Instanda is hiring a

Software Engineer (UI)

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Based in the UK, INSTANDA is an insurance software provider challenging the status quo. We have built an exciting software tool which fundamentally changes how companies who sell insurance can design and deliver insurance products to the market. We work directly with Insurers, Managing General Agents (MGA’s), and Brokers. Using leading-edge technologies, INSTANDA insurance software is entirely configurable from the ground up. It is not a one-size-fits-all model. We allow companies to use insurance software in the way they want to. We have many global clients using INSTANDA who confirm the game-changing benefits of the product — significant speed coupled with time and cost savings for the insurance sector.

Founded in 2012, we spent several years designing and building the platform which is now being used globally by some of the world’s largest insurance companies. Amongst our many achievements, we were recently chosen by Microsoft UK as a disruptive technology that their ventures program sponsored. With just 20 employees in the company in January 2017, INSTANDA now has over 100 employees based in the UK (London, Histon, and Huntingdon), and US. We are expanding globally and look forward to hiring employees throughout London, Europe, and North America to join our team.

Learn more about us at https://instanda.com/

Job description

Based in any of our UK offices (London, Huntingdon, or Histon), we are seeking a talented full-stack developer to join a newly formed team within software engineering that focuses on UI. This is separate to the UI team we have that does not 'program.' Reporting to the Development Lead - UI, the ideal candidate will have passion for front-end development and usability. The role primarily involves developing user interfaces, but will also require writing server-side code, so back-end experience is essential.

You will implement new features and code changes following best practice. You will also contribute to the continually evolving platform as well as work on improvements to the existing platform. Our platform has been around for almost 10 years. For the insurance world, it looks great! However, we really are excited to upgrade the look and feel further and look forward to building a talented team to help us do this! If this is something you would love to do, please apply. We look forward to reviewing your application.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Participate in solution design
  • Collaborate with UI designers
  • Analysing requirements and designing new functionality, whilst supporting/improving/fixing existing functionality
  • Research technology and code improvements
  • Create and test prototypes/POCs
  • Track and resolve software defects
  • Support unit testing and collaborate with QA team
  • Create and support technical documentation
  • Work in agile environment, delivery of workload over sprints
  • Collaboration with other development teams

Requirements

We are looking for talented individuals with C# ASP.Net skills and a passion for software development and will enjoy focussing on developing the internal UI of our SaaS platform.. Further skills & experience we are looking for include;

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field
  • At least 2 years of professional experience (60% Front End and 40% Backend)
  • Proficiency in C# and Visual Studio
  • Strong working knowledge of the ASP.NET framework, SQL Server and design/architectural patterns, e.g. Model-View-Controller (MVC)
  • Experience with HTML, CSS and JavaScript/jQuery
  • Experience in source control management, e.g. Git
  • Understanding of Agile methodologies
  • Excellent troubleshooting and communication skills
  • Works well in a team setting
  • Strong attention to detail


It would be an added bonus for candidates to have exposure to the following:

  • Experience with SPAs (preferably React)
  • Experience with CSS frameworks (preferably Bootstrap)
  • Experience with Jira
  • Integrating web analytics tools, e.g. Google Analytics
  • Familiarity with Azure
  • Familiarity with APIs, e.g. REST
  • Writing unit tests, e.g. NUnit

Benefits

  • You will get to work with one of the worlds best insurtech brands
  • You have the opportunity to be part of one of the worlds best insurtech brands, where you get to make big contributions
  • We offer 25 vacation days but recognize that some people like more personal time! We offer the option of buying up to 5 additional vacation days per year. We also offer additional vacation days for each year of service. After 5 years, our employees have 30 days of vacation.
  • We offer a wellness allowance of 100 GBP per month. We would like our employees to use this towards private medical health, a gym membership, or health and wellness related expenses. We also deliver fresh fruit to the office weekly!
  • We offer an annual bonus based on the performance of YOU, your department, and the performance of our company
  • One year after joining the company, employees are eligible for share options
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Pension Match
  • Learning & Development Benefits are available for all our employees!
  • Pre-covid, we had a great work from home policy, but now everyone does!
  • And much more!

METHOD OF APPLICATION

  • Please apply directly online
  • We are not using any agencies or staffing firms for this role – please do not contact us
  • You must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this role