Application Architect

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Application Architect - Motor


CHALLENGE, BUILD, LEARN, GROW


BGL Group, home of comparethemarket.com

As an Application Architect at comparethemarket.com (CtM) you will drive great architectural delivery and inspire excellence within the Software Engineering community. 


You will be joining our Motor team, this is our flagship product. CtM achieved over 100 million sessions on our website in 2017 so your CHALLENGE will be to continue this team’s success. Defining your team’s roadmap and architecture, you working with Product Owners, Solution Architects, Engineers and many more people to solve complex problems, create direction and ensure the target architecture is achieved. Influencing and communication will be key, especially in translating technical problems and solutions to non-technical people. 


You will be supporting the Motor team to BUILD highly scalable, highly available services. The team are passionate about what they do and are keen to support new ideas. We are moving towards microservices and an inner source culture, so you will play a big part in overseeing and supporting the team to make this happen.


You will be keen to LEARN and take control of your own career. You will need to be knowledgeable in new concepts and technologies to find the best solution for problems. You will be a tech ambassador, coaching and mentoring Technical Leads and also working with the wider community to showcase CtM Tech as an employer brand. 


This role will be a great opportunity to GROW, working with 190+ engineers and championing Pair Programming, innovation days and a challenge culture. 


We use a plethora of tools and technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, AWS, .NET Core, NodeJs, MongoDB and more. But you don’t need to know it all!


What will it take to be successful as an Application Architect? 

Experience defining product architecture 

Mentoring and coaching experience 

Strong influencing,  negotiation and communication skills 

Experience working with multiple patterns, domains, languages and persistence mechanisms as well as distributed systems

Active learner, keeping up to date with developments, concepts and technologies 

Ability to raise the bar of engineering and be a CtM advocate 

Passionate about lean principles, keen to code and perform research and development into new technologies

Structured approach to governance and standards and eager to further technical excellence at comparethemarket.com

Aware of Security practices and how they apply in a high transaction environment


Why choose us? 

You might already know us - we're the ones with the Meerkats! Compare the Market has helped revolutionise the insurance market and have been growing rapidly since starting in 2006.  The tech team is at the heart of comparethemarket.com. Variety is the spice of life and through our cross-functional teams, our developers are supported to experience different parts of the business via different projects or products: there are no barriers! So if you’d like to make your mark in an exciting future for comparethemarket.com you’re in the right place. 


To learn more about what it’s like to work at comparethemarket visit https://www.bglgroup.co.uk/comparethemarket/life-at


We grow because we are…  

AMBITIOUS. We’re obsessed with delivering for our customers. We’re relentless in driving exceptional standards. We act boldly and take personal accountability. 

 

CREATIVE. We think differently and disrupt markets to benefit consumers. We use technology to innovate. We try new things, fail fast and apply our learning's. 

 

AUTHENTIC. We’re open, transparent and build trust. We challenge positively. We enjoy what we do and have fun doing it. 

 

UNITED. We’re one BGL. We respect, encourage and care for each other. We work, grow and win together.  

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