Technical Lead

Competitive Salary

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What’s the challenge?

As a Technical Lead for one of our Node.js Microservice delivery teams, you will oversee a team of engineers who deliver the API services that underpin our range of customer facing products provided by This is a hands-on role, driving best-practice and coding standards throughout the team contributing to a high-performing delivery team that operates in a collaborative way.

Your technical knowledge will be important as you provide the guidance and direction needed to ensure we deliver exceptional products, but, it is your enthusiasm and ability to coach and mentor back-end focused engineers that will really allow you to add value to our business and excel in this role.

We continuously push ourselves to improve our working practices and the services we offer, so you will get to use your inquisitive and analytical skills to suggest new ways of working. Our team spirit means everyone's opinion is important in building top class software and we operate in a non-hierarchical way.

This is an opportunity to build code you're proud of and improve our systems, processes, learning all the time from the people around you.

We use a plethora of tools and technologies such as AWS, Kubernetes, NodeJS, .NET Core, ReactJS, MongoDB, Docker and more.

What will it take to be successful?
  • JavaScript experience (NodeJS /ReactJS)
  • 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: 30th October 2019
Closing Date: 30th November 2019
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