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Principal Engineer

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Recruiter: Nutmeg
Listed on: 24th May
Location: London
Salary Notes: Competitive + Benefits
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

Who we are:

Nutmeg is Europe's leading Digital Wealth Manager, but we don't want to stop there. We're continuing to build our platform to help us achieve our mission of being the most trusted Digital Wealth Manager in the world.

Since being founded in 2011 we've:

  • Grown to 160+ employees
  • Raised over £100M in funding
  • Launched 4 amazing products including JISA and Lifetime ISA
  • Won multiple awards including Best Online Stocks & Shares ISA Provider for the fifth year in a row!

We hit the 130,000 investor milestone in early 2021 and now manage over £3 billion AUM.

Job in a nutshell:

We run a pure AWS-based cloud environment and deliver features using a continuous delivery approach. Our platform is in the process of being migrated from Mesos to Kubernetes and all our deployments are either containerised services or native mobile apps. Prometheus, Thanos and Grafana are used for observability.

We are also migrating into an Event-Driven Architecture with Apache Kafka as its backbone and a polyglot mix of microservices designed following Domain Driven Design principles.

We run a strong domain ownership model. As a Principal Engineer you will be a trusted technical authority and someone who communicates to the domains a consistent strategic direction adhering to architecture blueprints and ensuring the highest quality implementation.

We are looking for someone with previous job experience as an engineering lead/principal engineer ideally within a financial services company.


Your skills:

  • Great team player with strong technical views focused on achieving best outcomes collaboratively
  • Ability to influence very experienced engineering teams in adopting designs and implementing standards
  • Strong expertise in designing, implementing and maintaining highly-scalable distributed systems
  • A good understanding of CI/CD pipelines and automated testing
  • Experience with cloud platforms, ideally AWS, and containerisation tools such as Docker
  • Passion for quality and observability, an ability to understand complex systems and a desire to constantly make things better.
  • Lead cross-team working groups to improve standards, engagement and collaboration and drive enhancements
  • Passionate about technology with a strong record of delivering world-class technology in a tech-led space
  • Previous experience with one or more of the following:
  1. Distributed systems (designing, managing, failures, testing)
  2. JVM based languages (Java, Kotlin)
  3. SQL and NoSQL databases (MySQL, DynamoDB, Redis, etc)
  4. Cloud experience
  5. Data modelling (OLTP)

You might also have:

  • Previous experience with one or more of the following:
  1. Kubernetes and Cloud Native
  2. Kafka, Kafka Streams, Kafka Connect
  3. Serverless
  4. Event Driven Architecture
  5. Spring & Spring Boot ecosystem
  6. Domain driven design
  • Also knowledge of monitoring, metrics and Site Reliability Engineering principals
  • Use of agile/lean methodologies for continuous delivery and improvement
  • Knowledge of monitoring, metrics or Site Reliability Engineering
  • Understanding of application security standards
  • Experience of public speaking (can be company internal)


  • 25 days' holiday
  • Birthday day off
  • 2 days' paid community leave
  • Daily delivery of fresh fruit and artisanal coffee
  • Cycle storage and showers onsite
  • Choice of hardware
  • Generous pension plan
  • Private healthcare from day 1
  • Season ticket loans
  • Competitive salary
  • Access to coaching platform & regular knowledge sharing
  • Part of a diverse and inclusive Nutmeg team

Contact Name: Nutmeg
Reference: TJ/8710/79FBA62DA6
Job ID: 2935737

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