Senior Android Engineer

Insurance start-up

Founded just over three years ago and already valued at $300m, this insurance start-up have been named one of London’s best companies to work for.

The client

Currently their team numbers 95 though they’re expanding quickly, thanks to backing by investors who have also championed the likes of Monzo and Spotify. They’re on a mission to make insurance more instant, affordable and inclusive by using machine learning, automation and comprehensive data integrations to offer quicker, simpler and fairer insurance to customers.

In 2021 they’re expecting their customer base to triple and as a tech-centric organisation, their engineers are fundamental to their success. They’re already created some pretty cool tools, including a fraud detection system, a bespoke Customer Account application and a unique bespoke risk engine, which accurately prices their customer base.

The role

The Android app itself is 100% Kotlin with a Model View architecture. Code is organised into pure Kotlin and Android library modules, to keep the codebase both maintainable and scalable. They use coroutines as a concurrency design patter, Retrofit and Moshi for network calls and Dagger for dependency injection. For static code analysis, think Lint, Ktlint and Detekt. They’re also HUGE fans of Jetpack libraries and are excited to be introducing Jetpack Compose in the near future.

Presently, they’re hiring across three of their engineering teams;

The Efficiency Team

These guys are all about making the customer’s experience as instant, efficient, and enjoyable as possible. They look to enable their customers to self-serve their policy needs, from making policy changes, to managing renewals.

The Growth Team

Here you’d be responsible for making customer sign-up and renewal experiences as customer-friendly as possible. You’d also be maintaining comparison site integrations as well as implementing changes to their pricing system. It’s a cross-functional team, consisting of both backend and frontend engineers, as well as a content designer and product manager.

The Claims Team

This team ensures the claims process is as smooth as possible. This would entail working with delivery partners to build reliable and accurate integrations. Long term, they’d be looking for you to think on a wider scale and fully redesign what the experience should look like.

The candidate

Having surveyed their employees they’re going to be moving to a hybrid working model post-Covid, with 2/3/4 days in the office and the rest from home. Alternatively, they’re happy for their engineers to work completely remotely with a trip to the office once a quarter. They’ve got three roles live across three different levels, mid-level at £50K-£70, Senior at £65K – £85K and Lead at £90K. They offer stock to every candidate as well as 25 days holiday (plus bank hols), health insurance, at least 2 days a year self-development and regular hackathons.

We welcome those with alternative identities, backgrounds, and experiences. Our team includes parents, the self-taught, the university-educated, and people of a wide variety of nationalities, ages, and socio-economic backgrounds.

Obviously, we’re looking to ensure it’s a solid fit from both sides: we want you to step into a role you love, and we want to offer you a place you’re proud to come to every day for work.

We know that diverse teams are strong teams, and welcome those with alternative identities, backgrounds, and experiences to apply to be part of life at Zebra People. We are committed to a fair and accessible recruitment process for all candidates. We would be happy to meet any accommodation requests during the application or interview process, please just let us know.