Principal Software Engineer (Back End)

Location United Kingdom
Contact name: Niamh Ferguson

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This is an exciting opportunity for a Principal Software Engineer with a passion for quality to work on an exciting new connected car platform. 

The successful candidate will have extensive experience in software engineering and architecture, and a strong background in DevSecOps practices.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Leading the architecture and integration for complex solutions
  • Advocating for continuous delivery and DevSecOps practices
  • Providing technical hands-on support to software engineers
  • Coaching and mentoring a team of senior engineers, ensuring adherence to internal and external standards
  •  Defining technical roadmaps and strategies for systems

The ideal candidate will have strong experience developing bespoke built enterprise-scale applications in a cloud environment, with extensive experience in the following:

  • Java (or other JVM languages) and Python
  • Hands on experience with microservices, architectures, RESTful APIs, and message queues, as well as cloud-native development experience (ideally on AWS)

Desirable skills include:

  • Experience with source code management and version control (Git/GitHub/GitLab)
  • Modern CI/CD tools and techniques
  • Kubernetes & Docker, and an understanding/experience of Site Reliability Engineering practices and principles
  • Passion for mentoring and technical coaching of engineers
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

The role is based in a brand new hi-tech Digital Development Centre, giving engineers the chance to work alongside a world-class and passionate team.