Software Engineer

Competitive Salary

comparethemarket.com

Full-time
Peterborough
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comparethemarket.com (CtM) is the UK’s most loved price comparison site.
At CtM we look to push the boundaries with new technologies to deliver the very best for our customers. Making good choices is crucial for your career. At CtM you choose the kit you work on and your team chooses the stack - figuring out what language works, innovating and learning together - everyone's opinion is important.
We love people who want to learn and develop together. Ideally, you'll be an advocate of extreme programming. Keen to test first, deploy often and pair program. You’ll want to exploit new technologies to deliver value for our customers. We are looking for an engineer to join one of our agile, cross-discipline teams where they will innovate, lead and develop first class tech solutions.
Our current tech stack includes C#, Node.js, MongoDB and Docker.
Why us?
The benefits package and salary are excellent - competitive and comprehensive.
You’ll enjoy a contributory pension, life assurance, a progressive workplace, great facilities and rewards as well as a range of other benefits that you would expect from a great employer.
Perhaps most importantly, the opportunity to learn something new every day, work with a wide range of the latest tech and spend your days with people who are as passionate about creating great software as you are.
 
In your role you will:
 
  • Develop first class tech solutions in an agile product team
  • Challenge accepted standards and the way we work, ask questions to
  • improve performance and quality failure and learn from it
  • Exploit technology to deliver value for our customers
  • Sole complex problems and issues
  • Champion simplicity
  • Understand how our customers interact with our
  • products
  • Work with agile methodologies and lean
  • thinking methods
 
Success Factors:
 
  • Ensure delivery is at a high standard at all times
  • Deliver great outcomes for our customers
  • Responsibility for the continuous delivery environment
  • Contribute to our agile processes to ensure a high standard of delivery
  • Active learner, keeps up to date with developments in your technical and professional area of expertise
  • Knowing when just enough has been done to deliver the value
  • Ability to make an impact and gain respect of the team
 
 
Team Contribution:
 
  • Facilitate team conversations to reach decisions and outcomes
  •  Actively share your knowledge with others
  • Give and ask for feedback regularly
  • Teach others
  • Champion the end customer at all times
  • Team first, no ego
  • Lead initiatives in helping the team improve in all aspects of delivery
  • Help identify ways to to improve the overall performance of the team
  • CtM operates on a Build it, Run it, Own it approach. This may require you to support your product out of hours during instability or outages.
 
Skills, Experience & Attributes:
 
  • Advocate of extreme programming. Keen to test first, deploy often and pair program
  • Experience working with .Net, JavaScript (and friends) along with varying SQL and NoSQL databases
  • Exposure to deploying applications to cloud environments (AWS, Azure, etc.)
  • Naturally consider performance, availability, monitoring, alerting and frequent deployments that put customers first
  • Able to pick up new concepts and technologies fast, finding the best fit for the problem at hand
  • Understanding of web technologies including HTTP, SOA, AJAX and REST
 
Opening date: 28th February 2018
Closing date: 28th March 2018
 
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