Engineering

Lead Software Engineer

Lead Software Engineer - Product

RVU / Uswitch’s purpose is to simplify complex marketplaces with intuitive and accessible

applications that genuinely improve people’s lives. Saving a few hundred pounds a year on

bills makes a fundamental difference to vulnerable people who sometimes have to choose

between paying for utilities or groceries.

Our platforms serve millions of users a month, process thousands of comparisons a day,

and drive hundreds of complex integrations with vastly different partners. We’re a tech-

driven business that focuses on agile delivery and cross functional product teams.

We are creating the next generation of comparison platforms, and as we scale we are

looking for passionate, empathetic engineers to build highly performant, accessible, and

beautiful consumer experiences to facilitate switching and comparisons on the web.

Requirements

What you’ll be doing:

● Direction: You’ll be responsible for setting the technical and product direction of your

team alongside the product owner

● Leadership: Lead and build a team of engineers around a cross functional product

team, mentoring them and helping them grow in their careers

● Technical vision: Evaluate the current state of play; influence on large Uswitch

technical direction and set the standard for the platform team you’ll be working in

● Growth and culture: We value our company and engineering culture and are

continuously looking to evolve it and make it better

● Engineering excellence: Using your technical knowledge and expertise to help build

a better Uswitch, and bringing people along with you on that journey


What you might be working on:

● Continuing to develop our mobile app to provide a leading tool giving users updates

on their switches, information on potential savings and more.

● Building out our accounts proposition, delivering features that keep users engaged

and coming back for more.

● Working with multiple other teams to help drive consumer personalisation and wider

Uswitch initiatives; working in Clojure, Go, Elixir and deploying to Kubernetes

● Building the future of the micro front-ends at Uswitch leveraging some of our

packages such koa-core, ustyle, and frameworks like Inferno, React, Apollo and

GraphQL

● Creating a personalised experience on the Uswitch homepage and our new “manage

my bills product”


We pride ourselves in delivering accessible, performant, and functional experiences to the

consumer, hopefully you do too.


The things we look for in you:

● You’ve had experience managing teams and engineers within agile teams (large or

small) and are looking to continue to do so

● A source of enthusiasm in the team, continually driving people to think of the bigger

picture and make impactful changes

● You’re pragmatic and deliver thoughtful and awesome solutions to solve business

problems

● Passionate about accessibility, performance, UX, and A/B testing

● You want to grow within your career and are looking for a place that lets you have

immediate, meaningful impact - we deploy up to 150 times a day

● Get deeply involved in the larger engineering community, influence and contribute

back to the community through open source projects and conferences

● Have a deep understanding of web applications and the surrounding stacks

○ We aren’t wedded to languages, but you should know how an application

works for a customer :)

Benefits

What we’ll give back to you:

We want to give you a great work environment; contribute back to both your personal and

professional development; and give you great benefits to make your time at uSwitch even

more enjoyable. Some of these benefits include:

● A competitive salary and bonus package

● A healthy learning and training budget, as well as the chance to go to conferences

around the world every year

● The latest equipment - be it a Linux or Apple or Windows machine

● Free breakfast, healthy snacks, coffee and soft drinks

● Paid parental leave for those key moments in your life

● We have lots of other great benefits within the business, these are just a few of them

○ Health insurance

○ Moving day off, birthday day off, charitable day off

○ In office gym and pilates + yoga classes

○ Flexi holiday policy

○ Bike to work scheme

○ Season ticket loans for those long commutes

○ Employer matching pension up to 7.5%

○ 1 month full paid paternity leave to spend more time with the kids

○ We also want to help you with your life events,