We are building a world where insurance benefits everyone. This means using technology to build products that are affordable, instant, and inclusive. Read more about our mission in this blog written by two of our founders.
Since we launched last year we've grown fast, but we are only a small team and have 99% of the work ahead of us. That means you have an opportunity to improve financial services for the millions of people who live in a foreign country.
We foster a culture on people being trusted and being given the opportunity to make a big impact. We hire exceptional individuals and then support then in their journey to become a better individual and contributor.
We believe in open and transparent communication. Meeting notes are religiously captured and shared, and you'll be encouraged to comment and critique decisions up and down the company. Decisions will sometimes be wrong, but we're unfased as we believe in moving fast and learning from our mistakes.
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We believe in everyone embracing responsibility and holding ourselves to the best engineering practices in order to prioritise continuous delivery.
Our current tech stack is Java 12 micro-services using Spring Boot, Spring Cloud with Netflix OSS offerings with SPAs written in React with Redux.
“There is nowhere else you can develop a novel and adaptive mindset as well as transdisciplinary skills like a startup.”
Every offer we make to people joining Marshmallow includes shares in Marshmallow. This means that you have a realstake in the company that you’re helping to build, and aligns the interests of the company with those of your own. If people work hard to make Marshmallow a success then they can rightfully expect a share of the future rewards.
Whether your partner is ill or you have some deep-focussed work to do, or you just don't want to spend two hours underground, we all work from home (or café) from time to time. We believe that working from home can have a positive impact on how a team works so we encourage people to do this a few times a month.
Every month we bring the whole team together for a social. These range from Axe throwing ⛏️ to escape rooms to a quiet dinner.
32 days’ holiday a year (inc UK public holidays), and we encourage you to use them all up! Building an insurer is a marathon, not a sprint.
Pensions, with a 3% employer contribution.
We are registered under the Cycle-to-Work scheme, so you can buy a bike and accessories tax-free.
(Digital Library! ) If you are a lover of books then you can get added to the Marshmallow kindle account where you will have access to books on startups, engineering, history, philosophy and more.
All the equipment that you need to work best is provided. Most of us work from Mac's but you can choose the weapon you work with!
On Friday afternoon we stop the day a bit earlier and have company wide presentations so that everyone knows what's going on. Snacks are provided 🍿
We will contribute towards books, training courses and conferences to help you develop.
Fresh fruit, biscuits, coffee, tea and soft drinks in the office
Twice a year we run a hackathon where teams come together to build anything they want that helps Marshmallow.
All Marshmallow employees get free private health insurance through Vitality. Not only are you covered for health, but Vitality offers so many more perks including half-price gym membership and free Starbucks coffee.
Our office has free beer taps (Lager & Pale) as well as Prosecco on tap
Our office has a complimentary barista offering free premium coffee. Using Volcano Roast you can grab anything from an Americano to an Oat Flat White.
We have access to weekly free sessions of yoga. Stretch out and unwind your mind over lunch.
We seek individuals that always want to learn and who continuously push themselves. People that aren’t satisfied with average and can’t stand stagnation. It means that we love honest, constructive feedback as it helps us break the boundaries of what is possible in our field and grow as individuals.
We like to work with people who get involved in areas outside of their expertise and who offer opinions on all matters of the company. It means we will sometimes have conversations where we aren’t the subject expert and that we sometimes poke our nose in to other people's business. But ultimately it enables us to come to conclusions that may not have been reached without niave input.
There are too many behaviours that are blindly copied. We seek smart thinkers who follow first principle thinking. It doesn’t mean that we aren’t inspired by other companies, we are - but we try to make a habit of coming up with our own approaches and solutions that others may believe are unachievable.