Full Stack Engineer

M&G plc.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
12 Aug 2022
27 Aug 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
At M&G our vision is: to become the best loved and most successful savings and investment business and we're looking for people who are excited about joining us on our journey. We're digitally transforming and investing heavily in technology and innovation to develop new and improved customer propositions that really raise the bar for our customers. To help us achieve our vision we're looking for exceptional people who live our values and behaviours and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.

We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, disability, or military service and welcome those who have taken career breaks. We will consider flexible working arrangements or home working arrangements for any of our roles and also offer work place accommodations to ensure you have what you need to effectively deliver in your role.

What you can expect from us:
We are committed to creating an environment where you can be exceptional at all you do. To help us deliver this, we promise to:
  • Challenge Your Limits by creating a stimulating working environment and providing opportunities for you to be involved in meaningful and challenging work
  • Support Your Aspirations with a commitment to learning and development that helps you achieve and build your experience with people who want you to succeed
  • Value Your Input whereby leaders and managers will involve you in key decisions, listen to your thoughts and recognise the important contribution you make
  • Balance Your Life through a work life partnership that focuses on making this an inclusive, diverse and friendly place to work and offers the flexibility and support that enables everyone to be at their best

How do we support our employees:
All M&G plc employees will be supported in the workplace through our M&G Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). If you need counselling, confidential financial or legal advice. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offers access to qualified professionals who can provide specialist information, advice and support on many issues. It offers a broad range of services, including help with family issues, maintaining work/life balance and mental health support.

The Role:

At M&G we are just beginning an exciting digital transformation towards a more agile, customer-centric and digital-first way of working. We have lots to improve and plenty of interesting challenges we'd like you to get involved in.

We are on a journey to reinvent how people think about their financial future. Making conversations around retirement easier and more relevant, offering diversified products, rethinking and improving the end-to-end experience for our customers and using technology to effectively engage with them in real time and help them make better decisions about their finances.

The journey has started already, are you ready to join us? We need the best digital minds onboard in order to achieve our goal.

We promote a supportive, diversified, international environment with an engineering culture we're proud of. We encourage personal growth and invest in open-minded engineers keen on learning, who continuously try to make things better.

You Should Apply If:
  • You want to take a key role on our teams and help us deliver awesome business features
  • You have been working in teams on large projects, actively writing code through the whole stack from back-end (especially Java) to front-end.
  • You understand Agile practices like Scrum, Kanban and DevOps and have practical experience of at least one.
  • You enjoy collaborating closely with other members of a cross-functional team to deliver features.
  • You care deeply about improving security and code quality.
  • You want to actively engage with our engineering community on defining standards and guidelines
  • You are keen on coaching and mentoring less experienced colleagues.
  • You love learning and enjoy playing with new tech as well as exploring areas that you might not have experience with yet.
  • You are versatile when finding solutions and good at walking people through them.
  • You have experience building and maintaining large front end web applications that are secure, performant and reliable.
  • You are proactive and a team player - both within your feature team, and in the wider development team. You have experience working with other developers, reviewing PRs, discussing tools, offering feedback, mentoring junior team members etc.

What We Use:
Some of the frameworks, tools and technologies in our stack - but different expertise is welcome:
  • Frontend - React for our Design System and SPAs.
    • Semantic HTML, CSS / SCSS / CSS in JS, Javascript (ES6), TypeScript, Webpack, Lerna, Yarn and NPM,
    • Jest, Enzyme and Cypress testing.
  • BackEnd -
    • Spring Boot for our microservices ecosystem.
    • Cosmos DB on Microsoft Azure with MongoDB API.
    • Kubernetes and Docker for orchestration and containerization.
    • Azure DevOps for Repos, CI and Release pipelines.
    • SonarQube and Checkmarx for static code analysis and security scanning on both the frontend and the backend.
    • Apigee for building and surfacing APIs for system integrations.
  • Salesforce for CRM.

Experience Required:
  • Experience in relevant technologies delivering quality software solutions. Front End Must Have. Additional technical skills desirable.
  • Experience working in fast paced agile environments
  • Experience contributing to, and achieving, continuous improvement goals
  • Take personal accountability, collaborate with colleagues, make effective decisions and help others operate at their best.
  • Operate in a fair, trustworthy, and genuine way with my colleagues and customers.
  • Give and receive feedback, be self-aware and be driven to learn and develop.
  • Find new solutions to business problems, drawing on a range of views and thinking creatively.
  • Understand customer needs and adapt to the changing environment.

Don't worry if you don't know everything, we're happy to train people on the technologies you'll need in the job.

We live by four behaviours at M&G and we ask all our employees to:
  • Inspire Others - Support and encourage each other, creating an environment where everyone can contribute and succeed
  • Embrace Change - Be open to change, willing to be challenged and able to adapt quickly and imaginatively to new ideas
  • Deliver Results - Focus on outcomes, set high standards and deliver with energy and determination
  • Keep it Simple - Cut through complexity and bureaucracy, be clear and decisive and never overcomplicate things

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