Principal Software Engineer

You'll architect, design, and develop high-quality, maintainable, and scalable solutions in collaboration with the team Ensure all Engineering principles are implemented in the building of the product
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Who we are

The Workshop is a tech company that develops intuitive software for the online gaming industry. Our motto is to move “Fearlessly Forward” together. Cooperative innovation is at the center of everything we do – from our games, new products and technologies, to how we collaborate and share inspiration with one another.

What we believe

We understand that great ideas come from great people, and great people thrive when they’re trusted to challenge, change, improve, and perfect our products and processes. Our forte lies in the diversity of our skills – and that comes from the diversity of our people.

Our commitment to you

The Workshop is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace, where we all learn together, trust each other, and value collaboration. We welcome candidates of all genders, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, nationality, belief (or lack thereof), and programming language preference. As an equal opportunity employer, we offer a friendly, supportive working environment for all. It’s a place where you can try new ideas, take risks, and enjoy the support to move Fearlessly Forward.

What you'll do

  • Architect, design, and develop high-quality, maintainable, and scalable solutions in collaboration with the team
  • Ensure all Engineering principles are implemented in the building of the product.
  • Promote engineering excellence in coding structure and methods (TDD, BDD), quality engineering, pair programming.
  • Mentor team members in best practices, new tech, and ways of working.
  • You will also work collaboratively with the wider business teams, such as Product, Design, BI, or Talent team to define achievable milestones and contribute to the wider organisational goals
  • Contribute to overall strategic direction and roadmaps, working together with architects and product owners/managers
  • Participate in the development of project plans, including the expected outcomes, risks, contingency plans, and required resources for the project
  • Solution design; back to front, employing top technologies and industry best practices
  • Share your knowledge and experience with colleagues, mentoring others, helping the team to grow their skills, as well as developing your own skills by experimenting with and learning new technologies
  • Own analysis, design, and delivery of end to end features
  • Take ownership of system stability over the different environments
  • Investigate new tools/ technologies/ ideas to promote further improvements of the system
  • Identify opportunities to improve work processes and efficiency, not settling or satisfying with the status quo
  • Promote best practices, existing development guidelines, and continuous code improvements. 
  • Think ahead and bring solutions for future problems
  • Participate in the on-call support when needed

What you'll bring

  • Positive, growth mindset, knowledge sharing, and creativity while working autonomously and with others.
  • Enterprise application Java expertise
  • Demonstrated experience as a full-cycle software engineer: analysis > design > code/test > deployment > maintenance/support
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of continuous deployment
  • Demonstrated advanced understanding of testing methodologies and standards.
  • Strong communication skills in English, both written and verbal, to provide empathetic feedback, challenge, and influence others
  • Stakeholder management experience, adapting communication style to clearly express complex technical concepts and ideas using appropriate business language.
  • Ability to work with multiple technologies (t-shaping) even if specialized at one, and continue learning every day
  • Ability to analyze and find solutions for complex problems without any assistance
  • An agile approach to development, and a good understanding of lean and agile methodologies.
  • A proven track record of playing a hands-on role within a fast-paced organisation
  • Ability to make decisions based on the business and organisational goals, collaborating with other teams (such as Product, Design, Talent)
  • Experience in scaling infrastructure and ensuring the system is performant
  • Good experience in API development, algorithmic programming, and NoSQL databases
  • Good DevOps, Testing, Quality and Security practices
  • Experience designing and maintaining microservice-based architectures
  • Experience in algorithmic programming in multiple languages
  • Passionate in building cutting-edge, high-quality applications
  • Strong understanding of QA concepts (TDD, BDD)
  • Quick learner, creative thinker, researcher mindset, delivery focus
  • The ability to context switch and be adaptable to change
  • Comfortable with a “you build it, you run it” culture
  • Willingness to work outside of the area of expertise or in an unstructured environment 
  • Big picture thinking, demonstrated ownership and accountability for the individual and team outcomes 

What you'll work with

  • Java – latest version.
  • Web development (JS/Angular).
  • Web services (REST).
  • Spring boot, Spring cloud.
  • Build tools (Maven, NPM, Webpack) as well as version control systems (Git).
  • Containers (Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Testing frameworks (JUnit, Jasmine, JBehave, and Selenium) and testing practices, contract testing.
  • Apache Cassandra and Elasticsearch.
  • Messaging (RabbitMQ).
  • Concurrent programming and threading.

What's in it for you

  • Inspiring and fulfilling work at an innovative and values-driven company creating cutting-edge tech
  • Attractive salary and customisable benefits package
  • Flexible working hours and ways of working
  • Contemporary and accessible office environments with a range of workplace perks
  • Six weeks’ paid leave for every four years of service
  • Relocation package for you and your family including soft-landing package services to help you settle in (applicable in Spain, if you are moving from a different city/country)
  • Being part of a team with a forward-looking, international mindset and agile working practices
  • A friendly, inclusive and multicultural environment (we are made up of over 35 nationalities, speaking almost 30 languages)
  • Wellbeing programmes, learning and personal growth opportunities
  • A range of employee events throughout the year, including team building activities, Learning Labs, Hackathons, and Designathons
  • Opportunities to shape the tech community within and outside of the company, through mentoring and knowledge-sharing

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Flexible remote

We usually respond within three days

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Calle Severo Ochoa, 16
29590 Málaga Directions View page


W1F 7TF London Directions View page

Our culture

We’re lucky enough to have a home in two of Europe’s best tech cities – London and Malaga – and are proud of our diversity. Our Inventors represent over 40 different nationalities and almost 30 languages.

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