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uSwitch

Senior Clojure Engineer

London, United Kingdom

04 October, 2019

Salary

£70K - 80K

Contract type

Full time

Technologies & frameworks

  • clojure
  • go
  • elixir
  • GraphQL

Benefits & perks

  • Generous pto
  • Onsite gym
  • Pension
  • Pension contributions
  • Child care benefits
  • Parental leave
  • Snacks
  • Committed to a diverse team
  • Agile
  • Healthy snacks
  • Bike friendly
  • Learning budget
  • Flexible pto/unlimited sick days

To sum it up...

Serve millions of users every month using Clojure

Role overview

Switch’s purpose is to simplify complex marketplaces with intuitive and accessible products 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. We have saved UK families over £1B off their household bills, we are the single largest Energy and Broadband comparison service and we aim to be number 1 across our remaining products.

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 outcomes over output using low ceremony agile delivery and cross functional teams.

We are creating the next generation of comparison platforms, we are looking for passionate, technical and empathetic engineers to build highly performant and flexible systems that enable us to expand into new markets and our product teams to focus on delighting our customers.

What you might be working on:

  • Working with multiple teams to deliver product API’s that power comparison journeys across brands (uswitch, money.co.uk, bankrate) 👭
  • Working in conjunction with analysts to develop and refine uSwitch’s data strategy, helping understand what our data should look like and how we surface it responsibly
  • Building the next generation of abstractions for how uSwitch integrates with third parties to ingest product data, transactional updates and using those abstractions to inform LTV and other estimation models
  • Working with the business operations teams in Commercial, Marketing, Finance and Product to deliver internal applications to help them run some of UKs best comparison sites
  • Working with multiple other teams to help drive consumer personalisation and wider uSwitch initiatives;
  • Tech stack: working with Clojure, GoElixir, GraphQL and deploying to Kubernetes and AWS monitored with Prometheus, Grafana, Sentry
  • Day to day you would be working directly with stakeholders in commercial, marketing, finance, web and compliance. Working with them and the product owner to achieve the desired outcomes in a pragmatic fashion. Shipping code. Making your work visible in tools like Trello. Participating in team planning and continual improvement 📊

We pride ourselves in delivering accessible, performant, and functional experiences to our consumers, hopefully you do too.

Requirements

  • 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
  • Care about abstractions, API design and data strategy - without our data we wouldn’t have a business
  • Passionate about performance and data
  • Pragmatic solutions to business problems that start at requirements gathering and end in delivering value
  • Have had experience or want to have experience working in diverse, cross functional agile teams - we value people that want to push themselves into unknown territories
  • Want to be involved in the larger engineering community, and contribute back to that community through open source projects and conferences
  • Understand that technology is a tool and changes over time requiring continual learning and mastery, always bringing new ideas to the table 💡
  • Have a deep understanding of system design and the surrounding architecture
  • We aren’t wedded to languages, but you should know how an application works for a customer
  • Previous experience in distributed and event based systems
  • Can produce robust systems, experienced in defensive coding and understanding handling of failure modes, monitoring and owning production systems

Benefits

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 ☕
  • We have lots of other great benefits within the business, these are just a few of themHealth 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, so offer interest free loans for special moments in your life like moving home, buying your first home and your wedding 🍾

Location

London is the capital of the United Kingdom, situated in the South East of the island. The world's largest financial centre, London is also often referred to the culture capital of the world. The city is well-known for its heritage, including Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, Kew Gardens, Westminster Abbey, and the historic settlement of Greenwich. London Underground is the oldest urban railway network in the world.

Technology workers in London earn 60pc more than the city average, with the figure even higher for foreign born workers, who earned 28pc more than their British counterparts in tech jobs. London can be considered as a center for professional relocation. Furthermore, there are over 100 of Europe's 500 largest companies' headquarters in London.

The city is famous for unpredictable weather. For instance, it could be cold, warm and rainy in one day and it’s often the topic of conversation across the city.

Did you know...

  • 2.5M people, one third of Londoners, are foreign born
  • 40% of Greater London is green space

uSwitch

  • 50-249

uSwitch is an impartial comparison and switching service. We help compare prices on gas & electricity, home phone, broadband, digital television, mobile phones and personal finance products including mortgages, credit cards, current accounts and insurance. Our aim is to help customers take advantage of the best prices and services on offer from suppliers so they can get their best deal. As well as offering online and telephone-based comparison, Energy customers also have the option to create an account to automatically monitor the market and notify them when they can move to a cheaper tariff - making future comparisons even simpler and faster. Our Broadband speed test tool also helps customers find out how fast their broadband is and to identify the best broadband provider for their postcode. We’re based in London near London Bridge and Southwark Bridge and can boast a scenic view from our office of some amazing buildings such as the Shard, the Cheese Grater, Walkie-Talkie and the Gherkin. Our Culture Well we don’t like to boast, but our culture is quite unique. We empower intelligent people to make intelligent decisions. We give them the autonomy to experiment and the flexibility to develop ways to provide our customers a simple and personal service. We’re all extremely proud of working here and that shows through the commitment and the passion in every day life at uSwitch. We don’t believe in hierarchy and we’re not at all corporate. So in a nutshell we’re just what you’re looking for if you want to develop yourself and make a difference.

  • Technology
  • Private
  • go
  • AWS
  • Code Quality
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Generous PTO
  • Onsite Gym
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Engineers who find a new job through Functional Works average a 15% increase in salary.

Salary

£70K - 80K

Contract type

Full time

Technologies & frameworks

  • clojure
  • go
  • elixir
  • GraphQL

Benefits & perks

  • Generous pto
  • Onsite gym
  • Pension
  • Pension contributions
  • Child care benefits
  • Parental leave
  • Snacks
  • Committed to a diverse team
  • Agile
  • Healthy snacks
  • Bike friendly
  • Learning budget
  • Flexible pto/unlimited sick days

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