Principal Backend Engineer

Permanent  |  £70000 - £80000 per annum  |  Central London  |  City of London

Leadership  •  Functional Programming  •  Back End Development

You will work as a Principal Engineer, working on highly scalable backend technologies for an organisation who are dealing with 26 million transactions per week, empowering, leading and shaping the technical strategy for an experienced technical team.

You are a thought leader with a specialism in backend applications, able to work in a hands-on capacity when needed, whilst mentoring and training experienced members of your team.

Working across the business with experienced engineers and architects as well as core stakeholders, you are the go-to person for technical delivery and relationship building across the teams.

You will work in an agile culture, centred around the possibilities of modern technology, pair programming, creativity and pushing technical boundaries.

You are experienced in writing clean, maintainable code with a heavy focus on TDD/BDD with your team doing the same, you will set an example, starting with your approach.

You are someone who understands backend principals with expertise in one or several languages such as Java, Scala, Golang and/or Python, able to work alongside talented engineers within these technologies.

You are also someone who has a strong understanding of backend architectures and working with a "DevOps" approach with AWS and designing and building continuous integration and delivery pipelines as you will implement this way of working.

You have the opportunity to work in an environment that enhances technical creativity focusing on strengths within your team, rather than weaknesses with an open and honest approach, working with a successful and highly transactional brand.

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