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Backend Engineer



Posted over 30 days ago...

Join Marshmallow as a Backend Engineer and revolutionize insurance with cutting-edge automation


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London, UK

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In-person- London United Kingdom

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Expires at anytime

Organisation Summary

Marshmallow is an innovative insurance company that champions fairness and inclusivity, especially for those new to the UK. By focusing on the underserved, Marshmallow utilizes technology to provide affordable and instant insurance solutions, challenging the status quo and empowering customers who are often neglected by traditional financial services.

Role Summary

  • Work within a product team to automate and manage tens of thousands of insurance policies.
  • Collaborate on technical scoping, estimation, and briefs to deliver high-quality solutions.
  • Engage with the product owner to comprehend requirements and implement effective solutions.
  • Contribute to writing automation tests and establishing continuous delivery pipelines.
  • Support and monitor systems from deployment to production.

Role Requirements

  • Minimum 2 years of experience with Java 8+ & Spring.
  • Hands-on experience with microservices in a commercial setting.
  • Proficiency in AWS and familiarity with Terraform.
  • Self-motivated with strong organizational skills and a track record of dependability.


  • Flexible working arrangements and a competitive bonus scheme.
  • Generous flexible benefits budget and mental wellbeing support.
  • Opportunities for learning and development, plus private healthcare.
  • 33 days holiday, pension, tech and cycle to work schemes, and monthly socials.

About Marshmallow We started Marshmallow when we found out how unfair insurance prices are for people who move to the UK. We saw an opportunity to do things differently, so we made it our mission to back the ones who step outside the norm. We serve people that are often overlooked by financial services companies, solving important problems for people who need it most.

The Role As a Backend Engineer, you will be working in a product team enabling efficient automation for tens of thousands of policies, ensuring that we provide customers with affordable, instant, and inclusive insurance. You will participate in technical scoping, estimation and briefs, work closely with the team’s product owner to understand requirements, build solutions, deliver functionality, write automation tests and build continuous delivery pipelines all the way through to deployment, monitoring and supporting these systems in production.

Job Requirements We are looking for someone with 2+ years experience with Java 8+ & Spring, commercial experience with micro-services, commercial awareness of AWS, commercial experience with Terraform. You should be a self-starter who likes to take ownership, organised and can be relied upon to get things done.

Benefits We offer flexible working, competitive bonus scheme, flexible benefits budget, mental wellbeing support, learning and development, private health care, medical cash plan, tech scheme, 33 days holiday (including bank holidays), pension, cycle to work scheme, monthly team socials and company-wide socials every month!

Application Details Our process is broken up into 3 stages: Initial call with Tech Talent Acquisition team, Tech interview with two engineers, and a culture & past experience interview with one of our engineering managers. We encourage everyone to apply for our open roles regardless of gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or background.


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