Avantia is a fast-paced, private equity owned business. We provide home insurance directly to consumers and are the number one brand in complex home insurance in the UK.
Our vision is to deliver the world’s most intelligent property insurance. We are making great strides in achieving this using our machine learning platform to rapidly adapt to new data sources, and constantly optimizing how we sell, serve, and protect our customers.
We have the richest collection of home insurance claim and quote data in the market and combined with our machine learning algorithms, our performance improves daily, enabling us to put even more blue sky between us and traditional insurers.
As the saying goes, we’re small but perfectly formed, in that we’re a diverse group of industry professionals, technologists, data scientists and customer champions. We each bring our personal expertise, an appetite for innovation and a shared enthusiasm to do something extraordinary. And, although each week brings new twists and turns, every week we work as a team to meet our goals.
Most companies think their culture is great, however at Avantia, we have the numbers to back this up. We have been recognised externally as a Great Place to Work for the last three consecutive years. In our latest survey, we got our highest scores to date, with 98% of our employees agreeing Avantia is a great place to work.
If the pandemic has taught us one thing, it’s the value of trusting our employees. We believe in hiring great people and giving them the creative freedom to judge how best to work for us. We have newly kitted out offices in New Malden that are available for our employees to come together, which we feel is an important part of how we work, but we also recognize that some employees work best remotely, so we want to give you the freedom to find the right balance.
Interested? Read on to find out more about joining our team…
At Avantia, we are looking for a great developer to join our Customer/Product Team, building the next generation platforms to support our on-going growth and supporting much improved customer experiences. Working closely with the Product Owner, Head of Customer Strategy, UX designer and Lead and Senior Developers you will be using React/Redux, TypeScript, Node.js, .net core and Kubernetes, enhancing what we have and building from scratch, running experiments, and iterating fast. You will be a Senior Developer looking for something new, or a Mid-Level Developer looking to step up.
You will be working in fortnightly sprints to develop change to our acquisition (quote.homeprotect.co.uk) and customer applications (customer.homeprotect.co.uk/documents). The first which is very shortly going to be replaced (in React), the second which is due an overhaul in the New Year.
You will be mainly writing brilliant code (sometimes in a pair) to satisfy user stories as well as deploying changes, monitoring live performance in DataDog, and refining and estimating future sprint work.
We want a pragmatic developer, who will be able to balance enhancement, refactoring and technical debt. You will be happy to muck in with anything which improves our ability to make changes easier, faster or better, such as upgrading our template applications, making changes to TeamCity or Octopus or any helpful scripts (such as spinning up your application in your own k8s namespace).
We are a tight neat team of developers, working in a range of technologies, across several business teams, working to provide the power to our users to enable them to iterate fast – like code free integration of machine learning models, or a configuration driven customer journey. Ultimately, we are trying to give the business users the tools they need to do without us, so we can move on to something else, but you can only really do that working closely with them, building great rapport, and seeing problems or improvements before they do.
Knowledge, skills & Experience
- Experience using object orientated server-side code, such as C# or Java
- Experience using SQL Server or similar RDBMS and understanding of other database technologies
- You will have worked across the full software development lifecycle (SDLC).
- Understands the importance of and have used a range of testing techniques (unit, system & integration)
- Good understanding of OO principles, Design Patterns etc
- Has built systems using Microservices
- Experience with CI/CD
- Excellent time management skills with the ability to work autonomously
- Excellent communication skills.
Salary: Up to £70k FTE (Pro rata for part time working)
We think we have a great company culture and welcome new team members with open arms.
We also offer an attractive range of benefits, including:
- Flexible approach to work. We are really supportive of you flexing your hours and location to help you keep everything in your life in balance.
- Opportunities to focus on your professional growth, we want you to develop and build your long-term career with us.
- The opportunity to work alongside brilliant people, because this isn’t something that every organisation can offer!
- On top of that, we also offer all the standard stuff, like:
- 25 days’ holiday
- Private medical cover
- Life insurance
- Annual discretionary bonus scheme
- Discounted home insurance for you, your friends and your family
- Pension contribution
- Retail discounts
- Free fruit and really good coffee
- In-house wellbeing programme and portal
Maybe your current role doesn’t make you feel you are making a difference, or what you build isn’t critical to the success of the company? Maybe you spend most of your time in meetings, and not delivering? Or do you want to have a new challenge for the end of 2022?
Have we captured your imagination? If so, we’d love to hear from you!
Avantia Group does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, colour, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities and benefits. Therefore, applications are welcome from anyone who meets the above knowledge, skills and experience criteria and has the right to work in the UK.