Group Leader (Senior Software Engineer)

The job in a nutshell

Do you want to successfully deliver company and engineering objectives by providing lean leadership within an Agile engineering environment? Are you well versed in leading multi-functional and talented engineering teams with an ability to organise teams effectively, develop processes and coordinating delivery for the success of Engineering projects?

If so, we want to discuss a Group Leader opportunity within our Engineering Delivery team at GoCompare.

You will be an experienced Senior Engineer who has a practical knowledge of agile leadership practices and you will have extensive applied knowledge in software development including development and testing lifecycles.

You will have the opportunity to be responsible for a GoCompare business area and represent the Head of Engineering Delivery in building a team first environment, whereby, you will are instrumental in motivating and driving the development of ideas, continual improvement, technical decision-making to name a few.

So, are you interested in heavily contributing to GoCompare's engineering strategy and creating mutual success?

Skills and experience you’ll need to have

  • Educated to degree level and/or equivalent professional experience.Senior engineering experience within GoCompare Group or an equivalent external role.
  • Sound knowledge of agile leadership principles.
  • Extensive experience in software development including the development lifecycle and the testing cycle.
  • Relevant and practical experience leading software development teams – particularly as a Chapter Lead.
  • Experience working with high-performing engineering teams who have a strong sense of autonomy in their technical decision-making in an Agile environment
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

What you’ll be responsible for

  • Represents the Head of Engineering Delivery within their group.
  • Creates a ‘team first’ environment and embeds a Lean culture.
  • Performs line management (Chapter Lead) duties for the group.
  • Motivates and leads the personal development of Engineers and Junior staff including mentoring.
  • Undertakes resource planning, recruitment and retention actions.
  • Handles training and development.
  • Handles relationships and communication between departments.
  • Leads a programme of continual improvement of products and services within their Group.
  • Leads the successful, timely delivery or projects and initiatives.
  • Contributes to engineering strategy.
  • Collaborates effectively with fellow leaders across the business for mutual

Who you’ll be working with

  • All parts of Tech team ( Product, Infrastructure, Operations etc.)
  • Group Agile Coaching – to develop and improve ways of working.
  • Fellow Group Leaders - to ensure an effective engineering organisation.

About us

We’re on a mission to help people everywhere save time and money – whether that’s on essential outgoings or on the things that they enjoy.

If someone is looking for an insurance policy for the first time, wants to beat their renewal quote, is searching for the right financial product, or is after a great utility deal, our comparison website – GoCompare – is there to help. We work with trusted insurance providers, financial services organisations and partners to provide a real breadth of coverage across the market.

Through MyVoucherCodes we bring savings from thousands of fashion, retail, restaurant, entertainment, travel and tech brands to millions of people.

Energylinx, our Ofgem-accredited energy comparison and switching service, brings great energy deals from more suppliers than any other UK switching site to UK households and businesses.

And weflip, an automatic switching service that helps people save time and money by flipping them onto better energy tariffs, uses technology to bring a new, hands-off approach to staying on great deals, forever.

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.

Benefits

GoCompare offer a competitive benefits package including:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Bonus
  • 25 days holidays plus bank holidays
  • Birthday day off
  • Death in service
  • Matched pension (up to 6%)
  • Private medical cover
  • Buy and sell holiday options
  • Extra holidays for length of service
  • Share save scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity policies
Go for it
Salary:

Up to £65,000 plus benefits and bonus

Location:

Newport

Job Reference:

gocompare/TP/41/188

Closing date:

15th April 2019

Contract details:

Permanent

Working hours:

37.5 hours per week

Go for it