Principal Engineer- Backend applications

London (Greater)
10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

My client, one of the UK’s largest retailers with a turnover in the billions, is looking for an experienced Principal Engineer (Backend applications).

You will be a specialist in Backend applications and be working across the business on various platforms and technologies. You will be working with other internal stakeholders to set standards, ensure quality work and best practice is achieved and mentor.

The role is not too hands on, with only one day per week of coding.


  • The ability to write clear, maintainable code
  • Experience of TDD and BDD
  • Excellent knowledge and experience of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery
  • Strong experience of mentoring and coaching team members
  • Strong knowledge of a DVCS, ideally Git
  • Strong understanding of lean and agile practices
  • Leadership
  • Experience of DevOps
  • Experience of at least 2 of these programming languagaes: Java, C#, Scala, PHP, JavaScript and Golang
  • Experience of high traffic, transactional applications
  • Advanced OO design, including SOLID principles
  • Linux administration
  • AWS

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