Technical Lead - Home Insurance

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comparethemarket.com

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Technical Lead – Home


CHALLENGE, BUILD, LEARN, GROW


BGL Group, home of comparethemarket.com

As a Technical Lead at comparethemarket.com (CtM) you will drive the technical direction within a product team (Home), delivering first class web solutions and contributing to an evolving culture of innovation, enthusiasm and passion.


Joining our Home team, you will help customers find the right insurance policy for them. Our customers already rate us 4.7 out of 5, your CHALLENGE will be to push the boundaries with new technologies so that we can improve this score and deliver the very best for our customers. We value everyone’s opinion in building top class software and your role will be crucial in guiding the technical direction and building team consensus. You will work with the Product Owner and Application Architect, using your technical context to prioritise the feature backlog to deliver business outcomes in an optimal way. 


Quality and technical excellence will always be your priority, contributing to the agile process and improving all aspects of delivery. You’ll lead by example by building, running and owning our platform with a focus on speed to market, stability and scalability. You will BUILD code 80% of the time 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. 


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 190+ 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. But you don’t need to know it all!


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

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 polyglot approach to problem solving

A customer focused, natural influencer and negotiator with an enthusiasm for motivating teams

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 comparethemarket.com


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 have been growing rapidly since starting in 2006.  The tech team is at the heart of comparethemarket.com. Variety is the spice of life and through our cross-functional teams, our developers are supported to experience different parts of the business via different projects or products: there are no barriers! So if you’d like to make your mark in an exciting future for comparethemarket.com you’re in the right place. 


To learn more about what it’s like to work at comparethemarket visit https://www.bglgroup.co.uk/comparethemarket/life-at


We grow because we are…  

AMBITIOUS. We’re obsessed with delivering for our customers. We’re relentless in driving exceptional standards. We act boldly and take personal accountability. 

 

CREATIVE. We think differently and disrupt markets to benefit consumers. We use technology to innovate. We try new things, fail fast and apply our learning's. 

 

AUTHENTIC. We’re open, transparent and build trust. We challenge positively. We enjoy what we do and have fun doing it. 

 

UNITED. We’re one BGL. We respect, encourage and care for each other. We work, grow and win together.  


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