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Lead Engineer - Digital

Churchill Court, BR1 1DP
Full time

Lead Engineer - Digital

Location: Bromley

Type: Permanent

Salary: £80,000 - £90,000

About Us:

Direct Line Group is an ambitious company employing thousands of people throughout the UK. We’re proud to be one of Britain's leading general insurers, offering millions of customers decades of experience and knowledge. In the history of modern insurance, there has never been a bigger time for change than now and we work hard to make sure our well known brands –Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, NIG and Green Flag are making insurance easier and better value for our customers. We know we can’t do this without our forward-thinking people who we reward for ideas and thinking as well as results because that’s how we can achieve amazing things – for our customers and for each other.

What we’re looking for:

A Lead Digital Engineer to own and define the strategy of the engineering functions within Digital.

We’re looking for a natural leader to challenge the status quo, an individual with technical knowledge but also leadership and mentoring ability. Demonstrable stakeholder management skills are required.

Who you’ll be working with:

Our Digital team puts the customer at the heart of everything we do, from the beginning to the end of the customer journey. We’re a high performing, award winning team, all supporting the development, crafting and execution of Digital propositions. We’re dynamic, upbeat and ambitious, just like our brands, and no two days are ever the same!

What you’ll be doing:

The successful individual will lead and manage the Senior UI and Software Engineers, and will be accountable for defining and driving architecture strategy, technical innovation and excellence within all engineering activities.

A key part of the role will be to own the relationship with third parties (engineering) working on Digital projects, ensuring third party deliveries are formally scoped, and delivery is within budget and to agreed milestones and quality plans.

You’ll take responsibility for delivered solutions ensuring commercial viability; operational principles and standards compliance; adherence to the architectural strategy and high-level solution designs; and solution delivery which is; supportable, enduring and minimises future development costs.

You’ll define agile delivery principles across all of Digital ensuring best practice adoption around programming, scrum, kanban, continuous delivery, devops and security.

What we’ll give you:

We’re all Digital mad here; we love to communicate, build and learn, and we make sure we have a great time doing it. Join us and you’ll find yourself in the middle of one of the most on-the-go teams in the business, working with industry leaders on huge household brand names. We’re always encouraging internal development and you’ll have access to loads of learning opportunities, events and conferences to build your industry knowledge. We also have quiz nights, team lunches, wellness walks and team nights out – we’re always on the move!

What you’ll need:

  • Software engineering (coding) capability and solution design and architecture experience ((J2EE & JSP), Behaviour Driven Development (BDD), HTML5, CSS3, Jscript & Angular JS, XML, GIT & Continuous Integration)
  • Able to lead multi-disciplined teams and Agile engineering experience (competent and capable)
  • Demonstrable experience of Digital change delivery across multi products/brands and a range of devices
  • Demonstrable experience of developing enterprise Digital experiences across web, mobile and apps

Diversity Statement:

Direct Line Group are an equal opportunity employer who value diversity. We do not discriminate and we recognise and embrace that people work in different ways. We will always adapt so you have the best and most comfortable working environment. If during the recruitment process you require any reasonable adjustments, please just let us know.

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.

Life at Direct Line Group

We recommend that you read our colleagues’ stories and ask them a question on our live discussion platform www.directlinegroupcareers.com/ask-our-people. This will help you learn more about us and be better prepared for interviews.