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Lead Developer

Business Role Type
Business Support Role
Business Support Departments
Veygo
Location
Cardiff
External Closing Date
19/06/2019

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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. This includes putting forward 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 also be 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 homework 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

Our success goes hand-in-hand with having a strong culture where we put our people and customers first. Our philosophy is simple yet effective: people who like what they do, do it better, and this, in turn, means that our customers receive the level of service and products that they deserve. Our culture is honest, open and wholeheartedly focused on four key areas: Communication, Equality, Reward & Recognition, and Fun.

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

At Admiral, we are proud to be a diverse business where we put our people and customers first. 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 ask your Recruitment Officer, Amy Reynolds, for more information. 

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