Principal Software Engineer

Instil Software Belfast Full-time
Salary Competitive
We are seeking a principal engineer with 7+ years experience to lead the development of our products and custom software solutions. 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.

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 (KotlinC#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 JavaKotlinC# or similar HLL.

  • Experience with industry frameworks and libraries (e.g. Spring.NET CoreReact, 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

  • Competitive salary + bonus

  • 35 days annual leave

  • 8% contributory pension

  • Flexible working

  • £3600 hardware budget, renewed after 3 years

  • Health insurance + complimentary life assurance

  • Annual personal learning and training


For more information or questions please contact us at careers@instil.co or phone number 02890278498

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Healthcare insurance
Healthcare insurance

Break a leg! Seriously, we got you covered in our company healthcare plan.

Maternity / paternity leave
Maternity / paternity leave

Kids are the future, go spend time with them.

Pension plan
Pension plan

We take care of you, even when you are old and wrinkly.

Skill development
Skill development

We want to take you from good to great.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

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Working at
Instil Software

Instil is a software engineering consultancy that specialises in the creation of bespoke software solutions and training for some of the biggest names in the software industry. Instil builds resilient, scalable, mission-critical software systems for technology companies across the globe. Founded in 2005, Instil's cloth was cut in the world of compilers and enterprise software. Today, we work across a broad range of technology and industries - Java, Kotlin, C#, mobile, cloud, telecoms, medical, and finance. As a team, we share a passion for software engineering excellence and creating software that transforms how our clients work and makes a difference to the world we live in. Our Services: - Software Development - Consulting - Training

Read more about Instil Software

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