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Engineering Team Lead - Veygo

Cardiff

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About Veygo

Veygo is an independent company built and owned by Admiral operating within the Admiral Pioneer business.

Admiral Pioneer is a new business within Admiral Group with the objective of seeding, launching, and scaling new businesses that will become one of the growth engines for Admiral in the future. These new businesses will anchor around meeting customer needs in growth areas. We will achieve this by experimenting and proving new products, business models, and partnerships.

Veygo is one of these new businesses and at the forefront of the Mobility as a Service (MaaS) revolution, providing transport solutions for customers with and without cars. We want to make life easier for those wishing to share cars, use their own temporarily, or for learner drivers looking to practice in a family member’s or friends’ car. In short, we want to help people be able to get behind the wheel of a car, even if they don’t own one.

Our journey started in 2016 and it has been a challenging and exciting few years to disrupt the sector and show that tech allows us to provide great products, and in a way that is in line with the modern-day lifestyle. We are building a dynamic and energizing environment where we will provide all the excitement and freedom of a scale-up but with the support and stability of an established large organisation. We treat our colleagues openly, equally, and fairly and give them a ton of opportunity and freedom to do their best work and make a positive impact. We make mistakes because building from scratch is not easy but we are curious about where we get it wrong and we take this learning forward.

As of today, we have a strong team of 60, but with a clear idea of where we want to go in the next few years, we need to strengthen it to keep pushing forward. We seek to recruit bright, passionate people who have a can-do attitude who look at the world and see the opportunity in our own small way, to make it better for our customers.

Engineering at Veygo

We see ourselves as a tech start-up, and so engineering is at the heart of Veygo. We have 14 engineers at Veygo, with varying backgrounds and experience which gives us a great platform to be creative and find solutions, with the customer at the heart of our process. We are looking to grow our engineering team to 20… maybe you could be one of them!

We’re passionate about building great software, using modern technologies, following industry best practices, and have a mantra of win or learn. 

About the Role

All of our Engineering Team Leads are full-stack: we have no time for knowledge silos and we do everything we can to make sure our engineers can work on anything and everything. A typical day in engineering can mean creating infrastructure using Terraform, debugging the inner-workings of one of our Python applications, or writing a shiny new React component for use in our quote engine.

As an EngineeringTeam Lead your duties will be a 50/50 split between developing and typical line management responsibilities.

We’re a tech start-up, not an established insurance brand - this means the pace is fast, the days are varied, but the work is energetic and very rewarding. You can expect to collaborate with other departments across the brand from marketing to customer service, and data to claims.

Main Duties

  • Develop back-end services, ideally using Python and Django
  • Develop modern front-end apps, ideally using TypeScript, React and Redux
  • Design REST APIs
  • Deploy your code to production and support it, ideally on AWS
  • Champion best practices like automated testing and continuous deployment
  • Play an active role in agile ceremonies like retrospectives and sprint planning
  • Manage engineers performance and absences
  • Support engineer's personal and educational development
  • Have regular one-to-ones with the engineers
  • Manage stakeholder communication
  • Report on the relevant engineering KPIs
  • Own various engineering initiatives

Skills and Experience Required

  • 1-2+ years experience managing people
  • 2+ years experience communicating with stakeholders
  • Proven ownership of an engineering initiative
  • Excellent communication and organisation skills
  • Knowledgable in Agile development practices
  • Ability to breakdown and solve problems
  • 1+ years experience of leading show and tells
  • Plus at least two of the following:
    • 5+ years commercial experience with software development of front-end
    • 5+ years commercial experience with software development of back-end
    • 3+ years experience with unit testing
  • Plus at least three of the following:
    • 2+ years experience of deploying using continuous delivery pipelines
    • 2+ years experience of using cloud providers
    • Experience designing solutions or architecture
    • 2+ years commercial experience with data store (SQL/NoSQL) design and development
    • 3+ years experience of mentoring developers

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.

 

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