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Software Engineering Manager (Fraud)

Churchill Court, BR1 1DP
Full time

The way people live their lives is changing and technology is making things more accessible, modern and intuitive. Whether it’s supporting digital customer journeys, AI and robotics or the Internet of Things, the future is here and the potential is huge.

At Direct Line Group, we continue to unleash the power of technology to disrupt the insurance market – and our Technology Services team is at the heart of this, working to provide the kind of experience and services that wow our customers.

We are delivering a set of ambitious plans to transform our technology for the future, evolving the systems, platforms and infrastructure that our people use day-to-day. Think agile, think robust, and most of all, think simple. By providing an effortless experience, we aim to stand out from the competition and do amazing things for our customers.

This is an exciting time to join the Technology Services team at Direct Line Group and we’re looking for curious minds, status-quo challengers and critical thinkers who will bring a fresh perspective to our team.

Software Engineering Manager (Fraud)  

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Software Engineering Manager (Fraud) to join Direct Line Group, a market leading insurer based in Bromley.  We’re just 15 mins from Victoria!

Application Development & Maintenance (AD&M) is part of the wider Technology Services (TS) team, responsible for all infrastructure across the DLG business.  The Application Development and Maintenance team is the engineering heart of Technology Services at Direct Line Group.

You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to deliver innovative products that will lead and disrupt the insurance market whilst owning the design, development and test of software solutions across a range of technologies.

Some key focuses will be;

  • Be an expert in agile software delivery, coaching others and introducing good practice such as test-driven development, continuous integration/delivery, pair programming etc.
  • Line-manage software engineers, supporting them to develop their careers and coaching them to enhance their technical, agile and soft skills. 
  • Design, develop and test software solutions a multi-disciplinary agile team
  • Influence stakeholders (product owners, business analysts) to shape requirements that you can deliver successfully and also coordinate technical stakeholders (solution architects, security architects, infrastructure, service management) to shape maintainable, high-performing, reliable, secure and cost-effective solutions
  • Work across disciplines (e.g. testing, business analysis, DevOps) and develop skills outside your core specialism
  • Continually improve our products, solutions, tools and processes
  • Understand the total cost of ownership of your solutions (including licenses, support, infrastructure etc.) and innovate to reduce it.
  • Identify and actively manage risks within your solutions.

Required Skills / Essential Skills

  • Expert-level proficiency in one of the programming languages like Java, Python.
  • Hands-on experience in designing and developing distributed, microservice-style, cloud native applications using Core Java 8, Spring/Spring Boot, distributed messaging (Kafka, AWS Kinesis), caching (Elastic, Redis), Restful APIs.
  • Strong Knowledge of computer science fundamentals such as algorithms, data structures, object oriented analysis and design.
  • Understanding and experience of AWS cloud storage and computing platform (especially S3, Athena, Redshift, Glacier, EMR, EC2).
  • Knowledge of software best practices, like Test-Driven Development (TDD) and Continuous Integration (CI)/Continuous Development (CD) as well as DevOps principles, tools (Docker, Kubernetes, etc.), and the intersection with cloud architecture.
  • Experience of using testing frameworks and tools like JUnit, Mockito, Fitness, Cucumber, etc.

Desirable Skills

  • Exposure to Node.js or other JavaScript frameworks a bonus
  • Familiarity with Jira, Confluence, Git, Jenkins.

At Direct Line Group, we’re shaping the future. With a mission to make insurance easier and better value for our customers, we embrace change in all its richness and variety. It’s not just what we do; it’s how we do it. We bring our whole selves to work every day and embrace fresh thinking – after all, Britain is constantly changing and to protect the nation, we adapt with it.

Across our diverse brands – including Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege and Green Flag – change takes many forms. We appreciate the knowledge and skills that each one of us brings to the business. It’s hard not to be inspired by the things that make us unique. Boldness, curiosity and enthusiasm go a long way.

Join us and help us transform the industry we lead.

Life at Direct Line Group

Let our colleagues answer your questions and tell you what it’s really like to work at DLG. Visit our discussion hub (https://directlinegroupcareers.career-inspiration.com/app/home/) to find out why Direct Line Group is a special place to work.

Career benefits and rewards

Rewarding you is really important to us, as well as offering a competitive salary and generous holiday entitlement; you can take advantage of a wide range of benefits. The best part is you can pick and choose the benefits to suit your own lifestyle, but also pass on some of the savings to family and friends. Here are just a few we have on offer:

  • A competitive salary, benchmarked against our competitors, which will grow as you do.
  • Pension 9% of your base salary, you can choose to contribute less or more than this, and anything you don’t wish to put in to your pension you can take as cash instead!
  • Private medical insurance (anyone can choose this through our flexible benefits scheme, and managers receive this as standard)
  • Attractive holiday entitlement
  • 50% off our Home, Motor and Pet insurance
  • Free Travel insurance
  • Free Green Flag breakdown cover
  • Flexible rewards including Life insurance, income protection, critical illness insurance, personal accident insurance
  • Retail card, with discounts at big name retailers
  • My Discounts - a discounts website for all our employees, with great discounts, cash back savings and offers across hundreds of brilliant  high street brands, travel, tickets, gym memberships and much more.

Who we are
Direct Line Group is an organisation with a clear mission: to make insurance much easier and better value for customers. We are one of the leading motor, home and small business insurers in the UK. We are home to some of the nation's best-known brands, including Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, Green Flag and NIG.