Frontend Engineer - React at Direct Line Group

  • Anywhere (100% Remote) Only
  • Direct Line Group
Job Description:

It should be a joyful experience to own and drive a car. But today, it is certainly not. You have got to sort out your insurance and your road tax, MOT and repairs, fuelling and charging, parking and road tolls, and more. And each one of these is serviced by a different company, a difference website, a different app. We are going to change this.

Meet Car Hapi. A new way to smooth the experience of owning and driving your car. Think perfect open country roads, not bumpy, dusty side-streets. Our super-app will be your car super-power, bringing all the elements of owning and driving a car into one simple place, right inside your phone.

We are looking for change-makers to get in the front seat at the beginning of the journey. Help choose our route and shape the future of driving.

What you'll do:

We are looking for a Front-End Engineer to join our team, building the best car management super-app the world has ever seen. You will work on the early stages of a new product, developing exciting features using modern tools and techniques. You will report into the Principal Lead Engineer.

You will enjoy a tremendous amount of scope and responsibility, working for our Head of Engineering as party of an autonomous, versatile team operating as a start-up but with the backing of one of the largest UK insurers.

We are looking for React Developers with mobile experience or native mobile developers willing to develop cross platform solutions using react-native.

Key demonstrable skills:

  • With offline first
  • With native maps and geo locations
  • With push notifications
  • With biometrics

About you:

  • You have an interest in building the best mobile and API platforms for expanding customer bases, at pace, whilst following industry best practices and design principles.
  • You have Agile development mindset.
  • You're able to work well individually and with a team
  • You enjoy helping promote the roadmap.
  • You are excited to be part of a start-up and work in the early stages of a venture.

Why join us?

  • We are on an exciting mission to create a car ecosystem that brings everything driving-related into one place
  • Build and launch a genuinely delightful and game-changing product for drivers in the UK
  • Be part of an inspiring team with deep expertise across start-ups, technology, mobility, and insurance
  • Great compensation package & benefits
  • You will get broad exposure to many areas beyond your role and will experience what it's like to get a new venture off the ground
  • We offer a hybrid model, combining a mix of important together-time in London, with focused remote home working
  • You will work in an independent, autonomous team to guide our mission forward
  • We are well-funded and backed by one of the largest UK insurers, Direct Line Group


  • 9% employer contributed pension
  • 50% off home, motor and pet insurance plus free travel insurance and Green Flag breakdown cover
  • Additional optional Health and Dental insurance
  • Bonus
  • Income Protection
  • Life assurance
  • Free Travel insurance
  • Free Green Flag breakdown cover

Ways of Working:

Our mixed model way of working offers a 'best of both worlds' approach combining the best parts of home and office-working, offering flexibility for everyone. How much you'll be in the office depends on your role, and we'll consider the flexible working options that work best for you.

Read our flexible working approach here.

Being yourself:

Direct Line Group is an equal opportunity employer, and we think diversity of background and thinking is a big strength in our people. We're delighted to feature as one of the UK's Top 50 Inclusive Employers and are committed to making our business an inclusive place to work, where everyone can be themselves and succeed in their careers.

We know you're more than a CV, and the things that make you, you, are what bring potential to our business. We recognise and embrace people that work in different ways so if you need any adjustments to our recruitment process, please speak to the recruitment team who will be happy to support you.



Company Benefits

  • Company discretional bonus
  • Pension 9% of your base salary
  • Attractive holiday entitlement – 25 days (as well as being able to buy/sell days)
  • Income Protection
  • Life assurance
  • Discount off our Home, Motor and Pet insurance with Direct Line.
  • Free Travel insurance
  • Free breakdown cover
  • Flexible rewards including Dental, Health, Life insurance, income protection, critical illness insurance, personal accident insurance

Interview Process

2 stage interview process

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