The world has changed. Why hasn’t insurance?

Kin’s mission is to reimagine home insurance For Every New Normal. While other insurers struggle to handle a fast-changing world, Kin is built for the future and is prepared to meet its challenges head on while helping our customers do the same.

Kin is proud to be one of BuiltIn Chicago’s 2021 and 2022 Best Mid Sized Companies to work for, and Forbes 2021 Best Startup Employers in North America. Simply put, our people are what make us great, and we need forward-thinking, inspired game-changers like you to join us in our mission.

So, what’s the role?

You will be the dedicated Scrum Master for three Scrum teams, while also being a key driver in the growth and development of our Scrum practice and organization. You can differentiate whether an organization is doing mechanical Scrum or is upholding the values and increasing organizational agility. You demonstrate initiative, accountability, personal agility, lean thinking, and have the ability to influence and inspire others. 

You are a master of facilitation and will facilitate the Scrum events. You will foster collaborative relationships across product and technology, and demonstrate servant leadership. You promote and demonstrate psychological safety in the workplace such that people and teams can thrive. 

You have a passion for team building and will help with the formation of new teams, providing guidance and putting in place the events and roles clarity necessary for getting Scrum started. You have experience in providing agile coaching to teams and individuals, and can train developers, product owners, and stakeholders as needed. 

You seek to continuously improve our maturity over time by adhering to the Scrum values. You welcome the challenge of working with complexity in a scaled environment.

A day in the life could include: 

  • Ensuring that all Scrum events (including a Scrum of Scrums) take place and are safe, productive, and meaningful
  • Coaching the Scrum team in self-management, forecasting and planning; including the use of appropriate tools
  • Helping the Scrum team in Sprint Planning by empowering team members to right size and sequence work and define testing scenarios
  • Helping the Scrum team focus on creating high-value Increments that meet the Definition of Done
  • Helping the Scrum Team understand the need for clear and concise Product Backlog items and guiding them to achieve this
  • Identifying and working in collaboration to remove Scrum Team success blockers, which may include cross-team dependencies mitigation
  • Gathering team level metrics for forecasting, planning and continuous improvement
  • Helping Product Owners in effective Product Backlog creation, management and refinement; including techniques for defining valuable Product Goals, how to prepare and run strong Sprint Planning, Sprint Reviews, Release Planning and various roadmap formats
  • Facilitating stakeholder collaboration and facilitating release planning efforts as requested or needed
  • Scaling our Agile practices through the coaching of Scrum teams, their stakeholders and the broader organization in the Scrum values and practices, ensuring clarity of roles and responsibilities and effective adoption of the practice at scale
  • Participation in our Scrum Guild (community of practice) which focuses on improving agile maturity by providing mentoring, learning opportunities, disseminating best practices, and developing useful resources
  • Formation of new Scrum Teams, their roles and practices including working agreements and continuously revising them
  • Expert (or willing to become expert) in workflow tools such as Github Issues, Actionable Agile, Asana and Jira

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

  • Proactive self-starter with excellent time-management, communication and organizational skills
  • 3+ years of experience as a Scrum Master in a software environment
  • Expertise in Agile principles and methodologies with ability to scale frameworks
  • Ability to facilitate workshops, coach and mentor across multiple teams and at various levels of the organization
  • Strong ability to influence, engage and inspire others to drive collaboration and alignment at all levels of the organization
  • Knowledge of industry-wide practices and technologies
  • Experience using Agile tools
  • Experience building Scrum Teams

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

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Flexible PTO policy 
  • Very generous equity options and 401K
  • Parental Leave
  • Continuing education and professional development 
  • Disability and Life Insurance 
  • 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.


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