Software Engineer (Fixed Term Contract)

The job in a nutshell

Buying insurance is complicated and expensive. At GoCompare, we’re on a mission to help customers save money every year by cutting through the confusion and making it quicker and easier to find the right insurance product, at the right price.


Working within the Engineering department, you will help deliver innovative products to our user base that will make a real difference to their experience on multiple platforms. Working with established and emerging technologies whilst using industry best practices, you will create services that you can be proud of, at a customer facing level and under the hood.


You will be given plenty of room to grow and innovate, being heavily involved in the product design as well as implementation of the product solution that is used by millions of customers across the country. 


Engineering forms part of the wider Tech team, which services the broader GoCo Group and is central to the commercial success of the business. Working in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, there are opportunities to train and develop, be involved in hackathons and represent the company in other ways.


If you’ve got the drive and ambition to learn and help our customers save money, we’d love to hear from you.

Skills and experience you’ll need to have

  • Demonstrable skills using the Microsoft Stack, including C#/.NET Core and data storage either SQL based or DocumentDB / NoSQL. Expertise in one or many of the following areas (1) Front End development using one of more frameworks such as VueJS, React, (2) Azure based application development and (3) Data Aggregation / Partner Integration technologies.
  • Experience of working within a commercial/enterprise software engineering environment.

What you’ll be responsible for

  • Develops and delivers software applications in line with defined process and policy (e.g. peer review, coding standard and deployment process).
  • Practices delivery of high quality code in primary OO or functional programming language. 
  • Produces clear and concise documentation to support software applications.
  • Troubleshoots and supports existing IT application solutions to determine issues and provide remedies.
  • Collaborates in planning and delivering software demonstrations to assist in the progress and handover of project and BAU work.
  • Practices the continuous evolution of an agile environment based on the agile manifesto and the 12 guiding principles. 

Who you’ll be working with

  • Collaborates with test engineers to design, build and test effective applications.
  • Works with wider Tech teams to ensure everyone works towards one vision.
  • Works with Product 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.

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
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Salary:

Up to £40,000 plus benefits and bonus

Location:

Newport

Job Reference:

gocompare/TP/41/313

Closing date:

24th May 2020

Contract type:

Fixed term

Contract details:

Up to 12 months Fixed Term Contract

Working hours:

37.5 hours per week

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