Front End Principal Engineer

Front End Principal Engineer

Job Overview

Livingston, Scotland
Job Type
Full Time Job
Job ID
Date Posted
2 months ago
Michael Dowl
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Job Description

Want to do the best work of your life? With 24 million customers in 7 countries, make your mark at Europe’s leading media and entertainment brand. A workplace where you can proudly be yourself; our people make Sky a truly exciting and inclusive place to work.

Are you the type of person who thrives on solving challenging problems creatively, has an eye for detail and enjoys helping others? Can you balance quality, performance and maintainability while delivering on time? Do you love jumping in to solve the most complex technical problems and software design issues? Are you comfortable leading by example and mentoring junior members of your squad?

If so, we are a dynamic and innovative technology department within Sky and we present a fantastic opportunity to work at the forefront of delivering the products and services that our customers love. As a team, we take great satisfaction in seeing product launches or campaigns kick off for Sky’s latest innovations knowing the part we played in making it happen and can offer you the chance to be part of what comes next at Sky.

What you’ll do:

  • Act as the technical lead to a team of engineers working cross-functionally in an agile environment.
  • Be a top-notch coder and an expert in the domain, capable of deep diving into implementation details of components and features across the technology stacks.
  • Be at the forefront of significant technology initiatives from inception to successful deployment.
  • Work closely with Enterprise Architecture to develop optimal software/system architecture
  • Stay on top and drive adoption of advanced features and capabilities where it makes sense.
  • Help shape the technical direction and the improvement of tools and processes across the department
  • Lead our front end developers community of practice

What you’ll bring:

  • A minimum of 8 years software engineering experience
  • 5 years of experience building applications using modern web technologies: HTML5 / CSS / Javascript.
  • Detailed knowledge of javascript frameworks, in particular React
  • Excellent HTML and CSS knowledge
  • Experience with Graphql
  • Ideally some experience with Java
  • Experience with CI pipelines using Jenkins or similar tools
  • Experience following coding standards and performing peer code reviews
  • Experience leading small to medium sized software engineering teams in an Agile/Scrum environment.

UK Tech:Our team focuses on technology strategy, design and delivery. From AI to 5G to Cloud, we work on the latest tech whilst building out our web presence and CRM systems for fixed and mobile networks. We’re bold, proactive, forward-thinking and collaborative. Together, we’re proud of the products and services we deliver for our customers.

The Rewards:

There’s a reason people can’t stop talking about#LifeAtSky. Our great range of rewards really are something special, here are just a few:

  • Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place
  • A generous pension package
  • Private healthcare
  • Discounted mobile and broadband

Where you’ll work:

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 know the world has changed and we want to offer our employees the chance to collaborate at our unique office spaces, whilst enjoying the convenience of working from home.

We’ve adopted a hybrid working approach to give more flexibility on where and how we work. You’ll find out more about what this means for this role during the recruitment process.


Recognised as an ‘Inclusive Top 50 Employer’ and a ‘Times Top 50 Employer for Women’, we’re working hard to ensure we’re a truly inclusive place to work. This means we don’t just look at your CV.

We’re more focused on who you are and the potential you’ll bring to Sky. We also know that everyone has a life outside work, So we’re happy to discuss flexible working.

And we’ll do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you.

Why wait?

Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can’t wait to hear from you.

To find out more about working with us, search#LifeAtSkyon social media.A job you love to talk about.

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.

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