Full-Stack Engineer

About Us

We’re Urban Jungle and we’re here to change the insurance industry for good.

Urban Jungle was founded in 2016 after we experienced first-hand just how rigid and outdated the insurance industry is. We saw no embrace of technology and no empathy for real-world situations - like how people are renting for longer, and with more flatmates. We knew people shouldn’t have to settle for less.

We brought our own-label insurance products to market in 2019 and have since sold over 80,000 policies. Putting the customer at the heart of what we do and leveraging the use of technology, we’ve built insurance products that are fair, simple and created for the times we live in.

We continue to diversify our product range to meet the needs of a new generation of people. Going from strength to strength, we placed 1st in the TechRound100 2021, 12th in the Startups100 2021 and we won the “Best Employer Award” in the UK FinTech Awards 2021. We’ve raised $22M to date and have amassed over 4,000 5-star TrustPilot reviews.


About the Role

We’re looking for an enthusiastic Full-Stack Engineer to join our ever-growing Engineering team!

We need you to hit the ground running, picking up our tech stack with ease so you can start shipping releases within your first few weeks. You’ll start with where you have the most experience and we’ll give you exposure to the rest of our services to build out your expertise.

You’ll have a tangible impact from day one as you collaborate with our Product, Commercial, and Data teams to ensure we continue to build products that delight our customers.

In this role, you’ll report to our Head of Software Engineering, Ben Ellison.


Here's what you'll get up to:

  • You’ll progress from shipping small features to working on bigger, cross-functional projects, such as product launches or partner integrations.
  • You’ll continue to deepen your skillset in a variety of technologies as you work to solve problems across our stack.
  • Use your technical knowledge to influence the decisions we make about our growing portfolio of products and services.
  • You’ll have a say in how we build and scale the team as we grow.

You've read this far! Here's what we're looking for from you:

  • This may be your first commercial role, but we’re looking for examples of where you’ve used one or more of the following languages in academic or personal projects:

    - Javascript (we work with Angular), Python or CSS
  • You’re excited to learn more about:

    - Front-End/UX design and prototyping
    - Linux, Docker, AWS, SQL
  • You get a thrill out of solving problems - big or small!
  • A strong communicator with the ability to communicate technical concepts into layman’s terms for a non-technical audience.
  • You’re not afraid to challenge the status quo if it means reaching a better outcome for our customers.
  • Use your excellent time management abilities to prioritise daily tasks in accordance with overarching company goals.
  • Ultimately, you’ll be a highly ambitious self-starter with the drive to push both the business and yourself to the next level!

These requirements are a guide as to what we’re looking for, but if you don’t have all of the skills listed above, that’s okay! Please don’t let that hold you back from applying if the role excites you.


About Our Offer

We’re taking an office-centric approach to work and the team is based in Oval, London. Here’s what you can expect when working at Urban Jungle:

  • A starting salary of between 28-35K depending on experience
  • A share of our successes. Every Urban Jungler receives share options that can increase alongside performance and growth.
  • An impact from day one. Our business is scaling and increasing in complexity by the day. You'll work on ambitious projects, and your contribution will significantly impact the success of Urban Jungle now and in the future.
  • Dedicated development. Continuous learning and growth are part of our DNA. You’ll have a dedicated senior mentor, training on whatever you need to do your job well and a dedicated personal development budget.
  • Well-being support. We’re committed to supporting both physical and mental well-being through a variety of initiatives designed to help you feel your best.
  • A commitment to our values. Our values inform our policies, processes, decisions and actions. They are core to how we operate as a business.
  • 25 days paid leave, plus public holidays.
  • All. The. Fun. We regularly organise awesome socials and have some vibrant team communities like book club, foodies, and sports.

About Our Commitment

Urban Jungle is an equal opportunity employer and fairness and respect are at the heart of who we are and how we work. We do not discriminate based on race, age, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or disability. We know that in order to build a truly successful business, we need a team of diverse individuals who can offer a variety of skills, experiences and perspectives.

We accept applications from candidates requiring visa sponsorship.