Application Architect

Competitive Salary

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What is the challenge?

As the Application Architect for our burgeoning Mortgages team, you will assume a senior role guiding, mentoring and coaching a nearshore delivery team of software engineers, technical leads and business analysts. You will be an integral point of contact with our other delivery teams, our data function and also our Digital Product owners. Your technical knowledge and architectural experience will enable you to define the team’s roadmap and architecture, collaborate across the business to solve complex problems, create direction and ensure the target architecture is achieved.

You will be supporting the Mortgages team to build highly scalable, highly available services. As we move towards microservices and an inner source culture, you will play a big part in overseeing and supporting the team to make this happen.

As the sole architect working with a remote team, you will be comfortable using technology to communicate clear ideas and plans, and have an ability to ensure the team deliver against these. Of course, a willingness to travel from time to time to meet the team will also enable you to succeed in this role.

Working with 190+ engineers in a company that champions Pair Programming, innovation days and a challenge culture, as well as uses a plethora of tools and technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, AWS, .NET Core, NodeJs, MongoDB and more – this will be a great opportunity to learn and grow your career.

What will it take to be successful?

As an experienced Tech Lead or Architect, you will be able to demonstrate involvement in the delivery of applications that underpin business or consumer facing products, and the part you played in improving the quality.

Also, you will be able to show:
  • Experience of defining product architecture
  • A background of mentoring and coaching technical colleagues
  • Experience working with multiple patterns, domains, languages and persistence mechanisms as well as distributed systems
  • That you are an active learner, keeping up to date with developments, concepts and technologies
  • Passion about lean principles, keen to code and perform research and development into new technologies
  • A structured approach to governance and standards and eager to further technical excellence at
  • An awareness 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 we have been growing rapidly since starting in 2006.

We are on a mission to transform the comparison industry, moving beyond endless forms and generic search results, to a highly personalised, service-led experience. In order to do so, we recognise that we need to consistently deliver seamless, personalised customer experiences through a connected data and technology ecosystem.

About BGL

Founded in 1992, the BGL Group has grown significantly in size and capability. From 30 to 3,000 people globally we are a leading digital distributor of insurance and household financial services.

We’re growing and we are home to such brands as; Les Furets, Beagle Street, Junction, Budget Insurance and Dial Direct. We are trusted by more than 10million customers in the UK alone, with this foundational success we continually grow and invest in our people and their ideas.

We enjoy what we do and we have fun doing it!

Diversity and Inclusion

We're a diverse community of dedicated, innovative and talented professionals. With an inclusive and open workplace, we encourage our people to create and share ideas – supporting their growth and celebrating their uniqueness.

Flexible working

We want to hire great people. And we know that people need a healthy work/life balance, where they are trusted to do their job in a way that fits their lifestyle. This can mean many things: working remotely, condensed hours, working from home, part-time, compressed hours, flexitime and so on. We embrace all types of working patterns, so let’s have a chat about what works for you and how this role might be able to accommodate it.

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