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Moneysupermarket Group • United Kingdom

Senior Developer (Backend)

Employment type:  Full time

3–4 days/week at home

Core hours 10–4

Job Description

Everyday, we push beyond expectations to help millions of people save money, at a time when it’s never mattered more. Through MoneySuperMarket, MoneySavingExpert, Quidco and our B2B partnerships we supply products to more than 24 million unique monthly visitors, helping UK households to save billions of pounds a year. Can you tell this is something we’re exceptionally proud of!

Creative, collaborative, ambitious – it’s hard work. But what makes it worth it? Leaving work knowing we’ve made a difference to our customers, users, and to each other.

Put our distinct brands together with our dedicated colleagues and you’ve got a workplace with lots of personality. We’re open-minded, diverse, and love our differences. Everyone plays a part, and comes together to work hard, go beyond, and make sure everyone feels they belong.

Our technology team is growing, and we're hiring for an experienced software engineer. Join us to start going beyond comparison.

Technology at Moneysupermarket Group

Our services are built by highly collaborative product teams, jam packed with hard-working product managers, designers and engineers constantly striving for ways to innovate our services and improve our technology platforms and practices. We love pairing, mobbing, TDD, automating, and releasing to production multiple times a day via our highly automated build pipelines.

At Moneysupermarket our developers use their expertise and knowledge of building and maintaining large distributed systems to create blazingly fast and reliable experiences that delight our customers. They also use their passion to inspire everyone they work with to deliver a world class experience. We work collaboratively in full stack multi-disciplinary teams where everyone is expected to be hands on across all stages of development.

Our backends are a mix of Java Spring Boot and serverless AWS Lambda services using Node.js. We build our front end apps as single page applications in modern JavaScript frameworks, powered by our microservice architecture. Our infrastructure is hosted in AWS, defined as code, containerised withiKubernetes, andnd we’re embracing serverless and other cloud native technologies. We share data through an event-driven system backed by Kafka. Our operational data stores are a combination of Mongo and AWS managed Relational Databases.

We talk more about our tech teams here.

Why is Moneysupermarket Group a phenomenal place to be an engineer?

  • Dedicated time for learning & people regularly attend conferences and events
  • Loads of team activities – hack days, social events and community get-togethers. We also bring everyone across all of Product & Technology together at least once a year
  • Grow your career with us, supported by our career progression framework as well as having regular opportunities to move around
  • An approach to hybrid working designed to get the best of both worlds and beautiful offices with games areas, free food & drinks and more

What can I expect in the role?

As a guide, in the first month you can expect:

  • Meet your teams, peers and key collaborators and begin to build relationships.
  • Dive into our technology by pair programming with other engineers.
  • Take time to understand the landscape and roadmap of our systems.
  • Learn how Moneysupermarket operates, our principles, history and where we’re heading.
  • Help find opportunities for improvement.

Beyond that, as you grow your role will expand to include:

  • Leading on the delivery of new features and functionality in your team.
  • Collaboration with all members of your team and work hands-on through end-to-end delivery, using practices like pair and mob programming.
  • Chip in to the technical strategy for your team.
  • Drive forward initiatives you identify for making improvements.
  • Ensure we are effectively handling maintenance and operational requirements, such as technical debt & sensible levels of documentation.
  • Using your expertise and experience to mentor and coach others.

What we value in a developer:

  • We're looking for significant experience with one or more OO programming languages (we primarily work with Java & Node.js, but we are open minded and can consider experience with any programming language).
  • Experience with all types of automated testing (unit, integration, contract, E2E, performance) and a capable TDD practitioner.
  • Highly proficiency in good code design practices and able to coach others.
  • Flexibility to work across the full stack and experience with CI/CD and maintaining cloud infrastructure.
  • The confidence and ability to guide and mentor people and teams to design, deliver and maintain high-quality web applications.
  • A passion for agile development - we love to ship and deliver value as quickly as possible.
  • Those who love working in a highly collaborative environment and enjoy pairing and mobbing.

Our interview process:

  • We run a remote-first interview process.
  • You'll be invited to an initial call with one of our Talent Acquisition team who will be on hand to tell you more about the role, and answer any questions that you have.
  • Our technical interview consists of three sections: a Q&A with questions focused on the role of a software engineer, a paired programming task, and finally questions on your behaviours and how you work with others.
  • We provide all questions and resources in advance to allow you to showcase your best self during the interview.
  • We can also make changes and accommodations to our process, and will work with you on this.

Why us:

Our benefits include up to 30 days holiday, a bonus, enhanced parental leave, and tools that empower our supportive culture. You can find a full list here.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

We're an inclusive, anti-racist and equal opportunity employer that values diversity. This means we respect and embrace differences in gender identity, race, ethnic origin, sexual expression and orientation, religion and faith, age, marital status, disability, neurodiversity, social background, education and way of thinking. We’re a place where you can be you.

Our customers and users come from different backgrounds, as do our colleagues. We welcome applications from everyone, and particularly encourage women and Black, Asian and ethnic minority candidates to apply as we’re actively building representation that’s more closely reflective of the communities we serve. Our appointments are made on merit, following a robust and objective assessment process, and the candidate with the highest score is offered the role. If you’re passionate about our purpose of helping households save money and excited about what you could accomplish here, we’d love to hear from you.

We understand that job adverts only say so much and you’re likely to have a lot of questions. If you’d like to know anything before applying such as more on the location, salary, our parental leave policy etc, please just let us know and we’ll be happy to help. You can contact the recruiter for this role, Tom at tom.wood@moneysupermarket.com.

Company benefits

Work from anywhere scheme – 2 weeks a year
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Fully stocked snack cupboard
Mental health platform access
Financial coaching
Buy or sell annual leave – the option to buy 5 additional days
Health insurance
Dental coverage
Open to part-time employees
Open to compressed hours
Adoption leave
Enhanced sick days
Fertility treatment leave
Flexible working week
Enhanced sick pay
Compassionate leave
Travel insurance
Season ticket loan
Time off in-lieu
Paid anniversary break
Optional unpaid leave
Shared parental leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Cycle to work scheme
Faith rooms
In office massages
In office catering
Meditation space
Pension match/increase
Life assurance
Interest free loans
Share options
Annual pay rises
Salary sacrifice
Sabbaticals
Personal development budgets
Hackathons
Charity donation scheme
Volunteer days
Company wide holidays/offsites
Employee assistance programme
Skilled worker visas
Teambuilding days
Personal development days
L&D budget
Lunch and learns
Employee discounts
Location
79%
Employees are largely happy with their working location freedom
Hours
79%
Employees are largely happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
74%
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
72%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
73%
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Autonomy
81%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Moneysupermarket Group

Company employees

650

Gender diversity (male:female)

56:44

Office locations

Ewloe, London and Manchester

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
Finance & Insurance

Finance & Insurance

Industry awards 2023

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