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uSwitch

Senior Software Engineer

London, United Kingdom

02 October, 2019

Salary

£55K - 95K

Contract type

Full time

Technologies & frameworks

  • javascript
  • react
  • clojure
  • elixir
  • go

Benefits & perks

  • Generous pto
  • Onsite gym
  • Pension
  • Pension contributions
  • Child care benefits
  • Parental leave
  • Snacks
  • Committed to a diverse team
  • Agile
  • Healthy snacks
  • Bike friendly
  • Learning budget
  • Flexible pto/unlimited sick days

To sum it up...

Serve millions of users every month using front end/functional technology

Role overview

Why us?

At RVU, we have the best of both worlds: the excitement of a start-up and the strength of well-established, trusted household names.

uSwitch is the UK’s top comparison website for home services switching helping consumers save money on their gas ⛽, electricity💡, broadband, TV 📺 and phone ☎️

Money is one of the UK’s leading comparison websites for financial services. Consumers can compare loans, credit cards, bank accounts and insurance from more than 600 providers. 💸

Bankrate is changing the mortgage market. We create innovative and personalised products that help you make smarter decisions. We want to empower you to find a house and get a mortgage without talking to an agent or broker. 🏠

Together, we are RVU. Together, we have the power to reach consumers across the UK, and the technology to give them a world class online experience.

We believe in being great people to work with: we are very passionate about our own work, but we think that it’s important to make time to help others with their work - so that the entire team gets better every day. We are entrepreneurial - we believe in challenging the status quo and solving problems our users will face tomorrow. Perhaps most of all, we are inclusive: no matter who we are, where we come from, or which project we work on, we are one team with one dream: improving the lives of our users through awesome experiences.


The role

Our purpose is to simplify complex marketplaces with intuitive and accessible applications that genuinely improve people’s lives. Saving a few hundred pounds a year on bills makes a fundamental difference to vulnerable people who sometimes have to choose between paying for utilities or groceries 🍌

Our platforms serve millions of users a month, process thousands of comparisons a day, and drive hundreds of complex integrations with vastly different partners. We’re a tech-driven business that focuses on agile delivery and cross functional product teams.

We are creating the next generation of comparison platforms, and as we scale we are looking for passionate, empathetic engineers to build highly performant, accessible, and beautiful consumer experiences to facilitate switching and comparisons on the web. 💻

What you might be working on:

  • Building the future of the micro front-ends at uSwitch leveraging some of our packages such koa-core, ustyle, and frameworks like Inferno, React, Apollo and GraphQL
  • Delivering integrated and accessible full checkout journeys for additional uSwitch products like Credit Cards and Broadband
  • Working with multiple other teams to help drive consumer personalisation and wider uSwitch initiatives; working in Clojure, Go, Elixir and deploying to Kubernetes
  • Creating a personalised experience on the uSwitch homepage and our new “manage my bills product”
  • Building performance tooling to continuously improve our TTFB across the site, and optimising for a PWA experience with offline caching and push notifications
  • Creating beautiful dashboard experiences for our B2B products using D3.js and React

We pride ourselves in delivering accessible, performant, and functional experiences to the consumer, hopefully you do too.


Requirements

The things we look for in you:

  • You want to grow within your career and are looking for a place that lets you have immediate, meaningful impact - we deploy up to 150 times a day
  • Care about the product life cycle and the lifetime value of the customer - without our customers we wouldn’t have a business
  • Passionate about accessibility, performance, UX, and A/B testing
  • Pragmatic and deliver thoughtful and awesome solutions to solve business problems
  • Have had experience or want to have experience working in diverse, cross functional agile teams - we value people that want to push themselves into unknown territories
  • Want to be involved in the larger engineering community, and contribute back to that community through open source projects and conferences
  • Have a deep understanding of web applications and the surrounding stacksWe aren’t wedded to languages, but you should know how an application works for a customer :)


Benefits

What we’ll give back to you:

We want to give you a great work environment; contribute back to both your personal and professional development; and give you great benefits to make your time at RVU even more enjoyable. Some of these benefits include:

  • A competitive salary and bonus package 💰
  • A healthy learning and training budget, as well as the chance to go to conferences around the world every year ✈️
  • The latest equipment - be it a Linux or Apple or Windows machine 💻
  • Free breakfast, healthy snacks, coffee and soft drinks ☕
  • Paid parental leave for those key moments in your life 👶

We have lots of other great benefits within the business, these are just a few of them:

  • Health insurance 🚑
  • Moving day off, birthday day off, charitable day off
  • In office gym and pilates + yoga classes
  • Flexi holiday policy ⛱️
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Season ticket loans for those long commutes
  • Employer matching pension up to 7.5%
  • 1 month full paid paternity leave to spend more time with the kids 🍼
  • Attractive maternity leave policy
  • We also want to help you with your life events, so offer interest free loans for special moments in your life like moving home, buying your first home and your wedding

Location

London is the capital of the United Kingdom, situated in the South East of the island. The world's largest financial centre, London is also often referred to the culture capital of the world. The city is well-known for its heritage, including Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, Kew Gardens, Westminster Abbey, and the historic settlement of Greenwich. London Underground is the oldest urban railway network in the world.

Technology workers in London earn 60pc more than the city average, with the figure even higher for foreign born workers, who earned 28pc more than their British counterparts in tech jobs. London can be considered as a center for professional relocation. Furthermore, there are over 100 of Europe's 500 largest companies' headquarters in London.

The city is famous for unpredictable weather. For instance, it could be cold, warm and rainy in one day and it’s often the topic of conversation across the city.

Did you know...

  • 2.5M people, one third of Londoners, are foreign born
  • 40% of Greater London is green space

uSwitch

  • 50-249

uSwitch is an impartial comparison and switching service. We help compare prices on gas & electricity, home phone, broadband, digital television, mobile phones and personal finance products including mortgages, credit cards, current accounts and insurance. Our aim is to help customers take advantage of the best prices and services on offer from suppliers so they can get their best deal. As well as offering online and telephone-based comparison, Energy customers also have the option to create an account to automatically monitor the market and notify them when they can move to a cheaper tariff - making future comparisons even simpler and faster. Our Broadband speed test tool also helps customers find out how fast their broadband is and to identify the best broadband provider for their postcode. We’re based in London near London Bridge and Southwark Bridge and can boast a scenic view from our office of some amazing buildings such as the Shard, the Cheese Grater, Walkie-Talkie and the Gherkin. Our Culture Well we don’t like to boast, but our culture is quite unique. We empower intelligent people to make intelligent decisions. We give them the autonomy to experiment and the flexibility to develop ways to provide our customers a simple and personal service. We’re all extremely proud of working here and that shows through the commitment and the passion in every day life at uSwitch. We don’t believe in hierarchy and we’re not at all corporate. So in a nutshell we’re just what you’re looking for if you want to develop yourself and make a difference.

  • Technology
  • Private
  • go
  • AWS
  • Code Quality
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Generous PTO
  • Onsite Gym
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Engineers who find a new job through Golang Works average a 15% increase in salary.

Salary

£55K - 95K

Contract type

Full time

Technologies & frameworks

  • javascript
  • react
  • clojure
  • elixir
  • go

Benefits & perks

  • Generous pto
  • Onsite gym
  • Pension
  • Pension contributions
  • Child care benefits
  • Parental leave
  • Snacks
  • Committed to a diverse team
  • Agile
  • Healthy snacks
  • Bike friendly
  • Learning budget
  • Flexible pto/unlimited sick days

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