Principal Software Engineer


Location: Hook

Technology & Innovation

Job Title: Principal Software Engineer

Location: Hook, Hampshire

Salary: £55,000 - £60,000

The Technology and Innovation unit operates across both Virgin Media and our parent company Liberty Global across Europe and we are seeking a Principal Software Engineer to join our team based in Hampshire as we continue to grow our product offering and customer base.

So why Virgin Media?
After becoming the UK’s first "quad-play" media company we are now in the process of delivering the biggest investment in the UK’s digital infrastructure for over a decade, with a £3billion programme to extend our ultrafast broadband network and brilliant Virgin TV to millions homes and businesses.

Simultaneously we are expanding our working practices with Liberty Global and collaboratively work on our projects in the UK and across their European operations.

What is the job?
As a Principal Software Engineer you will focus of Java and play a pivotal role as we continue to create cutting edge products for our customers while at the same time developing great internal applications and services across the Virgin Media and Liberty Global group across Europe. You will be a lead within the team and enjoy taking on the responsibility or leading a team of developers providing guidance and managing an array of stakeholders.

The work will be a mixture of Greenfield Development using some of the latest Microsoft Technologies (Docker Kubinetes etc.) and supporting Legacy systems, which means you will need to have a strong base knowledge of Java / J2EE as well as the ambition to learn and develop with us.

Are you right for the role?
- You will have a strong development background and at least some experience of being the lead within a team.
- Strong technical skills in the following areas:
- Java, J2EE
- Docker / Kubenetes
- Unix / Linux
- Eclipse / Intellij, Maven, SVN / Git or similar
- Knowledge of virtualisation environments such as VMware/VirtualBox would be beneficial.

What we’ll provide for you:

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills in to the latest technologies and create leading products, services and support systems to us integrate with Liberty Global and continue both companies success. As well as this as a package we are offering:

A Salary up to £60,000

Pension: Matched up to 20% (10% Employee / 10% Employer contributions)

Holiday: 25 days, plus your birthday (and bank holidays on top!)

Other: Private Medical, Life Assurance, Dental, ability to buy/sell holiday and many more discounts across the Virgin Group.

What to do now?
If this sound like a great next step in your career then click apply or e-mail your profile to [1]

Join and you’ll be part of the Virgin Media family. You can trust us to do the right thing by you. We’re a great place to work - and we offer impressive benefits too. Get ready for a family friendly & flexible working environment where you’ll receive a generous holiday allowance, contributory pension and, of course, discounts on our fantastic mobile, broadband and cable.

We are proud to work with Everywoman to champion the advancement of women in business, and through our partnership with Scope to help one million disabled people get into and stay in work by the end of 2020. We strive to build a diverse and sustainable workforce where gender balance and parity are integral features of our workplace, and where disabled candidates and employees can confidently perform to their full potential through our Work with Me adjustment process. If you are thinking about applying for a job with us and have a condition or impairment that could impact your performance we’ll be happy to work with you to explore adjustment options.



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