Ki • London

Underwriter (Cargo)

Employment type:  Full 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 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. Having written over $400m of GWP in 2021, we have continued to rapidly scale, with 200% YoY growth to end of June 2022. Together with partners at Google and UCL we developed Ki 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 excellent 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.


What you will be working on


You’ll join us in this exciting, rarely available and pivotal Underwriter (Marine - Cargo) position offering a real opportunity to showcase and build upon your knowledge and experience in the London market. Taking an active role in the decision-making process you’ll help us to define, develop, and deliver the underwriting strategy ensuring profitable business is written.
Working alongside Portfolio Underwriters, you’ll ensure adherence to the agreed business plan and work with the Portfolio Management team, defining and refining our underwriting appetite, taking steps to ensure Ki’s portfolio is in line with said appetite to maintain a profitable portfolio.
Similarly, you’ll enjoy liaising with our Account Management and Distribution teams assisting in strategic conversations with Broker partners where required to communicate underwriting appetite and rationale.
A real opportunity to shine in this rewarding role within a highly motivated and collaborative team, making a difference and taking accountability for providing insight for various committees.


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
Location
63%
Employees are largely happy with their working location freedom
Hours
73%
Employees are largely happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
69%
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
62%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
73%
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Autonomy
77%
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)

66:34

Office locations

London

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

Finance & Insurance

Finance & Insurance

Industry awards 2023