Engineer - Application Support - Winners of Best Company to Work for - flexi hours/ remote working

Simply Business
12 Oct 2018
17 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
*Simply Business – We are looking for an Engineer within our Application Support Team!

We believe that people are our most important asset and one worth protecting. As such, we’re known for creating an enviable working culture to keep our employees smiling on a day to day basis.

In fact, our impressive and enjoyable working culture has earned us 1st place winners in the 'Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work for' - two years in a row!

We are in the Fintech space and use technology and bleeding-edge data capability to provide elegant and customer-focused insurance products for small businesses.

*The role*

* This is a varied role with a lot of automony to make it the role your own and run with projects that you think are going to benefit the team
* Firefighting a variety of different application issues whilst also undertaking exciting project work
* Improving performance and monitoring
* Highlighting areas for continuous improvement and driving their prioritisation
* Being proactive in suggesting new tools, technologies and ways of working - anything which you think will help the company continually improve!
* No oncall is required with this role

*Some things we believe in*

* Creating an best-in-class engineering culture – Agile / Lean (Build-Measure-Learn) / TDD / Continuous Delivery (we release software to production about 14 times a day on average) / Small cross functional teams consisting of both tech and business stakeholders / Clean & maintainable code / Data-driven decision making
* Never chaining ourselves to a technology – always experimenting and ‘using the right tool for the job’
* Thought leadership – we host meetup groups and present talks in our office and the community
* Creating a great working environment and culture (modern open plan office, flexible hours, remote working, regular team events, paid company holidays abroad, afterwork clubs – like UX, Robotic, Data science clubs, ruby coding challenges over pizza, lunchtime TED talks and lot’s more!)
* Continuous learning – we look to pay for conferences and courses. Recently we have sent some of our Devs out to Miami, Portugal and Barcelona for tech events and conferences (paid for).
* Acting as a force for good in the world - We're a proud BCorp and we're also passionate about workplace diversity

*Our tech stack - experience with this stack is not essential*

Ruby, Rails, Python, MongoDB, RabbitMQ, AWS, Spark, Docker, Datadog Kafka, Ansible Cucumber, RSpec, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React, Redux & others. *You do not need to be experienced in this tech stack to apply (read the below section)*

*What we are looking for*

* Strong programming skills - in any language. We are technology agnostic when hiring. We have hired people from Java, PHP, C# and Ruby backgrounds in the past. We are looking for strong programmers who are excited to work with our tech stack (you don't need to have prior experience of Ruby or our stack)
* Huge passion for technology
* Strong communication and collaborative skills
* An advocate of engineering best practices
* A strong desire to work with business teams and to understand the business side of our product development (we see tech and business as one team here - all working together to reach the same goal of creating awesome products to serve our customers best)
* An understanding and appreciation of Lean/Agile approaches

*What we are offering*

* Competitive salary
* Discretionary annual bonus
* Flexible working hours
* Working from home
* A multi-award winning working culture and environment
* Life insurance
* 5% pension scheme
* Childcare vouchers
* 25 days holiday
* Gym membership
* Private medical care
* Dental cover
* Company trips abroad (paid for) - We’ve been Barcelona, Berlin and Portugal over the last few years.
* A very 'techy' and modern open plan office
* Career development – This is something we are very passionate about. Alongside many other things, we fund relevant training courses and conference
* Free daily breakfast, snacks & hot/cold drinks

*Where we are:*
Bank, City of London (with flexible hours and option to work from home available!)

*Awards and Achievements*

* Certified as a ‘B Corporation’ in 2017. B Corps maintain the highest standards of social & environmental impact to prove that business can be a force for good in the world
* Signed members of the ‘Women in Finance Charter’ to affirm our commitment to diversity
* Insurance Provider of the year – British Small Business awards 2017
* Business Intelligence Project of the Year – Tech, Data & Analytics Awards
* Young Insurance IT/Analytics Employee of the Year - Tech, Data & Analytics Awards (awarded to Dani Sola, our Head of Data)
* Winner of the ‘Top 100 Best Companies to Work for’ 2015 & 2016 – Sunday Times
* 3 Star (highest) accreditation in “Best Small Companies to Work for” – Best Companies Ltd 2015 & 2016
* Best Use of Audience Insight’ – Digi Awards
* Use of Organic Search (SEO)” Dadi Awards
* Accredited “Geared for Giving employer” – outstanding contributions to charity
* Most Agile Aware Organisation Award” – Agile Awards
* “Best Use of Mobile Technology Award” – Technology in Insurance Awards
* Named in the “Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA”
* Listed in “Sunday Times Tech Track 100” for fastest growing technology companies

*Please apply through this workinstartups website only – this is the only way to enter our database – we will email you within 48 hours if your application looks relevant*
*Please apply through this workinstartups website only – this is the only way to enter our database – we will email you within 48 hours if your application looks relevant*

Due to the volume of applications we receive across the entire business, we unfortunately cannot respond to each applicant with individual feedback. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days then please assume you have been unsuccessful.

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