Senior Software Developer - Confused.com
About the job
Confused.com IT is a centre of engineering excellence. We are passionate about SOA, public cloud, Agile, Lean and DevOps methodologies – our commitment to maximise technology to help drivers win is what makes us tick.
An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Technology Team at Confused.com! If you are a software developer who enjoys working in a fast-paced, dynamic and rewarding environment, you might be just what we are looking for.
We need a team player who is also self-sufficient and has the ability to deliver top-quality code.You will be continuously demonstrating and developing your knowledge and skills on the job.
At Confused.com, we value personality and personal character traits just as highly as your technical skills. Does this sound like you?
- A team player able to collaborate effectively to develop ideas, share knowledge and ensure quality.
- Enjoys autonomy, thriving on independent work with limited oversight.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to maintain critical thinking while balancing multiple tasks.
- Deliver consistent decisions and results.
- Strong intellectual curiosity.
- Quality-focused and takes pride in your work
- Ability to help develop those around you, while continually developing your skills and broadening your technical knowledge
- Experience working effectively in an Agile environment (using Scrum, Kanban or Lean)
About the role
You’ll be working at the forefront of our core customer-facing websites. The role offers opportunities to bring new products to market and change existing comparison journeys, with an emphasis on discovering the best UX to meet our customers’ needs through AB testing, data analysis and validated learning.
Being highly skilled, diligent and able to multi-task are essential skills for this fast-paced role.
The ability to mentor junior team members in their technical skills and assist with their career development.
We’re looking for someone who will collaborate within wider team to pursue DevOps style Operational Excellence standards and process improvements designed to meet or exceed lead times.
Skills we are looking for
- Excellent working knowledge of front-end .NET/C# front-end stack, including MVC, APIs and WCF/REST services
- Good working knowledge of CSS3 & HTML5
- Exposure to Microsoft Azure and experience of VSTS would be beneficial
Why you should apply
At Confused.com, you’ll be working in an innovative and agile environment, using cutting-edge technology, with access to many benefits including flexible working.
At Confused.com, we’re proud to be a diverse business where we put our people and customers first.We understand that a good work-life balance is important, and we want you to have an element of freedom to define a working lifestyle that supports this.We’re happy to talk about flexible working. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We're relaxed on dress code and are social in and out of work. Without blowing our own trumpet too much, we think it's pretty sweet working at Confused.com!
Think you’ve got what it takes?
Complete the application form and send us your CV.
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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.