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Development Team Lead

Business Role Type
Business Support Role
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Veygo
Location
Cardiff
Salary
Competitive, based on experience, plus excellent Admiral benefits (including company shares and more)
External Closing Date
25/02/2019

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Veygo

At Veygo, our goal is to provide the best insurance options for ‘drivers with no cars’. Whether you are learning to drive, or you have passed your test but don’t own a car.

This is an opportunity to join a new and ambitious team, to help us create and shape our future success, and we are growing fast!

The Role

Reporting directly to the Head of Development, the role is split 50/50 between working collaboratively in a highly Agile environment as part of a Scrum Team and performing line management duties. We embrace continuous improvement and you will be actively encouraged to contribute to all aspects of Software Development, from product improvement ideas, process enhancements and giving constructive feedback when there is something you feel could be improved.

Main Duties

The successful candidate will take responsibility for the shared ownership of the product’s architecture and quality. You will be expected to develop code within a collaborative environment to a consistently high standard.

You will be expected to develop code at a high level, as well as performing the usual line management duties, including but not limited to;

  • Career management via regular 1-2-1s
  • Managing absence
  • Managing performance
  • Training plans
  • Mentoring and coaching
  • Be the point of contact for the Head of Engineering

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

Experience and Qualifications:

Desired:

  • Experience of working within an Agile environment
  • Self-motivated and keen to learn new things
  • Analytical mindset
  • Team player, and able to deliver and take on board feedback in a constructive way
  • Proven professional experience in developing commercial websites
  • Excellent understanding of development best practice, SOLID, OOD, Design Patterns
  • Equally at home work on the back and front ends of a system.
  • Proficient at TDD
  • Able to follow and improve coding standards
  • Experience of using mocking frameworks in testing
  • Proficient in more than one language
  • Innovative and willing to explore new possibilities
  • Good organisational skills
  • Experience working within a Cloud Based environment such as AWS
  • Experience supporting and mentoring other developers
  • Experience setting up a Continuous Delivery pipeline

Tech Stack:

We are technology agnostic in our approach to recruitment but for reference, our tech stack includes the following;

  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • React.js
  • Django
  • GIT
  • PostgreSQL
  • AWS
  • Redux, Flask, DynamoDB, React Native, ESLint, Pylint

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.

The Recruitment Officer looking after this role is Jessica Sutton (Jessica.SUTTON2@admiralgroup.co.uk) . If you’d like to know any more about the position, please feel free to drop her an email or give her a call on the Recruitment line - 0800 118 1619.

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