Senior Software Engineer (React.js)

1-2 days per week at home

A little flex time

Dog friendly

We’re doing things a little differently…. Want to join us on our journey, to help us grow?

Founded in 2017 by our CEO, James, and co-founder, Callum, we’re an award-winning technology startup with a mission to make driving fairer and we think it’s time that car insurance was done differently for low mileage drivers. With the UK’s first real-time pay-by-mile car insurance policy, we’re bringing the same level of on-demand convenience to car ownership that people now expect from taxis and takeaway food.

Inclusion is at the core of our business and our hiring, we want to make everyone feel safe to be themselves and know that we will never compromise on that.

What we believe in.

We challenge with kindness, making sure everyone feels safe and included. We support each other.

We take time to learn so that we can improve ourselves, our colleagues and our products. We’re not afraid to make mistakes if it gives us the opportunity to grow.

We’re clear in our vision. We’re happy to challenge the status quo if it will help us make things better.

We own up, we don’t blame. We’re humble enough to take feedback on board, and respectful enough to give it. The next big idea could come from anywhere, so everyone’s opinion matters.

We consider before we start, whether that’s interrogating details to save confusion down the line, or getting help from others. We make decisions using data, not opinions, and we use our time wisely, always staying focused on the end goal.

Senior Software Engineer (React.js)

We are looking for a Senior Engineer to join our cross-functional Customers team. You’ll work alongside a talented group of developers, QA engineers, product designers and a dedicated product manager to educate our customers on the pay-by-mile revolution. You’ll be responsible for delivering a best in class buying experience by building exceptional quality front-end applications and supporting services that will grow our customer base and help fuel our growth ambitions in 2022 and beyond.

We are cloud-native and value building platforms and systems that are resilient, the stack you’ll be working with predominantly consists of React and GraphQL, written in TypeScript. The team has a dedicated designer and follows a design system, with components built in React via Storybook, you should be comfortable working closely with designers to contribute and extend it.

You will be working within the team to build and test new features and products across multiple sales channels, from home page and comparison site through to purchase - supporting our commercial and marketing goals and delighting our customers on the way.

You’ll be a fantastic addition to By Miles if you have:

  • Exceptional knowledge of frontend development (from CSS to CORS).

  • Proven experience building and maintaining large React web applications at scale in an eCommerce or conversion-focused role.

  • A deep understanding of JavaScript and TypeScript.

  • Experienced implementing Google Analytics and supporting the interpretation of meaningful insights to improve our products.

  • Great communication skills, within and outside your immediate team.

  • A great eye for detail, enabling high quality, rapid delivery.

Day to day you’ll be:

  • Working with engineers, designers and product managers to build high-quality customer-facing applications servicing more than 100k quotes per day.

  • Writing quality testable code, respecting and contributing to the team's coding philosophies.

  • Deploying and running experiments, measuring and implementing winning solutions through A/B testing.

  • Owning frequent deployments to live environments, monitoring and observing outcomes and performance.

  • Provide constructive feedback on your team's work through peer review.

  • Contributing to regular team standups, refinement and sprint planning sessions.

But it’s not all about us...

It’s just as much about you. We’re an ambitious, energetic bunch and we have our sights set on great things this year, and we’re ready to grow. We recognise the value our people bring, with their inquisitive minds, bright ideas and fantastic attitudes, and we aim to give as much as we receive. It’s only fair.

Our benefits:

  • 26 days holiday + 8 bank holidays.

  • Verified by flexa as a truly flexible employer. We offer fully hybrid working with access to our office in Hammersmith.

  • Opportunities for flexible or part-time working.

  • Allowance to get your work-from-anywhere set up, set up.

  • 10% Side Project and Professional Development Time.

  • Monthly one-to-one coaching sessions with our in-house coach Helen McMillan.

  • Access to on-demand mental health support through Spill.

  • Fully Flexible Benefits through our partner Thanks Ben, choose the benefits that matter most to you.

  • Real Living Wage for new parents, regardless of gender, or amount of time taken with your new addition to the family.

  • Compassionate leave, Parental Bereavement Leave - Sabbaticals - When you’ve been with us for 3 years you can take a paid sabbatical to rest, recharge, travel, learn a new skill, anything you want.

  • Regular Socials - both Virtual and In-person.

  • Cycle to work scheme.

  • Pension.

Salary: £60,000-£70,000 dependent on experience.

Location: London, with fully hybrid working or UK remote working.

Our customers come from all walks of life, and so do we. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics or disability.

1-2 days per week at home

A little flex time

Dog friendly