Risk – Compliance IT Principal Engineer

Job Description

Job description

Some careers have more impact than others.
If you’re looking for a career where you can make a real impression, join HSBC and discover how valued you’ll be.

We are currently seeking an experienced professional to join our team in the role of Risk – Compliance IT Principal Engineer.

Principal responsibilities 
Your primary responsibility is to drive `Engineering Excellence’ across the many compliance platforms and their related large-scale programs. You will demonstrate a passion for delivering quality software efficiently and reducing toil. In addition, you will drive high standards across the department and be a role model exemplifying these standards. You will be able to develop and communicate technical strategy and influence stakeholders in the delivery of IT solutions aligned to HSBC Technology’s strategic vision. This position plays an instrumental role in driving technical delivery and best in class engineering across a portfolio of agile teams.


As the most senior engineer in the Risk and Compliance area, you will be able to convey complex topics and work closely with the CIOs, business partners as well as your Principal Engineer peers. In addition, you will upskill teams and providing the oversight and direction to deliver at scale. 
There is a specific emphasis on Java / Python & containerisation to ensure risk and compliance data processing can be executed at scale and cloud agnostic. Understanding and experience of Kubernetes and serverless technologies is essential. 
This role demands a deep awareness of technology, best practices, and emerging trends across the industry. You will be able to mobilise ideas safely within the controlled framework ET operate in. 
·    Hands on passionate technologist who is still delivering code to production
·    Ideally does one or more for the following – blogs about technology, has a GitHub portfolio and/or contributes to open source.
·    Expert knowledge of development practices, have deep knowledge of one of our core programming languages, Java / Python and ideally JavaScript & Go too.
·    Experience in event driven processing would be useful but not essential.
·    Ability to follow the industry shifts and offerings across the full-stack including Containers, Kubernetes, Cloud, Virtualization, service mesh, data lakes, storage and networking in Cloud environments.
·    A problem solver that can translate business opportunities into technical solutions.
·    The ability to choose the ‘right tool for the job’.
·    Connect, build and support communities that ‘raise the bar’ on delivering quality and efficiency.
·    Build inter-personal relationships with key stakeholders and technology partners.
·    Self-assurance to positively question current perspectives and steer towards improved paths.
·    Maintain a strong knowledge of IT development methodology, architecture design, engineering solutions, and technical standards.
·    Mentor and share knowledge with others on the team, and outside teams where required.
·    Always consider automation for a solution from the start.  Help to reduce the toil and time-consuming portions of the technology to help developers become more agile and deliver solutions quickly and securely.
·    Be able to evidence continuous learning, staying up-to-date and guiding the engineering community on evolving trends.

(Due to the urgent hiring need, candidates with immediate right to work locally and no relocation need will be prioritised.)

You’ll achieve more when you join HSBC.

HSBC is committed to building a culture where all employees are valued, respected and opinions count. We take pride in providing a workplace that fosters continuous professional development, flexible working and opportunities to grow within an inclusive and diverse environment. Personal data held by the Bank relating to employment applications will be used in accordance with our Privacy Statement, which is available on our website.