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Software Dev Tech Lead

Location London, United Kingdom
Posted 25-September-2021

Prima is an Italian tech company that has been disrupting the car insurance industry since its launch in 2015. We now boast over 1 million active clients and achieved a 100 million investment from Goldman Sachs and Blackstone in 2018, the largest in Italian tech history. Prima is launching in the UK this year, which is why we are looking for top talents to join our London-based team.

Our vision is to become the UK's best car insurance provider, and we believe that a major component to achieve this will be state of the art graphical user interfaces, tailored to seamlessly aid our customers on their journey for better insurance satisfaction.

About the role:

In Prima UK you will be involved in Back End development tasks for varied and challenging projects, within a dynamic and innovative environment. We are looking for an ambitious, talented technologist to lead Prima's UK expansion from idea, to launch, to becoming a major player in UK motor insurance.

Our stack is composed of the most relevant and up-to-date technologies: the whole platform is based on AWS, we use Docker and our microservices-based architecture allows us to choose the most apt solution for every new technical challenge.

Our Back End is mostly coded in Elixir and Rust, and our Front End in Elm and React. To enable communication between our services, we mostly use API REST, GraphQL and RabbitMQ.


You are our ideal candidate if you meet the following requirements:

Scale-up experience: being Tech Lead/Senior Developer in a business that exhibited strong growthHands-on - sufficiently in the detail to understand the tech stack and make architectural callsPrevious experience in managing developers and an active (and successful) role in developer hiringPrevious experience in a regulated industry Nice to have:

In addition to the basic requirements, we will carefully evaluate these characteristics:

Comfortable with AWS (preferably Docker and Kubernetes) and microservices architecturesComfortable using multiple coding languages, and familiar with modern functional languages (for example, Prima Italy tech stack uses Elixir, Rust, PHP, Python, Elm, Haskell, Go)Experience in infosec, data management and dev ops projectsFormulate, articulate and execute the tech roadmap for the UK business: applying great judgement on what to replicate from Italy and what to build from first principlesBuild and manage a superstar team that produces great quality code at speed, while maintaining a positive and collaborative cultureMake great architectural calls that enable Prima to build a safe, scalable tech stack that attracts top tech talent while still meeting ambitious timelinesDefine best practices on testing, automation and orchestration and inspire other developers to follow themWork well with the team in Italy (and, where useful, external parties), to ensure sound information security and data management practices are usedAs the business grows, re-organise the development team into multiple teams (each managed by a Senior Developer reporting into the Technical Lead) and ensure effective delivery can continue at a larger scale - Private pensionMacbookFlexi-workingFree fruit & coffeeHealth insurance Take home testVideo call and test reviewVideo call with foundersOfferElixir, Rust, Elm, React, APIsElixir, Rust, Elm, React, APIs, AWS, Microservices, PHP, Python, Haskell

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