Developer - Polaris ProductWriter

Bexhill-On-Sea, East Sussex
22 Jan 2018
19 Feb 2018
PD - cs
Hastings Direct
Contract Type
Full Time

We are currently seeking a Polaris ProductWriter to join the team on a permanent basis. Hastings Direct is one of the fastest growing insurance companies in the UK, providing car, van, home and bike insurance to over one million customers as well as a full range of additional products and services.

Our growth plans are ambitious - we want to protect one in ten of all UK insurance customers by 2020 and with a customer joining us every 45 seconds we have high hopes to achieve this.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a high performing team who use cutting edge tools which have helped us become one of the UK's fastest growing insurers.


  • Develop and maintain Advantage Polaris products (Car, Bike, CV and Home)
  • Using Polaris, Radar, SQL, the test harness and any other software as appropriate ensure Polaris programs developed are an accurate representation of the underwriting product rules and tables
  • Deliver product updates to agreed time frames
  • Assess and feedback where appropriate the feasibility of alternative solutions where appropriate
  • Undertake projects assigned to the product development area and see such projects through to completion in a timely, efficient and cost effective manner.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge and understanding of Polaris and Productwriter and how the tools can be effectively and efficiently used to support the Advantage products
  • Ensure completion of all training as mandated by the company and regulated by the FCA.


Knowledge of Polaris Programming language (Essential)

  • Knowledge of Changes and updates to Polaris language and environment (Essential)
  • Knowledge of Radar, SQL (Desirable)
  • Ability to when required work independently with little or no supervision (Essential)
  • Experience in Regression, Batch test process (Desirable)
  • Experience of contributing to the delivery of projects using structured project management approaches (Desirable)
  • Awareness of motor underwriting & pricing methods and rules (Desirable)


  • GCSE passes (A-C) (or equivalent combination of education and experience).
  • A relevant technical or professional qualification.

In return you will recieve a competitie salary, annual bonus and the option of flexible home working.