Ki • London

Staff Algorithm Engineer

Employment type:  Full time

2–3 days/week at home

A little flex time

Job Description

Purpose of the Job:

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 fund-raise 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 wrote over $400m worth of premium in 2021, doubled in size over 2022, and have continued to grow through 2023. There are very few industries left that are mainly paper based, but the specialty insurance market is one. Together with partners at Google and UCL, we developed Ki and created a platform that helps insurance brokers place risk in a fast and frictionless way. We’re continuing to lead the charge on the digitisation of this market and we need more excellent minds to work with us to realise this goal and create more opportunities.

What you will be working on

This is an exciting opportunity to join the only digital syndicate on our journey of growth, where you’ll join us a Staff Algorithm Engineer within our Algorithmic Underwriting team. You’ll work at the intersection of underwriting and algorithm development, developing machine learning-enabled products that operate across over 25 classes of business ranging from Commercial Properties to Oil Rigs to Event Contingency insurance.

We focus on the commercial outcomes that our algorithm achieves, and we like (who doesn’t?) well tested and maintainable code. Our algorithm is built in Python and our infrastructure is entirely cloud native and we maintain our infrastructure as code.

If you are looking for a role, where you will drive, design, develop and maintain algorithms to carry out algorithmic underwriting and digital portfolio management activities at scale, whilst working with leadership to design and own Algorithmic Underwriting’s risk and control processes, then this could be the role for you.

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)

Approximately 2:1

Office locations


Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

Finance & Insurance

Finance & Insurance

Industry awards 2023

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