Senior Software Engineer (Backend) - Remote Working (UK)

London, ENGLAND | about 2 months

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Job Description

We are Zego, a global insurtech scale-up providing cover that creates possibilities. In an ever-changing world, insurance is struggling to keep up. Through the power of emerging technologies, we are creating fairer products designed for the 21st century.

In 2019, we closed our series B funding round, raising $42M from top-tier investors that will fuel our growth into new territories and the expansion of our product portfolio. We were also listed in the Fintech 50 and placed number 7 in the Startups 100. More recently, we were accepted into the Tech Nation Future 50 2020 cohort and medium-sized and a Tech Company of the Year 2020 finalist - solidifying our place as one of the UK’s most exciting and influential tech companies.

Purpose of the Role:

PLEASE NOTE: This is a distributed role so applicants can be based anywhere in the UK. Please note that you may, on occasion, be required to visit the London office so we can only accept applications from residents based in the UK.

We are looking for a Software Engineer to help us work across a number of different projects within our platform team. Our core application is built on top of the Django web framework and hosted on AWS. We typically use Python 3, Postgres, Celery, and whatever else we need to get the job done.

It is an exciting time to join, you will partner with experienced engineers, designers and product managers to help make Zego the best loved insurance startup in the world. You can read in this blog post what a day in the life of an engineer here at Zego can look like.

What you'll be working on:

    Using Python to develop the platform that sits at the heart of Zego's business
    Designing new features and systems with an emphasis on scalability, security, reliability, and observability.
    Using principles from domain-driven design to keep our software close to the business and easy to work with as our platform matures.
    Contributing to and launching larger-scale technical projects through our RFC process, such as our current movement from a Django monolith to a service-oriented, event-driven architecture.
    Driving code standards forward through code reviews - all code is peer reviewed prior to release - and contributing to our style guide as part of ur Codebase Custodians group.
    Helping to nurture engineers through mentoring.
    Deploying code to production hassle-free - our team uses continuous integration and deployment and de-ploys to production up to 20 times a day.
    Honing your craft with a learning budget, lunch and learns and fortnightly technical guild meetings.

What you'll need to be successful in the role:

    We are looking for somebody with a passion for software development.
    You will have experience developing backend applications in any programming language but have an interest in learning Python.
    You will have experience with designing software systems.
    You will have prior knowledge of relational databases - we use PostgreSQL.

What's it like to work at Zego?

We look for people who have expertise, enthusiasm and who are motivated by change. There’s plenty of room to learn and grow, as part of our ongoing training programmes or directly from other experts. You’ll work alongside a talented group of people who respect each other's differences and seek to understand fresh perspectives.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.


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