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Engineering Lead

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Req ID:
R-12585
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Category:
Information Technology
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Location:
Bromley; Leeds; Bristol

About us

We are Direct Line Group – home to some of the country's best-known brands including Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, Greenflag and NIG. Our vision is to create a world where insurance is personal, inclusive, and a force for good, and our purpose is to help people carry on with their lives, giving them peace of mind now and in the future.

To help us achieve this vision and purpose, we've recently transformed our operating model to Agile ways of working in important segments of our business including Technology. We're transforming our systems, products, and services, positioning ourselves as a challenger brand, changing the market and improving for the future. We're already award-winning across several of our brands, but we want to continue this evolution to be a forward-thinking technology and data company.

We're looking for an Engineering Lead to support delivery in our 'Home' line of business.

You will be accountable for project management engineering delivery to a high quality. This includes managing technical detail, holding others to account on delivery, whilst pushing for the right technical solution and ensuring the project make the right calls. If this sounds interesting, we'd love to hear from you!

What you'll be doing:

  • Manage technology excellence for a domain of the DLG business.
  • Help shape and deliver the future technical platforms for DLG.
  • Use your engineering experience to help DLG achieve our goals.
  • Collaborate across the organisation with other engineering teams and the business to deliver quality products
  • Help evolve and implement engineering best practices
  • Make the right technical decisions at the right time, balancing delivery versus DLG/Architectural goals
  • Help grow the engineers in the organisation to make DLG one of the best engineering organisations around

What you'll need:

  • Previous hands-on Technical Engineering or Lead Engineering experience of large-scale solutions
  • Experience of ensuring quality of delivery and engineering excellence e.g. code quality, delivery efficiency, data-driven insight
  • Experience implementing solutions on AWS
  • Some of the following: Guidewire, Acturis, Mulesoft, Salesforce, Kafka, Change Data Capture, and Digital Technologies (Angular, JavaScript or Node.js)
  • Experience in automation of testing and deployments including DevOps pipelines, CI/CD, BDD and TDD
  • Mixed delivery models of inhouse engineering teams and offshore system integrators

Ways of Working

Our mixed model way of working offers a 'best of both worlds' approach combining the best parts of home and office-working, offering flexibility for everyone. How much you'll be in the office depends on your role, and we'll consider the flexible working options that work best for you.

Read our flexible working approach here.

Benefits

We recognise we wouldn't be where we are today without our colleagues, that's why we offer excellent benefits designed to suit your lifestyle:

  • 9% employer contributed pension
  • 50% off home, motor and pet insurance plus free travel insurance and Green Flag breakdown cover
  • Additional optional Health and Dental insurance
  • EV car scheme allows all colleagues to lease a brand new electric or plug-in hybrid car in a tax efficient way.
  • Generous holidays
  • Buy as you earn share scheme
  • Employee discounts and cashback
  • Plus many more

Being yourself

Direct Line Group is an equal opportunity employer, and we think diversity of background and thinking is a big strength in our people. We're delighted to feature as one of the UK's Top 50 Inclusive Employers and are committed to making our business an inclusive place to work, where everyone can be themselves and succeed in their careers.

We know you're more than a CV, and the things that make you, you, are what bring potential to our business. We recognise and embrace people that work in different ways so if you need any adjustments to our recruitment process, please speak to the recruitment team who will be happy to support you.

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