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Software Engineer

Business Role Type
Business Support Role
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Veygo
Location
Cardiff
Salary
Up to £40,000 depending on experience + excellent benefits (including company shares)
External Closing Date
25/09/2018

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About Admiral

We're Wales’ only FTSE 100 company with forward-thinking approaches and endless opportunities to test, learn and grow. There's a reason we've been named a best place to work: Our progressive culture, core values, and commitment to diversity and inclusion has created a working environment where people share ideas, aren’t afraid to speak up and change things, and above all, are felt valued.

Based on innovation and organic growth Admiral has grown from being a small start-up into one of the largest car insurance providers in the UK. The company is constantly investigating new products, services and markets and is now in seven countries with a diverse product portfolio.

Admiral’s success goes hand-in-hand with having a strong people focussed culture. We believe that happy people make happy customers and happy customers help increase profits. Our philosophy is a simple yet effective one: people who enjoy what they do, do it better. 

We truly care about our customers, they are at the heart of every decision we make. We’re very proud of the innovative products we offer and level of service we provide. Everything we do acknowledges the needs of our customers and by recruiting the right people, we can continue to provide great service and ensure an excellent experience for our customers.

Admiral people work hard to keep us at the top of our industry, and are rewarded for it—with competitive pay, great benefits, a share package based on company performance, work-life balance opportunities, nearby fitness and health centres, and other special perks.

Job Purpose

This is a unique opportunity to join the growing team of Veygo, a new and ambitious InsureTech venture backed by the Admiral Group (UK no.1 car insurance company).

Although owned and financed by a big company with all the benefits that brings, we work hard to keep a start-up mentality within our team focusing on rapid delivery (multiple live deployments per week) and Agile development to support our test-and-learn approach.

The developer will build websites, mobile applications and associated services using cutting edge technologies including Python/Django/React.js, React Native and Amazon Web Services.  We use best-in-class tools such as GitHub, Slack and Trello to help us rapidly deliver the innovative solutions needed to create and disrupt this market.  We want ambitious, imaginative IT professionals to join our fast-growing team and help us to create and deliver on the vision that will carry us on our exciting journey.

Main Duties

  • Deliver high quality, maintainable and efficient code to defined standards.
  • Identify and implement outstanding solutions.
  • Follow good practices such as Test Driven Development and Scrum.
  • Keep up to date with the latest developments in cloud computing, development practices (e.g. DevOps) and associated technologies.
  • Actively and constructively offer recommendations for product development and support the Agile development lifecycle.

This is not a full definition of the role but covers the main aspects and drivers for success.

Experience and Qualifications Required

Essential:

  • Proven professional experience in building commercial websites.
  • Highly analytical.
  • An excellent understanding of software development practices.
  • Understanding of issues affecting websites around scalability, availability, security and usability.

Desirable:

  • Degree or above in a technical or numerate subject.
  • Previous experience of delivering projects in line with service level agreements.
  • A working knowledge of systems development life cycles (SDLC).
  • Exposure or experience to the following technologies would be beneficial:
    • Python/Django
    • Experience of working in an Agile methodology such as Scrum
    • Experience of cloud-based hosting environments (e.g. AWS, Azure or Google Cloud Platform)
    • GitHub
    • ReactJS/React Native
    • SQL and Database Design
    • TDD, unit testing and continuous integration (e.g. CircleCI, TFS)
    • Mobile (iOS and/or Android) app development

 

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