Technical Lead

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What’s the challenge?

As a Technical Lead for our Rewards technical delivery team, you will lead by example by building, running and owning our platform with a focus on speed to market, stability and scalability. You will build highly scalable, highly available services and mentor and coach technical excellence, promoting and embedding software craftsmanship best practice. The solutions you provide will adhere to technical architecture, principles and governance principles. Quality and technical excellence will always be your priority, contributing to the agile process and improving all aspects of delivery.

You will be passionate to learn new concepts and technologies fast and find the best solution for complex problems. Our Application Architect will mentor and coach you and you will mentor and coach our Engineers, your opinion will be important to us.

This role will be a great opportunity to grow, working with 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.

What will it take to be successful as a Technical Lead?

  • JavaScript experience (React and Node) 
  • Knowledge of a service orientated architecture 
  • Be an advocate of extreme programming, keen to test first, deploy often and pair program
  • Have a high level of coding standards (OO, design patterns, testing approaches, TDD) with a technical approach to problem solving
  • A customer focused, natural influencer and negotiator with an enthusiasm for motivating teams
  • Team first, no ego approach
  • Mentoring and coaching experience 
  • Active learner, keeping up to date with developments, concepts and technologies 
  • Structured approach to governance and standards and eager to further technical excellence at
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 understand the importance of achieving a healthy lifestyle balance, whether it’s working remotely or flexibly we have an environment where people are empowered to embrace flexible working in a way that works for them and for the business.

Opening Date: 20th November 2019
Closing Date: 20th December 2019

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