Principal Software Engineer

Information Technology
93526 Requisition #

This role is all about making engineering, and our software engineers better in everything that they do in creating bespoke software to serve our business, one of the largest reinsurance brokerages in the world. You’ll be a key part of the engineering senior team, supporting and coaching your colleagues to refine practices, processes and technologies used (as well as explore new ones). You will help them overcome technical blockers large and small, jumping in to a team to assist hands-on when necessary.


You’ll work beyond just software too, supporting our teams across data, QA and UI engineering will be vital to securing good outcomes and you’ll be involved across the board to help our department to be as successful as possible. Engaging with colleagues beyond engineering in our security, networking and support teams amongst others, you’ll have a collegiate approach to your work, engaging early and being prepared to offer constructive challenge where appropriate to build knowledge across the entire organisation.


This role offers a real opportunity to shape the day to day experience of hundreds of colleagues across Gallagher Re. It will give opportunities to stretch and develop your own skillset by working on challenging problems, collaborating with colleagues to grow both individually and as a team, delivering the very best outcomes for our business.



Your Role:


  • Creating, reviewing and evolving solution designs
  • Ensuring development frameworks remain up to date, championing the need for refactoring legacy code across the product suite
  • Coding prototypes, sharing knowledge across the team and handing over when appropriate
  • Mentoring and developing staff at all levels
  • Leading, evolving and ensuring good outcomes from code reviews
  • Active participation in Engineering Learning Community with focus on software engineering practices
  • Assist in the design of cloud environments to maximise performance, maintainability, cost-efficiency and consistency
  • Contribute to tool evaluation, selection and recommendation as appropriate in the team
  • Definition & documentation of software engineering standards
  • Provide an advisory service to product teams in good DevSecOps development practice
  • Assist in the creation and ongoing review of KPIs, SLAs and OKRs relating to software engineering outcomes across our product suite
  • Recommending evolutions to development methodologies and implementing as appropriate as part of our continuous improvement culture



Your Skills, Experience and Qualifications:


  • Significant experience in the field of software engineering in .net with and application development focus
  • Significant experience with front end technologies (we currently use Angular and RxJS)
  • Experience in developing frameworks/common components for software development and supporting and coaching staff through their implementation
  • Deep interest in future of the .net platform and a continuous learning culture
  • Has designed and lead development of multiple high scale, high use, business critical applications
  • Solid understanding of RESTful API design patterns
  • Awareness of performance tuning across application and data layers and the tools available to analyse and refine performance
  • Strong understanding of the Azure platform and PaaS implementations of developed code that it supports
  • Experience with CI/CD tooling (ideally Azure DevOps) and demonstrable understanding of methodologies
  • Knowledge and experience across the following: o Design patterns o Git version control o Agile development using Scrum
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • Able to lead and develop a group of enthusiastic engineers located globally
  • Ability to work across multiple, complex product domains
  • Eligibility to work in the UK


What we offer you:


We want Gallagher to be the organisation that all our people are proud to be a part of and where everyone can call themselves one of our team. Where our culture is embracing of difference, where you can be the best and, perhaps most importantly, be yourself.


We are all different in some way. If we were all the same, and all thought the same, we would be vulnerable as a group. By welcoming and encouraging diverse opinions and backgrounds within our organisation, we will have a healthier, more innovative and ultimately more profitable business.


If this sounds like somewhere you’d like to join, we’d love to hear from you. If you require flexibility for a role you are applying for, give us a call to chat through the options.



About Us:


Gallagher is a global leader in insurance, risk management and consulting services. We help businesses grow, communities thrive and people prosper. We live a culture motivated by The Gallagher Way, our set of shared values and guiding tenets. A culture driven by our people, over 30,000 strong, serving our clients with customized solutions that will protect them and fuel their futures.


As a member of our global brokerage team, you’ll help our clients address risk, protect assets and recover from losses.


Our employing entity, Arthur J. Gallagher Services (UK) Limited, is proud to be accredited as a Living Wage employer with the Living Wage Foundation. Gallagher is committed to diversity of opportunity for all and is opposed to any form of less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender or gender identity, marital status, civil partnership status, parental status, race, ethnicity, colour, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, religion/ belief, age and those with caring responsibilities.


Please Note:

Gallagher never extends an offer of employment or requests any personal identification information without having received an online application and conducted one or more in-person or video interviews. If you have received any communication referencing the offer of a job at Gallagher and you have not submitted an online application or been interviewed by a Gallagher employee, please do not assume that the offer is being sent from a legitimate Gallagher representative.

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