Senior Software Engineer, Policy Expert

Customer Management

Salary not provided
React
AWS
TypeScript
Groovy
Java
Postgres
MySQL
Flow
DynamoDB
Senior and Expert level
London

2+ days a week in office

Policy Expert

Digital home & car insurance provider

Job no longer available

Policy Expert

Digital home & car insurance provider

201-500 employees

Insurance

Job no longer available

Salary not provided
React
AWS
TypeScript
Groovy
Java
Postgres
MySQL
Flow
DynamoDB
Senior and Expert level
London

2+ days a week in office

201-500 employees

Insurance

Company mission

Policy Expert's mission is to be the most successful insurance provider that people want to stay with for life. This will be achieved by creating proprietary technology that allows us to offer honest, transparent and easy to understand products.

Role

Who you are

  • We are in search of a Software Engineer who is not only technically skilled but also passionate about solving complex problems. The ideal candidate will possess:
  • Strong experience in Java backend development, along with an understanding of its ecosystem
  • Proficiency in writing high-quality unit tests, acceptance tests, and other forms of automated tests
  • The ability to undertake detailed research to solve complex challenges
  • Understanding of systems architecture and how to build scalable systems
  • Excellent communication skills for effective teamwork and clear discussions with non-technical stakeholders
  • A proactive approach in a dynamic, fast-evolving technical landscape
  • Experience or willingness to adapt to continuous deployment and daily production deployments

Desirable

  • Familiarity with our tech stack
  • A solid grasp of Domain-Driven Design, Event Sourcing, and Event-Driven Design and Test-Driven Development
  • Experience building products end-to-end. From ideation, to design, to implementation and support
  • Knowledge of TypeScript
  • Knowledge of React
  • Prior experience in the insurance or financial sector

What the job involves

  • As a key member of the Home team, you'll be diving into the core of systems and architecture. Here's what you'll focus on:
  • Developing and refining our Java-based backend systems. You will spend most of your development time in Java apps with Groovy tests (written using Spock), dealing with intricate transactional flow challenges
  • Engaging in light front-end development with TypeScript and React for our microfrontends and backend Lambda services, accounting for the remaining of your development time
  • Working within our comprehensive tech stack, which includes:
  • Containerised applications with Amazon ECS on AWS Fargate
  • Serverless applications using API Gateway and Lambdas
  • Event-driven architecture using SNS/SQS
  • Storage with MySQL, Postgres, DynamoDB and S3
  • Orchestration with CloudFormation and GitHub Actions
  • Collaborating closely with team members to ensure efficient, bug-free and frequent production releases
  • Applying practices such as Domain-Driven Design, Event Sourcing, and Event-Driven Design and Test-Driven Development to maintain high standards of code quality and system reliability
  • Solving complex problems while maintaining consistency as well as refinement of architectural design

Salary benchmarks

Otta's take

Theo Margolius headshot

Theo Margolius

COO of Otta

Policy Expert is a trusted insurance provider, serving more than 1 million home and car insurance customers across the UK since its launch in 2011. Policy Expert was the first insurer to be designed for aggregator sites, allowing it to capitalise on the growth of price comparison sites like Compare the Market and GoCompare.

It is a part of QMetric Group, which set out to redesign what an insurer should be, even before 'InsurTech' was a word. It has streamlined how people buy insurance by building its own tech and owning the process end to end. With a strong belief that competition and transparency are key to the future of any market, QMetric launched Policy Expert to meet the changing consumer trends over the past decade.

Since its founding, it has recorded significant year-on-year growth to become one of the UK’s ten biggest home insurance providers while diversifying its proposition by entering the motor market in 2019. Having been built on a disruptive and ground-breaking platform, this established company is well positioned to continue building a customer base within the UK whilst keeping up with consumer trends.

Insights

Some candidates hear
back within 2 weeks

46% female employees

24% employee growth in 12 months

Company

Employee endorsements

Intelligent people

"My colleagues have high attention to detail and explain their decisions and viewpoints very well. It's inspiring to work with teammates with high..."

Company benefits

  • πŸ€’ Private medical cover with Vitality
  • πŸš… Travel season ticket loan
  • πŸŽ‰ Access to selected London O2 events and use of a Private Lounge
  • πŸ–οΈ 25 days holiday (excl. bank holidays)
  • 🏠 50/50 hybrid working - we trust you to do your best work whether it's in the office or at home
  • πŸ’» One off work from home equipment fund
  • πŸ’…πŸ» Each year you are with us you can get an extra wellness day!
  • πŸ₯³ Social events through the year - monthly themed in office events celebrating festive holidays!

Company HQ

City of London, London, UK

Founders

Adam Powell

(Co-founder & COO)

COO at Policy Expert since 2010, prior to which he was the Head of New Markets at Simply Business.


People progressing

Paul started with us as a Business Analyst back in 2019 and has been fundamental in our growth and now Policy Experts Head of Delivery.

Ezgi joined us back in 2019 in the Business Analysis team. She has excelled in her work and really contributed to building out the function. In 2023 she was promoted to Head of Business Analysis.

Diversity & Inclusion at Policy Expert

  • We’re committed to creating a culture of inclusivity where every employee feels welcome, and different perspectives are valued and encouraged. We respect and value people's differences. In fact, we welcome it, as this brings a wider range of ideas, opinions and experience.

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