Principal Engineer

Job Title: Principal Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Docklands, Victoria
Salary: Bonus
Reference: 212239_1621482876
Contact Name: Aaron Holmes
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 20, 2021 13:54

Job Description

Our client is seeking someone who is resilient, courageous and isn't afraid to take risks and push boundaries by creating a safe environment to try, fail and learn. Which is why we're looking for an experienced Principal Engineer / Development Lead with a passion for building world class technology solutions.

You will provide technology and design leadership to the team's development function and to the team's multiple squads of Java developers.


  • The Principal Engineer (Product Tech Lead) will set the standard for design and Agile process, and distribute development workload.
  • Detail the technology road-map in conjunction with the Engineering Manager, Domain architect, BA Lead.
  • Triage new demand and ensures sufficient design guidance exists at high level for hand-off to the scrum tech lead for detailed design.
  • Ensure that technical designs meet functional, resilience, throughput, security and simplicity needs
  • Engage in hands-on development to balance workload or address significant complexity through technical spike: build, system-test including non-functional.
  • Run - participates in L3 (senior) support and problem resolution on an ad-hoc basis.

What you will bring:

  • Experience as a Java developer (10+ years), ideally with Banking and/or Finance industry exposure
  • Core Java (ideally Java 8 or greater), J2EE, EJB and Spring experience
  • Camel or Spring integration. Experience with high-volume, fault-tolerant applications
  • Integration, microservice patterns.
  • Experience with distributed, event driven systems and using messaging protocols. Messaging middleware such as IBM MQ, Apache Kafka preferred.
  • Build and automation tools (Ant, Jython, Gradle (Kotlin DSL/Groovy), Jenkins, Python/Jython, Artifactory, Terraform, SonarQube).
  • Experience with the following also preferred: MDB, Messaging, RDBMS(ideally Oracle), Spring Boot, Angular 4+, RDBMS (ideally Oracle), Webservices (REST/SOAP), Apache Camel, Docker, SCM (Git), BDD (JBehave/Cucumber), & Unit Testing (Junit, Mockito, JMockit).
  • Established network and platform (*nix) skills, Cloud hosting (AWS preferred)