Junior Technologist

Always remote-first

Who we are:

Ticker is a next-generation digital motor insurer using data science and connected car data (also known as telematics or black box insurance) to provide insurance products for novice, van, older and low-mileage drivers.

The motor insurance landscape is set for a major shift and the battleground will be won or lost in the next five years. It will all come down to pricing sophistication and the most efficient use of machine learning and artificial intelligence across the whole value chain.

The business includes a first-class executive team with a proven track-record in building successful insurtechs and running some the largest insurers in the UK.

What the role is:

If you’re a college-leaver or recent graduate, this is a brilliant opportunity to get your career in technology off to a flying start. We’re looking for enthusiastic, motivated, highly-qualified and curious people to join a new team at a fast-growing insurtech.

You’ll be working in an innovative, cloud-native environment for our connected insurance products. You’ll be exposed to and work closely with the very best engineers, product designers and business teams. They’ll show you all the elements of our technology, where you’ll learn rapidly and get the opportunity to specialise in the areas that excite you most. Let’s kickstart your future in tech.

You’re not expected to know everything or be an expert, but we want you to bring all your skills, appetite for learning, enthusiasm and willingness to tackle technical and business challenges – all helping you to learn many skills along the way. After your first year, you’ll have the opportunity to specialise and join a seasoned team to further master your preferred skills.

What you’ll be doing with your days:

  • This team will define, design and lead the change within the Ticker technology platform(s) that support our operational teams (this can include technical change and data change).
  • You’ll be part of a team that is the first point-of-contact on releases, ensuring they’re well supported and can react to customer or internal needs.
  • You’ll be responsible for the full end-to-end technology for a release as a first contact, whether that’s a data change using SQL or an AWS back-end change. This will give you exposure to the full code base.
  • The technical responsibilities of the role include: ensuring alignment of the technology to the Head of Engineering’s plans and direction, providing sound technical design and integrating with other platforms/products where required, and keeping up with cybersecurity compliance and system stability.
  • You’ll test software and change, ensuring technical understanding. This will sometimes involve working in a pair to both engineer and test.
  • You’ll work on a backlog of change, estimating the backlog in advance based on how you feel about the work.
  • You’ll help build and document business and technical understanding, in order to identify the potential impact of changes to Ticker and design an approach to solve complex problems.
  • You’ll support and enable maintainable information to aid onboarding new squad members across the engineering organisation, working with tools such as Confluence, Github.
  • You will work with an Agile Delivery Manager and/or Scrum Master to allow you to organise on a daily basis.

About you:

  • You’ll have the desire to learn complex systems including: discovery and analysis, formulation of end-to-end technical processes, identification of solution alternatives and their assessment, and communicating well with your peers
  • You’ll have a strong interest in and desire to work on technology and engineering, including but not limited to: mobile, cloud and data technologies, as well as deployment. You’re a problem-solver, not an expert in all technology
  • You’ll have the ability to think, act, operate and implement change tactically when required, dealing effectively with ambiguity and managing an urgent need to respond to a technical support issue
  • You’ll have the ability to gain confidence in the business and colleagues through excellent communication and influencing skills
  • You’ll have strong collaboration skills, with a blend of technical and business emphasis; you’ll have to interact professionally within your team and with peers in technology and the business
  • You’ll be keen to actively acquire new knowledge and skills, championing new methods and processes to improve the performance of our software

Technology skills you’ll be exposed to and gain understanding of:

We’d love you to pick up, learn and become a master of some of the skills below, but also to find your own preference based on what you enjoy:

  • Amazon (AWS) technology – particularly serverless technologies
  • Data technology and processing using languages like SQL or Python
  • Integration technology (including messaging, integration and API development)
  • App and web development, considering either Android or Apple iOS
  • Learn software configuration and be able to manage and support change
  • Exposure to data science, model support and, where applicable, enhancements

How you’ll work:

You’ll be a part of a new team of likeminded, exceptional and capable people working in advanced agile processes and principles, all geared to your development:

  • You’ll work in a squad focused on managing and supporting the technical solutions across all the above, giving you exposure to all Ticker technology
  • You’ll operate in a daily cadence, ensuring all meetings are productive, coordinated and support day-to-day squad deliverables with Ticker leads to support you
  • You’ll be responsible for technical change impact and immediate needs, exposing you to Product Owners who manage the value and impact to Ticker growth
  • You’ll support the wellbeing, health and awareness of all team members as the utmost priority
  • You’ll lead in and support the establishment of quality solutions: maintaining the availability of high software quality to our customers, agreeing technical debt where relevant and challenging the Product Owner
  • You’ll encourage and drive cross-skilled adoption of technical languages/domains
  • You’ll design, build and ship software change, ensuring your solutions are engineered to standards, and support critical change needed in our production systems
  • You’ll be a champion of Ticker values


  • Generous salary
  • Bonus scheme (based on company and personal performance)
  • Pension
  • Enthusiastic investment in your development
  • Flexible home working - remote first
  • Insurances:
    • Private medical insurance, including dental and optician cashback (partner/family rates available)
    • Income protection insurance
    • Death-in-service insurance
  • 25 days’ holiday plus bank holidays (increases to 27 days after 5 years)
  • Bonus day off for your birthday
  • Holiday purchase scheme (up to 5 days per year)

Our business is remote-first, but we have a great office based in a rural location in Surrey (Godalming) with direct links to London from nearby Guildford. Your location is not an issue if you’re happy to be in the office for team meetings from time to time.

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