Principal Software Engineer


  • Job ID: 654
  • Job Type(s): Permanent
  • Categories: Software Developers
  • Posted June 21, 2022
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I'm currently recruiting on behalf of a FTSE200 company as they seek to bring on board a Principal Developer as part of their close-knit Belfast outfit.


My client can provide you with the stability and matureness of a FTSE200 company coupled with a start-up vibe in the Belfast office which allows for individuals to make a big impact.


My client is a software product house operating in the InsureTech space. Their core platform is not profit driven, consumers use their platform free of charge to compare insurance deals. Everyone is trying to save money given the current economic climate and these guys are facilitating that the best they can.


There is a wide range of benefits supporting your lifestyle, your future and health and wellbeing. They also offer internal training, development programmes and external training.


You will work with peers, product, engineers and teams to design and implement world class technology that drives customer outcomes. You'll be contributing hands on across large projects and multiple teams, providing guidance and expertise whilst contributing to the longer-term strategy.  You’ll foster best practices whilst inspiring other engineers to grow.


Within 1 month, you’ll:

  • Meet your teams, peers and key stakeholders and begin to build relationships.
  • Dive into our technology by pair programming with engineers.
  • Understand the landscape and roadmap of the systems you work with.
  • Be responsible for identifying opportunities for improvement
  • Complete our onboarding, training sessions and all the usual gubbins.


Longer term, you’ll:

  • Lead the design and development of technology that successfully meets the objectives and outcomes for your area and the broader group. 
  • Enable and empower product engineering teams with their technology decisions
  • Become part of our wider architecture community, helping to define our architectural and technical strategy and ensuring our principles, standards and practices are upheld in your area.
  • Share technical knowledge, insight and leadership to peers and colleagues.
  • Ensure our products are efficient and scalable for years to come.
  • Demonstrate to others a better way of doing things.


You should apply if:

  • You’ve previously been (or still are) an engineer at a senior level from any background or discipline.
  • You have proven experience with driving the strategy, design, development and maintenance of large-scale applications in a continuous delivery environment
  • You can scale across teams and the wider community, helping stakeholders understand technical complexity.
  • You are experienced & capable with modern programming principles, practices & patterns and able to evangelise, train and support around them.
  • You’re an expert agile software development practitioner, both development practices (e.g. TDD, CI/CD) and ways of working.
  • Have excellent understanding of (and working experience with) full infrastructure stack and cloud architecture, particularly Azure.

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