For the 1.5 million UK homes who depend on oil for heating and hot water, BoilerJuice makes life easier. We are the UK’s leading online marketplace for heating oil, helping hundreds of thousands of customers get a better price and a more convenient service by connecting them impartially with nearly all suppliers in the market.
BoilerJuice was founded by a group of friends in 2004, and broke ground as the UK’s first price comparison service and a pure-play online business in a traditional sector. Since then, we have grown to a team of 75 supporting an active customer base of over 200,000 households and delivering millions of orders nationwide. We are completely independent and impartial, comparing the prices of over 150 suppliers (ranging from small, family-run businesses to national players) in order to help our customers save time and money.
Now we are investing for further growth, but this is not just scaling up to do more of the same. We are also creating new products that combine IoT with smart data analysis to continue to change the way the market works.
While we’re excited about what we do, we like to think we’re relatively down-to-earth. We don’t have a big hierarchy, a special dress code, or a company song about heating oil.
The BoilerJuice technology team is split across Development, Quality Assurance and DevOps. We operate in an agile environment and our cross-functional teams work collaboratively to design, build and roll out products across web and mobile applications.
Our technology stack is based on a new technology platform Ruby, Ruby on Rails with Postgresql as well as our legacy platform a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) technologies, complimented by AWS Lambda’s implemented in Node.js. We have recently re-platformed to a modern cloud-based microservices infrastructure built in Ruby hosted with Heroku.
Why our role?
We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join the BoilerJuice team. You will be responsible for leading the architecture, design, development and launch of core product features or strategic programmes. You will also have significant influence on our overall strategy by helping to define product features, drive the system architecture and champion the best practices that enable quality products.
Reporting to the Development Manager, you will work closely with the CTO and wider team and have room to grow as the business scales. Your deep technical expertise, combined with communication and leadership skills, will enable you to contribute to critical architecture decisions such as rationalising and simplifying the BoilerJuice technical estate, paying off technical debt and ensuring that non-technical teams recognise the benefits and implications of the design. We’re looking for a team player who recognises that architecture is a collaborative process and enjoys playing a hands-on role in delivery while also building on the architecture.
What will you be doing?
This role is a remote role with requirements to attend in-office meetings at least twice a month. The office has our headquarters in St Ives, Cambridgeshire.
To apply for the role please send your CV and a covering letter to email@example.com
At the time of starting their employment, the successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK.