Senior Principal – Head of Software Engineering

Valcon UK are looking to recruit a very experienced, self-motivated, highly logical and intellectually curious Senior Principal Software Engineer to join and lead our expanding Software Engineering capability in the UK. As a growing business area, the ideal candidate will have the opportunity to help shape the technical and business landscape, whilst delivering a variety of challenging projects.

The Role

As a Senior Principal Software Engineer, you will take the lead in in developing the software engineering capability whilst also leading a team of software engineers working on client projects.


Joining one of the fastest growing consultancies in Europe. We are now 1500+ people. We’re doers who think. Who can take the client’s strategy, turn it into an actionable blueprint and help the client get it done. Who have deep expertise in operationalising strategy, process design, digitisation, data and analytics, automation, technology and change. But because the whole will always be greater than the sum of the parts, we weave these skills together in different ways to respond to new opportunities and challenges.


  • You will have a minimum of 7 years’ experience in the design and development of bespoke software and solutions using a range of frameworks and front-end / back-end programming languages
  • You can ensure adherence to and champion relevant technical strategies, policies, standards, frameworks and practice for software engineering e.g., TDD, XP, MSoA, Event Driven Architecture, SDLC etc within our delivery teams, with our clients and the wider software engineering community
  • You will be a hands-on leader, assuring and reviewing software engineering activities across our client engagements, ensuring solutions are user-focused, strategically aligned and effectively integrated across multiple teams and platforms to ensure the business needs are met
  • You will collaborate with sales, pre-sales, and exec leadership to help pursue and close new opportunities with both new and existing customers across the full sales lifecycle
  • You will have experience in developing GtM’s / Service Lines and Offerings in line with market trends and customer needs by working with our Sector Directors
  • You will be passionate about developing people and have a demonstrated history of coaching, mentoring and developing members of your own team and the wider technical community


  • You will have deep knowledge and experience in 1 or more programming language ecosystem e.g. Java, .Net, Python etc
  • You will have experience of deploying software solutions into public cloud, ideally across AWS, Azure or GCP
  • Experience leading a team and managing project delivery (Agile, SAFe etc)
  • Experience of Serverless / containerisation and associated technologies for MicroService application development e.g., Docker, Container, Service Mesh, Service Discovery, Kubernetes
  • Have, or be eligible for, UK Security Clearance at SC Level or above


  • Software Engineering
  • Practice Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Python
  • Java
  • SQL


United Kingdom

Senior Principal – Head of Software Engineering

    Job Primary Location: United Kingdom