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Principal Software Engineer job vacancy

Job Title: Principal Software Engineer job vacancy
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: Not Specified
Start Date: March 2020
Reference: 4234
Job Published: February 28, 2021 11:54

Job Description

Job Description

We're looking for a Principal Software Engineer to join our Supply Chain&Planning department in our London office. The successful candidate will be a focal point for the department and as well as being hands on technically, we're looking for someone who will be able to help us guide architecture&design. As a senior member of the team, we would expect you to:

  • Be proactive with teaching, mentoring, training and knowledge sharing

  • Participate in the full delivery lifecycle, from technical discovery to value validation.

  • Be responsible for your product's implementation being diagnostically analysed, where practical, building in observability, in order to resolve faults and be maintainable.

  • Reach consistently good conclusions on design, taking into account the business, technical and economic context.

  • Manage upwards and communicate challenges, learning and settlements in a transparent, professional and effective way to a variety of audiences across the organisation.

  • Give technical advice in pivotal decision making and be a key figure in bringing clarity to complex issues, converting risky opportunities into tangible value.

  • Whilst this role will primarily cover core working hours, we would also expect you to participate in out-of-hours support for critical situations.

    What does the team do

    Our Logistics&Supply Chain teams are responsible for building the systems that power the supply chain activities of our retail partners using OSP around the world. As high-profile, mission critical applications, these require rigour, creativity, and engineering prowess to succeed.

    Whilst working on a particular piece of work you'll work directly with one team, working alongside a wide range of different people in a variety of roles across the department. Your reporting lines and the majority of your work will fall within Logistics&Supply Chain, taking part and improving their tech, process and product. You will also be available to a wider scope of departments within the business in order to support and influence them with your knowledge and experience.

    Our London Office opened in 2019 and whilst we recently exceeded 100 employees in the office, we're a social bunch. We've been making the most of our virtual socials but when we're back in the office and it's safe to do so, you can expect regular socials and tech meetups!

Candidate Description

  • Experience supporting, guiding and mentoring teams and departments to effectively balance quality and commercial pragmatism.

  • Extensive experience of architecting, designing, and implementing large-scale, cloud-native, distributed, microservice architectures using NoSQL databases, RESTful APIs, and messaging.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills that will be an enabler to you building strong, trusting and collaborative relationships with peers as well as internal and external stakeholders.

    Deep expertise in one or more of the following or similar:

  • performance engineering

  • reliability engineering

  • test engineering

    Knowledge of SCRUM or other Agile methodologies Demonstrable leading level of capability in your field

    We mainly run on AWS, using Java and the Java ecosystem, but believe that experience of other major cloud providers and languages is transferable. We are looking for people who can bring fresh ideas and perspectives to our team and broad and varied skills and experience are highly desirable.

    This would make you stand out from the crowd:

  • Experience working as a Principal Software Engineer, Engineering Architect or a similar role in another business.

  • Prominently leading with your work through: a portfolio of project outcomes, peer reviewed papers, published written works such as blogs, significant open source contributions, public speaking etc.