Principal Engineer

Type: Permanent

Date Posted: 45007

Closing Date: 45014

Location: Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 7HH

Salary: Not specified

Principal Engineer

We believe in better. And we make it happen.

Better content. Better products. And better careers.

Working in Tech, Product or Data at Sky is about building the next and the new. From broadband to broadcast, streaming to mobile, SkyQ to Sky Glass, we never stand still. We optimise and innovate.

We turn big ideas into the products, content and services millions of people love.

And we do it all right here at Sky.

Are you the type of person who thrives on solving challenging problems creatively, has an eye for detail and enjoys helping others? Can you balance quality, performance and maintainability while delivering on time? Do you love jumping in to solve the most complex technical problems and software design issues? Are you comfortable leading by example and mentoring junior members of your squad?

If so, we are a dynamic and innovative technology department within Sky and we present a fantastic opportunity to work at the forefront of delivering the products and services that our customers love. As a team, we take great satisfaction in seeing product launches or campaigns kick off for Sky’s latest innovations knowing the part we played in making it happen and can offer you the chance to be part of what comes next at Sky.

What you’ll do:

Act as the technical lead to a team of engineers working cross-functionally in an agile environment.
Be a top-notch coder and an expert in the domain, capable of deep diving into implementation details of components and features across the technology stacks.
Be at the forefront of significant technology initiatives from inception to successful deployment.
Work closely with Enterprise Architecture to develop optimal software/system architecture
Stay on top and drive the adoption of advanced features and capabilities where it makes sense.
Help shape the technical direction and the improvement of tools and processes across the department

What you’ll bring:

A minimum of 8 years software engineering experience
Excellent Java 8+ knowledge and a strong understanding of Spring framework
Experience following coding standards and performing peer code reviews
CI/CD experience (ideally with Jenkins)
Strong communication skills
Desire to continuously learn and share knowledge with others

Team overview:

UK&I Technology
Ground-breaking projects. Innovative tech. Top innovation. Join our UK&I Technology team and you’ll work across technology projects that drive our TV, broadband, mobile and Sky Connect services. You’ll be at the heart of delivering the technology roadmaps that support our UK and Ireland businesses, with a focus on customer innovations for Sky Glass. That’s not all. You’ll also design, develop and deliver digital services for millions of customers across the UK.

The rewards

There’s one thing people can’t stop talking about when it comes to #LifeAtSky: the perks. Here’s a taster:

Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place
The magic of Sky Glass at an exclusive rate
A generous pension package
Private healthcare
Discounted mobile and broadband
A wide range of Sky VIP rewards and experiences

Inclusion & how you’ll work:

Recognised by The Times and Stonewall, we take pride in our approach to diversity and inclusion. Investing in society, fighting racial injustice and setting ambitious targets for representation at Sky.

We’ve embraced hybrid working and split our time between unique office spaces and the convenience of working from home. You’ll find out more about what hybrid working looks like for your role later on in the recruitment process.

Your office space:

Livingston Watermark House
Our lively campus is a free shuttle bus away from Livingston South train station and the town centre. Plus there’s onsite parking available for cars, motorbikes and bicycles.
You’ll be well fed at our subsidised canteen, and you can keep in shape at our onsite gym – or play a game of pool or table tennis.

We’d love to hear from you

Inventive, forward-thinking minds come together to work in Tech, Product and Data at Sky. It’s a place where you can explore what if, how far, and what next.

But better doesn’t stop at what we do, it’s how we do it, too. We embrace each other’s differences. We support our community and contribute to a sustainable future for our business and the planet.

If you believe in better, we’ll back you all the way.

Just so you know: if your application is successful, we’ll ask you to complete a criminal record check. And depending on the role you have applied for and the nature of any convictions you may have, we might have to withdraw the offer.