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Senior Software Engineer - Insurance


Job Title:
Senior Software Engineer - Insurance

Job Ref:
1384

Location:
Tower Bridge, SE1

Brand:
uSwitch

Discipline:
Technology

Job Description

Insurance - Senior Engineer

uSwitch is a leading price comparison website allowing users to compare offers from different providers across a broad range of products - ranging from gas and electricity to mobile phones. The insurance team manages the insurance comparison tools, the largest of these being car insurance. While uSwitch is one of the larger price comparison websites in the UK, the insurance comparison products are relatively small, and we are currently focused on growing our market share.

The team is autonomous and cross functional, encompassing every role required to build and improve on our products in the way we best see fit. We are able to decide product direction ourselves, trying out new approaches and technologies. This approach allows us to outmanoeuvre our competitors, to deliver new features to the market and to provide customers with the best comparison experience.

We choose to use whatever tools are best for the job, and our service based architecture allows multiple different technologies to work together. We currently use Clojure, Ruby, JavaScript (with and without React), and are always happy to introduce new technologies if they help us solve the problem at hand. Our architecture is hosted on AWS, and we deploy multiple times a day without a painful, time consuming sign off process.

Our developers become experts in the insurance domain, with opportunities to regularly interact with external partners and to grow to understand the insurance market as a whole, from regulatory oversight to commercial agreements.

We are looking for a developer to join the team who will be able to contribute across the stack, but with a particular focus on web technologies - HTML, CSS and JavaScript, as well as some Ruby experience. They should be passionate about technology, should be happy and confident participating in product discussions and influencing the direction of the team and should be willing to get to grips with the business problems we face.

Your Skills
  • Polyglot engineerwith a front-end focus
  • Solid JavaScript experience, including frameworks such as React, as well as some experience with Ruby on Rails
  • Comfortable picking up new skills and working outside your comfort zone
  • Able to work autonomously, taking ownership of work from inception to deployment
  • Comfortable collaborating with other team members to define product direction and strategy.

Our Technologies

  • Languages - JavaScript, Ruby, Clojure
  • Frameworks - Rails, Sinatra
  • Web - SASS, HAML
  • Databases - Postgres, Redshift, MongoDB
  • Operations - AWS, Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform

About ZPG Plc (www.zpg.co.uk)

ZPG Plc (LSE:ZPG) ("ZPG") owns and operates some of the UK`s most trusted property and household-related digital brands including Zoopla, uSwitch, PrimeLocation, Money and Hometrack.

ZPG helps empower smarter property and household decisions. It has an unrivalled proposition with its websites and mobile apps attracting over 50 million visits per month and over 25,000 business partners using its services.

ZPG was founded in 2007 and has a highly experienced management team, led by Founder & CEO, Alex Chesterman OBE.