Principal Software Engineer / Associate Director Principal Software Engineer / Associate Director …

IHS Markit
in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Permanent, Full time
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IHS Markit
in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Principal Software Engineer / Associate Director
Position summary
This is a very hands-on development lead role, and the candididate will be responsible for managing a team of 4 developers. Given that the team is relatively small, the candidate is expected to spend a significant amount of time coding.
The team handles the platform part of the data lake, which is responsible for the more technical components of the project. This include data ingestion and transformation (data factories), an event bus, authentication (via an API gateway) as well as entitlements.
  • Manage the team sprint and deliverables
  • Work alongside with business analysts and define and groom user stories.
  • Coordinate work with the other data lake team leads.
  • Develop and maintain the core platform components of the data lake: data ingestion, data factories, authentication and entitlements, in Java and Python.
  • Work alongside QA analysts to ensure business features are thoroughly tested
  • Enhance the current solution by finding problems and suggesting enhancements
Required Knowledge / Technologies
  • Good solid knowledge of either Python or Java. Assuming a candidate is not strong with both, a willingness to learn either Python or Java is essential.
  • For candidates with prior Python knowledge, experience with Flask and SQLAlchemy.
  • For candidates with prior Java knowledge, experience with a Java web framework, e.g. Play or spring boot.
  • Throughout understanding of REST and good API design.
  • SQL and relational databases
Desirable Qualities
  • Some previous team lead experience a plus but not absolutely required.
  • AWS (specifically S3 and IAM)
  • Elastic Search
  • Docker and Kubernetes
  • Big data formats like Parquet and Arrow.


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