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Principal Engineer

  • Sky
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • 31/10/2023
Full time Broadcast Engineering Engineering

Job Description

What you’ll do:

  • As a Principal Engineer you’ll be at the heart of building world-class systems for Sky. You will be responsible for contributing to, and helping shape the technical direction of the department, while helping us deliver on the technical aspects our departmental vision.

  • Working with developers and architects to create and deliver innovative end-to-end solution designs for products that meet the requirements of the sponsor while maintaining the overall integrity of the Technology systems estate.

  • Assist delivery teams to implement the overall solution architecture, adjusting it as needed in the face of changes to the proposition through to product launch.

  • Provide technical direction, challenging the team to deliver the simple solutions.

  • Evangelising strategic technologies and best practices to help improve our software delivery.

  • Making good decisions about when to invest in building solutions ourselves, when to buy off-the-shelf and when to partner with 3rd parties.

  • Building communities that support knowledge sharing and decision making.

  • Mentoring other software engineers on best practice and contribute to the development of others.

  • Raise the bar of the code quality and testing of the teams you work with to ensure the best possible journeys for our business and customers.

What you’ll bring:

  • Experience and strong ability in either Java, Scala, Python, and database technologies such as Cassandra. You’ll also have familiarity with cloud infrastructure and Kubernetes.

  • Ability to make good technical decisions and to convince others as to the merits and reasons for those decision.

  • Demonstrable track record in the design and delivery of leading-edge strategic business solutions from concept through implementation.

  • You should display a high understanding of application design and architecture and have proven leadership skills.

  • Balancing the ability to get the job done and maintaining a high-quality bar.

  • Have mentored other team members and committed to helping them improve.

  • An enthusiasm and aptitude for learning new skills and practices, constantly keeping up with the latest developments in the relevant field.

  • Demonstrates exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, working with business and technical stakeholders.

Why wait?

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