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Cuvva is building insurance the way it should be - flexible, simple and jargon-free

Backend Engineer (senior)

£60k – £75k
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About Cuvva

At Cuvva we’re building insurance the way it should be.

No more lengthy forms. No more waiting on hold. No more ‘computer says no’ attitude.

We’ve gone back to basics to build products that actually work for the customer.

We are super focused on creating a friendly, simple and hassle-free customer experience.

Don’t just take our word for it - check out our website (cuvva.com (workable.com/nr?l=https://www.cuvva.com/support) ), click on the speech bubble in the bottom right hand corner and chat to one of the team.


About the Cuvva team

We get it. Insurance isn’t traditionally considered exciting. At Cuvva we’re changing insurance and we are looking for people who find that as exciting as we do.

We're building a diverse team and we welcome people with different types of experience and outlooks.

You’ll really thrive at Cuvva if you have a ‘can do’ approach, are willing to try your hand at different things, have ideas and show initiative.


The Role

We're looking for a software engineer who has held senior positions in engineering teams within high-growth, high-scale startups, who will operate with a high level of autonomy, ensuring impeccable reliability and availability. You care deeply about building rock-solid infrastructure for the long term, with a track record of delivering solutions which support your team and your product.

You will develop Cuvva's core platform, abstracting the key processes required to sell insurance, delivering solutions that allow the team to develop strong and stable products, without having to spend time ensuring they get the basics right.

Aside from developing core platform services, we expect you will also become heavily involved with ops and security activities, contributing towards the maintenance of our servers, AWS account, etc.


"Core platform"

When we refer to the "core platform", we mean the services which underpin the processes of all insurance activities on our system.

For example, we expect one of these to be the "policy service", which might be responsible for ensuring compliant issuance of policies, coordinating mid-term adjustments, preventing overlapping policies (double insurance), etc.

Other services could include user authentication, risk & pricing calculation, handling the process of modifying user data in-line with any mid-term adjustment requirements.

All services we consider to be part of the core platform will have strict requirements around stability, data integrity and transactional safety. All functionality must fail safely and explicitly, for example using 2-phase commit processes or other similar techniques. This will also require a reasonable level of testing to validate this safety.

Requirements

The perfect addition to our team will have:

* a fiercely independent and self-driven approach
* 5+ years' commercial experience working on back-end systems at high-scale startups
* at least a year of commercial experience working with Go
* strong knowledge of security practices, ideally with a slightly grey-hat background
* a working knowledge of the entire web stack - from how DNS lookups are transmitted, to how browsers prioritize CSS rules
* awareness of compliance and financial regulation

We are a small team so it is important that the successful candidate is not only technically highly competent, but also a great cultural fit!


Equality

We’re committed to ensuring that everyone has a fair chance to join Cuvva, whatever your background. We will always treat your application in a fair and equal manner.

Benefits

As well as a competitive salary (£60-75k, dependent on experience) and equity based remuneration, benefits of working at Cuvva include:

* Working in our (dog friendly 🐕❤️) offices in Shoreditch
* Monthly team outings (karaoke, go-karting, bowling, comedy night!)
* Regular team lunches
* Health and wellbeing allowance
* Professional development allowance
* Brand new MacBook
* Cycle to work scheme
* Travel season ticket loan
* Book club & Breakfast club
* Annual day off for volunteering
* 33 days of holiday a year (inc. UK public holidays)
* Coaching from Sanctus providing you with a safe space to talk and support your mental health

Cuvva at a glance

Cuvva is building insurance the way it should be - flexible, simple and jargon-free

Cuvva focuses on Mobile, Insurance, and Sharing Economy. Their company has offices in London. They have a mid-size team that's between 51-200 employees. To date, Cuvva has raised $2.2M of funding; their latest round was closed on January 2017.

You can view their website at https://cuvva.com or find them on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Product Hunt.

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