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Senior Software Engineer


  1. Full time

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The Senior Engineer acts as a technical lead, owning a technical design from requirements gathering through to live release. The Senior Engineer is able to assist with live issues and diagnose the most difficult problems within the squad confidently and efficiently. The Senior Engineer looks for opportunities to assist in wider value stream or organisational initiatives. These include, but are not limited to, assisting with recruitment, participating in continuous improvement of methods/tools and enabling knowledge transfer.

The Senior Engineer is integral to the definition, implementation and adherence to standards and best practices around software development and governance. The Senior Engineer works very with their peers as well as Product Owners and Squad Leads to plan and deliver on a daily basis. The Senior Engineer will pay close attention to the squad's sprint deliverables and pre-empt any issues from escalating.

Main Duties

  • Development and deployment of our core claims administration system.
  • Development and publication of our core integrations.
  • Implementation and delivery of relevant coding technologies to defined standards.
  • Implementation and execution of thorough unit testing and version control.
  • Understanding of emerging technologies and their suitability to business demands.
  • Adherence to Agile Scrum methodology. 
  • Working directly with the Product Owner and business to develop solutions to support the product roadmap.
  • Working alongside and collaborating with other Senior Software Engineers.
  • Support and mentoring for other members of the team.
  • Work with shared services teams to ensure dependencies are raised and managed.
  • Help to develop and promote the long-term technical strategy.
  • Support the deployment of changes into the production environment and aid in the investigation of live issues or incidents.
  • Ensuring the software delivered is performant, secure and scalable.
  • Code reviewing/monitoring coding standards.

This is not a full definition of the role but covers the main aspects and drivers for success.

Essential Skills

  • Ability to creatively think around a brief and challenge it if necessary.
  • Understanding of Agile Scrum methodology and practices.
  • Prioritisation and time management skills to hit deadlines.
  • Strong communication skills with the confidence to communicate ideas effectively to peers, seniors and management.
  • Ability to produce quality documentation as necessary.
  • Able to transfer knowledge between other members of the team through mentoring and coaching.
  • A focus on continuous improvement and a desire to push your ideas forward.
  • Able to plan and coordinate technical requirements and tasks across the team.
  • Proactive approach to problem solving and a desire for continual learning and improvement.
  • Commercial experience with Guidewire ClaimCenter 10.
  • Guidewire ClaimCenter 10 Configuration accreditation (minimum specialist).
  • Guidewire InsuranceSuite Integration accreditation (minimum specialist).
  • Knowledge of the Java Hibernate, web services and Spring frameworks/libraries.
  • An understanding of REST and SOAP.
  • Knowledge of database concepts and SQL.
  • Familiar with build tools such as Maven or Ant.
  • Knowledge of version control systems such as Git or SVN.
  • An appreciation of CI/CD concepts.
  • Experience of deploying to and configuring web servers such as Tomcat, JBoss or Apache.
  • Experience of implementing and consuming SOAP or RESTful web services.
  • Experience of unit testing.
  • Proven knowledge of Java design patterns and Object Orientated Design.

Desirable Skills

  • Experience of working with Cloud technologies such as Azure and GCP.
  • Experience with containerisation products such as Kubernetes and Docker. 
  • Basic understanding of networking concepts such as load balancing, firewalls, resiliency, reverse proxies etc.
  • Experience of performance testing using tools such as JMeter.
  • Knowledge of identity management frameworks such as OAuth 2.0 or OpenID Connect and their application.

Interview Process

This will be a one stage process and will consist of a 60-minute compentency based interview.


For Hybrid workers (within a 50-mile radius of our Cardiff HQ) there is an expectation to work from the office twice a month.  For remote workers (outside of a 50-mile radius of our Cardiff HQ) there is an expectation to attend the office a handful of times a year when required (i.e big meetings, workshops etc).

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 consistently voted one of the 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.

All colleagues will receive 33 days holiday (including banks holidays) when they join us, and this will increase with length of service, up to a maximum of 38 days (including banks holidays). You also have the option to buy or sell up to five days of annual leave in addition to your allocation.

For Hybrid workers (within a 50-mile radius of our Cardiff HQ) there is an expectation to work from the office twice a month.  For remote workers (outside of a 50-mile radius of our Cardiff HQ) there is an expectation to attend the office a handful of times a year when required (i.e big meetings, workshops etc).

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