Backend Java Developer
Job Tenure: Full-time, permanent
Salary: Competitive

Company Description

Here at esure, we’re no strangers to change. As one of the industry leaders in the insurance business, striving to become a world class digital insurer, we’re getting ready for more. It’s creating great new opportunities for innovative and talented industry professionals to join us at a pivotal point in our development.

Job Description

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a Java Developer to join our team on a permanent basis, The successful candidate will work in a cross functional team responsible for designing, crafting and supporting new technical products and services to support our business and its ambitious digital transformation.

This is a great opportunity to work on greenfield products and become a pivotal part of our future; it will be a pure backend position. Experience with Java (ideally 17), Spring Boot, Microservices and Kafka is needed for this role.

The day to day:

  • Become a Integral member of a high-performing Agile team, contributing to the shaping and development of esure's future.
  • Design and construct digital and technical products.
  • Collaborate within a team to set the technical direction for supported products.
  • Engage in greenfield development, constructing internal and external APIs from the ground up.
  • Establish a robust automated test suite for seamless integration into a continuous deployment environment.
  • Provide 2nd line support for applications and platforms, occasionally beyond regular office hours.
  • Actively drive the enterprise Agile and transformation journey.
  • Identify and address areas for technical product improvement and tackle opportunities for reducing technical debt.
  • Challenge existing processes to improve departmental efficiency and ways of working.


We would love you to bring!

  • Developer experience in scaled Agile, with delivery partners and 3rd party applications
  • Strong technical expertise in Java, Sprint Boot and Microservices.
  • Proficient in Spring Boot; Apache Kafka experience is desirable
  • Expertise in microservices, database programming, event streaming, and queueing technologies in a cloud-based environment
  • Effective communication of technical concepts to non-technical audiences
  • Worked on technical projects within cross-functional teams
  • Knowledge and practice of code quality techniques like continuous integration, unit testing, and peer reviews
  • Rapid research and adaptation to new programming tools and techniques
  • Experience in building and scaling high-traffic websites or mission-critical line-of-business systems
  • Automated integration and acceptance testing experience, preferably with a BDD framework

Additional Information

This is your opportunity to shape our game-changing journey and be part of something truly special! And to top it off, here are some perks to life at esure…

  • A competitive salary that recognises your skills and potential
  • A bonus scheme that celebrates your contribution to esure’s success
  • Discounts on our insurance products, for you and your family
  • 25 days annual leave, plus 8 flex days to be taken as and when suits you
  • Benefits just for you: our hub – My Benefits Box – is loaded with perks to choose from, so you can build a personal toolkit to support your health, wellbeing, lifestyle, and finances.
  • Grow your career with us: whatever your goals, we’ll support you with hands-on training, mentoring, a LinkedIn Learning licence, access to our exclusive Academies, regular career conversations, and expert partner resources from the likes of Women in Data and Women in Tech.
  • Join our communities: our networks give you the chance to connect, learn and share with like-minded colleagues across the business – for work and play. So, it’s no surprise our people consistently rate ‘making friends at work’ one of the highest scorers in our colleague engagement survey
  • More flexibility for you: we’re a proud supporter of the ABI’s Make Flexible Work campaign and welcome you to ask about the flexibility you need, whether it’s part time, job sharing, or compressed hours. Our hybrid working approach also puts you in the driving seat of how and where you do your best work.
  • Live a healthy lifestyle: we offer lots of support, so you feel like the best version of yourself – like specialist advice through our employee assistance programme, wellbeing classes, access to the My Health Advantage app, our Big Team Challenge, and learning sessions on topics like menopause.
  • A helping hand to do your bit for a greener and safer world: driving good in the world couldn’t be more important to us. That’s why we encourage colleagues to use volunteering days to support their local communities and have lots of initiatives to help you live a greener lifestyle.
  • Everyday appreciation: praise from your colleagues means the world! Our social recognition tool makes it easy to give colleagues the praise they deserve, and you could even be shortlisted for a company-wide ACE Award.

We understand some people may not apply for jobs unless they tick every box. If you are excited about joining us and think you have some of what we are looking for, even if you’re not 100% sure we would love to hear from you.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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