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Principal Engineer

Company Description

Company Overview

Third Bridge was founded on the belief that human insights drive intelligent investment decisions.

To make the right investment decisions, our clients require access to the most relevant experts and their insights – we enable this through private consultations and exclusive content drawn from expert interviews.

Our clients consist of some of the largest private equity funds, hedge funds, mutual funds and management consulting firms, who are serviced by a team of over 900 employees located across eight global offices.

Third Bridge operates in a global, multi-billion-dollar market with double digit annual growth and has consistently received accolades for Great Places to Work and the top 100 fastest growing companies. 

Job Description

Technology & Information Function Overview

We have recently merged our separate technology and business intelligence teams to form a Technology & Information Group (TIG), led by our first Chief Information Officer.  We have invested heavily in our infrastructure and technology capability, enabling us to deliver innovative solutions and deep insight market intelligence to our clients. Through harnessing the latest tools and technology, we allow the business to work faster, more intelligently and we are uncovering more and more business opportunities as a result. We are also continuing to build a world-class product team which will help take Third Bridge to the next level, and beyond. 

We aim to hire talented, creative and versatile people that help us grow and make our products better.

Principal Engineers are the senior technical team members in the company, and the role is critical to the successful delivery of technology solutions to support the various Third Bridge customer-facing business units. They will work collaboratively with product owners, business analysts and other team members and will be ultimately accountable for delivering high-quality technology solutions - built and bought - to support the commercial objectives of those businesses. In conjunction with architects and other technical stakeholders, they will make decisions on technology choices at system and component level, ensuring that the team takes into account the full lifecycle from selection to support. They are happy to innovate and try things out, and champion new technologies, tools and approaches within the team. They have significant experience in successfully designing, building and operating systems in complex business domains and are by nature problem solvers and think deeply about getting things done in the right way for a given context.

Principal Engineers lead varying teams of engineers to design, develop, test, deploy and support solutions. As seasoned experts, they will provide hands-on leadership by example, delivering code, tests, documentation and other artefacts alongside the members of their teams. They will provide day to day mentoring and support to the engineers that they work with, challenging and guiding their work as necessary. They will work with the Head of Engineering to support the personal and professional development of the team to ensure that it is able to deliver their best work and are able to grow and mature their skills and experience by working at Third Bridge. They should act as a role model for other engineers, both in terms of knowledge and behaviours. They are pragmatic, understand risk and are able to make balanced choices. 

They will encourage networking across the whole of Third Bridge and in the wider technical community. When necessary they will work with trusted third parties to design, build and deliver technical solutions. They communicate effectively, can build relationships well, and are able to deliver difficult messages sensitively when necessary.

Your responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Working with product owners, business analysts and others to ensure that business requirements are understood to the level necessary to deliver effective technical solutions

  • Leading team of engineers in designing, developing and releasing software components and associated artefacts - tests, documentation, run books and so on to agreed timescale and quality standards

  • Working with other stakeholders to make system and component level technology choices, to champion those choices and support team members to ensure that they are able to deliver solutions effectively 

  • To investigate new technologies, tools and processes that might bring advantages to Third Bridge, leading proof of concept exercises where necessary

  • Providing mentoring to team members as requested and required, advising on best practices, application of standards, appropriate implementation choices, communications and approach/style questions

  • Ensuring solutions delivered are complete, consistent, meet all required quality standards, and delivers functional and non-functional outcomes as agreed 

  • By example, fostering a collaborative environment, and actively motivate the team to work together in an efficient manner, and share lessons learned

  • Liaising with internal and external suppliers in order to ensure solutions are delivered to time and quality, and are performant and supportable

  • Ensuring that tools and processes are in place to support team operations and that team operational processes cover on boarding of new team members, as and when necessary


  • Demonstrable ability to write code, tests, documentation and other artefacts necessary to deliver solutions to time, quality and budget constraints

  • Demonstrate wide experience in technical solution delivery and engineering leadership, ideally across several business sectors and in organizations of comparable size and complexity to Third Bridge

  • Provide evidence of ability to understand complex business environments and processes and to work effectively with business stakeholders to design technical solutions to deliver appropriate outcomes

  • Demonstrable ability to manage, mentor, build and get the best from small and varying teams of individuals with diverse backgrounds, skills and levels of experience

  • Demonstrable ability to build trust and relationships at all levels within and outside an organization like Third Bridge, providing evidence of ability to manage conflict and achieve positive outcomes - e.g. team or client/supplier conflict as necessary

  • Demonstrate evidence of ability to manage a team and multiple workloads,  working calmly under pressure

  • Demonstrate prior experience of putting in place the tools, processes and culture required for a successful world class Engineering team - particularly in introducing automation and efficient delivery workflows

  • Demonstrate high levels of expertise in one or more of the core technology areas for Third Bridge - currently examples including PHP, JavaScript, AWS environments, DevOps automation, QA automation - and show evidence of successfully introducing new tools and technologies for competitive advantage in the past

Additional Information

The successful candidate must, by the start of the employment, have permission to work in the country they are applying

We know that to be truly innovative, we need to have a diverse team around us. That is why Third Bridge is committed to creating an inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. If you are not 100% sure if you are right for the role, please apply anyway and we will be happy to consider your application.