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Senior Software Developer - Confused.com

Business Role Type
Business Support Role
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Confused.com
Location
Cardiff
External Closing Date
07/05/2019

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An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Technology Team at Confused.com! If you are a software developer who enjoys working in a fast-paced, dynamic and rewarding environment, you might be just what we are looking for.

We need a team player who is also self-sufficient and has the ability to deliver top-quality code. You will be continuously demonstrating and developing your knowledge and skills on the job. 

 

Confused.com was the UK’s first price comparison site, completely disrupting the insurance market. It is now one of the UK’s biggest and most popular comparison services – and we are looking for people to join our bright, talented and dedicated team. As a member of the team you’ll be helping us deliver our ambitious plans to save drivers as much money as possible – what we call ‘driver wins’.

Come, join us on our exciting journey and develop your career with one of the UK’s best-known brands. In the vibrant Confused.com culture, you will find the right place to make your mark.

Confused.com IT is a centre of engineering excellence. We are passionate about SOA, public cloud, Agile, Lean and DevOps methodologies – our commitment to maximise technology to help drivers win is what makes us tick.

 

About you

At Confused.com, we value personality and personal character traits just as highly as your technical skills.  Does this sound like you?  

  • A team player able to collaborate effectively to develop ideas, share knowledge and ensure quality.
  • Enjoys autonomy, thriving on independent work with limited oversight.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain critical thinking while balancing multiple tasks.
  • Deliver consistent decisions and results.
  • Strong intellectual curiosity.
  • Quality-focused and takes pride in your work
  • Ability to help develop those around you, while continually developing your skills and broadening your technical knowledge
  • Experience working effectively in an Agile environment (using Scrum, Kanban or Lean)

 

About the role

You’ll be working at the forefront of our core customer-facing websites. The role offers opportunities to bring new products to market and change existing comparison journeys, with an emphasis on discovering the best UX to meet our customers’ needs through AB testing, data analysis and validated learning.

Being highly skilled, diligent and able to multi-task are essential skills for this fast-paced role.

The ability to mentor junior team members in their technical skills and assist with their career development.

We’re looking for someone who will collaborate within wider team to pursue DevOps style Operational Excellence standards and process improvements designed to meet or exceed lead times.  

 

Skills we are looking for

  • Excellent working knowledge of front-end .NET/C# front-end stack, including MVC, APIs and WCF/REST services
  • Strong experience working with modern Javascript
  • Good working knowledge of CSS3 & HTML5
  • Experience of Javascript libraries and frameworks would be beneficial, including (but not limited to) jQuery, React, Knockout and Angular
  • Exposure to Microsoft Azure and experience of VSTS would be beneficial

 

Our success goes hand-in-hand with having a strong culture. Our philosophy is simple yet effective: people who like what they do, do it better! Our culture is honest, open and wholeheartedly focused on four key areas: Communication, Equality, Reward & Recognition, and Fun.

We understand that a good work life balance is important, and we want you to have an element of freedom to define a working lifestyle that supports this. We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please contact recruitment@confused.com for more information.

        

 

Next steps

The Recruitment Officer looking after this role is Hayley Penny. If you’d like to know any more about the position or Confused.com as an employer, please feel free to drop her an email Recruitment@confused.com

If you would like to apply please complete the application form and attach your CV.