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Chief Technology Officer (CTO) - Veygo

Business Role Type
Business Support Role
Business Support Departments
Veygo
Location
Cardiff
External Closing Date
30/08/2019

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Job Purpose

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

Veygo has been created in order to provide great insurance and mobility products in a world where people don’t own cars anymore. Our 3 products - Car Sharing Insurance, Learner Driver Insurance and Veygo Rentals - allow drivers to borrow and rent cars for any duration between 1h and 90 days, whilst being insured through our market-leading, on-demand motor insurance.

As a start-up owned by a FTSE 100 Company, our goal is to get the best of both worlds:

  • We are set up as a separate business with our own P&L, independent IT systems built and owned by Veygo and teams that are able to cover all key missions (marketing, IT development, customer service, claims handling).
  • We have all the financial backing of Admiral and access to all their great pricing, claims and data experience.

A key part of our team is our Lean culture: it frames how we approach technology and product development (with weekly sprints, small scrum teams, and continuous deployment); it helps us keep our customers at the heart of what we do; it gives everyone confidence that they can make a difference, and help us get a bit better every day.

Veygo is growing fast and we are looking for a highly talented individual to reinforce our management team, reporting directly to the Head of Veygo. We are based in Cardiff, Wales.

Main Duties

The CTO at Veygo will oversee our development efforts and of steering our technology choices so that we can bring the best products to our customers. This brand-new role is perfect for a Technical Lead or Software Architect who wants to take their career to the next level, and the successful candidate will be able to shape and define their vision for the role.

You will:

  • Build and implement a vision for Veygo’s software architecture and system infrastructure that supports our products and brings great value to customers
  • Manage, nurture and grow our developers and IT support (Tester, Architect, Sata Warehouse Managers and DevOps) teams
  • Strive to create an open and welcoming IT team that can be easily engaged with by the rest of Veygo
  • Embrace our Lean mindset notably in our development workflow and be a leader in our Kaizen practices
  • Identify, gather and communicate about your team’s KPIs, notably with the head of Veygo
  • Evaluate and implement new technology choices
  • Maintain the highest level of quality and security in all our products
  • Oversee your dedicated budget and identify sources of optimisation

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

Experience and Qualifications Required

Essential:

  • Extensive experience of our full stack: JavaScript, Python (Django framework), React, Apple and Android mobile Apps
  • Experience as a Software Architect or Technical Lead
  • Experience in cloud-based system infrastructure (AWS)
  • Experience, or at least familiarity, with automated testing and data warehouse management to support and challenge experts in your team
  • Proven ability to interact efficiently with other teams
  • MBA or Master level degree or equivalent
  • Proven ability to run an IT team and a desire to build and grow the people in your team to create a cutting-edge Engineering function
  • Curiosity and open mindedness to adopt and improve Veygo’s product development culture based on Lean management principles

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's looking after this role are Laura Pengilly and Jessica Sutton. If you’d like to know any more about the position, please feel free to drop them an email Laura.Pengilly@admiralgroup.co.uk / Jessica.SUTTON2@admiralgroup.co.uk or give them 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 Officers, Laura Pengilly or Jessica Sutton, for more information.

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