Development Team Leader - Confused.com
About the job
We are looking for a leader of the development team who will act as technical tutor and line manager for our developers, you will act as the right arm for the development manager and advice on how to best manage the achievement of objectives, keeping them informed of progress and all the blockers.
About the role
Working with a diverse set of specialists spanning multiple disciplines, your knowledge, skill, and diligence will help bridge multiple roles.
As the team leader, you will:
- Build on your technical understanding of our systems and assist non-technical colleagues on issues and opportunities.
- Promote and encourage collective ownership of software delivery
- Help shape the technical development objectives and career paths for direct reports.
- Champion the cause for Engineering and Operational Excellence.
- Ensure developers are able to perform all related tasks while giving clear guidance on career progression and achievable SMART objectives that will enhance their skill sets while providing real business value to Confused.
You will be working closely with architects/tech leads and alongside/in collaboration with peers who specialise in data/analysis, customer experience, partners and price competitiveness.
Your preference will be to work on an Agile/Lean basis. You will ensure that productivity is maximised while maintaining stringent quality standards. You will have complete autonomy to adjust processes as required.
We see personality and personal character traits as the key to success. The attributes within you that we want to cultivate include:
- Enjoys autonomy. Thrives on independent work with limited oversight.
- Enjoys developing junior members of staff to realise their full potential.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to maintain critical thinking while balancing multiple tasks.
- Excellent organisation skills.
- A proven history developing software in C#, MVC, multiple JS frameworks
- A proven history working in a cloud technology (preferably Azure) and within SOA
- Delivers consistent decisions and results.
- Superior levels of diligence.
- Strong, intellectual curiosity.
- Quality-focused and takes pride in your work.
- Level headed pragmatism.
As the first ever price comparison site in the UK, we’ve been trailblazers in the industry and in the technology sector since we began. Yet our success is built on more than tech. We’ve developed a strong and vibrant culture, where people who enjoy doing what they do are constantly finding ways to do it even better. Our passion, our honest and open approach and our focus on collaboration mean that we were recently named the fourth best large marketing place to work by Campaign. So, come and join us! We look forward to your application.
Some of our benefits
- Discretionary cash bonus based on personal and business performance
- 28 days holiday, plus extra time for good health
- Group pension scheme
- Flexible working patterns
- Group Life Assurance
- Free gym membership
- Cycle to work scheme
- Season ticket loan scheme
- Staff discounts scheme
- Discounted insurance offers
- Discounted health care schemes
If you think this role is for you and would like to be considered for this opportunity, please click “apply now” to complete an online application form. If you have any questions please email email@example.com
Please note, we are unable to accept CVs via email and from agencies.
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On the 8th of November, our very own Admiral Academy hosted their 5th International Learning and Development (L&D) Conference. Over 150 training professionals came together from all corners of the business to collaborate, share best practise, network and most importantly celebrate success. The day kicked off with the amazing Admiral Inspire Choir and an opening speech from Head of People Services and Head of Learning and Development. David Stevens (CEO) also recorded a personal thank you message to attendees for their efforts in winning the L&D Award at the Best Big Companies to Work for Awards this year!The day included a whole host of talks from managers around the business, with keynote speaker Garan Pieniazek who gave an inspiring talk. The day also incuded talks from our ILM 7 Graduates and Working Groups who have worked incredibly hard throughout the year to deliver current content at this year’s conference.The second part of the day was recognising staff in the business who made a real impact within the learning and development community over the last year.Award Winners from this year’s conference are;Getting To Know Your Learners – Holly: Admiral AcademyDriving Performance – Deepshika: Customer ServiceGuardian of The Culture – Daniel: Admiral AcademyHighly Commended - Excellence in Learning and Development – New BusinessWinner - Excellence in Learning and Development - RenewalsThe L&D Conference and Awards highlights the incredible work of training professionals throughout the business and truly make a difference to the business and staff. Thank you to all and a huge well done!
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We understand that balancing the demands of a family and a career can be challenging at times. Taking time off work to be with your new family is very important and we recognise that many fathers, partners and adopters want to be more hands on and involved with the care of their children. We are committed to supporting our staff when they go through parenthood and a valued source of support is provided by our Parental Leave policies. The policies allow staff to spend cherished time at home with their family, so that when they return to work, they can thrive and flourish. Our policies go above the statutory pay requirements to encourage our staff to take more time at home when they become parents. As long as you've worked for us for 26 weeks, you can expect the following benefits. Maternity LeaveEmployees receive 16 weeks of full pay, followed by 23 weeks statutory maternity payPaternity LeaveEmployees receive 2 weeks full pay, 2 weeks statutory paternity pay and 12 days of unpaid leave (should they wish to take it)Shared Parental LeaveWhen both parents work for Admiral they can share the 16-weeks full pay benefit. So, if the mother/primary caregiver decides to return to work prior to 16 weeks, the other parent can pick up the remaining weeks on full payIf one parent is employed by Admiral, and together with their partner fulfil eligibility criteria, they can share the Parental LeaveAdmiral believes that the support doesn’t stop at Parental Leave. We recognise that flexible working is another valuable way in which our staff can attain the work-life balance they need and so employees can request flexible working arrangements.Our employee benefits don’t stop here, take a look at our top 7 perks for working at Admiral.
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Kieran, a grad on the Welsh Data Science Graduate Programme chats to us about his first week and placement here… We’re so proud to be one of 13 Welsh companies to get involved in the Welsh Data Science Graduate Programme, which encourages top talent to build their careers in a growing data science sector in South Wales.“We are delighted to play a part in the South Wales Data Scientists Graduate Scheme'', said Business Analytics Manager, Sarah (pictured above). “Initiatives like this allow us to develop and keep talented individuals in South Wales and Admiral.” We chatted with Kieran to learn more about the programme, his experience so far and what he’s going to get involved in during his time at Admiral.What is your educational background?‘’I completed a physics degree at Cardiff University (I’m originally from Bath) and now I’m doing an MSc in applied data science, which is funded through the Welsh Data Science Graduate Programme.’’How did you find yourself on the Welsh Data Science Grad Scheme and what exactly does it involve? I applied like you would with any normal job role; it’s a 2-year course and I’ll complete three 8-month rotations with three different companies. On Fridays I am in USW completing various academic units and Monday to Thursday I’m here at Admiral working on a work-based project. What will you be doing here at Admiral?‘’I’m working with Claims Analytics – quite a small team but growing quickly. With the company seeing the value in data science, this is a big area of focus. I’m currently training in SAS and looking to start my project soon, which will involve working with the department at minimising the number of open claims that will have a predicted £0 paid value.’’How are you using your data science degree?‘’I’m using all skills gained from my data science degree as well as using a machine learning model to assess current data for future predictions.’’How are you finding it so far?‘’I’m enjoying it; I’ve never worked in an office environment before – I like it, it’s very relaxed, everyone on the team is friendly and willing to help out. I was recently part of a big solutions meeting and it was good to see how everyone shared the problems they had, and different teams presented different solutions. It was nice to see people taking others advice and working collaboratively.’’Do you have any advice to anybody thinking about doing the same programme?‘’Data science in Wales is booming with so many companies expanding to account for this new area of focus.For me, it was about taking my scientific degree into commercial environment, which can be hard to do with physics degree because of its academic focus. You have to have to find something to make it adaptable in a business environment.There’s room for every science degree to fit into data science, it’s just finding a way to commercialise it and the Welsh Data Science Graduate Programme is a great way to do this.’’You can find out more and stay up to date with similar opportunities through following the Graduate Programme Wales on LinkedIn.You can also follow us on LinkedIn for graduate and data science opportunities.
As one of our four pillars to our culture, Reward and Recognition is extremely important. We believe that happy staff make happy customers, so we have a huge range of great benefits to make sure everybody has something to smile about! Here are a few of our more popular ones.