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Senior Frontend Engineer

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Information Technology
London; Glasgow; Leeds; Bristol; Manchester

Direct Line Group is one of the UK's largest insurance companies and home to some of the best-known brands including Direct Line, Churchill and Green Flag.

What you'll do:

We're a diverse, dedicated team of digital practitioners, re-inventing the digital experience for our customers, our people, and our partners. 

We are looking for passionate Senior Frontend Engineers to join us on an exciting digital transformation journey.  

You will report into the Engineering Chapter, As a Senior Engineer you will lead change, inspire creativity, and strengthen Frontend Engineering capability across the organisation.  

You will build web applications, libraries, and tooling for Direct Line, Churchill, and Privilege that help inform and service millions of customers in the UK. Working as part of an Agile delivery team, you will be empowered to help create, influence, and improve the user experience of our products and services. 

As a Senior Frontend Engineer, you will: 

  • Lead change, innovation, and drive transformation within our teams: your expertise will identify opportunities for improvement in our frontend applications, tooling, and architecture. 
  • Ensure best practices and patterns: you will advocate and enforce best standards, and patterns. Your deep understanding of frontend technologies will help you to guide your peers - ensuring that our code is of high quality. 
  • Work on automation and process improvement: you will increase efficiency, reliability, and scalability, by creating automated processes that improve development workflows.  
  • Promote engineering ways of working: by taking the lead in establishing the importance of engineering first principles in your team and ensuring they are followed.  
  • Collaborate and share knowledge: you will engage with the engineering community, using your expertise to contribute to events and knowledge-sharing initiatives. You will inspire and motivate your peers to learn - improving their capabilities. 
  • Participate in hiring new engineers: you will be part in the interview and hiring process, using your experience and insights to identify top talent. You will help build the engineering team.

What you'll need:

We are looking for someone with a broad range of skills and behaviours, some of which will include: 

  • Experience in mobile first, responsive web application development using Angular, HTML, SCSS, Typescript, Node.js and AWS. 
  • Experience with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. 
  • Experience leading change, with a focus on modernising and improving applications. 
  • In-depth understanding of best practices, coding standards, and architectural patterns in frontend development. 
  • Experience in automating builds, code checks, and releases using industry-standard tools. 
  • Knowledge of Agile methodologies and practices
  • Experience interviewing and hiring top engineering talent. 

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.


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

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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