Ki • London

Senior Platform Engineer

Employment type:  Full time

Job Description

Ki is the largest InsurTech you've never heard of – we're building technology to revolutionise how the world's biggest projects are insured. Need to insure your satellite launch? Looking for cover for your multi-nation fast food chain? Preparing to stage an iconic music festival in a field? There isn't a price comparison website for that. Lloyd's of London is the global market place for bespoke insurance, where Ki is the leading digital underwriter. How insurance is underwritten here hasn't changed in 300 years – until now. We're building technology to revolutionise how these unique risks are covered. We've raised $500m of private equity funding which made us the largest start-up seed fundraise in the UK in 2020 and we are currently on track to become the largest InsurTech globally by the end of 2021.

We're looking for a Senior Platform Engineer to join our Development team.

What you will be working on

Our broker platform is the core technology crucial to Ki's success – allowing us to evolve underwriting intelligently and unlock massive scale. We're a multi-disciplined team, bringing together expertise in software and data engineering, full stack development, platform operations, algorithm research, and data science. Our squads focus on delivering high-impact features – we favour a highly iterative, analytical approach.

You will be able to design, develop, deploy, and maintain testable, secure platforms and infrastructure that provide the foundations all critical Ki software is built on as well as empowering our product squads to take ownership of how they deliver software robustly and at scale. You will work with developers, technology, and product teams to build robust, scalable systems while creating and maintaining operational documentation as required.

As well as being an advocate for best practices in maintaining and operating stable, robust software systems, you will be comfortable providing operational support for the systems owned by the Platform squad and mentor and coach colleagues in both engineering and business domain subjects.

Your experience

You will have extensive hands-on experience with Google Cloud Platforms, a solid knowledge of cloud architecture principles and highly available systems and experience with all phases of the software development life cycle and agile methodologies.

Comfortable with Kubernetes, Docker or other containerisation technologies as well as experience with infrastructure-as-code technologies such as Terraform, you will be comfortable writing production software in at least one general-purpose programming language ( while Gophers are preferred Python is also good).

You will have experience deploying and managing RESTful Web APIs, building software using continuous integration, familiar with common tools such as GitHub Actions, GitOps as well as a strong familiarity with build tools (e.g. Docker) and SRE principals.

Demonstrable knowledge of Open-Telemetry, Prometheus, ServiceMesh (e.g. Linkerd) with

knowledge of industry standard security principles, understanding of static

and dynamic security testing tools, good understanding of security and

systems best practices in a cloud environment.

#agile #k8s #gke #gitops #sre #github #gcp

Our culture

Inclusion & Diversity is at the heart of our business at Ki. We recognise that diversity in age, race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical ability, thought and social background bring richness to our working environment. No matter who you are, where you’re from, how you think, or who you love, we believe you should be you.

You’ll get a highly competitive remuneration and benefits package. This is kept under constant review to make sure it stays relevant. We understand the power of saying thank you and take time to acknowledge and reward extraordinary effort by teams or individuals.

If this sounds like a role and a culture that appeals to you, let us know and apply today!

Company benefits

Shared parental leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Enhanced maternity leave
Adoption leave
Health insurance
Dental coverage
Non-contributory pension
Annual bonus
Share options
Life assurance
Enhanced sick pay
Cycle to work scheme
Faith rooms
Pregnancy loss leave
Fertility treatment leave
Carer’s leave
Open to job sharing
Open to part time work for some roles
Gym membership
Compassionate leave
Menstrual leave
Bank holiday swaps
Volunteer days
Employee assistance programme
L&D budget
Mental health platform access
Travel loan
Employees are largely happy with their working location freedom
Employees are largely happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel that they can mostly manage how they get their own work done

Working at Ki

Company employees

Approximately 175

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations


Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

Finance & Insurance

Finance & Insurance

Industry awards 2023

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