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Principal Engineer

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Recruiter: Nutmeg
Listed on: 16th August
Location: London
Salary Notes: Competitive + Benefits
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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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.

*We offer flexible working*

Job in a nutshell:

We run a pure AWS-based cloud environment and deliver features using a continuous delivery approach. Our platform comprises a mix of proprietary and open-source products fully running in Kubernetes.

Nutmeg products are served by a polyglot mix of microservices designed following Domain-Driven Design principles and composing an Event-Driven Architecture powered by Apache Kafka.

As a Principal Software Engineer, you will be a trusted technical authority within the organisation. While working embedded in one of our backend teams, you will take ownership of the long-term architectural vision for a section of the Nutmeg platform. As a member of the Architecture team, you will collaborate with other individual contributors to define and enable solutions to simplify and scale the Nutmeg platform. You will closely cooperate with technical and non-technical stakeholders in delivering and improving Nutmeg products.

We are looking for someone with previous job experience as a senior software engineer/engineering lead/principal engineer and a strong passion for solving complex technical challenges.


Your skills:

  • Excellent knowledge of Java and Spring Boot
  • Designing, building, and maintaining services in a microservice and/or event-driven architecture
  • Deep understanding of automated test strategies
  • Solid understanding of CI/CD principles
  • Experience with cloud environments (ideally AWS)
  • Ability to design architectures to meet scalability, reliability and security targets
  • Experience in driving cross-function technical initiatives
  • Explaining technical issues in a clear way to the business and other stakeholders
  • Previous experience with two or more of the following: Apache Kafka, Kafka Connect, Kafka Streams, and Kubernetes


  • 25 days' holiday
  • Birthday day off
  • 2 days' paid community leave
  • Competitive salary
  • Private healthcare with Vitality from day 1
  • Access to a digital GP and other healthcare resources
  • Season ticket and bike loans
  • Access to a wellbeing platform & regular knowledge sharing
  • Regular homeworking perks and rewards
  • Cycle storage and showers onsite
  • Discounted Nutmeg account for you and your family and friends
  • Part of an inclusive Nutmeg team