VP Cloud Operations
Posted on 3/30/2023
Kin Insurance

201-500 employees

Personalized home insurance solutions
Company Overview
Kin’s mission is to reimagine home insurance For Every New Normal. The company has proprietary technology and a direct-to-consumer model, Kin provides affordable pricing without compromising coverage, even in areas most impacted by climate change.
Remote • Chicago, IL, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Science
Development Operations (DevOps)
DevOps & Infrastructure
Software Engineering
  • We expect every leader to have a strong vision. We want you to paint a vivid picture of the future of engineering. How does infrastructure as a service evolve? How do releases become smoother? How do we lower risk? Lower costs? There are an endless number of things, and we want you to tell us where you will lead this team. And why the team should be excited to have you!
  • Minimum 12+ years of relevant experience building and supporting application platforms or infrastructure
  • Hands-on experience in developing scripts using Shell/Python/Ruby/Powershell etc - although we don't expect you to code!
  • Proficient in containerization technologies such as Docker, ECS, etc
  • Hands on experience in configuration/orchestration tools such as Ansible, Terraform etc
  • Should have experience in build & release management using CI/CD tools such as Jenkins, Maven, Ant, Github, Bitbucket etc
  • Above all the skills, we value your attitude, leadership and ownership mindset. We value collaboration, determination and a business oriented approach
  • Collaboratively work with the engineering teams to plan,design and deploy infrastructure and applications in cloud environments. Enable self-service infrastructure management
  • Enabling product engineering teams to be more productive. Reducing friction, champion greater collaboration and remove barriers to productivity
  • Demonstrate thought leadership on cloud computing, data/data science infrastructure and COTS solutions in the space
  • Laying out processes to reduce/eliminate downtime and improve scalability and reliability. Implementing a problem management process with a cohesive observability strategy
  • Cloud & data are a big part of our expense base. You will put in controls and processes to monitor and reduce costs on an ongoing basis
  • Security will roll up under this function. Exposure to running security teams and creating a security program is a plus
  • Thinking about how DevOps can improve developer productivity. Collaborating on our Data infrastructure and ML run time
  • Have experience with product development and passion to improve quality engineering, release management and improve engineering productivity
Desired Qualifications
  • Strong understanding of cloud infrastructure & data technologies on AWS. Passion to build self-service systems. Understanding of data science infrastructure needs is a plus
  • Experience Network and application security. Developing and creating a security program/team is a plus
  • Working with offshore / distributed team is a plus