Principal Software Engineer at Sky

  • Anywhere (100% Remote) Only
  • Sky
Job Description:

We believe in better. And we make it happen. Better content. Better products. And better careers.

Working in Tech, Product or Data at Sky is about building the next and the new. From broadband to broadcast, streaming to mobile, SkyQ to Sky Glass, we never stand still. We optimise and innovate.

We turn big ideas into the products, content and services millions of people love.

And we do it all right here at Sky.

This role of Principal Developer: Systems Development, is a team leadership role within the Software Development function and is focused on the following areas:

What you'll do:

  • Manage a team of Software Engineers within the System Development team, managing the workload and priorities.
  • Support and Deliver on the Development roadmap, covering new Product requests through to Production Support and Incident Management.
  • Scope, Design and estimate new Platforms and features for the Content Protection Systems estate.
  • Support Developers in development approach and estimation as well as provide point of escalation for technical issues and queries.
  • Be accountable for core products and functionality within the wider System Development team.
  • Drive the use of new technologies and practices into the team as part of the overall System - Development plans and goals.
  • Line Manage team of Developers and perform as role model in technical and managerial behaviours.

What you'll bring:

  • Software Development skills and delivery experience in a complex environment. Java and or Python preferred. AWS experience preferred.
  • Line management experience is essential.
  • Proven record of managing large scale technology focussed projects.
  • Delivery experience in multiple methodologies. (Agile Scrum, Waterfall)
  • Ability to both contribute significant elements of the Development roadmap as well as supporting other Developers to deliver.
  • Structured approach to technical development, problem solving and management of systems.
  • Experience of complex technical integration projects in the full system lifecycle.

Team overview

Content technology and innovation

Our Content Technology and Innovation team delivers high-quality content to homes, customer devices, businesses, and commercial partners across our European markets. With over 2500 colleagues from around the world, we combine our strategic insights, engineering know-how and operational excellence to use the most innovative technologies to create and distribute our award-winning content.

The rewards

There's one thing people can't stop talking about when it comes to #LifeAtSky: the perks. Here’s a taster:

  • Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place
  • The magic of Sky Glass at an exclusive rate
  • A generous pension package
  • Private healthcare
  • Discounted mobile and broadband
  • A wide range of Sky VIP rewards and experiences

Inclusion & how you'll work

Recognised by The Times and Stonewall, we take pride in our approach to diversity and inclusion. Investing in society, fighting racial injustice, and setting ambitious targets for representation at Sky.

We’ve embraced hybrid working and split our time between unique office spaces and the convenience of working from home. You’ll find out more about what hybrid working looks like for your role later on in the recruitment process.

Your office space

Livingston Watermark House

Our lively campus is a free shuttle bus away from Livingston South train station and the town centre. Plus, there’s onsite parking available for cars, motorbikes, and bicycles.

You’ll be well fed at our subsidised canteen, and you can keep in shape at our onsite gym – or play a game of pool or table tennis.

We'd love to hear from you

Inventive, forward-thinking minds come together to work in Tech, Product and Data at Sky. It’s a place where you can explore what if, how far, and what next.

But better doesn’t stop at what we do, it’s how we do it, too. We embrace each other’s differences. We support our community and contribute to a sustainable future for our business and the planet.

If you believe in better, we’ll back you all the way.

Just so you know: if your application is successful, we’ll ask you to complete a criminal record check. And depending on the role you have applied for and the nature of any convictions you may have, we might have to withdraw the offer.

Company Benefits

  • Private pension
  • MacBook
  • Flexible working (hybrid model)
  • Bonus scheme
  • Healthcare
  • Dental Insurance
  • Cycle to Work
  • Holiday Buy

Interview Process

  • 1st Stage - 30 Minute Conversation
  • 2nd Stage - Technical

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