Senior Software Engineer (Front End)

The job in a nutshell

Are you a front end developer/engineer whom would like to work with exciting technology in a market leading ecommerce business? 

If so, GoCompare Group are looking for a talented Software Engineer to support the MyVoucherCodes business. 

You will support the successful delivery of great looking customer facing features, and will be expected to put your own stamp on our frontend architecture.

Our engineering teams are already embracing our tech values of simplicity, intelligence and beauty, and put them at the heart of our digital evolution

Their commitment to our renewed way of thinking is inspiring to see. We’re focused on new collaborations and career pathways, hacks and innovation, automation, TDD, CI and CD, and that’s just for starters.

Skills and experience you’ll need to have

  • HTML5, CSS3 (Flexbox, Grid, Transitions, Transforms), CSS frameworks, processors e.g. SASS.
  • Solid knowledge of version control (e.g. Git).
  • Able to build responsive layouts that scale across all screen sizes.
  • Javascript bundlers, async / reactive programming, Gang of Four Design Patterns, state. management, (e.g. Vuex, Redux), frameworks (e.g. vue, react), promises, Regex, ES6+.
  • Working in a Node.js environment using technologies (e.g. Node, NPM, Webpack).
  • CI / CD (e.g. Jenkins), caching, CDNs, experience with design systems, and style guides.
  • Experience in technical leadership & mentoring of software engineering teams.
  • Passionate about good design, and able to transform into clean code.

What you’ll be responsible for

  • Practices delivery of high quality SOLID code. 
  • Develops technical capabilities of members of own squad.
  • Liaises with Test Engineers and Backend Engineers to design, build and test new applications.
  • Maintains accuracy of the squad board and leads by example.
  • Improves test automation.
  • Helps produce and continually drives best practice guidelines and ensures squad follows them.
  • Enforces departmental and organisational conventions.
  • Challenges decisions from other areas of the organisation if there are concerns.
  • Assesses and communicates with all areas the Tech department and the wider organisation where decisions and actions taken within the squads may have an impact.
  • Drives and leads collaboration with stakeholders outside the squad.
  • Produces estimates and confidence levels of estimates, when required.
  • Conducts PRs well and provides guidance to others.

Who you’ll be working with

  • Collaborates with QA and backend engineers to design, build and test effective applications.
  • Works with wider Tech teams to ensure everyone works towards one vision.
  • Works with stakeholders (e.g. Delivery Managers) to help shape backlogs and deliver timely roadmap features.

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 an outstanding 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 excellent energy deals from more suppliers than any other UK switching site to UK households and businesses.

Look After My Bills is a leading automated energy savings service. The free service cuts customers’ gas and electricity bills without them having to do a thing. Customers sign up once and Look After My Bills seeks to get them the best deal they can from an energy supplier they trust with good customer service. When that deal ends they automatically switch customers on to another.

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.


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
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Up to £75,000 plus benefits



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Closing date:

18th November 2019

Contract type:

Full time

Working hours:

37.5 hours per week

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