Overview

SF Insuretech (“SFI”) is a young, fast-growing start-up, looking to revolutionize the motor insurance industry. SFI has an opening for a permanent Senior Full Stack Developer (Node.js and React) in its Shoreditch, London office.

Disruption is at the heart of SFI. Our customers will pay fair premiums which are based on how they drive and what conditions they drive in, rather than how old they are or what area they live in. We do this by collecting telematics data from our customers’ mobile phones to get a driver rating and, location, speed limit and weather data to get a conditions rating.

Your primary responsibility will be to take ownership of the design and development of that integration layer between the data stores, mobile applications and external sources. The primary technologies that will be used are Node.js and Express. As we are growing rapidly, and as our data throughput and demands increase, rearchitecting and implementing new services patterns and frameworks will become increasingly necessary. As such, you must be able to demonstrate experience in going through similar growth previously and have a number of previous Node.js implementations under your belt. For example, experience moving from monolithic services to microservices.

Your secondary responsibility will be to work on the development of the companion web application for our mobile apps. As such, you will demonstrate experience in developing React web applications.

Over and above, the Node.js, React and growth experience, we will look very favourably on experience working with Stripe (or another payment service), working with telematics, and challenger banks or insurance companies or similar start-up which has aimed to massively disrupt an industry.

From a personal point of view, we’re looking for someone who is innovative, collaborative and has passion for what they do. You’ll be expected to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in from day one.

So that’s what we need, what about what we can offer you.

You’ll be joining a highly talented, focussed and energetic team. We work in an agile way with daily stand-ups and weekly sprints. Design, development, and stakeholders work closely and collaboratively together. We believe strongly in automation too. Our repos are in GitHub and our CI/CD pipelines are set up in CircleCI. We have logging and monitoring setup with PaperTrail and New Relic. We also have a strong focus on user experience and you’ll be working closely with our design team to ensure that our customers always are able to do things in the easiest way possible.

We believe in flexible working and as such we come into the office for 2 days a week (Tuesday and Wednesday) with the other days working remotely. We start later (at 10:00) to align with our Los Angeles office a little better too. Our London office is based in the heart of Shoreditch (London’s tech district) and provides a funky, creative space around like-minded people.

So let’s sum up.

What you’ll be doing:

– Your primary responsibility is the development of backend services using Node.js that:
– Collects telematics data from our mobile apps to feed our pricing models and generate a real-time driver and condition ratings
– Provide data to our mobile applications such as trip history or claim status
– Your secondary responsibility is the development of companion websites using React.
– You’ll be working remotely for 3 days a week and in our Shoreditch office 2 days a week.
– You’ll be working in an agile and collaborative environment with a great team around you.

You should apply if:

– You have experience building scalable and performant backend services using Node.js
– You have experience building scalable and performant websites using React
– You care deeply about building reliable, well-tested systems
– You are great at explaining complicated technical concepts clearly
– Have an understanding of the principles of computer science
– You’re highly detail oriented
– You’re used to rapid iteration using Agile and Lean Start-up methodologies
– Have the ability to work in a highly organized and efficient manner

Highly regarded but not a prerequisite:

– Payments platform (such as Stripe or PayPal) experience
– Telematics experience
– Motor Insurance (Aviva, etc) or retail banking start-up (e.g. Monzo, Starling, etc) experience

This is an extraordinary opportunity to get in at the ground floor of a business that seeks to revolutionize a $222B industry – and that’s in the US alone. If you are passionate about full-stack development using Node.js and React development and data and have a hunger to shake up a market that is ripe for change, this is the role for you. This role will report into the Head of Software Engineering.

Tagged as: Node.js, React

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