Software Engineer (New Ventures)

Competitive Salary

BGL Group

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In 2017 the New Ventures team was formed to identify, develop and launch propositions which will drive future growth across the BGL Group. As consumer and technology trends develop, and new trends emerge, this focus will ensure the Group stays ahead of our competition, leveraging existing and building future capabilities. 
 We’ve made good progress, and we’re now looking for ambitious people to join a venture which will leverage the opportunity being created via open banking; taking propositions forward through development to launch. 
 We’re on the lookout to grow our engineering team and require a Software Engineer to join a small agile and specialist delivery team to build a new tech capability for the BGL Group that will facilitate the delivery of exciting new customer propositions for our Group companies.
This role is based in London and there may be the occasional ad-hoc requirement to travel to our Peterborough HQ to collaborate with our wider tech teams’.

What will you be responsible for as a Software Engineer at BGL Group?
  • Championing quality and technical excellence at all times
  • Contribute to the development roadmap
  • Ability to make an impact and contribute to building a high performing team
  • Keep up to date with developments across your technical area of expertise
  • Staying  on top of market developments and understanding implications for our project
  • Focused on delivering the best customer experience; knowing when enough has been done to achieve this
What will it take to be successful as a Software Engineer at BGL Group?
  • Experience of building applications in a microservice environment using .Net or NodeJS
  • You’ll have a high level of coding standards (OO, design patterns, testing approaches, TDD)
  • Knowledge of deploying applications in containers such as Docker to cloud environments such as AWS
  • Understanding of web technologies, SQL and NoSQL datastores
  • Naturally consider performance, availability, monitoring, and alerting
  • Self-motivated and desire to get things done
  • Ability to pick up new concepts and technologies fast, and find the best solution with the customer in mind
  • Comfortable working across small as well as larger tech teams
We never stand still…
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. Home to, many brands including LesFurets,, Beagle Street, 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.

We grow because we are…
BGL Group is values-driven. All of us share an understanding of what we’re here to do and the way we should do it. We build our capabilities to ensure we win in our chosen markets – we work hard and have fun. It’s a special place with a dedicated group of people.
Our strategy is underpinned by four values which influence the way we work every day: Ambitious, Authentic, Creative and United. Our clear purpose to make a difference to our customers, colleagues and communities is something we developed together and runs through the heart of our business, driving the way we operate.
If any of the above resonates with you as a person, then we want to hear from you.
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