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Principal System Engineer

  • Location: London
  • Salary: Up to £1000.00 per day per day
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 20 days ago

  • Sector: Technology
  • Contact: Sam Johnson
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Start Date: asap
  • Expiry Date: 14 July 2022
  • Job Ref: JN -062022-471355

The Principal Systems Engineer is responsible for defining and maintaining architecture roadmaps, including technology lifecycle management, for Infrastructure. Identify,

architect and design new infrastructure solutions to meet business requirements, while introducing automation and ensuring security is by design for large complex global

organisations. Collaborate extensively with other teams across all of our Technology to ensure infrastructure products aligned to the wider technology landscape.

Manage and develop Infrastructure as a Product.

Investigate and identify trends and emerging Infrastructure technologies and techniques that would deliver a significant improvement to the business, application, or

Infrastructure teams.

Define and maintain the roadmap and product lifecycle for my own technology area, advising on and selecting new technology products. To ensure capacity and scalability,

as demand and usage evolve within the business.

Contribute to the Architecture forum, ensuring that business projects are delivered using good infrastructure practices.

Leads development and infrastructure teams to collaborate in creating appropriate infrastructure solutions. Understands modern application development techniques and

their implications.

Lead group design discussions in my area of expertise and be able to present with authority to a variety of audience.

Using your understanding of cost, service requirements, technology, and people to make recommendations on existing solutions and where they could be improved or

should be decommissioned.

Accountable for ensuring Security and Automation is by design

Working with the other Principal System Engineers and Enterprise Architects ensuring standards and guidance for design and architecture are maintained across

Technology and effectively communicated.

Have a broad technical understanding of infrastructure products, how they fit together and align to the wider technology landscape.

Leading a small team of Junior Principal System Engineers and System Engineers who can provide subject matter expertise in various Infrastructure domains.

Work with suppliers to ensure that their architectural roadmaps align to supporting systems.

Use strategic thinking to plan for the future. Have the capability to prepare strategies, develop ideas that will cope with changing environments and challenges that lie


Acting as a leader in the infrastructure team, taking accountability for work outside

of your domain when necessary.

Keep my technical skills up to date and keep track of new technologies,

understanding how they might benefit the Technology team.

Using a bigger picture perspective to approach issues, influence and make


Communication & Influencing

Strategic Thinking & Problem Solving

Product Methodologies

Retail Technology Awareness

Finance & Procurement

Embracing and Enabling Change

Design and architect

Configure and implement

Leverage feedback to drive continuous improvement.

Collaborate across multifunctional departments and communicate effectively with

stakeholder at all levels.

Manage and troubleshoot

Set clear expectations and provide recognition.

Market knowledge (relating to SE projects)

Coding and automation

Lead by example in creating a positive and supportive culture in your team.

Celebrate success

Operational efficiency

Commercial and supplier relationships (relating to SE projects)

Delivery (relating to SE projects)

Anticipate and overcomes obstacles with a pragmatic approach to achieve goals

and commitments. While exhibiting high responsiveness by reacting quickly and

positively to significant and major events

Remote / London / Welwyn

up to £1000p/d Inside IR35