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Principal Software Engineer

  • Job reference: 42681
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Start date: Not specified
  • Contact: Not specified
  • Sector: FinTech
  • Salary: £120000 - £160000 per annum

Principal Engineers (JAVA)

Fintech, London - £140,000pa +benefits

A highly successful FinTech in central London have opportunities for 5 Principal Java Engineers to join them on a permanent basis as they transform banking.

The Principal Java Engineers will be joining a unique team of financial experts, creatives and technologists that are approaching challenges in radically different ways, while sticking to their values.

They require Principal Engineers to come on board and be their "go-to people" for everything technical, providing technical leadership (no people management), driving their architecture and engineering practices and setting the standard.

Working on building their scalable, cloud-based universal platform, which aims to have millions of clients around the world, you will lead and develop the engineering team, setting aggressive goals working with other leaders within the business.

The platform is built in Java on AWS.

Delivery follows the Less Methodology and you will be building automated test suites.

Must have:

  • Experience leading development and operating distributed cloud-based micro services
  • Good experience building RESTful APIs
  • Experience of designing systems on large projects (£5m)
  • Deep understanding of Java 8, Spring, Spring boot, Spring Security, Docker & Kubernetes
  • Good experience of Continuous Integration
  • Experience with Kafka, Hadoop, Spark
  • Experience leading a team of engineers successfully
  • Agile/ Scrum


  • Experience building and operating services on AWS
  • NoSQL databases
  • ReactiveX and of Service Meshes
  • TDD / BDD
  • DDD
  • Experience building mobile apps using React Native

These roles will suit those who want serious influence over tech architecture but don't wish to go into people management.

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