Principal Software Engineer

Full Time
London SE1
Posted 30+ days ago
Job description
Job Title: Principal Engineer
Location: Hybrid - London, Waterloo

About iProov:
iProov is the world leader in face biometric verification. We are on a mission to make the Internet a safer place for businesses and consumers and work with fantastic customers across a number of industry sectors - organisations using our technology include the US Department of Homeland Security, the UK Home Office, the NHS, Eurostar, the Australian government, the Singapore government, UBS and many more.

Diversity at iProov is about reflecting the customers we serve, holding the principles of equality and inclusion at the heart of everything we do and all that we stand for, embracing differences, creating possibilities, and growing together. We aim to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and their talents are nurtured, empowering them to contribute fully to our purpose.

iProov’s Web SDK is pushing the boundaries of what is possible with web technologies today. The Web SDK provides a widely available, usable product that forms part of a system that delivers a number of social benefits to society, from remote onboarding to banks and healthcare to safe authentication for national infrastructure and services.
Our vision is to provide this experience with native level performance across the broadest range of devices possible.
As with any interactive experience on the web, we know this is a challenging environment in which to deliver an SDK: it needs to fit into our customer’s app framework and work in a variety of configurations; it’s a rewarding feeling when we thread the needle through and watch how our releases perform on our dashboards and monitoring systems.

How you’ll make an impact:
  • Applying deep technical expertise of emerging technologies to provide insight and technical leadership to promote new ideas
  • Owning the responsibility with the technical lead for planning and execution of complex feature deliveries.
  • Providing hands-on technical contribution in a way that embodies our company values - focusing on achieving the remarkable and working as a team.
  • Working with our product, science, platform and customer success teams to ensure we’re delivering the best service and building the best products.
  • Fostering the technical team’s culture of innovation, iteration and inquisitiveness.
  • Maintaining a deep understanding of technology and customers trends and opportunities
  • Designing quality standards and driving teams to achieve Quality Excellence across iProov products
  • Embedding a culture of collaboration, learning and empowerment
  • Shaping the engineering culture by implementing best development practices
We tend to look for people with:
  • Expertise in frontend engineering across a broad variety of devices.
  • A passion for building scalable systems
  • Expert knowledge of JavaScript/Typescript and significant hands-on experience with PHP and C++(or Rust)
  • The ability to think laterally and innovatively to advance through any obstacles in your path.
  • Experience in cloud technologies (GCP preferred) and IaC (e.g. Terraform)
  • Understanding of WebAssembly
  • A preference to take an iterative approach and follow through with continuous improvement.
  • Hands-on experience with setting up development environments with heavy use of automation.
  • Proficiency in continuous integration and continuous deployment
  • Team lead experience required
Prior experience with any of the following would be beneficial:
  • Demonstrated and proven experience in improving conversion rates or product performance metrics over 12-24 months.
  • Master’s degree or PHD in Computer Science
  • Experience of the full secure SDLC process
  • Defining and evolving development processes, and integrating with other teams in the context of SAAS delivery.
Company Benefits:
  • 25 days Annual Leave (rising to 30), plus 8 Bank Holidays
  • 3200 Share Options allocated after passing probation (6 months of service)
  • Vitality Health Insurance - a range of options available on this below
  • Life Assurance
  • SmartHealth - Access to private GP, Psychologist, Nutritionist along with tailored fitness plans for both you and your family
  • Award winning L&D platform to continue your development with personal allocated training budgets
  • Enhanced Maternity & Paternity leave package
  • Pension - 4% employee, 3% employer
  • Flexible working – remote/office etc.
  • Free Barista Coffee/Tea, biscuits and fruit in the office
  • Free access to WeWork discounts and free online well-being sessions
  • Free access to WeWork facilities (games floor, free beer taps, weekly events)
The Vitality Programme includes a number of reward benefits that all employees have access to as part of the plan, for example:

  • Private Health Insurance covering new & existing conditions
  • Private Optical, Audiological & Dental cover
  • 50% off monthly gym memberships
  • Apple watches significantly discounted based member vitality status
  • Half price trainers with Runners Need
  • Weekly rewards – Free coffee with Café Nero
  • Monthly rewards – Free Cinema ticket
  • Discounts on travel with Expedia (hotels) and Mr & Mrs Smith with discounts getting greater throughout the year based on a members vitality status
  • Amazon prime free months based on activity
  • Up to 25% cashback at Waitrose when buying healthy foods
  • 75% off stays at Champneys Health Spas
  • Allen Carr’s £299 no smoking programme for free
  • Access to Vitality Healthy Mind with 30% off Headspace subscriptions and the ability to earn Vitality points for using Buddhify, Calm and Headspace
  • Discounts on Weight Watchers
  • 50%-80% off Comprehensive Private Health screenings

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