We are Multiverse, a tech scaleup with a social mission. We’re creating a diverse group of future leaders by building an outstanding alternative to university and corporate training, through the power of professional apprenticeships.
We’re one of the fastest-growing businesses in Europe and rapidly expanding in North America, working with over 500 clients including Facebook, KPMG, Morgan Stanley and the NHS. In June 2022, we broke the EdTech funding record (again!) by announcing our $220m Series D, making Multiverse the UK’s first ever EdTech unicorn.
Join us on our journey to democratising access to the best careers and learning opportunities.
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
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 building complex frontend systems (e.g. micro frontends) and splitting monoliths in distributed systems 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 & wellbeing - private medical Insurance with Bupa, a medical cashback scheme, life insurance, and access to Spill - all in one mental health support
Hybrid & remote working - weekly or monthly visits to the London office
Equity - every Multiverse employee has ownership in the business through equity options
Team fun - weekly socials and regular offsite events
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. You can read more about our commitment DEI 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.
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