Senior Software Engineer – RVU Platform | RVU


Job Title: Senior Software Engineer – RVU Platform
Employer: RVU
Location: London, United Kingdom
Employment Type: Permanent
Reference Number: 10826_90624c40096d2524238916dc3f1c02f1


Job Details:

Hybrid – 2 Days per week in the office

At RVU we combine the close-knit and agile environment of a startup, with the know-how, technology and backing of a well-established company.

Our mission is to empower people to make confident decisions. With our unique set of brands, including Uswitch,, and Tempcover, we have the power to reach millions of consumers and the technology to deliver a world class online experience for them.

RVU Platform

Our goal at RVU is to simplify intricate marketplaces through intuitive and easily accessible applications that genuinely improve people’s lives. Saving hundreds of pounds a year on bills can make a meaningful difference to the lives of vulnerable people who face the difficult choice of having to choose between utilities or groceries.

Our brands serve millions of users every month, processing thousands of comparisons daily, and managing hundreds of complex integrations with a wide variety of partners. As a business, we take a tech-driven approach to product development through agile delivery within cross-functional teams.

We strive to create the next generation of comparison platforms, and to reach that goal we are actively seeking passionate, talented, and empathetic engineers.

Seize this extraordinary opportunity to dive into a key role, driving the fusion of our brands to revolutionise marketing efficiency, streamline secure data sharing in every customer journey, and elevate our capacity to empower informed decisions.

Your expertise will not just be valued-it will be pivotal in redefining how customers engage with our platforms. Are you ready to make an indelible mark on the future of comparison shopping? Let’s create something incredible together. Join us now!

What you will be responsible for:

  • Excellence: Work alongside established & experienced engineering teams, whilst supporting and growing the organisation’s understanding & utilisation of modern technology
  • Collaboration: Work with various cross-functional disciplines across the organisation to make ideas a reality, whilst taking an active role in shaping and delivering the ongoing technical vision of the organisation alongside your peers
  • Autonomy: Authority over technical strategy, decisions and implementation approach, so you can deliver using practices that align with your preferred ways of working
  • Data Driven: Our work starts with why, which we derive from data. It could be a model of the potential value of a new feature, the impact of an incident or a process improvement for how we work
  • Culture: Enhancing a diverse engineering culture by taking part in various technical catch ups, working groups and All Hands
  • Experience: Enrich RVU’s perspective by sharing your experience, knowledge & expertise in a continuous learning environment.

As part of a Platform Engineering team you will be accountable for the following

  • Feature ideation, development and measurement
  • Defining, evolving, and applying team processes
  • Responsible for the entire stack that delivers value to our customers
  • Building efficient CI/CD pipelines and using robust DevOps practices
  • Utilising a variety of infrastructure to keep systems performant, scalable & reliable

As a Senior Software Engineer at RVU you will be expected to

  • Take responsibility for the development of new capabilities in our platform. From design, through development to it being in our customers hands.
  • Communicate design trade-offs, working with colleagues to refine designs through continuous feedback and discover unknown use cases
  • Support our wider team through pairing, review and advice, bringing your expertise and mindset to our shared problems.
  • Build relationships with colleagues across different RVU brands to deliver team goals

What we look for in you:

  • Experience working in agile teams of engineers, and eager to collaborate with other disciplines, such as Marketing, Analytics & Product
  • Good understanding of Cloud technologies, and their application to solve problems, such as building JSON web APIs, securing customer data, and orchestrating data pipelines
  • A breadth of knowledge about all aspects of software development and a strong appreciation for monitoring and alerting. Preferably having experience with Python, Javascript, Golang, or a similar language. Working knowledge of GCP, SQL, and terraform (HCL) would be beneficial, but not essential
  • Committed to your own development and excited to make a direct, substantial impact within a company that provides you with full autonomy to release changes daily
  • A desire to achieve business goals through value driven priorities. You should want to build platform solutions that work for every RVU brand, whilst remaining focused on the value we are bringing our customers

We want to give you a great work environment; contribute back to both your personal and professional development; and give you great benefits to make your time at RVU even more enjoyable. Some of these benefits include:

  • Employer matching pension up to 7.5%
  • Hybrid approach of in-office and remote working, and a “Work from Home” budget to help contribute towards a great work environment at home
  • Excellent maternity, paternity and adoption leave policy, for those key moments in your life
  • 25 days holiday (increasing to 30 days) + 2 days “My Time” per year
  • Up to 30 days per year “working from anywhere”
  • A healthy learning and training budget, as well as the chance to go to conferences around the world every year
  • Electric vehicles scheme
  • In office gym
  • Free breakfast in the office daily
  • Health insurance
  • Access to the Calm and Peppy app for physical and mental health
  • Regular events – from team socials to company-wide events with insightful external speakers, we want to make sure our colleagues continue to feel connected



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