Principal Engineer

Location: Guangzhou Shi
Discipline: Information Technology
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Negotiable
Contact name: Prem Ambrose

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Job ref: #544_1719215571
Published: 24 days ago

Principal Engineer - Platform

Purpose of the role:

  • This role is key in leading the technical evolution of the Securities Financing franchise.
  • The Technology Platform is a key enabler to our business and its ability to provide Securities Financing services to our clients.
  • The platform consists of a large scalable multi-cloud hosting infrastructure with the associated features of control, performance, extensibility and security.
  • 'It supports a multitude of (largely java based) microservices in support of the business functions and it processes a large quantum of data received from and returned to clients, all in a timely manner.
  • The platform operates as a "data factory" and there are numerous opportunities to develop efficiencies, streamline processes and use data as a tool.
  • Experience in Artificial Intelligence and/or Data Mining would be beneficial.

The primary responsibility of the Securities Financing Principal Engineer in Guangzhou,

  • will be to cut across all engineering teams and provide expertise and guidance to our technologists and increase their impact through software.
  • Ensure continual delivery by using your experience and combination of skills to influence and lead key personnel in the delivery of technology solutions that adhere to our Technology's vision.
  • You will be drawn to the key initiatives that are the priority of the moment such as a new Cloud hosting platform or the investigation into how to best leverage the vast amount of data at our disposal.
  • You will provide positive, hands-on engineering leadership supported by proven experience in expert development, agile delivery and applying the latest technology solutions and architectures from the wider technology community to deliver change with maximum impact.

Accountabilities for Business, Customers and Stakeholders

  • Someone who can create something which makes the bank better, faster, safer
  • Leads other people to use or change their behaviors; this includes "transferring their expertise"
  • Influences way beyond their own immediate department
  • Someone who can explain technology well to non-tech people or senior managers such that they buy into a technology direction
  • Someone who influences beyond Client in the industry (be that tech or banking)
  • Someone who can identify risk and opportunities for the business.

Leadership & Teamwork

  • Takes accountability & personal risk - i.e. not deferring to an Architect or "the process"
  • Someone who can communicate with code
  • Values team success over individual success
  • Continuously improves themselves and their team
  • Communicate ideas succinctly. Ability to communicate technical big picture vision, strategy and direction.

Functional Knowledge

  • Researches new technology and processes and is the driving force to adopt them
  • Someone who can think few steps forward of technology and guide the team or department to a new direction.
  • Someone who isn't just a specialist in one domain (e.g. just networks); we prefer generalists, who can apply their thinking to many problems.
  • Demonstrates mastery of their technical discipline - including low latency, high performance real-time applications system design and implementation


  • Can see a problem or an opportunity and then engineers a solution
  • Someone who is respected for what they build not (just) what they say
  • Thinks about the business impact of their work
  • Holistic view to problem solving