Front End Developer

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Front End Developer

Location: London
Department: Front End Developer
Employment Type: Full-time

The Role

The Role

The role holder will be expected to build an excellent knowledge of the UnderwriteMe products with a deep understanding of how UIs are built within the company. The senior front-end developer will work within a product team to guide, develop and advise on best practices around the UI. They will create functional, usable and engaging front ends working closely with the back-end developers to create maintainable, clean and well tested code.

As a secondary function the senior front-end developer can also expect to get involved in the UX and information architecture of our products.

The senior front-end developer is a self-starter capable of supporting several teams and is excited by the opportunity of understanding our current business and helping to develop the “face” of our products.

Main Duties

  • Work with the PO and team to understand how the UI can be developed in a product
  • Build out complex UIs
  • Participate in a SCRUM environment
  • Mentor full-stack developers in order to improve their front-end skills
  • Investigate and advise on new technologies
  • Write automated tests to verify the quality of our UIs
  • Advise on test best practices for front ends UMEMYG
  • PIs and presenting this on the front end
  • Excellent knowledge of standard engineering practices such as producing clean, maintainable and tested code
  • Experience with mobile first and internationalization of products

Skills & Education

Essential Qualifications/Expertise

  • Educated to Degree level with proven experience in similar role
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience supporting and working with cross-functional teams in a dynamic environment

Essential Technical Experience

  • Excellent React knowledge
  • A typescript guru
  • Excellent knowledge and experience of standard web technologies such as CSS, less, javascript, HTML etc.
  • Experience consuming data from APIs and presenting this on the front end
  • Excellent knowledge of standard engineering practices such as producing clean, maintainable and tested code
  • Experience with mobile first and internationalization of products

Desirable Technical Experience

  • Experience using JIRA
  • Experience with Angular
  • Insurance industry experience
  • Experience working in an environment that is based on microservices

Who we are?

UnderwriteMe provides technology solutions that enable our partners to transform and disrupt the life insurance industry worldwide. Founded in 2012, our journey started with the Underwriting Rules Engine and Protection Platform in the UK. We have grown to become a leading InsurTech provider across Europe, Asia and Australia with an expanding product portfolio.

Diversity and Inclusion

As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, we will provide reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process to ensure equal access to applicants with disabilities. Please contact us about your needs so that we can discuss these with you to make sure that suitable adjustments are made, where possible.

Working at Home During the Pandemic

At UnderwriteMe we are 100% working from home during the pandemic.  We continue to recruit and onboard new hires during this period.

The company has invested in providing a high level of support for our employees as they continue to work from home. This includes regular “tea & talk” sessions, providing suitable home-working equipment, additional holidays and flexible working options, as well as weekly yoga classes and regular social activities. We want to make sure everyone is looked after and supported at this time. We are also contributing to our local communicates by giving staff time off for volunteering activities and making charitable donations.

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UK Benefits

We offer a generous benefits package including a discretionary bonus; stakeholder pension scheme; BUPA; Life Insurance; 25 days holiday; STL; Group Income Protection; subsidised gym membership and more.

As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, we will provide reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process to ensure equal access to applicants with disabilities. Please contact us about your needs so that we can discuss these with you to make sure that suitable adjustments are made, where possible.