Ki • London

Senior Software Engineer

Employment type:  Full time

3 days/week at home

A little flex time

Job Description

Who are we?
Ki is the biggest global insurance tech company you’ve never heard of, unless you’ve been looking to insure a satellite, wind farm or music festival recently.

We launched in 2021 on the back of a fundraise that delivered $500m of investment, making us one the largest fintech start-ups that year. Our investors were excited about the fact we were revolutionising the way a 333 year-old industry was working. We have rapidly scaled: In our first year we wrote over $400m of premium and in 2022 we doubled that to $834m. We have developed Ki over the course of the past 2 years and created a platform that helps insurance brokers cover risks in a fast and frictionless way. We’re continuing to lead the charge on the digitisation of this market and that’s where you come in - we need more curious minds to work with us to realise this goal and create more opportunities. If helping us transform a multi-billion global industry sounds exciting to you, read on.

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

What you’ll be doing

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

What you will be doing day to day

You will build robust and scalable software for business critical, web-based applications, design, build, test, document and maintain API’s and integrations and develop new functionality in our core Kotlin based services, working in multi-disciplinary teams. On top of this you will maintain several C# services, helping to migrate these to a new Kotlin based microservice architecture, ensure quality control using industry standard techniques such as automated testing, pairing, and code review and work with the Product team to understand end-user requirements and translate them into an effective technical solution.

What you will bring

Candidates will have experience as a mid-senior level engineer working across a modern web stack and will bring strong software engineering principles (SOLID, DRY, ER modelling), professional experience with a server-side language, ideally C# .NET or JVM based and be comfortable working with cloud infrastructure, infrastructure as code, familiar with standard logging and monitoring tools used to investigate issues. You will also have experience with continuous integration, or ideally, continuous delivery, a strong familiarity with build tools (e.g. Maven) and version control tools (e.g. Git/Github) as well as experience working in agile teams, following Scrum or Kanban, participating in regular ceremonies including stand-ups, planning, and retrospectives. Experience using project management and workflow tools (e.g. Jira) would be great and although previous experience of software development in the financial markets, Fintech or Insurtech is preferable it is not essential

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.


Company benefits

Shared parental leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Enhanced maternity leave
Adoption leave
Health insurance
Dental coverage
Non-contributory pension
Annual bonus
Share options
Season ticket loan
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
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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