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Associate Backend Engineer

  • Job
    Junior (1-2 years) - Mid-level (3-4 years)
  • Software Engineering
  • London


  • Who you are:
  • You are a self-starter who likes to take ownership
  • You enjoy working as part of a team and owning the work you do
  • You enjoy creating and managing processes
  • You are curious and have a can-do attitude
  • You are organised and can be relied upon to get things done
  • You enjoy working in a high growth/scaling environment
  • You enjoy problem-solving and creating innovative solutions
  • You have a continuous delivery mindset
  • You are comfortable with changing priorities.
  • What we're looking for from you:
  • You are adaptable. As a scale-up, there will be a lot of change and uncertainty. If you are someone who can deal well with ambiguity then you’ll be set up for success.
  • You take ownership and are proactive. When you see things not going well, you raise it and try to improve it. If you don’t know how, you ask others to help you.
  • You are collaborative. Being a team player is important at Marshmallow.
  • Our Tech Stack:
  • Java 21 μServices
  • Spring Boot with Spring Cloud
  • DynamoDB
  • Terraform
  • Docker
  • AWS Fargate
  • Event Sourcing
  • Neptune DB


  • 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
  • Participate in technical scoping, estimation and briefs. We don’t believe in heavyweight processes, and instead aspire to follow Agile principles. Whilst we borrow heavily from practices like Scrum and Kanban, we also borrow rituals from other high performing delivery teams, so we’re looking for engineers who are adaptable and open-minded.
  • 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.
  • Contribute to medium to large sized projects.
  • Understanding of rationale and the business impact of proposed changes, and being able to adapt to changing requirements.
  • Participate in setting the quarterly team OKRs.

Application Process

  • Initial call with Tech Talent Acquisition team (30-35 mins)
  • A live technical backend interview with two of our Engineers (90 mins)
  • A culture & past experience interview where you will discuss your previous experience with one of our Engineering Managers to check that your work style fits our processes and values (1 hour).
  • We’ll let you know if you’re invited to an interview or not. But, as a small team with a lot of applications to consider, we can’t give individual feedback on each application.

A techie insurance company. Not a sweet shop.

Founded Year

Mission & Purpose

Definitely not a sweet shop. We're the tech company making insurance more accessible and more affordable for as many people as possible. We’re proud of our journey so far. We’ve helped hundreds of thousands of customers get fairer cover, all while polishing a 4.5 star Trustpilot score. But we’re just getting started. Over the next 2 years, we’re planning to help even more people by launching products and services across different sectors and countries 🚀

Culture & Values

  • Bias for Action

    We carry urgency into our every day, knowing that only by making daily progress can we drive long-term growth.

  • We are challenging and honest

    We optimise for truth and progress, which requires us to never shy away from difficult conversations with each other.

  • We take ownership

    We take on challenges, and put our hands up when things go wrong.

  • We are selfless

    We work hard, together and without ego.

  • We are bold

    To serve our customers best, we experiment relentlessly, make tough decisions and go where others won’t.

  • Simplify for Success

    We don’t overcomplicate or try to be too clever. Less is more.”


  • Bonus Scheme

    We want to reward you for doing your best work and allow everyone to share in Marshmallow's success

  • Private healthcare

    We want to support everyone’s wellbeing at Marshmallow, which is why we offer private healthcare insurance with Vitality.

  • Mental wellbeing

    We have partnered with Oliva to offer mental health support and make therapy sessions more accessible.

  • Cycle to work scheme

    We’re registered under the Cycle-to-Work scheme, so you can buy a new bike tax-free. Lycra shorts optional.

  • Learning and training

    Personal budgets for books and training courses to help you grow in your role. Weekly book clubs and learning sessions. Plus 2 days a year - on us! - to further your skillset.

  • Company socials

    We give all of our teams monthly budgets to get to know each other better outside of work. Plus we have company-wide socials every two weeks, themed parties, and more.