Software Developer

melanie

Software Developer

Location: London
Department: Platform Engineer
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted: 18/11/2020

The Engineering Team UMEMYG

The team works on the full range of products that we build for our internal and external clients which we look to continually refine, update and improve. As a full stack developer you will work on the front-end and the back-end in some cases using our legacy Groovy and Grails framework, in others our standard SpringBoot / Java / React stack.

We deploy all of our software in AWS and run our containers in Kuberbetes making use of istio, Prometheus and Grafana for observability.

The Role

As our successful candidate, you will build an excellent knowledge of the UnderwriteMe products with a deep understanding of how we build and deploy our applications.

You will already have a good understanding of and experience with our standard development tools and enjoy working closely with team members. You are familiar with agile practices and will work in a cross-functional product team to build and ship features to the platform, prioritised for customers’ needs.

You will be a self-starter and a committed team member that openly shares information, knowledge and experience and will be able to take responsibility for the quality, completeness and accuracy of your work.

If you are excited by the challenge of understanding business issues and converting these to solutions that support our next generation of product and data initiatives; if you thrive on being given problems to apply your creative thinking to, then we will  give you the autonomy, ownership and support to succeed in this role..

Main Duties

  • Design, build, maintain and support high-quality software components.
  • Work with the agile product team to understand how best to build and deliver new features.
  • Propose and assess solutions to design problems, including identifying and evaluating new technologies and third party components.
  • Ensure software is built in a standard, consistent manner by creating and maintaining tests as part of TDD.
  • Participate in an agile SCRUM environment, supporting deployments where necessary.

Qualifications/Experience

  • 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
  • Demonstrable ability to deliver high quality products to sometimes challenging timescales.

Essential Technical Experience

  • Core Java knowledge and experience.
  • SpringBoot, JPA and messaging experience.
  • REST API development experience.
  • Front-end development knowledge and experience.
  • Understanding of fundamental CS concepts (data structures, algorithms, design patterns).

Desirable Technical Experience

  • Microservices development experience
  • Development with cloud providers such as
  • Groovy and Grails
  • ReactJS
  • Docker and Kubernetes

 

 

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.