Senior Software Engineer - Insurance

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3593193

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Kent 

Category:

Engineering

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per year
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Job Views:

300

Employment Type:

Full time

Posted:

23.11.2017
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Insurance - Senior Engineer  uSwitch is a leading price comparison website allowing users to compareoffers from different providers across a broad range of products -ranging from gas and electricity to mobile phones. The insurance teammanages the insurance comparison tools, the largest of these being carinsurance. While uSwitch is one of the larger price comparison websitesin the UK, the insurance comparison products are relatively small, andwe are currently focused on growing our market share.  The team is autonomous and cross functional, encompassing every rolerequired to build and improve on our products in the way we best seefit. We are able to decide product direction ourselves, trying out newapproaches and technologies. This approach allows us to outmanoeuvre ourcompetitors, to deliver new features to the market and to providecustomers with the best comparison experience.  We choose to use whatever tools are best for the job, and our servicebased architecture allows multiple different technologies to worktogether. We currently use Clojure, Ruby, JavaScript (with and withoutReact), and are always happy to introduce new technologies if they helpus solve the problem at hand. Our architecture is hosted on AWS, and wedeploy multiple times a day without a painful, time consuming sign off process.  Our developers become experts in the insurance domain, withopportunities to regularly interact with external partners and to growto understand the insurance market as a whole, from regulatory oversightto commercial agreements.  We are looking for a developer to join the team who will be able tocontribute across the stack, but with a particular focus on webtechnologies - HTML, CSS and JavaScript, as well as some Rubyexperience. They should be passionate about technology, should be happyand confident participating in product discussions and influencing thedirection of the team and should be willing to get to grips with thebusiness 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 ()   ZPG Plc (LSE:ZPG) ("ZPG") owns and operates some of the UKsmost trusted property and household-related digital brands includingZoopla, uSwitch, PrimeLocation, Money and Hometrack.   ZPG helps empower smarter property and household decisions. It has anunrivalled proposition with its websites and mobile apps attracting over50 million visits per month and over 25,000 business partners using itsservices.   ZPG was founded in 2007 and has a highly experienced management team,led by Founder & CEO, Alex Chesterman OBE. - provided by Dice AWS, CLOJURE, DOCKER, HTML, JAVASCRIPT, MOBILE, MONGODB, RUBY, RUBY ON RAILS
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Senior Software Engineer - Insurance

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Job ID:

3593193

Location:

Kent 

Category:

Engineering

Salary:

per year
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Job Views:

300

Employment Type:

Full time

Posted:

23.11.2017
col-wide   

Job Description:

Insurance - Senior Engineer  uSwitch is a leading price comparison website allowing users to compareoffers from different providers across a broad range of products -ranging from gas and electricity to mobile phones. The insurance teammanages the insurance comparison tools, the largest of these being carinsurance. While uSwitch is one of the larger price comparison websitesin the UK, the insurance comparison products are relatively small, andwe are currently focused on growing our market share.  The team is autonomous and cross functional, encompassing every rolerequired to build and improve on our products in the way we best seefit. We are able to decide product direction ourselves, trying out newapproaches and technologies. This approach allows us to outmanoeuvre ourcompetitors, to deliver new features to the market and to providecustomers with the best comparison experience.  We choose to use whatever tools are best for the job, and our servicebased architecture allows multiple different technologies to worktogether. We currently use Clojure, Ruby, JavaScript (with and withoutReact), and are always happy to introduce new technologies if they helpus solve the problem at hand. Our architecture is hosted on AWS, and wedeploy multiple times a day without a painful, time consuming sign off process.  Our developers become experts in the insurance domain, withopportunities to regularly interact with external partners and to growto understand the insurance market as a whole, from regulatory oversightto commercial agreements.  We are looking for a developer to join the team who will be able tocontribute across the stack, but with a particular focus on webtechnologies - HTML, CSS and JavaScript, as well as some Rubyexperience. They should be passionate about technology, should be happyand confident participating in product discussions and influencing thedirection of the team and should be willing to get to grips with thebusiness 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 ()   ZPG Plc (LSE:ZPG) ("ZPG") owns and operates some of the UKsmost trusted property and household-related digital brands includingZoopla, uSwitch, PrimeLocation, Money and Hometrack.   ZPG helps empower smarter property and household decisions. It has anunrivalled proposition with its websites and mobile apps attracting over50 million visits per month and over 25,000 business partners using itsservices.   ZPG was founded in 2007 and has a highly experienced management team,led by Founder & CEO, Alex Chesterman OBE. - provided by Dice AWS, CLOJURE, DOCKER, HTML, JAVASCRIPT, MOBILE, MONGODB, RUBY, RUBY ON RAILS