Opportunities

Javascript Engineer

Department

Engineering, Product & Design

Location

Birmingham, Haywards Heath or London

Employment Type

Full-time, Permanent

Budgeted Salary Range

£60,000 - £80,000

Ways of Working

Hybrid
Opened: 25 days ago
Closes: TBC

About Us

We love pets - which is why we’re on a mission to make the world a better place for pets and their parents.  We offer pet insurance policies with generous pet health benefits that are designed with their needs in mind. We’ve helped over half a million pets stay happy and healthy since 2017 - and many more customers throughout the world are joining us every day.  We’ve won numerous awards, have offices in the USA, UK, and Sweden - and we now employ over 400 people globally. 

Award-winning, innovative technology and exceptional customer service are at the heart of our offer: our “Complete” policy ranks top of the Which? cat and dog insurance Best Buy tables. (December 2021)  We've also been voted the Pet Insurance Provider Of The Year in the Moneyfacts Consumer Awards (2021) - and we’ve received over 21,000 5-star Feefo reviews in the past 12 months.

We’re proud to be driving unprecedented change in insurance and have doubled our revenues annually for the last 4 years with more ambitious growth still to come.  Our latest Series D funding round was $350m which values us at over $2bn. 

Our company is fast-moving, respectful, fun-loving and (most importantly) passionate about pets and their wellbeing.  We think big and we can only do that if we have a wonderful array of different people who are able to bring their whole selves to work every day.  Throughout our business you'll meet people who think differently, aim for impact and love to try new things.  Want to join our pack?  Join us. Love every moment. Love ManyPets.

The Opportunity

We're on an impressive journey to make the world a better place for pet-parents. We have ambitious growth goals and as such, this role will be a pivotal part of our continued success as a crucial enabler for our growth in the UK, Sweden, the US and beyond. 

As our Front-End JavaScript Engineer, you’ll be a critical member of one of our durable Agile squads. You’ll collaborate with other JavaScript Engineers, Front-End / Back-End Engineers, Design, Product Management and QA to build the next generation of our digital product. You'll work to ensure we are building and designing our JavaScript based solutions with quality in mind.  We'll rely on you to strive to improve (and automate) our "road to production" by using and advocating for improvements in our Global APIs.

Your Focus

  • Contribute to the overall technical direction of our Front-End development, through the use of frameworks, pre-compilers and other technologies.
  • Build production-ready user interfaces.
  • Work alongside other developers in Engineering, Product and Design ("EPD") to ensure your code fits in with the overall design and coding standards.
  • Contribute ideas and innovations, wherever you see opportunity for improvement
  • Work collaboratively with our multi-disciplinary squads
  • Work within (and help to improve) our self-organising squad model
  • Work collaboratively across the whole business, building relationships across all teams.

What Leads to Success

Here are a few of the skills we are looking for in this position. Don’t worry if you don’t tick every box as it’s important for us to support you in your role and help you to develop along the way.

  • Engineering is your heart and soul. You're the sort of person who needs to know that everything is organised, optimised and humming along beautifully.
  • You value diversity and are sensitive to different environments and cultures.
  • You've got nose for problems: you have a sixth sense for Issues before they happen.
  • Your colleagues say you're the sort of person who likes to move fast, pragmatically seeking problems and thinking about the wider Impact to the business.
  • You make changes happen by working well with others.

What's Important

  • Solid commercial experience working as a hands-on engineer - delivering production code to a large user base.
  • You want to be part of a fast-paced, product centric environment. We use Agile software development techniques, so you should be happy working with Agile or Kanban methodologies.
  • Experience in leading and coaching others, both in person and via remote.
  • Knowledge of relevant languages and tools:
    • Experience working with backend systems
    • Experience in specifying technical design
    • Excellent understanding of Javascript (ES6, Node.JS)
    • Modern JS Web Frameworks (Vue.JS, React, Angular)
    • Agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban)
    • Experience with Nuxt, Netlify or SSR is an advantage
    • Build Tools (webpack, rollup)
    • Understanding of Responsive HTML & CSS across browsers and devices
      • Knowledge of semantic HTML, good understanding of accessibility directives
      • Excellent understanding of CSS fundamentals
    • Experience optimising the performance of web applications
    • Front-end security architectures and practices
    • Excellent knowledge of test automation (TDD, BDD, ATDD, Contract Testing, Integration Testing, Browser Testing)
    • Strong experience in building modular, reusable components and features.
    • Excellent understanding of CI/CD

Inclusion at ManyPets

We believe diversity, belonging and inclusion are more than just words or things we should be 'seen' to be doing.  Having diversity at the core of our business makes us stronger - and the responsibility for creating an inclusive workplace rests with all of us.  We believe Black Lives Matter and we want you to join a company that makes unbiased choices and is committed to being anti-racist.  If you'd like to read more about this, please download our Approach to Inclusion pack. 

We promise to give you the same opportunities as everyone else and we won’t discriminate against you at any point in the process. This includes how we source talent, our interview process, our conditions of employment (including pay) and feedback.

Hybrid-Working

Everything changed overnight when the pandemic happened. Suddenly everything was different: whether we were in a home office, spare room, or makeshift desk: we were working on our own and dealing with Zoom calls, bad Wi-Fi, and a very different working day.  We now work from home and our company office, so we've created our Making Work, Work guide, which explains it all.

We offer a fantastic range of company benefits to suit everyone in a remote-first world, with a focus on supporting our physical and mental wellbeing. Coupled with a generous holiday allowance and regular care packs, we’re always looking for new ways to look out for our people.

Our Values

Our company values drive everything we do - and they are:

Show You Care | Do The Right Thing | Think Big | Work Together | Be Tenacious

Connect With Us!

LinkedIn | Instagram: UK  USA  Sweden| Facebook: UK  USA  Sweden | Twitter: UK USA | TikTok | Glassdoor | Indeed | FeeFo | Trustpilot | Crunchbase

Reasonable Adjustments and Support

If you need any help, support or advice at any point during the hiring process please email our Inclusion Council in complete confidence.  Our Inclusion Council is a cross-functional group of people from our global business - and they are not the hiring managers for this role.  We're here to make sure everyone has a fair and equitable experience when they're considering joining us.  If you want to talk or ask any questions, we are here to listen (and we'll do what we can to flex our approach to a process that suits you.)

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  • Department: Engineering, Product & Design
  • Location: Birmingham, Haywards Heath or London
  • Employment Type: Full-time, Permanent
  • Budgeted Salary Range: £60,000 - £80,000
  • Ways of Working: Hybrid
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