Principal Engineer, Director

  • Job Reference: R-00236485
  • Date Posted: 27 June 2024
  • Employer: NatWest Group
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  • Location: Bangalore
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering, I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Join us as a Principal Engineer

  • This is an exciting and challenging role that will see you leading best practice for application development, software development life cycles and engineering culture within the bank
  • With your software development background, you’ll be delivering software components to enable the delivery of platforms, applications and services for the bank
  • You’ll be recognised as a leader in software engineering, as you lead the wider participation in internal and industry wide events, conferences and other activities
  • We're offering this role at director level

What you'll do

As a Principal Engineer, you’ll be driving development software and tools to accomplish project and departmental objectives by converting functional and non-functional requirements into suitable designs. You’ll play a leading role in planning, developing and deploying high performance robust and resilient systems for the bank, while leading engagements with senior stakeholders to explore and suggest appropriate technical solutions to achieve the required product features.

You’ll have the opportunity to develop your leadership skills as you manage the technical delivery of one or more software engineering teams, overseeing the quality of their work and making sure it meets the required technical standards.

You’ll also be:

  • Overseeing the definition of the technical strategy and advising on product roadmaps and migration plans to achieve strategic goals
  • Making sure that the bank’s systems follow excellent architectural and engineering principles, and are fit for purpose
  • Monitoring the technical progress against plans while safeguarding functionality, scalability and performance, and providing progress updates to stakeholders
  • Designing and developing reusable libraries and APIs for use across the bank
  • Writing unit and integration tests within automated test environments to ensure code quality

The skills you'll need

You’ll come with a background in software engineering, software or database design and architecture, as well as significant experience developing software within an SOA or microservices paradigm. 

Along with development experience in one or more programming languages, you’ll bring an excellent understanding of implementing programming best practice, especially around scalability, availability and performance.

You’ll also need:

  • Strong hands-on experience of engineering high quality software and managing, coaching and mentoring the technical delivery of several software engineering teams
  • Knowledge of using industry recognised frameworks and development tooling
  • Experience of test-driven development and using automated test frameworks, mocking and stubbing and unit testing tools
  • A background in designing or implementing APIs
  • Experience of overseeing technical strategy and advising on product roadmaps and migration plans to achieve strategic goals
  • The ability to rapidly and effectively understand and translate product and business requirements into technical solutions