Junior Full Stack Developer

Vacancy Type:
About The Role

DAS UK Group, a market-leading insurance and legal services provider, has an exciting new opportunity for a Junior Full Stack Developer/Software Engineer to join us in our IT department in Bristol. As part of a global insurance group with our own law firm, we have experience, scale and strength, and an impressive portfolio of products and services. As such, DAS has been a renowned specialist in protecting businesses and individuals for over 40 years. 

Our Full Stack team is currently looking for a Junior Software Engineer, who will ideally have at least 6 months+ commercial experience.

The Ideal candidate will:     

  • Have a desire to learn
  • An outgoing personality and excellent communication skills
  • Have a positive forward thinking attitude.

The successful candidate will be responsible for building user interfaces and business and integration services for the modernisation of a legacy system and to support the delivery of new business capabilities.

If successful you will be given ample opportunity to train new skills and to exercise your creative flare through solo and group projects. You will also be expected to support the whole team through urgent bug fixes and software sprints.

The successful candidate will work closely with the in-house Architecture Team, Application Development Manager and the IT Operations team to ensure solutions are designed and built to be fit for purpose and that meet business and operational requirements.

They will in addition, be expected to work closely with other members of the IT Department as well as the Project & Change Management and Information Management and Business Intelligence Teams.

About You

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Experience of developing full-stack software applications
  • Experience in core Java/J2EE technologies
  • Experience in service oriented architecture concepts such as REST, XSD, XML parsing, and Web Services client and service development; and 
  • Knowledge and understanding of frameworks 
Essential Experience:
  • Java (8+)
  • HTML
  • SQL
  • Junit 4 and 5
  • Javascript
  • JQuery

Ideally you will also have technical knowledge of some of the following:

  • IntelliJ IDEA
  • NodeJS (10.x/12.x)
  • Mule
  • VueJS
  • Mockito
  • Spring (Boot)
  • Spring(MVC
  • Cloud Development (AWS)
  • ActiveMQ
  • JSP
  • Docker
  • Gerrit
  • Sonarqube
  • Artifactory
  • Jenkins

In return for your commitment we will offer you generous remuneration and an attractive benefits package, including:

  • 25 days holiday with the option to buy up to a further 5 days
  • Company pension scheme with the option to increase contributions
  • Group Income Protection for all employees
  • Group Legal Protection for all employees
  • A choice of either European Motor Assistance or Home Emergency Assistance
  • Salary sacrifice benefits including Cyclescheme and season ticket loans
  • A comprehensive wellbeing programme including an employee Health Cash Plan and a range of free weekly exercise classes (dependent on your office location)
  • Access to our employee discounts hub offering exclusive discounts across thousands of retail partners, including discounted gym memberships at over 3,000 gyms across the UK
  • The option to join our Sports and Social club which organises discounted events such as theatre visits, wine tasting and shopping trips.

At DAS we want to support our people to achieve a work-life balance that works for them. We support flexible working and are happy to discuss flexible working options.


About The Company
As a market leader in the Legal Expenses Insurance market we have undergone rapid growth in recent years.

Thousands of businesses, motorists and individuals defend or pursue legal action each year safe in the knowledge that DAS are paying their legal bills. We have always been aware that it is the people that really make it happen; the quality of our people defines the quality of the company and the standard of service we offer.

DAS are owned by the ERGO Insurance Group, one of the major insurance groups in Germany and Europe and are dedicated to the development of the best staff in the industry. At DAS, we don’t simply talk about our values they are at the heart of everything we do. They guide us with the way that we work and provide the framework for how we do business. ‘Doing the right thing’ is central to our behaviour – from building  trust, being accountable, putting our customer at the heart of everything that we do which we believe drives performance

We believe it is an exciting time to join DAS. You can expect an organisation that will challenge and develop you to progress your career.  

By giving you every opportunity to develop yourself professionally and personally, we also pride ourselves on having an open, inclusive and high energy culture that encourages a fun working environment and places our customers at the very heart of everything we do.

If you are keen to become part of our exciting future then we would love to hear from you. In addition to the very genuine development opportunities we provide we also offer an extremely generous reward and benefits package.