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 and 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 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

The ideal candidate has a strong background in software development and programming particularly within the Linux environment. The candidate should have a high-level understanding of “Test Driven Development” as well MVC design patterns. The current stack is a mix of PHP, Python, node.js and React.  This role is a full stack engineer position that will mainly centre around API development and as such they must understand the following:

  • Micro/Mini-Service design
  • Headless and Stateless architecture
  • Serverless API design (AWS Lambda)
  • Building front-end

Technical stack required as part of role:

  • TypeScript (Or Equivalent)
  • JavaScript
  • NodeJS
  • MVC Design Patterns
  • SQL
  • Serverless Technologies

What you’ll be responsible for

The person successful in this role will assist in building a platform to support new products and will be closely involved in all agile development principles and practices. Closely developing and handling new components, libraries and services to support the delivery of new products you will play a meaningful role in new vertical development. You will be selecting the right languages, frameworks and tooling for the job and deliver it in an efficient and punctual way ensuring components are properly tested, instrumented and monitored.

You will commit code to key components and influence the architecture and strategy, creating new capabilities and business opportunities. Testing new tools and technologies will be a big part of the role and you will share your experiences with the team.

You will give and receive honest and constructive feedback on code reviews and help build a positive culture of customer focus, continuous improvement, technical perfection, professional conduct, ownership and collaboration.

Who you’ll be working with

  • Collaborating with Test Engineers to design, build and test effective applications.
  • Working with the wider Tech team to ensure everyone works towards one vision.
  • Working 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.

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.

Our Platform Services business partner with third party brands so that they can offer savings opportunities to their customers. godemand is a cloud based SaaS platform that will allow any market-vertical, be it broadband, energy, insurance, rewards and more, to be introduced by a third-party website or app on-demand.

Being your authentic self at work is vital to success

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
Go for it

Up to £85,000 plus benefits



Job Reference:


Closing date:

31st December 2020

Go for it