Software Engineer (Lead/Principal)

REF: 902657_1627545611

  • Position: Permanent
  • Salary: £70000 +
  • Location: NI - Greater Belfast

MCS Group is proud to be recruiting for a Staff Software Engineer for a high-growth 'tech unicorn' which set up in Belfast in early 2020. A truly unique offering to the technology sector locally, they'll afford Staff Level or Principal Software Engineers greenfield development, the latest & greatest emerging technologies and the chance to play an integral part in continued global success and high growth locally.

This tech firm have had great success to date and is full steam ahead in terms of building out an extremely high performing Engineering hub in Belfast, working across greenfield development and cutting-edge technologies and providing solutions that are rapidly changing and disrupting multiple global industries. This role will provide you the opportunity to join an exceptional team that are already making such a huge impact and contribution in such a short time.

What you'll be doing:

    • Designing and building microservices using best of breed languages, frameworks, and technologies
    • Providing technical leadership for multi-team engineering initiatives through clear written and oral communication to define and track dependencies and technical contracts
    • Decomposing a Ruby on Rails monolith into equivalent microservices with clear boundaries of responsibility and contracts for integration
    • Mentoring junior engineers on your team, providing guidance and support with a sense of stewardship for their growth
    • Influencing the wider engineering team through demos, brown bag topics, and design proposals

What you should have:

    • You'll have 6+ years of relevant software development experience
    • You have a BS degree or equivalent practical experience
    • You'll have experience building backend services in a SOA or microservice architecture
    • Experience in Nodejs, Java, Go will be highly advantageous.
    • You have experience with cloud computing providers, order of preference: GCP, AWS, Azure
    • You have experience setting up and using CI/CD pipelines for your production services
    • You'll be familiar with containerization and Kubernetes (a plus, but not required)
    • Familiarity with Ruby on Rails would be beneficial, but not essential

Package and Benefits

  • Competitive base salary
  • Private health and dental care
  • Significant equity - revenue on track to triple in 2021 alone
  • Bonus
  • 6% Pension Contribution
  • Income protection
  • Generous Annual Leave (25 days plus stats)

To speak in absolute confidence about this opportunity please contact Chris Busby, Head of IT Permanent Recruitment at MCS Group or send an up to date CV via the link provided.

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