Instil: Principal Software Engineer


  • Job ID: 497
  • Job Type(s): Permanent
  • Categories: Software Developers
  • Posted October 21, 2021
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Helping the world's top innovators bring the future to market

The Role

Instil is a software engineering consultancy that believes in doing the simple things well - clean code, testing, autonomy, zero lock-down, control over your tools and practical, agile processes. They care deeply about what they do and how they do it.

As a Principal Software Engineer you will lead the design and development of the next generation of digital products and solutions for Instil’s customers. You will spend the majority of your time writing code, contributing to the overarching culture of engineering excellence, and nurturing your fellow team members.

In return, Instil can offer varied, challenging work in a supportive environment - one where you have every opportunity to grow as an engineer through world-class training and regular attendance at software conferences.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design, architect and deliver a wide range of robust, resilient software solutions into production
  • Lead a team of engineers in the development of great software solutions
  • Work across a range of front and backend technologies (Kotlin, C#, AWS etc) in a highly supportive work environment
  • Develop and write great code on a daily basis, leading by example
  • Research, evaluate and implement new technologies that help improve how we work
  • Proactively contribute to a team culture that values quality, robustness and knowledge sharing
  • Mentor more junior staff and peers

Need to have

  • Ideally, a minimum of 7 years experience in the software industry
  • Exceptional understanding of coding principles, from functional to OO, clean coding to testing, etc
  • Expertise in Java, Kotlin, C# or similar HLL
  • Experience with industry frameworks and libraries (e.g. Spring, .NET Core, React, etc)
  • Experience of agile processes - planning, grooming, demo, retro, story points, burndown, etc
  • Evidence of taking a leadership role in a technical team to deliver software to market
  • Excellent understanding of emerging technologies and practices
  • A keen eye for detail and quality which should be reflected in your outputs
  • Excellent academic qualifications and communication skills, written and verbal
  • Eligible to live and work in the UK

Good to have

  • Experience developing mobile apps (Kotlin / Swift), or web applications (Angular / React)
  • Experience developing cloud native and serverless system (Azure / GCP / AWS)
  • Evidence of contribution to a personal or open source project
  • Great interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team
  • Client facing experience

Instil Tech Environment

The Instil Tech Environment covers a broad range of technologies. You don’t need to have experience across all areas but more importantly we value Software Engineers who are passionate, have an eagerness to learn new technologies and who have an ability to think ahead and challenge the norm.

  • AWS / GCP / Azure
  • EC2 / Cognito
  • Serverless
  • Microservices / APIs
  • Docker / Kubernetes
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Java / Spring / OSGi
  • Kotlin / Android
  • Swift / iOS
  • C# / .NET / Xamarin
  • SQL / Postgres / Jooq
  • C++ / Python
  • Angular / React / Redux
  • JavaScript / TypeScript
  • TDD / BDD

Instil Package

  • Competitive salary
  • Annual Bonus
  • 8% Employer pension contribution
  • 35 days annual leave
  • Social Committee
  • Open promotion process twice a year
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Hardware allowance to spend on whatever you need to get set up and Apple MacBook Pro on joining
  • Flexible working options

To Apply

Enso Recruitment is proud to work with Instil as their recruitment partner. To find out more about this opportunity to join the Instil team, get in touch by sending through your CV by clicking on the apply button!



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