Principal Developer


Principal Developer


Aegon, Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 1 week ago, 2 Jul | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 884f72a43a634ba9b1d281d5daffe047

Full Job Description

  • Lead and drive the technical delivery for our technology strategy, making decisions that shape how we build and standardise our digital products

  • Provide the strategic way forward from an engineering perspective on all fronts from solution to implementation, including but not limited to solution, engineering, best practices, governance, security and data (APIs).

  • Lead and demonstrate the qualities you want to instil in your team of full stack developers, providing training and development, technical guidance, code reviews, and fostering a culture of continuous improvement.

  • Drive the architect, design, and develop robust and scalable web applications using ReactNative, AngularJS, and other relevant technologies which will define our service.

    Extensive experience as a Lead Full Stack Developer, with a strong focus on web application development.

  • A solid understanding of front-end and back-end technologies, including ReactNative, AngularJS, Node.js, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and related frameworks.

  • Strong development experience in the delivery of traditional code artefacts (Java / Python / SQL, etc ) and in addition IaC artefacts (Cloud Formation / Terraform / AWS CLI)

  • Deep expertise in AWS services and architecture, including EC2, S3, Lambda, API Gateway, and DynamoDB, amongst others.

  • Strong understanding of software engineering principles, design patterns, and best practices for scalable and maintainable code.

  • Experience in conducting workshops or meetings to gather business requirements and facilitate productive discussions between business and technical teams.

    We're a company of ambitious, collaborative, problem-solvers who get things done. Our mission is to help people achieve a lifetime of financial security, and we're investing in innovation that can make people's finances work harder.

  • From a Digital Experience that gives one-stop access to a universe of investment opportunity to retirement products that make wealth planning simple, easy and fulfilling we're dedicated to getting people closer to their financial goals every day.

    We help people live their best lives . We help them with the big stuff, for the moments that matter : Pensions, Savings, Investments.

    At Aegon, we strive in creating a diverse organisation that plays a meaningful role in driving greater equity, inclusion and belonging.

    Technology is at the centre of our organisation, it's pivotal to the way we do business everyday and achieving our mission.

    Our technology organisation is transforming we want to change how we work, improve our technology architecture incrementally, be better at engineering, building out our data capability and drive innovation.

    As a Principal Developer, you will be responsible for leading and overseeing the development and solution architecture of complex applications, ensuring high-quality code, and driving technical excellence across our team.

    This is a role where your deep understanding of open-source technologies, extensive experience with AWS, expertise in automation, and proficiency in ReactNative and AngularJS frameworks will truly support our business.

    You will also run and operate each capability through all lifecycle stages including production environments to ensure it operates within defined SLAs.

    Salary : A competitive salary from £56,480- £84,720 , depending on the experience you can bring,
  • A non-contributory pension between 8%-12%

  • A discretionary bonus, depending on personal and company performance

  • 34 days leave per year (including bank holidays, pro-rated for part-time)

  • We also offer private medical cover, life assurance, critical illness cover, enhanced parental leave and a variety of lifestyle benefits to help our staff live their best lives, including retail discount vouchers, cycle2work scheme, subsidised restaurant and online GP appointments.

    Transformation change is never easy and if this excites you as much as it does us, we would love to hear from you.

    The legal bits

    We'll need you to confirm you have the right to work in the UK. If we offer you a job and you accept, there are some checks we need to complete before you can start with us.

    This will include a credit and criminal record check, as well as providing satisfactory references.