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We’re Simply Business
We insure small businesses and enable big dreams – not just for our customers, but for our people and communities too. With over 750,000 active insurance policies, we protect builders, bakers, landlords, and more than 1,000 other trades. 

We’re a B Corp too, which recognises our strong track record of having a positive impact on people, society and the environment.  

But what’s it like to work here? Here are three reasons why Simply Business could be your next employer

We Embrace Individuality We value what’s important to each and every SBer. Whether that be providing access to cutting edge wellbeing support, or being part of one of our many diversity networks and communities.  We also take personal development seriously - we’re all about enabling big dreams.


We Trust Who We Hire We empower SBers with choice and flexibility to make the right decisions based on the needs of their roles and we’ve been working this way long before Covid19. 
There’s no one-size-fits all solution when it comes to how often we get together in person, so all of our people and teams find the rhythm that suits them best when it comes to working from home or hub.
We’re innovative We've created a place for people to be curious, experience new things, and bring unique ideas to the table. If you want to learn how we do all this - head over to our Careers page where you’ll see us walk the talk 

If Simply Business sounds like the kind of place you’ll thrive, we’d love to hear from you.

We need an Engineering Mnanager to join us in London.

As an Engineering Manager you:

Will be the technical leader and manager for a team and have a significant impact on the team’s success within a culture that champions Agile, cross functional teams and continuous improvement & collaboration

Responsibilities include:

  • defining and leading the technical and architectural vision for your team in a way that allows other tech team members to contribute
  • working with Product Managers and other business stakeholders to define and design technical solutions to complex business problems
  • breaking down complex technical requirements (epics) into smaller stories and managing their dependencies
  • managing a team of Engineers and effectively supporting their career development through coaching and guidance
  • identifying and removing bottlenecks and roadblocks in the delivery process to help your team succeed
  • being involved in the recruitment of new members of the tech team and contributing to creating a best-in-class hiring culture
  • advising on new tools, processes and technologies - anything that will help your team continuously improve
  • working with the wider Engineering Management team to define the roles and standards across the whole tech team

What we are looking for:

  • experience of leading and managing teams including career development and performance management
  • ability to identify the most high-value projects and keep your team focused on these
  • proven architectural skills and experience with leading design sessions and code reviews
  • comfortable managing team members with different skill-sets and levels of experience
  • a superb level of coding ability with either Ruby, Java, PHP, Python or C#
  • solid experience of working in an environment which practices Agile, Continuous Delivery and TDD
  • proven ability to challenge processes, suggest new ways of working and propose new tools/technologies which could benefit the business
  • a strong personality to be able to lead change across the organisation where needed
  • ability to set the vision and drive cultural change across the organisation
  • an advocate of open source and cloud technologies
  • proven experience of working collaboratively with business and management teams

A handful of things we believe in:

  • continuous delivery - we currently release software to production around 14 times a day on average
  • cross functional teams – we believe in collaboration across the whole organisation and we see Tech and Business teams as ‘one team’ working together on projects (in fact, we even have our business product owners writing code).
  • agile and Lean Start-up methodologies
  • continuous innovation - we do regular hackathons as one example to drive experimentation with new technologies and ways of working
  • never chaining ourselves to a technology - using the ‘right tool for the job’
We want to meet you
At Simply Business, we pride ourselves on having a diverse workforce. Unfortunately, research has shown that some candidates, particularly women and people from other underrepresented groups, are put off applying for a job if they don’t fit every single one of the criteria.

But hiring at Simply Business isn’t a box ticking exercise – we’re much more interested in meeting people who’re excited to work with us. So if this job appeals to you and you think you’d be a good fit, send us your CV. With any luck we’ll be seeing you at interview soon.

Our culture is inclusive and diverse

Our mission is to make Simply Business synonymous with fairness, belonging and inclusivity. We won’t be happy until we’ve created a truly inclusive culture – where every employee, whatever their background, role, or location, feels comfortable being their authentic self at work.

We all have a part to play – to learn more, to do more and to go further – in building this new reality that’ll be befitting of the diversity of the customers we serve. At Simply Business, we’re all in.

What are the benefits?

At Simply Business, our benefits let you balance life and work properly:

flexible parental leave – you can choose to take shared parental leave, plus we offer full pay for the first six months of your maternity leave and four-week fully paid paternity leave, subject to meeting the qualifying criteria
remote working – more of us are currently working remotely than usual, but longer-term you can balance working remotely with working in the office, giving you the opportunity to connect with colleagues
mental health and wellbeing resources – we take your wellbeing seriously, giving you access to counselling (through our Employee Assistance Programme) as well as technology to support your mental health (through the Unmind app)
paid sabbatical – two weeks off when you’ve been here for five years and four weeks off when you’ve been here for 10 years
a dedicated learning platform – including a management and leadership programme – the platform lets you balance both work and life goals

And we compensate you fairly:

• a competitive salary that reflects your experience, our pay policy and the market we’re in from your first day
• the potential to earn an annual bonus based on business performance (those on commission-led roles will be rewarded monthly)
• we match what you put into your pension up to five per cent
• a health cash plan reimburses your everyday medical expenses (with the opportunity to increase the level of your plan in your flexible benefits)
• a generous holiday entitlement of 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
life assurance of four times of your basic salary
Smart Health services including unlimited access to a 24/7 virtual GP
• a flexible benefits scheme with an allocated allowance each year to choose from benefits including private medical insurance, dental insurance, travel insurance, up to five days extra holiday, and gym membership

These values are important to us and our people
 
- Learning
- Empowerment
- Authenticity
- Pioneering
- Simplicity

These all mean something unique to every person at Simply Business, but if you’re thinking about working here, give them some thought. They’re at the heart of our story.

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