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Principal Engineer (Rebuy)

London, Open to Flexibility Competitive Salary

Our purpose is to make great financial decision making a breeze for everyone, and that purpose drives us every day. 

It’s why we’re on a mission to create an automated quoting engine, with the simplest of experiences, wrapped in a brand everyone loves! 

We change lives by making it simple to switch and save money. So, when it comes to getting a better deal, it’s never been more blindingly obvious why you would choose Compare the Market. 

We’d love you to be part of our journey.

As a Principal Engineer for Compare the Market, you will not only be strongly aligned to the technical and product leadership in their domain, but also Compare the Market wide technical leadership, contributing to and setting the technical direction for the domain, whilst ensuring that vision remains aligned to the rest of the organisation. Primarily a strategic role, you will understand the whole of a domain’s service estate, how it fits into the wider Compare the Market technology vision, how it drives commercial outcomes and how it satisfies our customers’ needs, ensuring that we deliver on the promised customer outcomes.

You will be responsible for the Product Engineering domain’s technology strategy (including future and roadmaps) and the decisions we make around technology, that they are fit for purpose over a longer time frame, that any risk is well understood and plans for the whole lifecycle of our services, tools, and products. You must also understand macro technology trends, be capable of assessing third party technologies and taking part in the vendor selection process.

Everyone is welcome.

We have a culture of creativity. We approach our work passionately, improve constantly and celebrate our wins at every turn. We are an inclusive workplace, and our employees are comfortable bringing their authentic, whole selves to work. Everyone is welcome. Be you.

This means we’re excited to hear from people with a range of skills, experiences, and ideas. We don’t expect you to tick all the boxes but would love to hear what makes you great for this role.

What we want to see from you:

As an experienced Principal Engineer, you should be able to demonstrate some of the key responsibilities & skills below:

  •       Has a broad impact across their domain and the wider technology organisation, raises the bar for engineering excellence across the board
  •       Creates alignment across teams in their domain, and with other domains, ensuring that best practice and architectural decisions are well understood within technology.
  •       Capable of setting medium to long term strategies for our services and products, ensuring that the technology vision is incorporated into domain designs and roadmaps.
  •       Provides vision, direction, advice, and guidance on the approach to delivering services and products, takes a holistic view across the entire domain and aligns decisions with Compare the Market technology vision.
  •       Advocate of engineering excellence within the domain and technology, helps the organization shift left on testing and security, contributes to technology wide engineering standards, processes, and tools.
  •       Plays a leading role in and helps shape the forums for the assessment and adoption of standards, processes, and tools across the whole of Compare the Market.
  •       Takes a risk-based approach to decision making, guides other engineers in taking the same approach, makes sure that our risk controls are considered when delivering software.
  •       Understands the regulatory framework in which Compare the Market operates and how it applies to their role and other engineering roles.

Essential Skills:

  •       Experience in defining a technical vision, getting stakeholder buy in and making complex technical change happen.
  •       Proven experience making architectural decisions that meet customer and commercial needs.
  •       Self-starter, strong influencing and negotiation skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, able to manage non-technical and technical stakeholder relationships.

Desirable Skills:

  •       Advocate of lean engineering principles, keen to code, keen to create space for others. An active learner, keeping up to date with developments in your technical area of expertise and in engineering organisation design and management.
  •       Structured approach to researching new technologies, governance, and best practice, eager to further engineering excellence at Compare the Market.

Our people bring our purpose to life.

We champion a culture of innovation and challenge. We have over 300 tech experts across our teams all using the latest tools and technologies including Docker, Kubernetes, AWS, Kafka, Java, Scala, Python, .Net Core, Node.js and MongoDB.

There’s something for everyone.

We’re a place of opportunity. You’ll have the tools and autonomy to drive your own career, supported by a team of amazingly talented people.

And then there’s our benefits. For us, it’s not just about a competitive salary and hybrid working, we care about what matters to you. From a generous holiday allowance and private healthcare to an electric car scheme and paid development, wellbeing, and CSR days, we’ve pretty much got you covered!

'We are committed to offering equal chances to you throughout the application process, so if you require any special adjustments to be made, please let us know. We will work with you to make any appropriate arrangements.’



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