Senior Software Engineer (Contractor) - Day rate

We’re now looking for a Senior Software Engineer (Contractor) to join our Telematics Team for 3 months.

We’re doing things a little differently…. Want to join us on our journey, to help us grow?


In 2018, we launched the UK’s first real-time pay-by-mile car insurance policy, and we’ve been growing quickly ever since. We’re now looking for a Senior Software Engineer (Contractor) to join our Telematics Team for 3 months. You will join a great team and an experienced lead engineer on developing an advanced platform for vehicle telematics data ingestion and processing.


Our Engineers come from varied backgrounds, from landscape gardening to photography. While some have a degree, others have come from academy courses such as Makers and General Assembly. However, what we all hold in common is a passion for technology and building an awesome product for our members.


Senior Software Engineer (Node.js, AWS) - Contractor - Day rate - 3 months

As our platform grows rapidly to support new and existing members (By Miles insurance policyholders), we want to continue to delight them whilst automating and scaling even more aspects of our daily work. We’re looking for a Senior Software Engineer to help us on our journey. 


You will have the chance to work at the bleeding edge of the connected car / vehicle telematics industry, collaborating directly with global vehicle manufacturers to refine and develop their connected car platforms for usage based insurance. This is an opportunity to gain early experience in a new, global industry which is scaling rapidly.


Within Engineering you will have the support of the Telematics Lead Engineer to implement the "How" of engineering, guiding on consistent approaches to architecture, quality, standards, code review and delivery, as well as excellent management overseeing your individual performance, professional development and team health.


Our stack is primarily Node.js and serverless Lambda deployed to AWS using Serverless and CloudFormation. We build for scale, incorporating design patterns such as messaging using SQS, circuit breaker and bulkhead patterns, and our teams deploy their own code to many AWS services (including Lambda, EventBridge, ECS and RDS) multiple times per day, with zero downtime, following Continuous Delivery principles and practices.


Being highly regulated by the FCA, ensuring confidentiality of customer data while supporting organisational pace and innovation is an exciting challenge of this role.  


We’re looking for someone with the following experience:


  • Great SQL and non-relational database experience - we use DynamoDB and S3 as data stores and Postgres is used elsewhere in the By Miles ecosystem
  • Proven experience building, deploying and running robust APIs and services with Node.js in a live serverless environment, preferably AWS
  • Deep understanding of JavaScript
  • Writing unit tests, preferably using Jest
  • Ability to take architectural designs and implement solutions through to Production independently
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Honest and respectful
  • Keen to engage and collaborate with colleagues
  • Efficient in their core skills and ambitious 


And if you have some of the below, it's an added bonus, but not essential!


  • Experience in a scale-up environment
  • Experience using infrastructure as code techniques - we use Terraform and CloudFormation


Salary: £500 - £600 Day rate

Location: London, Flexible or UK remote working.


Our customers come from all walks of life, and so do we. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics or disability.

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Flexible remote

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


2-14 Shortlands
W6 8DJ London Directions 0330 088 3838

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