Colleague Experience Principle Engineer

Colleague Experience Principle Engineer Sheffield, England

Full Time Sheffield, England 10.56 - 12.04 GBP Today
Job description

Job description

Big Bank Funding. FinTech Thinking.

Technology teams in the UK work closely with our global businesses to help design and build digital services that allow our millions of customers around the world, to bank quickly, simply and securely. They also run and manage our IT infrastructure, data centres and core banking systems that power the world’s leading international bank.

Our multi-disciplined teams include: DevOps engineers, IT architects, front and back end developers, infrastructure specialists, cyber experts, as well as project and programme managers.

Enterprise Technology is the Technology organisation responsible for the design, build and ongoing maintenance of the systems owned by the Group Functions (Risk, Compliance, Finance, Core Banking, Corporate Functions and Deputy COO). The organisation consists of over 8,000 people working in collaboration across 14 countries, to support over 3,000 applications

Role Description:

Enjoy coding and staying on top of the emerging trends? Passionate about open source? Love connecting, supporting and building tech communities? Then this might be the role for you!

As a Principal Engineer you will be comfortable spending 80% of your time coding, providing thought leadership and be a role model to the wider teams. You will experiment and research innovative ways of solving difficult technical problems.

Enterprise Technology (ET) is a Global Function encompassing platforms that are vital to the bank’s operation. ET’s mission is to “Enable, Protect and Delight” HSBC’s global businesses. Our inclusive culture means a lot to us, and we are searching for intellectually curious, compassionate people who are eager to grow their skills.

The role specifically sits within the Colleague Experience IT team. This function supports services including HR, Legal, Procurement, Corporate Services, Communications and Branding, Audit, Chief Controls Office, Company Secretary and more.

Colleague Experience IT is a function within Enterprise Technology to supports HSBC in being more customer and colleague centric, driving more shared, common platforms and designing optimized processes covering the full end to end journey. The landscape is unique with the combination of diverse business functions supported and the variety of architecture and service models. Many services are underpinned by SaaS services with some of the world’s largest technology vendors (Incl. Oracle, SAP Success Factors, Service Now, Appian, Google, Microsoft) plus many more niche vendors (Incl. Degreed, Computershare, Gloat, Beezy, Anaplan, Coupa, Diligent).


Your primary responsibility is to drive `Engineering Excellence’ across the teams and their related large-scale programs. You will demonstrate a passion for delivering quality software efficiently and reducing toil. In addition, you will drive high standards across the department and be a role model exemplifying these standards. You will be able to develop and communicate technical strategy and influence stakeholders in the delivery of IT solutions aligned to HSBC Technology’s strategic vision. This position plays an instrumental role in driving technical delivery and best in class engineering across a portfolio of agile teams.

As the senior most engineer in the Colleague Experience IT area, you will be able to convey complex topics and work closely with the CIO, business partners as well as your Principal Engineer peers. In addition, you will upskill teams and providing the oversight and direction to deliver at scale.

Essential Skillset/Experience:

This role demands a deep awareness of technology, best practices, tooling and emerging trends across the industry. You will be able to mobilise ideas safely within a controlled framework.

  • Hands on passionate technologist who is still delivering code to production
  • A focus on engineering best practices - deep understanding and appropriate application of devops/ mode 2/ automation.
  • Ability to follow the industry shifts and offerings across the full-stack including Containers, Kubernetes, Cloud, Virtualization, service mesh, data lakes, storage and networking in Cloud environments.
  • Ideally does one or more for the following – blogs about technology and engineering practices, has a GitHub portfolio and/or contributes to open source.
  • Experience in event driven processing would be useful but not essential.
  • A problem solver that can translate business opportunities into technical solutions.
  • Experience of modern programming languages and the ability to choose the ‘right tool for the job’.
  • Understands the different architectures across the portfolio and modifies approaches for each e.g. on prem build, SaaS, PaaS and IaaS.
  • Connect, build and support communities that ‘raise the bar’ on delivering quality and efficiency.

The role will be based in Sheffield but some travel may be required. This role supports Hybrid working.

We believe that being open to a range of perspectives and cultures is vital for our business. We work hard to ensure our diverse and inclusive workplace reflects the communities we serve. We want everyone to achieve their potential – regardless of their gender, ethnicity, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age. If you have a different way of seeing the world, we are interested in hearing from you.

HSBC is committed to being an inclusive employer and providing an inclusive and accessible recruitment process for all. We will provide reasonable adjustments to remove any disadvantage to you being considered for this role. We are proud members of the Disability Confident Scheme, and will offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the role.

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Colleague Experience Principle Engineer
London, United Kingdom
Noel Quinn
$10+ billion (USD)
10000+ Employees
Company - Public
Banking & Lending
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