Senior Software Engineer

The job in a nutshell

Would you like the opportunity to work in a innovative technology role and have the opportunity to work as part of a team that is major disruptor in the energy market?  Are you interested in building architecture technology platforms that will integrate with some of the biggest names in the retail energy sector, delivering technological and commercial innovation to the market and our partners?

You’ll be pleased to know that GoCo Group have an exciting Senior Software Engineer opportunity for an experienced and high performing technology expert to undertake a pivotal role in our AutoSave business, becoming integral to the growth of a strategic arm of GoCo group.

GoCo Group are market leading in the Auto-savings space, allowing us to deliver on our mission of helping customers save time and money with their household bills.  We’re continuing to grow all of our teams and the success of our Auto-Savings services relies on the technological influence we have in place.

You will have a deep knowledge of the inner workings of a fast paced and agile engineering community and understand what it takes to get commercial goals into production. You will be working with multi skilled teams across Product, Infrastructure, Engineering and DevOps, to enable the cogs the turn within the tech landscape and architecture, and make commercial strategy become a reality.

You will be well versed in the application of AWS tech stacks and and architecture and understanding the correlation required between technical delivery, costs, commercials and know how to drive a solution forward with the squad.

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

Skills and experience you’ll need to have

  • Expert in Java and/or Kotlin, Node.js and exposure to Python, PHP
  • Experience in BDD and TDD
  • A comprehensive working knowledge of at least some common Amazon Web Services, such as EC2, S3, CloudFormation, Kinesis,  Spark, AWS Lambda, RDS, DynamoDB, SQS, SNS, Fargate, ECS), Serverless, KMS, SSM, Route53.
  • Working knowledge of development and collaboration tools used at Autosave, such as Jira, git, github, IntelliJ IDEA, ELK/Elastic stack, WaveFront, Slack, Confluence.
  • Experience in integration with 3rd parties for telecom, insurance or energy providers will be advantageous.
  • Would prefer knowledge & experience in Quote to Order, Billing and Payment, Account Receivables, Customer management systems.
  • Experience with at least one relational database and at least one object oriented database.
  • Familiarity with security protocols and encryption technologies
  • Familiarity with typical enterprise architecture tools and standards such as UML.



What you’ll be responsible for

  • Assists in building a new greenfield platform to support new products.
  • Strongly involved in all agile development principles and practices.
  • Commits code to key components and influences the architecture & strategy, creating new capabilities and business opportunities.
  • Understands and makes use of broad selection of AWS and best-of-breed third party services.
  • Tests new tools & technologies, and share your experiences with the team.
  • Develops and manages new components, libraries and services to support the delivery of new products. Assisting in selecting the right languages, frameworks and tooling for the job, and get it delivered cost-effectively and on time.
  • Performs code reviews, giving honest and constructive feedback to teammates and receiving it in return. 
  • Ensures components are properly tested, instrumented and monitored.
  • Helps create a positive culture of customer focus, continuous improvement, technical excellence, professional conduct, ownership and collaboration.

Who you’ll be working with

  • Product Owners
  • Business Stakeholders including customer services, marketing, fraud, finance etc
  • Technology team including software engineers, devops
  • External Partners – both technology partners used in development, as well as partners we integrate with to consume or provide services to.

About us

GoCo Group are 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 and bonus



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Closing date:

5th July 2020

Working hours:

37.5 hours per week

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