Principal Engineer

Are you an experienced engineer looking for a new challenge? Are you an expert in Tech vision & Strategy? Do you have a passion for mentoring and promotes what good looks like day in day out? If the answer is yes, then read on...

Who are OpenMoney?

OpenMoney is here to make financial advice affordable and accessible for everyone. Normally, when you're deciding what to do with your money, you either have to figure it out yourself (but not many people know how it all works), or you can use a financial adviser (but they can cost a lot of money).

In fact, there are millions of people in Britain who would benefit from having financial advice but who have been un able to access or afford it. They’re caught in what we call the ‘Financial Advice Gap’.

As a result, many of these people get caught in financial cycles that they struggle to get out of. It could be running out of money at the end of every month, not knowing how and where to invest, or leaving money and savings in poorly performing investments.

We’re here to help these people. We want to provide our expert financial advice to people who couldn’t find what they need or afford elsewhere. At OpenMoney, we’ll give everyone who comes to us that honest and expert advice, and because of our extensive use of technology, we’re able to keep costs low.

At OpenMoney we endorse three main behaviours that we look for in all current and future employees; play your part, positive perseverance and do the right thing.

What will I be doing day-to-day?

  • Hands on technical mentor:

               o In there with the team, ‘doing it’.

               o Remove barriers, enabling teams, finding the right support/SMEs if necessary.

  • Tech Vision & Strategy:

               o Involved in creating, facilitating, influencing new and ongoing work.

               o Ensuring development alignment to wider tech strategy and standards.

  • Understanding current architectural landscape:

               o Domains, ownership.

               o Technical debt.

               o Promotes effective and efficient documentation  e.g. Central repository of Runbooks, diagrams, decisions, documentation etc.

  • Understanding the future state informed by product roadmap and wider tech strategy:

               o Re-alignment of systems.  

               o Reduce tight coupling.

               o Remove duplication etc.

  • Adoption of tools/systems/products to leverage economies of scale.

               o Bridging the gap between tech strategy and product strategy.

               o Align technology to Business outcomes.

  • Collaborate and be part of an Architectural capability within OpenMoney.

               o Working with peers to on challenges sharing perspectives.

               o Knowledge sharing that benefits the whole of Tech.

What we looking for?

Someone who will:

  • Promote good modern architecture and software engineering practices and techniques:

               o Observability, resiliency, security.

               o Monitors and encourages tech debt management reduction.

  •  Promote and demonstrate what good looks like

               o Through mentoring, consultation, evangelism, influencing, supporting.

               o Via workshops, demos.

               o Being a guide.

               o Aim to improve the wider competency of the engineering team.

  • Contribute to an iterative and incremental strategy towards our future state. (blending it all together).

               o Agree steps to follow to our ideal state.

               o Getting buy-in from Products. POs. Stakeholders.

  • Encouraging teams to collaborate effectively on a joined up tech strategy.

               o Be a conduit for knowledge sharing.

  • Collaborate on a holistic OpenMoney Tech strategy.

               o Ensure Tech teams are aligned and developers/engineers informed.

               o Promote standardisation across tech and back into Teams.

  • Promote standardisation across tech and back into Teams.

               o Tools, frameworks, systems, practices etc

What can you expect?

This role is based in the heart of Manchester in St. Peters Square in a supportive and social team environment. A prime office location, where you will work alongside your colleagues, with a range of free services including a coffee barista, breakfast, table tennis, beer taps, prosecco, soft drinks… and more...

  • Regular pay reviews
  • Flexible Working
  • Work from home opportunities
  • Company events & social hours
  • Casual dress
  • Life Insurance
  • Benefits platform

Sound interesting? Then email or click “Apply Now” and upload your CV.

Be part of a company that’s dedicated to making the finance industry a better place.

Reference ID: LNPE001

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Salary is competitive

This role is subject to both DBS and Credit Check


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