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Senior Director

Simon Evans

Simon is a Director of Burns Sheehan, responsible for the growth of our Cloud & Mobility Practice. He has been recruiting within the Technology sector for the last 8 years and is passionate about delivering an excellent service to both clients and candidates alike. Simon has just become a new Dad for the first time so outside of the office he can mainly be found changing nappies and trying to catch up on much needed sleep! When Simon isn't in the office, he enjoys watching his beloved Man Utd play football & reading History books!

Simon Evans

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Principal Software Engineer - Lead Greenfield Build

London, UK

£90,000 - £100,000 per annum






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Simon Evans


020 3206 1943

Principal Software Engineer - Greenfield Platform Build for Millions of Users Worldwide

Java | Microservices | AWS | Lambdas | Docker | Kubernetes


Up to £100,000 per annum plus 15% bonus plus great benefits

Are you a Principal Software Engineer with in-depth knowledge of designing and building Cloud-Native platforms for millions of users?

Do you enjoy leading engineers to solve complex problems with elegant, scalable solutions?

As a Principal Software Engineer, do you have experience of building and technically leading high performing teams?

If so, then this is a fantastic opportunity for you…

Principal Software Engineer - We are working with a prestigious global company with millions of customers around the world as they embark on a new key strategic initiative. They are looking to hire a hands-on Principal Software Engineer who will help build and lead a new software engineering function from a technical perspective.

Reporting to the Director of Engineering, the Principal Software Engineer and their team will collaborate with Architects, Product Owners and the wider business to build a brand new scalable, robust and secure platform.

What will the Principal Software Engineer do and who will you be?

  • You will be the technical lead for two back end engineering teams, fostering an autonomous culture whilst collaborating with the other engineering teams (front end and data), Architects, Product Owners and the wider business to design and build a highly available, Cloud-Native platform on a microservices architecture.
  • You must have a passion for evangelising software engineering best practices - DevOps (CI/CD), automation and Agile (TDD/BDD) - and keen to develop and build these skills within your team through collaboration, pairing and leading by example.
  • The role is a hands-on so, as well as driving architectural decisions and best practices, you will also be coding so need to be an excellent hands-on coder. It would be preferable for you to have excellent knowledge of building microservices/APIs using Java as well as a good understanding of many other modern technologies like AWS/Lambdas, Docker/Kubernetes, DynamoDB, Postgres, Auth0, Terraform.
  • The Principal Software Engineer will be vital to building the software engineering culture in the team and the wider technology function, so you will need to be an outstanding communicator.

This is an amazing opportunity for a Principal Software Engineer to build a team and a platform that will be used by millions. Please reply with your CV or call Simon Evans for a chat.

Principal Software Engineer - Greenfield Platform Build for Millions of Users Worldwide

Java | Microservices | AWS | Lambdas | Docker | Kubernetes

Burns Sheehan Ltd will consider applications based only on skills and ability and will not discriminate on any grounds.