Principal Engineer – React, Node

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Job Description

Want to do the best work of your life? With 24 million customers in 6 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.

Digital Technology 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.

This is a great opportunity to take technical ownership of an application stack used by millions of people. You will work along side other Principal Engineers to empower and support technical teams to design and deliver software. You will help to set technical direction and will be responsible for the performance, security and resilience of the technical stack.

What you’ll do:

  • Be accountable for ensuring applications deliver a stable, resilient and performant customer experience.
  • Drive technical improvements and own an architecture & technology roadmap. You will be responsible for critically evaluating it against wider technology strategy.
  • Work with developers to design and document software architectures and deliver strategic deliverables that advance long-term technology goals.
  • Ensure solution designs serve the business requirements, support operational agility, and are delivered in accordance with our Architecture & Engineering Principles.
  • Define SLIs & SLOs, measure application performance against them and work with teams to help achieve their goals

What you’ll bring:

  • Significant experience of Node.js and React ecosystems.
  • Experience using GraphQL and/or knowledge of cloud hosting solutions would be an advantage
  • Prior experience building performant, scalable, resilient, and secure real-world software solutions at scale.
  • Experience leading teams of developers and awareness of how to operate as part of a senior leadership team
  • Excellent communication skills, capable of explaining technical concepts to all levels of developers, non-technical stakeholders, and at executive level. This is a cross-functional role working with distributed teams and requiring lots of collaboration.
  • An architectural mindset, capable of making pragmatic choices to suit contextual pressures and a willingness to constantly revaluate as the environment changes.

UK&I Technology

Ground-breaking projects. Innovative tech. Top innovation. Join our UK&I Technology team and you’ll work across technology projects that drive our TV, broadband, mobile and Sky Connect services. You’ll be at the heart of delivering the technology roadmaps that support our UK and Ireland businesses, with a focus on customer innovations for Sky Glass. That’s not all. You’ll also design, develop and deliver digital services for millions of customers across the UK.

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
  • Access a wide range of exclusive Sky VIP rewards and experiences

Where you’ll work:


Our spacious tech hub is under a mile away from Leeds train station, with free water taxis available from Granary Wharf. There’s also plenty of parking in the surrounding streets and at the nearby CitiPark.

You can also blow off steam over a game of pool or table tennis, and stay fit at our subsidised gym.


We take pride in our approach to diversity and inclusion: we’ve been recognised by The Times and Stonewall for this, and we’ve committed £30million to support the fight against racial injustice. We’ve also set ambitious targets for increasing ethnic diversity and representation throughout our organisation.

At Sky we don’t just look at your CV. We’re more focused on who you are and your potential. 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 #LifeAtSky on 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.

January 10, 2022

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