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Cuvva is a new kind of insurance that’s fast, friendly, and flexible.
We get it - insurance doesn’t sound exciting. But this isn’t insurance as you know it. It’s insurance the way it should be. We’re putting the customer first and building products that solve real human needs.
We were the first company in the UK to sell hourly insurance, and the first to sell insurance through an app. We’ve sold over 1 million policies. We’ve written over 260,000 lines of code. And we’re a fast-growing team of over 70 talented people.
Why work for Cuvva?
We’re shaping the future of insurance. So we don’t cut corners. We try to do the right thing, even when that makes life more difficult for us.
We’ll speak up when we have an idea - but we know when to let go and get behind something else.
And we’re comfortable giving and receiving honest feedback, and trying new ways of doing things. It’s the Cuvva way.
We’re building a diverse team with different backgrounds, outlooks and experiences. So we give everyone a fair chance of getting a role at Cuvva. Even if you secretly don’t love insurance. (Don’t worry - we didn’t either.)
And if you need any adjustments or support when you’re applying to Cuvva, no worries. Just let us know.
As well as a competitive salary (£75-90k, dependent on experience) and equity based remuneration, benefits of working at Cuvva include:
We’re committed to ensuring that everyone has a fair chance to join Cuvva, whatever your background. We will always treat your application in a fair and equal manner.
About the role
We're looking for a software engineer who has held senior positions in engineering teams within high-growth, high-scale startups, who will operate with a high level of autonomy, ensuring impeccable reliability and availability. You care deeply about building rock-solid infrastructure for the long term, with a track record of delivering solutions which support your team and your product.
You will develop Cuvva's core platform, abstracting the key processes required to sell insurance, delivering solutions that allow the team to develop strong and stable products, without having to spend time ensuring they get the basics right.
Aside from developing core platform services, we expect you will also become heavily involved with ops and security activities, contributing towards the maintenance of our servers, AWS account, etc.
When we refer to the "core platform", we mean the services which underpin the processes of all insurance activities on our system.
For example, we expect one of these to be the "policy service", which might be responsible for ensuring compliant issuance of policies, coordinating mid-term adjustments, preventing overlapping policies (double insurance), etc.
Other services could include user authentication, risk & pricing calculation, handling the process of modifying user data in-line with any mid-term adjustment requirements.
All services we consider to be part of the core platform will have strict requirements around stability, data integrity and transactional safety. All functionality must fail safely and explicitly, for example using 2-phase commit processes or other similar techniques. This will also require a reasonable level of testing to validate this safety.
The perfect addition to our team will have:
We are a small team so it is important that the successful candidate is not only technically highly competent, but also a great cultural fit!
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Improbable has created SpatialOS: a networking solution combining low latency, tools for faster iteration, and a ready-to-go architecture capable of supporting innovative games.
Now the Improbable Defence division, building on the backbone of SpatialOS, has combined world class scientific modelling, market leading AI, mission specific user interfaces and a uniquely flexible and secure deployment model to create a powerful simulation platform tailored to the needs of the military.
Our mission? To enable the most realistic and effective military simulations ever experienced, making defence users more effective on operations and decreasing the cost of military preparedness.
The Partner Engineering team are software engineers responsible for providing deep technical expertise to our strategic partners & customers to successfully develop and build with SpatialOS and our advanced probabilistic modelling products.
Partner Engineers at improbable are Software Engineers with deep knowledge of the core concepts of our faster-than-realtime simulation products, and help our industry partners to build specific products. A Partner Engineer in the Defence Unit helps design, deploy, and support solutions that are performant, scalable, and highly available wherever the end user requires.
The best ideas are often the least expected and require new ways of thinking; that’s why our teams at Improbable are made up of an incredible range of talented people. Improbable is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, colour, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any other legally protected status.
Credit Kudos is a venture-backed fintech startup and challenger credit bureau that uses financial behaviour to measure creditworthiness. Our technology transforms the way credit checking and credit scores work by generating a more accurate and holistic view of a borrower's creditworthiness. We’re working with lenders to help them make better, fairer credit decisions and with consumers to help them access fair, affordable credit.
We’re building a credit bureau the right way - with the customer involved and transparent throughout. We’re looking for talented and creative engineers who share our vision.
We're looking for ambitious engineers
Our company is growing and we're searching for the next generation of experienced engineers to both help shape and nurture our engineering culture as we grow and deliver high-quality products for the benefit of the whole population.
We have people with backgrounds in massive companies, small companies, and a couple for whom this is their first job. We’re looking for people who want to learn and grow as much as lead and coach; if that sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.
We work closely together as a company
We’re a small team with a big vision, so no-one specialises too much - we wear many hats week-to-week. We’re grappling with a large problem so there are plenty of challenges to be faced but we face them one sprint at a time. Your role here would see you working with the founders of the company and the rest of the team on a wide range of issues to bring our vision of a better credit bureau to reality.
You can work with a host of great technologies
To give you a flavour of our technical stack, we use:
Should you apply?
(Yes!) We’re looking for people who:
What we value:
**What you’ll get: **
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What is Emitwise?
Emitwise is a fast-growing startup, whose vision is to accelerate the transition to global carbon neutrality. We build software that uses machine learning to help companies monitor and manage their carbon footprint. We're a seed stage company backed by top-tier Silicon Valley investors. Headquartered in London, Emitwise is at the heart of the net-zero carbon revolution.
Why does Emitwise exist?
Climate change is the defining issue of our time and we have reached a defining moment. While the threat to our planet is dire, the opportunity is also historic. But we need to move quickly. Our team is determined to create a world where every organisation, big or small, is able and willing to play their role in the fight against climate change.
Who we are
We're a team of entrepreneurs, engineers, designers, and carbon accountants that share a deep passion for sustainability and our crafts. We recognise the urgency of the climate crisis and, as such, value execution. We strive for innovation and therefore actively pursue diversity of thought. We cherish feedback and default to transparency. Ultimately, we're a team disenchanted with business as usual and looking to make real impact.
About the job
Reporting to the CTO, you will be a core member of the engineering team, helping us build the next generation of our product. You will be working on different challenges every day, ranging from back-end development to deployment of infrastructure. You will take a special delight in front end work and will help lead the team on their redesign of our carbon data visualisations.
Salary range: £60-80,000
Equity range: 0.05-0.25%
We want to hear from you
If this sounds like a team you'd like to be a part of, a mission you'd like to join, and a role you'd thrive in, please don’t hold back from applying! Whatever skills you bring to the table or background you’re coming from, we welcome you to start a conversation with us. We need your unique perspective for our continued innovation and success.
Apply to find out more about Emitwise and the role. The time to act is now!
Right to work
We are currently only accepting applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.
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Third Light is hiring a Back End Engineer —a Go developer or someone who has been mixing Go into their work or personal projects and is readynow looking for a primarily Go-based role.
You may work remotely - joining a team that already includes remote workers - or from our Cambridge office.
This is about delivering sophisticated new product features for release to our state-of-the-art software service that helps people manage and share their digital media files easily – features that deliver immediate positive impact for our global user base.
We're a small and expanding software development team, building an enterprise application with a highly-polished UI, using the very best and latest techniques. We employ an iterative, design-led process where everyone on the team gets a say.
We're agile and manage our work using a gentle Kanban process with daily stand-ups and we encourage a lightweight, productive approach to development. We can allocate projects that build upon your current strengths, and we offer a personal development approach that you may help shape.
Your opinion and expertise will be valued from day one.
Upcoming projects within the team
We're looking for
You may bring—or like to gain—skills exploring any of the following
Our current technology mix - we'll help you get up to speed
Salary and benefits
Working remotely: The Third Light development team embraced remote working a few years ago and now has workers in more than one country. We strive to provide a friendly, fun, supportive remote-working culture and we refine our processes to make remoting easier. We will welcome your ideas and contributions. We provide computing equipment and cover reasonable costs incurred from running a home office.
Normally, as a new starter, you'd come to the office for a few weeks to get to know each other. Due to Coronavirus you will no-doubt join us remotely, at least temporarily, which will bring interesting challenges in how best to introduce you to, and integrate you into, the development team—how to train you, how to help familiarise yourself with our systems and ways of working. We see this as an interesting challenge so we’re working it out at the moment. We're planning a fully-remote ‘onboarding’ process with team meetups, one-to-one sessions and pair programming as well as online social gatherings for you when you join.
If you'd prefer to primarily work from our office this option will still be available to you after lockdown.
Thought Machine is solving one of the biggest problems in banking. Since launching in 2014, our mission has been to liberate banks from outdated, legacy technology which stifles their ability to innovate. Thought Machine’s core product Vault is a cloud native, core banking engine built to run any type of bank - from established Tier 1 banks all the way to new challenger banks.
To move closer to achieving our mission, we are looking for highly talented individuals to join the fast growing team. With a founding team drawn from Google, we have a deep culture of engineering excellence and we believe it is this which delivers a solution compelling enough to engender a seismic shift in the banking industry.
Thought Machine was recognised on LinkedIn’s Top Startups List (2019) and named in Fintech 50 (2019). We pride ourselves on having an excellent internal culture, where we take cultural fit as important as technical fit when we make new hires. At Thought Machine, we strive hard to create a fast-paced, supportive and fun working environment to enable the team to produce the best technical work in the industry.
Back End Engineering is a key role within Thought Machine as Back End Engineers lead the development of Thought Machine’s Vault product. We pride ourselves in excellence in this role, adopting the best practices in continuous deployment monorepo style development.
While development at Thought Machine is fast paced, you will be expected to develop code to a high standard and production ready state.
Thought Machine is committed to making a measurable positive impact on people's everyday lives. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We actively hire for cultural growth. We welcome people of all ages, backgrounds and value people who take a journey unique to them. We provide everyone with equal access to professional development. You are encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description.
Head of Engineering
We are seeking a hands-on Head of Engineering for our well funded e-commerce fulfillment startup
At Bezos, our vision is to Deliver Happiness: For our team, for the end consumers, for our e-commerce sellers as well as our logistics partners.
Exciting times in e-commerce: E-commerce sales in Europe is projected to be £406 billion by 2023, expected to grow 8% per year between 2018-2023. The growth is driven by consumers that increasingly buy more online as well as the emergence of small and medium e-commerce sellers, which have grown at 18% and 28% per year, respectively between 2009-2017. There are 200,000 small and medium e-commerce sellers in the UK alone, selling their products through multiple channels, including marketplaces such as Amazon and eBay, their own websites, and on social media like Facebook and Instagram. Today, these small and medium sellers are ignored by the large incumbent logistics service providers and we are on a mission to change that.
Building a next generation Fulfillment-as-a-Service platform: With this explosive growth in e-commerce, the demand for e-commerce fulfilment and delivery is booming. Bezos is a next generation Fulfillment-as-a-Service (FaaS) platform, that allows small and medium e-commerce sellers to outsource their storage, fulfilment, delivery, and returns and focus on what is more important: growing their businesses. Bezos’ operational model is based on partnering with certified logistics suppliers that will execute the different services on our behalf. We believe there is a massive market opportunity to serve these currently unattended and fast growing small and medium e-commerce sellers. We believe that the e-commerce logistics landscape will give place to significant disruption opportunities, and we are planning on taking a leading role to achieve them.
Two founders with proven track records: The founding team consists of Diego Lijtmaer and Vernon Tjon-Soei-Len, who are two seasoned technology executives with experience in e-commerce, the gig economy and last mile delivery industry. Diego built the business development and logistics functions at Just Eat Plc (food delivery, FTSE 100), founded and ran a hospitality business Bacanal and worked in investment banking at UBS (LinkedIn profile here). Vernon was the Director of Amazon Flex UK (part of Amazon’s Last Mile Product & Technology team) and part of the Senior Leadership Team of Amazon Logistics UK, and prior to that worked at Zipcar, Bain & Company and JPMorgan (LinkedIn profile here).
We are looking for an exceptional technology leader: Someone that gets excited about the adventure of a startup and wants to build a world class billion dollar business. Someone that enjoys transforming industries, that enjoys changing the way businesses and consumers think about delivering and receiving e-commerce orders. Someone that is hands on, solves problems, and gets their hands dirty in the execution. Someone that has a demonstrated track record of building amazing technology and building and leading high performance tech teams.
Must have requirements:
Preferred requirements (nice to have):
We strive to create an exciting and amazing opportunities where our team members love to work and have fun with each other. We offer a competitive compensation package which includes an attractive base salary and stock options.
This is a super exciting role and a critical hire for our team, as you will join our startup as one of the very first employees.
Email: joinus [at] bezos [dot] ai
Vaion was founded in February 2018 by a very experienced team to revolutionize a multi-billion dollar security market with cutting-edge hardware and software, applying the latest advancements within machine learning, computer vision, and design. Right now, we are in the process of strengthening the initial engineering and commercial team for our product, so this is an incredible opportunity to enter an exciting and innovative company right from the beginning. Join us if you want to challenge and disrupt an existing technology market and have fun on the way.
We are looking for software engineers from graduate to experienced engineers in engineering or science with the highest academic achievement and experience in modern software development from the chip to the cloud.
Are you the sort of student that has been coding since you were really young? Have you developed a reputation for being a bit of a “techie”? Perhaps you build and configure computers in your spare time or your friends come to you with their PC problems for you to fix? Maybe you contribute to open source software as a hobby? If you do have experience developing software either for a University project or as a hobby and can show us on GitHub for elsewhere please let us know when you apply so we can discuss it at the interview!
You will also have a good degree (First or 2.1) in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related subject.
Every new graduate hire is assigned a mentor who will be a senior member of the development team and your mentor is responsible for overseeing your development through the first few years of your career ensuring that you are given the necessary support and guidance as you develop your career as a software developer. Your mentor will also be responsible for ensuring that you will gain experience in a number of different areas of development so you will be able to discover what particular area you might wish to specialise in longer term. From day one graduate hires will be given the opportunity to become responsible for designing and developing a key part of the product. You will quickly gain experience across the full software development lifecycle from design through coding, testing and support across a wide range of technologies and languages
Your experience with any particular languages isn’t critical but prior experience in any of the following would be an advantage:
If it sounds like you would be a good fit for us, please email a CV and portfolio to Marcus at [email protected].
Our interview process is very informal - don't bother wearing a business suit! Just come prepared to talk about your experience, interest in technology, and meet our team.
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We are: News UK is a company full of talented, dedicated and creative people. We are an ambitious and ever-growing organisation with a passion for storytelling, capturing moments, meaning and magic to make sense of the world. Our newspapers reach more than 30 million people each week and include The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times. News UK is also home to Wireless, a leading UK and Irish media company boasting independent local and national radio stations.
Your team; Monetise. Responsible for the Monetise domain within the wider MAIN (Monetisation, Access, and Identity for News) platform. Our monetisation services underpin our award winning portfolio of produces across our brands. Our passion lies in building robust, flexible, scalable, secure, and clean platforms using the latest industry standard technologies.
Your role: Principal Software Engineer. We are looking for a talented and passionate Principal Software Engineer to join our team based in London.
Day to day you will: As a Principal Software Engineer you’ll be a key component of a team delivering quality software. You’ll interact with product owners and stakeholders, contribute to the technical conversations and ensure that what we build is best in class and fit for purpose. You’ll report in to the Head of Engineering and will help them deliver on the technical strategy and tactical implementation. You’ll mentor other engineers to bring them up to your standard.
What we’re looking for from you: You’re a true engineer with a passion for well crafted and tested code, considering everything from architecture and security to performance. You understand agile methodologies and enjoy collaboration. You lead by example, encouraging your peers to constantly improve. You have a continuous improvement mindset and are proactive in driving positive change, encouraging those around you to do the same.
You love engineering and constantly want to learn more. You do thorough code reviews to be sure what we produce is of a very high standard. You understand the value of and are a practitioner of TDD/BDD. You are an expert in Java and perhaps some other languages too.
As a Principal Software Engineer you’ll be involved with the technical direction as well as day to day coding standards and best practices. You’ll be a mentor to your peers and team members, a source of technical expertise and will participate in strategic conversations with the rest of engineering and the business. You’ll feel comfortable presenting to internal teams as well as external Meetups and the like, representing the engineering work at News UK.
You’ll find these skills useful in this role:
Object Oriented analysis and design
Continuous delivery and associated tooling
Developing Cloud based applications
What's in it for you? We are a diverse and dynamic team that is expanding. We have an amazing office, a flexible working pattern and a great team environment. We’ll help you deliver your best work and grow you with career and personal development through training, conferences and courses.
The Company is an equal opportunities employer and wholeheartedly supports the principle of equal opportunities for all its employees and for all applicants for employment. It opposes all forms of discrimination in the workplace.
We are a diverse and team so want to maximise every individual’s potential to create a productive environment where everyone feels valued, and where talents are fully recognised and utilised.
This means affording equal access to any employment opportunities within the Company according to your ability, without prejudice or discrimination by reason of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, belief, gender, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status, disability or age.
We take pride in looking after our amazing talent at News UK. Alongside pay, we offer:
A generous pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 5%;
A comprehensive private medical scheme covering pre-existing conditions;
Maternity leave of up to 18 weeks full basic salary and paternity leave of up 2 weeks full basic salary;
Discounted rates for Fitness First gym membership for employees and immediate family;
A range of different flexible working options, which can be requested by employees;
Interest free commuter loan of up to £10,000 tax free
‘Bikes For Work’ scheme to save income tax and national insurance;
Up to four Volunteering Days per year for employees to use on charities of choice;
Health and wellbeing benefits including on-site physio/massage, counselling, legal advice, and others.
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About the role
Kalido exists to help create a world where people and organizations can maximize potential through a global community of valued connections and opportunities. We passionately problem solve new ways to do this, no matter how difficult the challenge. Everyone on our team is a true product owner, responsible for ensuring excellence. We move fast (but thoughtfully), and are looking for a talented and impact-oriented Backend Developer to join us. In this role, you will be responsible for: shaping architectural decisions and technology choices; building the infrastructure at the very heart of Kalido; and ensuring that it is secure, performant, easily deployable, scalable, cost-effective, and fit for purpose. In doing so, you will shape the company, and our collective ability to impact the world. As part of a startup, your responsibilities will vary, but on a day to day basis, you will:
Build Kalido’s back end
What we are looking for
We value inclusion, impact, transparency, generosity, and teamwork. You can read more about our values and what they mean to us here: https://www.kalido.me/our-mission/. We are looking for someone who: shares our philosophy; is capable and excited about the role; strives for personal and professional excellence; and wants to make a meaningful difference through their work.
This opportunity is for you if you are:
What we offer
Working at Kalido means working with a solid startup that has been around since 2015. We balance our drive for delivery with flexible working arrangements, generous maternity and paternity leave, weekly team lunches, and the chance to truly shape the culture you work in. You will never run out of fascinating problems to solve and will have incredible opportunities to work with a diverse team that cares about your growth.
By helping everyone to easily create stronger communities and more meaningful real-world connections, Kalido’s goal is to level the playing field of opportunity. We are redefining the way people connect in their neighbourhoods, inside companies, at events, in schools, in alumni groups, in co-working spaces, and doing so throughout their lives. In August 2019 we closed a 5m USD Series A, and are backed by HCL, a global IT player with a 22 bn USD market cap, and co-founded by the #3 core team member and early investor at Alibaba. If you’re excited about empowering individuals, helping organisations to work better together, and creating a platform to power the future of work, this is the place to do it. To learn more, visit https://www.kalido.me.
How to apply
If being a Lead Software Developer at Kalido sounds like something that leverages your skills and ignites your passion, we want to get to know you. Drop us an email with your CV (including a link to your portfolio and relevant repositories) and a cover letter, addressed to Martyna at [email protected]
In order to be a great workplace and build a great product, we believe we must strive to truly represent and support this diverse world. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of age, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, parental status, marital status, disability, religion, or belief.