Senior Technical Product Manager

Product Management Chicago, Illinois


Description

Kin Insurance is on a mission to change home insurance from what it could be to what it should be. We’re proud to offer affordable insurance coverage in areas most impacted by climate change, like Florida, California and Louisiana, that pay more for insurance than anywhere else in America.

We are also proud to be recognized as Built In’s 2021 Best Midsize Companies to Work For in Chicago and Forbes 2021 Best Startup Employers in America. We are growing super fast, and we need forward-thinking, inspired game-changers like you to help lead the way.

So, what’s the role?

 

Kin’s Product team is the fulcrum that takes our vision of what home insurance should be and makes it real. Our product managers are responsible for the commercial success of the product. They straddle technology and all other business areas to ensure the right work is getting done. We are currently looking for a Senior Technical Product Manager to focus on initiatives related to automation, API development, platform health, and more. This person will work closely with business stakeholders and engineering, and apply their technical expertise in order to prioritize an outcome-driven product roadmap, while also having the opportunity to mentor junior product team members.

A day in the life could include: 

  • Creating and managing product roadmaps of epics that address the biggest technical business needs
  • Gathering user research and inputs across business functions
  • Outlining problems and proposed solutions, supported with data
  • Writing user stories that provide all of the details needed by our development teams to develop critical features
  • Identifying new data sources that improve customer's experiences and our business
  • Working closely with our data science team to implement machine learning models and automation in our product
  • Planning ahead to ensure team has appropriate amount of work ready and delivery timelines are known to stakeholders
  • Coordinating and leading regular team and stakeholder meetings
  • Defining metrics that demonstrate product success, while monitoring and responding to outcomes

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

  • 5+ years relevant product experience
  • 2+ year experience in a technical product or software engineering role
  • Ability to turn incomplete, conflicting, or ambiguous inputs into concrete action plans
  • Experience owning process management or process improvement projects
  • Experience working with data science, platform, and/or service teams
  • A passion for customer feedback and research
  • Experience and passion for helping other product team members build their technical skills
  • An eye for great products and willingness to advocate for new features with qualitative and quantitative reasoning
  • Ability to communicate with empathy and precision
  • Ability to effectively communicate with engineers about technical features and product architecture

Oh, and don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! 

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance (including 100% employer-paid plans)
  • Remote Work (due to Covid-19) and flexible work hours 
  • Flexible PTO policy 
  • Very generous equity options and 401K
  • Parental Leave
  • Continuing education and professional development 
  • Disability and Life Insurance 
  • Onsite gym membership - when we return to the office (Chicago office only) 
  • 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.