Principal Software Engineer

The job in a nutshell

Are you a talented software Engineer with a strong capability in at least 2 modern programming languages?

Can you demonstrate having thrived in a fast paced and Agile environment previously?

Do you want to work for a leading FinTech in the South West region?

If you can answer yes to the above, this role could be for you!

We are looking for an additional Principal Software Engineer who will work directly with the Engineering leadership team and our diverse and talented group of Software and Test Engineers to help deliver the highest quality services which meet and exceed our customer’s needs.

Our Engineers at GoCompare work as part of multi-functional teams, with a clear vision and goal through use of product roadmaps; as Principal Software Engineer you will provide technical leadership and mentoring across the engineering community, acting as exemplar of best practice and a community leader.

Skills and experience you’ll need to have

As a credible Software Engineer you will be able to demonstrate how you have delivered change initiatives, designed and delivered high performing web applications and commercial websites.

Ideally (but not essentially) you will have:

  • the ability to design scalable service architecture with modern solutions such as REST, HATEOAS or GraphQL.
  • an understanding of web/software performance
  • OO/FP design and development skills
  • Exposure to open-source contributions and community involvement

What you’ll be responsible for

The role will require you to lead key business initiatives that span multiple delivery areas. You will facilitate technical discussions across the department and drive the sharing of best practise and learning throughout the business. It’s an extremely exciting role within the GoCo family where you can explore new opportunities opened up by our new technology innovations.

Who you’ll be working with

You will work closely with the Engineering community and the wider tech teams to ensure alignment and cross-team engagement and on emerging technologies tools and methodology.

Additionally, the role requires you to liaise with external partners and suppliers.

About us Group plc (GOCO) operates GoCompare, a leading UK financial services, utilities and home services comparison website; and recently acquired The Global Voucher Group Limited (trading as MyVoucherCodes), which is a digital media and affiliate marketing specialist that connects consumers with money saving offers from the world's leading brands.

GoCompare attracts approximately five million visits every month and is designed to help people save time and money. When GoCompare launched in 2006 it disrupted the insurance market as the first comparison website to display policy details rather than just listing prices. GoCompare's goal was then, and still is now, to help people make better-informed buying decisions that save them time and money. is one of the UK's biggest discount voucher websites. It launched in November 2006 and provides sales, discount and voucher code information to millions of consumers across the UK every month. Group plc uses data captured from more than 20 million customers over the last 11 years to underpin its drive to continually improve its proposition and leverage its strong position.

The Group is also an investor in, the leading comparison business in the Middle East; and in promising fintech start up MortgageGym, the mortgage robo-adviser.

GoCompare embraces diversity and truly believe in equal opportunities for all. We believe that inclusion and diversity increases creativity, delivers innovation, improves performance and better serves our customers.

We truly believe in the ethos that companies with greater diversity perform better than those without. It is for these reasons that all qualified applicants will be considered for employment regardless of age, race, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, disability, educational background or any other characteristic for that matter that doesn’t relate to your ability to perform the role.


GoCompare offer a competitive benefits package including:

  • Flexible working hours available to all
  • Bonus
  • Share save scheme
  • Matched pension (up to 6%)
  • 25 days holidays plus bank holidays
  • Birthday day off
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity policies
  • Death in service
  • Private medical cover
  • Buy and sell holiday options
  • Extra holidays for length of service
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Up to approx. £69,000 pa plus extensive benefits



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Contract type:

Full time

Closing date:

26th July 2018

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