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Principal Software Engineer

  • Belfast

We are seeking a principal engineer with 7+ years experience to lead the development of our products and custom software solutions.

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We are 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. We care deeply about what we do and how we do it.

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

In return, we 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

We Offer

Instil has provided me the ideal platform to hone my craft as a developer. With plenty of exciting work and a bit of craic, I can see myself thriving here for a long time to come. Niall Kelly, Principal Software Engineer

Interested in this role?

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