Senior Software Engineer (Remote)

  • Admiral
  • Cardiff, UK
  • 12/09/2020
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Job Description

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Software Engineer (Python, AWS)

Site: Ty Admiral, Cardiff but the role will allow you to remote work

Business: Admiral Financial Services (AFSL)

Department: Technology

Manager: Ioan Davies (Development Lead)

Your Opportunity

Admiral Financial Services (AFSL) is the young, energetic lending arm of Admiral Group. Based on the 11th floor in Ty Admiral, we have the freedom to innovate like a small start up with the fortunate support of Admiral Group.

The journey started for us when we launched unsecured personal loans in June 2017. We went on to be the first direct to consumer car finance provider in December 2017 and since then, we have gone from strength to strength!

With ambitious plans for 2020, we’re looking for someone who is keen to learn, excited about getting stuck in and ready for a challenge. Our vision is simple, we’re creating a special lending business for our customers whilst also ensuring AFSL is a fantastic place to work.

As a business, it’s important that our staff are transparent, creative, curious and challenge with care, all whilst being actively involved in our culture.

The Role

As a Software Engineer within AFSL your role will be to design, build and test cutting edge components that utilise the latest in cloud infrastructure, services and container orchestration.

You will be working in an informal, fun environment with some of the brightest minds around! We’re working on new and exciting stuff every day, unencumbered by legacy technology.

We will support you to pursue opportunities for training and development.

A successful Software Engineer in AFSL is someone who:

  • Has a deep working knowledge of Python and AWS
  • Is eager and curious to learn. You don't need to have prior experience in financial services, but a willingness to get stuck in and learn about our business is key
  • Enjoys working with agile methodologies

Responsibilities

  • Take part in agile ceremonies including requirements gathering, refinement sessions, estimation, sprint planning, daily standups and retrospectives
  • High level of initiative and responsibility with a dedication to quality and attention to detail
  • Communicate using a variety of methods; Slack, face to face, email
  • Join in retrospectives and post implementation reviews to make sure we are all continuously learning
  • To align with the strategic priorities of the AFSL business – our five key capabilities
  • Promote and embody AFSL’s core values: to be transparent, have fun, be creative, be curious and to challenge with care

Your Experience

Essential:

  • Python
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Git source control
  • Agile development
  • Containerized deployment

It would be great if you also have:

  • Golang / Java
  • Kubernetes
  • Infrastructure as Code (Terraform)
  • MongoDB
  • MySQL

Our Team:

  • We’re a relatively new team and we’re growing quickly
  • There are 22 of us in the technology team
  • We are made up of CIO, CTO, Head of IT Systems, IT Architect, Development Lead, Software Engineers (3 levels, from Junior to Senior), Test and Release Manager, Test Analysts (3 levels, from Junior to Senior), Automation Testers, DevOps Engineers, Data Warehouse Developers and Support Analysts

About Admiral

We're Wales’ only FTSE 100 company. We have forward-thinking approaches and provide endless opportunities to test, learn and grow. There's a reason we've been named a Best Place to Work: our progressive culture, core values, and commitment to diversity and inclusion have created a working environment where people share ideas, aren’t afraid to speak up and change things, and above all, feel valued.

Admiral has grown from being a small start-up into a multi-national organisation. The company is constantly investigating new products, services and markets and is now present in eight countries with a diverse product portfolio.

Our success goes hand-in-hand with having a strong culture where we put our people and customers first. Our philosophy is simple yet effective: people who like what they do, do it better, and this, in turn, means that our customers receive the level of service and products that they deserve. Our culture is honest, open and wholeheartedly focused on four key areas:

Communication, Equality, Reward & Recognition, and Fun.

Salary, Benefits and Work-Life Balance

We do not have a set salary for this position, as it will be dependent on the successful candidate’s experience. We are happy to see CVs from all candidates who meet the requirements and will be happy to discuss the remuneration package.

At Admiral, we are proud to be a diverse business where we put our people and customers first. We have great benefits to ensure employees have a great work-life balance; it's one of the reasons we're voted no. 1 in the 2019 Sunday Times Best Big Companies to Work For in the UK. We want you to have an element of freedom to define a working lifestyle that supports this, so accommodate flexible hours wherever possible.

Please note, we are unable to accept CVs via email.

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