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Software Engineer – Data and Analytics

The Admiral Group is a multinational financial services provider, where data and technology are key to our success. We have an opportunity for an experienced Software Engineer to contribute to the development of a variety applications within one of our data and analytics teams.

You will work outside of Admiral’s core I.T. within a team comprised of Developers, Engineers, Analysts and Data Scientists whose primary focus is to design and develop innovative technology solutions for a variety of internal stakeholders.

About You

We are looking for an enthusiastic and curious individual, who can think creatively to solve problems and meet user requirements. You must have a keen interest in software engineering and be ready to research and learn new technologies as required.

As we work within the Agile/Scrum framework, we are looking for someone who can work both independently and as part of a team within a fast-paced and changing environment. This requires an individual who is capable of delivering to agreed timelines, communicating effectively and thinking innovatively.

Responsibilities

  • As part of a multi-discipline team challenged with building a cloud data platform, you will be responsible for contributing to the development of a variety of service and applications by providing engineering support to developers. This will include:
  • Contributing to the development and refinement of user requirements.
  • Designing innovative solutions to solve problems and meet requirements.
  • Supporting the deployment and maintenance of services and applications in the cloud.
  • Developing appropriate tests to support code.
  • Producing applicable technical documentation.
  • You will also be expected to keep your skills up to date by following advancements in the field and researching new and innovative technologies and techniques.

Skills and Experience

  • Experience working with containers and container-orchestration systems (e.g. Docker and Kubernetes)
  • Experience with a variety of programming and scripting languages such as Java and Python
  • Experience designing and implementing solutions in the cloud (preferably using GCP)
  • Experience with infrastructure as code (IAC) using tools such as Terraform
  • Experience with version control systems such as Git.
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to a variety of audiences including both technical and non-technical stakeholders.

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Experience using and developing CI/CD pipelines (preferably using Azure DevOps).
  • Knowledge of networking concepts.
  • Understanding of database engineering concepts and SQL.
  • Experience building web services and microservices.
  • Experience working with Spring Boot.
  • Experience with programming in Kotlin

About Admiral

We're Wales’ only FTSE 100 company. We have forward-thinking approaches and provide endless opportunities to test, learn and grow. There's a reason we've been named a Best Place to Work: our progressive culture, core values, and commitment to diversity and inclusion have created a working environment where people share ideas, aren’t afraid to speak up and change things, and above all, feel valued.

Admiral has grown from being a small start-up into a multi-national organisation. The company is constantly investigating new products, services and markets and is now present in eight countries with a diverse product portfolio.

Our success goes hand-in-hand with having a strong culture where we put our people and customers first. Our philosophy is simple yet effective: people who like what they do, do it better, and this, in turn, means that our customers receive the level of service and products that they deserve. Our culture is honest, open and wholeheartedly focused on four key areas:

Communication, Equality, Reward & Recognition, and Fun.

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.

Please note, we are unable to accept CVs via email.

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