Software Engineer (Backend)

Zego

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.

Zego has a truly international and inclusive team, unified by great ideas and collaborative thoughtfulness. Our people are the most important part of our story and everyone plays an essential role in our journey.

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. In 2018 we were listed as one of the top 3 disruptors to watch on the Sunday Times Fast Track 100. We were also listed in Wired magazine as one of the 5 hottest startups in London. In 2019, we were 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 - solidifying our place as one of the UK’s most exciting and influential tech companies.

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.

 
Role overview

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 initiatives 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 world class 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.

 

About the role
 

Over the next 12 months:

  • You will have the opportunity to play a key role in developing new core insurance products.
  • You will iterate on existing products to ensure we're providing the best insurance in the market.
  • You will contribute to code reviews and mentoring of other engineers.
  • As part of our codebase custodians team you will lead by example in championing code styles and standards.
  • You will collaborate with product managers and across teams to bring new products and features to the market.
  • You will contribute to the delivery of highly reliable, secure and scalable event-driven service based applications.

 

About you

We are looking for somebody with a strong working knowledge of software development. You will either have past experience in Python, or a willingness to learn. We want somebody who is committed to building, nurturing, and iterating on an ever-evolving codebase.

 

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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