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Principal Engineer

at Kin + Carta Europe

Location: Liverpool

Department: Engineering Europe

About Kin + Carta

Want to help build a world that works better for everyone? Kin + Carta is a global digital transformation consultancy that makes a difference to the billions who now work, play, shop, communicate and share online.

Join 1,600 curious and diverse minds in connecting people, data and technology to produce amazing experiences for some of the world’s most influential companies. Become a maker, builder or creator as we explore the possibilities of sustainable digital technology, helping clients to rapidly innovate, modernise their systems, enable their teams, and optimise for continued growth. 

We focus on tech but we’re a proudly inclusive business with trust and human connection at its heart. People, the planet, and profit matter equally to us which is why we’re a certified B Corporation in the United States and Europe. With additional offices in South America, there is a place for you here wherever you’re based.

The Principal Engineer role in a nutshell:

The principal engineer or consultant is a transformational leader in the field of engineering. They are an influential and trusted advisor for executive and C-suite level technical and non-technical clients.They understand that transformation means continuously adapting a business to meet better outcomes for its customers and to do so faster, more productively and to higher quality. They know how to measure and optimise this performance at business, team and product/service level.They can quickly learn and adapt to different business domains and to transfer knowledge and patterns between these different domains.

The Principal Engineer knows at a high level what good looks like in all areas of engineering and in the areas that engineering intersect. This includes product, design, delivery, architecture, governance and of course development and testing.

What you can expect:

  • The Principal Engineer knows at a high level what good looks like in all areas of engineering and in the areas that engineering intersect. This includes product, design, delivery, architecture, governance and of course development and testing.
  • They know that delivering better outcomes is primarily about coaching, advising and influencing the people in organisations. Helping them to know what good looks like and to find the next steps to get there.
  • They give those around them due credit - and build momentum by making the people around them the heroes of change.
  • They know how to affect both structural and process change in an organisation in order to make them higher performing.
  • The principal engineer feels comfortable in environments with high levels of ambiguity and risk. They help teams to become and remain solution focused, to tackle challenges and remain motivated and resilient.

The type of person we would love to meet:

  • Significant experience as a hands on software engineer in larger software projects  - writing code, testing, architecture design
  • Significant experience as a technical leader on large software projects with a diverse range of technologies. Back-end, cloud and web are a must. Mobile, mainframe, IoT are very desirable.
  • Experience managing governance in risk averse industries such as Financial Services, Government and Healthcare
  • Experience with and sharp understanding of delivering software in a continuous delivery environment
  • Strong background in Agile teams
  • Can articulate clear successes in situations working with and influencing top execs and C-suite in large organisations, driving change and delivering transformation. Sales experience is desirable.

 

Our benefits

Curious minds are nurtured at Kin + Carta through a wide range of benefits including:

Continuous learning £1,000 annual learning budget
Hybrid working policy Hybrid remote working policy
Leadership icon Global leadership programmes
Flexible working icon Flexible working hours
present icon Enhanced Christmas leave
dog icon Dog friendly offices
Discounted private healthcare Subsidised private healthcare
Affordable gym membership Discounted gym membership

Apply for this role

Whoever you are, wherever you’re from and whoever you love, you’ll find an open door at Kin + Carta. It’s yours to walk through if you’re passionate about building a better world for everyone, and you’re keen to be part of a diverse and inclusive culture that plays to people’s strengths and thrives on togetherness.