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    Company Info

    Working here is about being there for our customers; we're available should the worst happen and we work together to enable social and financial equality across the UK. But it's also about you -how you develop and what you can achieve. We'll help your talent thrive in an environment where you'll be supported to work flexibly and autonomously, sharing in our success and rewarded for a great performance with a generous benefits package.


    Department Info

    We care about our customers and are here to protect the things that matter to them - their home, their pet, their car and much more. At GI our mission is to grow our household insurance market share, diversify our range of products and drive innovative ways in which our customers can purchase and interact with us.

    We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates.



    Job Duties

  • Lead a team of engineers-specialists on UX Design, development & associated Operations

  • Hands-on contribution to the technical code and design documentation

  • Provide Technical support including Technical Enablement on Application, Solution Development and Implementation of Roadmap & effort estimates

  • Support & undertake evaluations and technical proof-of-concepts

  • Identify and address design challenges and work closely with architecture community

  • Ensure that the application design & implementation is adequately documented and approved

  • Understand / apply reusable code design, leverage application architecture / framework capabilities and functionality, and design / develop solutions that are highly reliable, scalable, and perform to meet business-defined service levels

  • Conduct code reviews and ensuring quality solutions are built and tested

  • Take full ownership of code quality and implementation of UI designs into production & manage the DevOps team from both Development & operations perspective

  • Evaluate and recommend the development methodologies, frameworks and modeling techniques

  • Assist developers during the development process to address any technical and design challenges

  • Create new and unique web applications, with a focus on Java/JavaScript based architecture. Lead fast paced proof of concepts and demo projects including mock screen designs

  • Mentor other engineers/developers to create innovative solutions, balancing user needs against business goals and technology capabilities

  • Your extensive experience will provide knowledge to the development team across the range of tools and platforms that the team works with and you will be expected to lead in the development of the front end applications and web sites developing great user experiences across different browsers and devices

  • Providing technical leadership across aspects of the technology stack and demonstrate strong problem solving skills

  • Utilising and championing agile technical practices; Continuous Integration/Delivery, pair programming, refactoring

  • Design & implement solutions that are mobile friendly & responsive designs

  • Introducing Open Source products and tools as appropriate to optimise the delivery timescale and quality of the software product

  • Applying expert knowledge in design workshops utilising emergent design and architectural principles and patterns to produce well-engineered solutions

  • Participate and contribute to all agile ceremonies; planning, estimation, show & tells and retrospectives

  • Work with analysts to interpret high level requirements for complex, large scale initiatives and decomposing them into independent stories for consumption by team member

  • Work in a collaborative, sharing, open, transparent way

  • Escalating complex challenges, issues and risks as well as proposed mitigating actions

  • Driving continuous improvement efforts by identifying and championing practical means of reducing time to market while maintaining high quality products

  • Govern & design CI/CD pipelines from Development through to Production implementation


  • Skills Required

  • Solid working experience of React scripting & UI design & implementation

  • Ability to lead a specialist team of UX Development Engineers (size -4) & implement UX solutions in React

  • Experience using Build & Deploy tools - Such as Jenkins, Maven, OctopusDeploy

  • Hands-on experience of application development & deployment in Cloud (AWS and / or Azure) & related technologies such as Serverless

  • Solid understanding of DevOps, Continuous Integration, deployment & operations concepts & demonstrable working experience in these areas.

  • Experience with secure development and tools

  • A strong interest in and passion for technology, web design and user experience

  • An understanding of cross-browser compatibility and responsive web design

  • Experience of guiding junior developers in the team


  • Benefits

    Whatever your role, Legal & General rewards ability, performance and attitude with a package that looks after things that matter to you.

    Our employees have a wide range of benefits including:

  • A generous pension scheme

  • Life assurance

  • 27 holiday days

  • Overtime Pay

  • Private medical insurance

  • Performance related bonuses

  • A variety of share schemes

  • Discounts on high street and our own great products

    Your hard work will be rewarded when you join us.



Industry
Insurance
Job Sector
IT & Telecoms
Job Position
Software Engineer
City/Town
Birmingham
Address
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Post date
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