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Backend Engineer (mid-senior) in London


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About Cuvva

Ever thought the premium you pay for your car insurance is opaque and unfair? Well, that’s because it is. At Cuvva we have fixed this by allowing you to insure yourself on a car for as little as an hour, via an app. No more meerkat toys, no more singing tenors, we have cut out all the middlemen and built our own insurance platform from scratch. We're using it to change the way people buy and use cover, and the way they think about getting from A-to-B. It's all about providing insurance that fits.

As a tech-driven company, we are changing the way people engage with their insurance company, the way they buy insurance, and the way they think about borrowing a car.

Why Cuvva?

We're a well-funded Techstars alum with significant traction; hundreds of thousands of people have downloaded the Cuvva app to insure themselves for the short and long term.

We started off with a simple proposition: car insurance for as little as one hour (up to 28 days) and we've just launched a new travel insurance product! We are also looking to expand into different markets next year.

We are looking for a talented and motivated software engineer who will raise our game and keep us on top. We have a generous share option scheme as we believe that everyone within the company should share in the success they help build.

The job

We're looking for a software engineer who has worked in high-growth, high-scale startups, who will operate with a high level of autonomy. You care deeply about building rock-solid infrastructure and delivering solutions which support your team and your product.

Aside from developing platform services, we expect you will also become involved with ops; contributing towards the maintenance of our servers, AWS account, etc.


We’re committed to ensuring that everyone has a fair chance to join Cuvva, whatever your background. We will always treat your application in a fair and equal manner.


The perfect addition to our team will have:

* a fiercely independent and self-driven approach
* 2+ years' commercial experience working on back-end systems at high-scale startups
* Awareness of Go, Node.js, Docker, PostgreSQL, MongoDB
* A working knowledge of the entire web stack - from how DNS lookups are transmitted, to how browsers prioritise CSS rules
* (Ideally) Awareness of compliance and financial regulation

We are a small team so it is important that the successful candidate is not only technically highly competent, but also a great cultural fit!


As well as a competitive salary (£50-65k, dependent on experience) and equity-based remuneration, benefits of working at Cuvva also include:

* New dog-friendly office in Shoreditch
* New MacBook Pro, screen, etc. and any other useful equipment as needed
* Regular team outings
* 25 days of holiday + bank holidays etc.


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