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Software Engineer

  • Location: Southwark, Greater London, England
  • Salary: £37k - 48k per year
  • Contract hours: FullTime

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About the job

Position: Software Engineer (L2)

Salary: £37,000 - £48,000

Location: London, England


My client is looking for a talented software engineer to work on exciting SaaS products that make use of insights identified by data scientists to help small business owners understand their insurance risks.

About the role

As a software engineer, you'll be working on helping us to build the next generation of product suite. My client is looking to move current architecture onto the next stage of growth. Thier software engineers have a wide-ranging remit, from building out the front-end with the Product team, through designing and architecting our microservice-based backend and working with Data Science teams on integrating exciting new models, to working directly with their growing customer list. You'll be reporting directly to the Head of Engineering and have the ability to propose a new direction or feature and work with the team to achieve.

About My Client

My client is a multi-award winning insurtech start-up based in the heart of London. Their mission is to deliver ground breaking Insurance Analytics Software that helps protect all small businesses. Their leadership team has extensive experience and comes from a background in private equity, data science, development, and technology (Amazon, Twitter, Sovereign Capital)

Tech you'll be working with

The tech stack is always maturing, and believe that using the right tool for the job is more important than adhering to any specific language, At the moment my client mainly use Python (Flask), React, Sass, RabbitMQ, MongoDB, PHP (Laravel). They make use of AWS and Azure to host products and services and are always looking for ways to improve tech and processes.


My client is looking for someone who can come in, make a difference, and increase the skill and strength of the team. Some of the specific things that we'd like to see from you are:

  • Demonstrable experience with a modern development language, ideally Python or PHP7, but as long as you understand low-level concepts, we're sure you can learn quickly
  • Experience with a front-end JavaScript framework such as React or Angular2, or clear evidence you're able to learn easily
  • A desire to explore both front-end and back-end development
  • Clear evidence that you are always looking to develop your skills
  • A few years of commercial development experience

We'd be even happier if you had some, or even all, of the following:

  • Knowledge of the Flask Python framework
  • Experience with the Laravel PHP framework
  • Exposure to AWS and/or Microsoft Azure, especially in any DevOps capacity
  • Understanding of modern agile methodologies (we use Scrum and Kanban across our teams)
  • Any experience with databases, both relational and NoSQL, and the tools and languages used with them
  • Exposure to a microservice-based architecture
  • Experience of creating RESTful web services, and using other publicly available APIs


  • Flexible working
  • Subsidised gym
  • Workplace health coaching
  • Share options scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Free drinks and treats
  • Cycle2Work scheme
  • Software credits
  • Allowance for learning
  • 23 days off + bank holidays
  • Board game tournaments
  • Regular team lunches and other team events
  • The fast-paced, exciting start-up life



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