum Master

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

In fast-moving startups, time is limited, but leadership should never be an afterthought. We create a culture where we share ideas at weekly all-hands, daily huddles, and over ping pong. I make myself available by moving my desk often and with formal one-on-ones with my team. The best ideas and vision come from the team collectively, not executives



What does your typical day look like?

In customer service, there is no such thing as a typical day! There is always something to learn and new ways to think creatively to assist our customers. Being able to think fast and adapt to situations keeps the job exciting. I enjoy problem solving and creating exceptional customer service experiences for everyone I interact with.


Customer Service Assistant Manager

What are Kin Insurance Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
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