Distributed Systems Software Engineer

Posted 09 February 2023
Salary £80000 - £110000 per annum
Job type Permanent
DisciplineSoftware Engineering & Tech
Contact NameJames Redmond

Job description

Are you keen to work somewhere that’s stimulating and friendly, with countless opportunities for growth and plenty of freedom to make a real impact? This could be the place for you!

James Chase are looking for a Distributed Systems Software Engineer to join our client who work within the Insurance industry . Head office is based in Brighton and the team try to get into the office once a week, however, they understand that lives need a little flexibility so this might not always be the case.

You’ll be working on re-inventing insurance in exciting markets across multiple territories including the UK, New York and the Netherlands, and new European countries and US states as our client expands.

Our client has a great team of Engineers who work to deliver innovative and effective solutions to modern insurance problems. They have a positive and supportive culture and are proud of the people they have.

The Software Engineers are supported by and report to a Principal Engineer. The Principal Engineer will work alongside you and help you in your role, including mentoring to develop your skills and career.

What you’ll do

As an expert in distributed systems, you will work on a number of projects that are built using a mixture of languages and help to architect, improve, monitor and debug those systems. Our client is currently use Java 16, Golang, Kotlin, Typescript and Python to deliver many services into their GCP-hosted kubernetes cluster, but aren’t afraid to try new technologies or solutions as the architecture dictates.

We’re looking for candidates who:

  • Exhibit experience delivering working code into production environments
    • They use Java, but proficiency in other languages is not only admissible but welcome!
  • Strong and proven experience with distributed systems and event driven architectures (5-10 years)
  • Real world experience with messaging frameworks such as Pubsub, Kafka or MQ
  • Experience with NoSQL and Eventually Consistent storage mediums e.g MongoDB, Cassandra, ElasticSearch
  • Write appropriate integration and end-end tests in a BDD style
  • Hold themselves accountable for code and engineering quality, and not only their own.
  • Have knowledge of working with containers, ideally within Kubernetes.
  • Are also able to solve solutions without containers: FAAS, SaaS solutions
  • Can articulate the benefits of and execute delivery into a cloud computing environment. We use GCP, but any of the big three will suffice.
  • Isn’t afraid to speak up if they disagree. Can articulate their reasoning. Is willing to disagree and commit.
  • Has had exposure to Domain Driven Design

How we work

  • Work as part of an agile team. Our client does not follow any strict methodology: teams do what works for them. They currently use tools such as:
    • Event Storming
    • Example Mapping
    • Event Modeling
  • Be given a place to strive and grow, where you will have the opportunity to work on interesting, yet challenging projects. Applying your thinking to build a better world founded on intelligent technologies alongside highly skilled and like-minded individuals.
  • Be supported in your personal and technological development by a team of like-minded individuals
  • Be able to move from idea to execution in a short period of time.
  • Given space to mentor and improve less experienced members of the team.
Please note that sponsorship is not available for this role and you will need to be UK based.