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Principal Engineer, UK



United Kingdom · Remote
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2024

We’re on a mission to provide equitable access to economic opportunity, for everyone.

We close critical skill gaps in the workforce through a new kind of apprenticeship that combines work and learning. We begin by recognizing high-potential individuals both inside and outside of a company's current workforce and then we create applied, guided and equitable learning programs, with measurable impact. Because we believe the world needs a better way to match its potential.

We work with over 1,500 leading companies including the likes of Microsoft, Citi and Just Eat to help solve their business-critical problems, and we’ve trained over 16,000 professional apprentices in the tech and data skills of the future. This is made possible by our global team who are driven to achieve a mission that matters, together.

Join Multiverse and help us set a new course for work.

The Opportunity

Principal Engineers at Multiverse operate inside a business domain supporting multiple cross functional product teams. They are the most senior engineers in the Multiverse team and aim to act as a multiplier for teams impact. We’re not looking for gatekeepers, whiteboard only architects or people in ivory towers, this is a collaborative role, working with teams to build excellent products.

Specifically, you will:


  • Work with other Engineering leaders and teams to help define medium to long term technology strategy taking into account both technical and business needs

  • Work across multiple product teams in a domain providing guidance and technical leadership to help them to be effective


  • Act as a role model for Engineering, advocating best practices and providing mentorship and support to other engineers

  • Mentor other engineers to help raise the bar for the Engineering team

  • Represent Engineering in cross functional meetings with the rest of the Business

Design and build for scale

  • Help teams build repeatable patterns to ship well tested code with security, observability and quality built in

  • Research and development: you’ll investigate new technologies and tools, working on proof of concepts and reference implementations to maximise the teams' impact

  • Help to grow the Engineering community at Multiverse being involved in both defining our hiring strategy and the hiring process itself

About you:

  • You’re comfortable working with multiple technologies. We mainly use Elixir running on AWS ECS for our web development, but as we develop our micro-services architecture we increasingly have more pieces of Javascript, Rust, Python, Terraform, Bash. We will try and choose the best technology for the task

  • You have a deep interest in engineering best practices (Clean code, DDD, TDD etc.)

  • You think about products and opportunities at a system level, you aim to deliver impact at scale

  • Experience with infrastructure, DevOps, information security, and platform engineering, as well as splitting monoliths in distributed systems (with a mixture of APIs and events) will be a plus

  • Great at collaborating, facilitating decision making, and driving consensus; you will be providing engineering leadership and direction and bringing engineers along with you

  • Proactive and comfortable with autonomy: you’ll be able to find problems and drive the team towards amazing solutions


  • Time off - 27 days holiday, plus 7 additional days off: 1 life event day, 2 volunteer days and 4 company-wide wellbeing days

  • Health & Wellness- private medical Insurance with Bupa, a medical cashback scheme, life insurance, gym membership & wellness resources through Gympass and access to Spill - all in one mental health support

  • Hybrid & remote work offering - with weekly or monthly visits to the London office and the opportunity to work abroad 45 days a year

  • Team fun - weekly socials, company wide events and office snacks!

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We’re an equal opportunities employer. And proud of it. Every applicant and employee is afforded the same opportunities regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. This will never change. Read our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion policy here.


All posts in Multiverse involve some degree of responsibility for safeguarding. Successful applicants are required to complete a Disclosure Form from the Disclosure and Barring Service ("DBS") for the position. Failure to declare any convictions (that are not subject to DBS filtering) may disqualify a candidate for appointment or result in summary dismissal if the discrepancy comes to light subsequently.