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Principal Engineering Consultant



Principal Engineering Consultant

Engineering in London
Java Spring Boot Kafka AWS

About Us

At Daemon our vision is to make the world a better place with technology. We do that through our people and values; we take pride in forming long term relationships built on trust with colleagues, partners and clients alike.

What We Do

We offer a number of core services to enable our clients to deliver on their transformation programmes, these include:

  • Cloud native software engineering
  • Cloud adoption, migration and optimisation
  • Data, ML & AI enablement

We support this with Delivery excellence through Performance Engineering, DevOps, and Design Thinking.

What to Expect

As a member of the Engineering team, you’ll be looking to win work on exciting,challenging and rewarding projects in friendly, high performing teams with some famous brands.You’ll develop personally and professionally, and you can do so knowing you’ll have some of the smartest consultants around to deliver the projects

What we need

We are looking for a Principal level Consultant with a strong background in software engineering working with 1 or more programming languages. You will be comfortable leading teams from a technical perspective and are comfortable holding conversations up to and including C-Level. We need someone who is comfortable working in a fast paced environment where you’re potentially overseeing more than one project, acting as the technical oversight for those projects.

About you

You’re an excellent oral and written communicator comfortable working with senior and C-level stakeholders. You lead by example in being pragmatic, productive but also creative. You have what it takes to motivate teams of all sizes and manage development plans for self and others, knowing areas to focus on to progress. You actively shape/own a domain community whether that’s blogging, events or webinars. You have an entrepreneurial mindset that means you look for opportunities wherever you think there is value and you always take pride in the high level of quality you bring to all delivery.

You and our values

In line with our Daemon Values you have integrity (of course) and you’re a passionate, approachable pragmatist with a progressive outlook.

Your responsibilities

You will be responsible for a wide range of activities including:

  • Assisting clients create Software & Cloud based Solutions
  • Help define best practices on implementation for Engineering projects
  • Define work packages and plan for success
  • Communication of complex technical problems in simple terms
  • Lead Engineering team to deliver the engagements to clients
  • Support the sales team with technical conversations to land future opportunities

You will be reporting to our Head of Engineering.


  • Experience implementing software solutions for clients
  • Consultancy experience demonstrating exceptional communication skills
  • Strong stakeholder management at all levels
  • Experience implementing development projects in production
  • Experience managing a team of mid to senior engineers

Tooling and Tech

You can show good knowledge and skills using these:

  • AWS, Azure, GCP (1 or a combination of)
  • A strong understanding of Agile best practices
  • A strong understanding of development lifecycle best practices
  • A strong understanding/experience of Java
  • A strong understanding of engineering principles and projects
  • Containerisation
  • DevOps practices
  • Spring Boot Framework

Who you’ll work with

Internally, you’ll be assigned a mentee, whom you can help develop with your experience. On projects, you’ll be working with Senior Consultants and Consultants helping you deliver solutions to our clients.

Benefits you’ll receive

  • Pension Contribution
  • Private Healthcare, including Mental Health (extended to family members)
  • Dental Cover (extended to family members)
  • 25 days holiday (buy/sell up to 5 days) plus Bank Holidays
  • Death In Service policy
  • Regular Daemon Socials, clubs and more

More on Daemon

A great culture and a place you want to work

Most of our success has been down to the people and culture that we have created. Everyone is welcoming and supportive, but also focused on delivering a great service to our clients, whilst having some fun at the same time. Watch our culture video here

Access and support from an experienced team of consultants

Our Engineering & Development consulting team is composed of experts from several industries and market leaders such as John Lewis, Puppet, RackSpace to name a few. You will have constant access and support from the team.

Training and development

We strongly encourage our team to become certified in new or existing technologies which we will pay for. There will also be informal training internally on new products.

Multiple enterprise clients

You will gain experience working with multiple enterprise clients across a range of engagements, enabling you to finely tune your skill set and learn new technologies.

In 2007 Calum Fitzgerald and Steve Bennett founded Daemon, a technology consultancy that puts people first. We’re a growing business with over 100 consultants working on exciting projects with well known clients.

We’re committed to doing business based on our values, you can find out more here.
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From the team

We pride ourselves in being a consultancy with a difference. We actively look to help shape and frame the career paths of our consultants, whether you are at the start of your career in technology or looking to diversify and re-train.

Don’t be afraid of what you don’t know,  treat every opportunity as an open door to the next step of your career!

Thanks for considering a career with Daemon - here’s what happens next

1. Submit your CV

This is the really easy part. Attach your CV to an email and send us a message! Feel free to include anything that will inform, educate or entertain us too!

2. We’ll call you

Our Recruitment Team is now on the case. We’ll be in touch within 24 hours for a short call (about 20 mins) to discuss you, the role and what you want to do in the future.

3. First interview

Within 48 hours of the initial call we move to the Interview phase. The first is with one of our Heads, it’ll be a call, video chat or a face-to-face. We’ll dive deeper into your suitability for the role and get into a few more specifics. This will typically last 45mins to an hour.

4. Final Interview

The final interview will be at our Central London office, for this the Head of your team will be joined by one of our Founders. We’ll look to see how you’ll fit in with the Daemon Team, this will include covering the role in depth and more on the Daemon culture, values and vision for the future.

5. Offer/Feedback

We make a commitment to come back to you within 24 hours after your final interview. This will be with an offer to join the team or detailed feedback as to why you weren’t successful this time.

Our Values


We’re easy to talk to and work with. We like to stay open-minded: we listen, absorb and consider the ideas, views and knowledge of others.


We have a strong sense of fairness and honesty; we do the right thing in a reliable way. But we can – and will – say no when required.


We approach things sensibly and realistically, with a clear focus on outcomes, goals, and getting things done.


We embrace change; there are always things that could be improved. We like to do this collaboratively with our clients and colleagues, we don’t do it to them.


We always commit with energy, enthusiasm and determination. Call it a ‘can do’ spirit or simply rolling up our sleeves. We care about what we do.

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