29 Jun 2017

Full-Time Software Engineer

Directline Group – Posted by AdminOrpington, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

Software Engineer

The Opportunity

We’re working towards becoming the UK’s number one retail general insurer and we’ve got a lot to be proud of. Not only are we home to some of the best known names in the insurance industry, like Direct Line, Churchill, Green Flag and NIG, we’re also just at the start of our journey. Which means we have an opportunity that very few businesses ever have: to take a completely fresh approach to the way we do business. And we have the right people in place to help us do it.

Digital is in the driving seat. And we’re taking the lead. We’re turning our brands into digital leaders. We’re here to revolutionise how people use our products and services.

We’re lean and agile, with the benefit of a respected FTSE 100 company behind us. Work with us, and you’ll find an in-house role with an agency feel.

We now have an opportunity for a multi-skilled software engineer (specialised generalist) to incrementally develop and deliver quality, working software on the DLG web platform.

We want someone who can revolutionise the digital experience by challenging convention, continuously improving & innovating and delivering business value at a sustainable pace.

The Role

As a software engineer you will develop and deliver updates to the digital platform following the Scrum framework sharing best  practice advice and guidance. ( Actively participating in ceremonies and championing the agile frameworks, Scrum and Kanban, ensuring that Agile principles are practiced by peers and understood by stakeholders.

The software engineer will facilitate technical decisions; incorporate feedback and emergent patterns from the team back in to the overall design and proactively support 3rd party application development partners to ensure they deliver software within the agreed solution design and quality standards

Key Skills and Experience

Technical Skills:

  • Object-oriented software development
  • J2EE, JSP and Spring MVC
  • Behaviour Driven Development (BDD)
  • Web Services (SOAP/REST)
  • HTML5 and CSS3 (knowledge of Yaml/Bootstrap desirable but not essential)
  • Javascript/JSON and modern client-side frameworks e.g. AngularJS, JQuery, BackboneJS
  • XML
  • Subversion/GIT & Continuous Integration

Prior experience of working in an Agile development environment with continuous integration and an academic background in computing or similar is also required

Career benefits and rewards

Rewarding you is really important to us, as well as offering a competitive salary and generous holiday entitlement; you can take advantage of a wide range of benefits. The best part is you can pick and choose the benefits to suit your own lifestyle, but also pass on some of the savings to family and friends. Here are just a few we have on offer:

  • A competitive salary, benchmarked against our competitors, which will grow as you do.
  • Pension 9% of your base salary, you can choose to contribute less or more than this, and anything you don’t wish to put in to your pension you can take as cash instead!
  • Private medical insurance (anyone can choose this through our flexible benefits scheme, and managers receive this as standard)
  • Attractive holiday entitlement
  • 50% off our Home, Motor and Pet insurance
  • Free Travel insurance
  • Free Green Flag breakdown cover
  • Flexible rewards including Life insurance, income protection, critical illness insurance, personal accident insurance
  • Retail card, with discounts at big name retailers
  • My Discounts – a discounts website for all our employees, with great discounts, cash back savings and offers across hundreds of brilliant  high street brands, travel, tickets, gym memberships and much more.

Who we are
Direct Line Group is an organisation with a clear mission: to make insurance much easier and better value for customers. We are one of the leading motor, home and small business insurers in the UK. We are home to some of the nation’s best-known brands, including Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, Green Flag and NIG.

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Job Categories: Engineering and Other. Job Types: Full-Time and Permanent. Job Tags: Directline Group, diversity, equality, full time, inclusion, london, London - Bromley, permanent, and software engineer. Salary: Competitive.

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