Job Description

Principal Software Engineer
Location: Reading
Salary: £51,000-£71,000
Career Level: Associate Manager

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. With our thought leadership and culture of innovation, we apply industry expertise, diverse skill sets and next-generation technology to each business challenge.

We believe in inclusion and diversity and supporting the whole person. Our core values comprise of Stewardship, Best People, Client Value Creation, One Global Network, Respect for the Individual and Integrity. Year after year, Accenture is recognized worldwide not just for business performance but for inclusion and diversity too. 

“Across the globe, one thing is universally true of the people of Accenture: We care deeply about what we do and the impact we have with our clients and with the communities in which we work and live. It is personal to all of us.” – Julie Sweet, Accenture CEO

As a team:

Accenture Security helps organizations prepare, protect, detect, respond and recover along all points of the security lifecycle. Cybersecurity challenges are different for every business in every industry. Leveraging our global resources and advanced technologies, we create integrated, turnkey solutions tailored to our clients’ needs across their entire value chain. Whether we’re defending against known cyberattacks, detecting and responding to the unknown, or running an entire security operations center, we will help companies build cyber resilience to grow with confidence. Our team of the security sector’s brightest people use the coolest tech to out-hack the hackers and help clients build resilience from within. We blend risk strategy, digital identity, cyber defense, application security and managed service solutions to rethink the entire security lifecycle.  

As part of the Managed Detection & Response team you'll learn, grow and advance in an innovative culture that thrives on shared success, diverse ways of thinking and enables boundaryless opportunities that can drive your career in new and exciting ways

If you’re looking for a challenging career working in a vibrant environment with access to training and a global network of experts, this could be the role for you. As part of our global team, you'll be working with cutting-edge technologies and will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of new skills on the job.  

In our team you will learn:

•    How to design & deliver large-scale, cloud-based platforms that protects our customers - 24/7/365;
•    To ingest extreme volumes of data and process it – in real time – to find “the bad stuff”;
•    How to push the limits of Amazon AWS in collaboration with our innovative engineering team around the globe!

As a Principal Software Engineer, you will:

•    Be solving deep technical problems and building creative solutions in a dynamic environment;
•    Be building for the cloud – designing for five 9s, globally distributed all-active deployments, horizontal scalability, fault tolerance, and more; 
•    Be immersed within an Amazon Web Services environment and working hands on with many AWS components;
•    Be involved in all the aspects from research, design, specs, coding, and bug fixing; 

We are looking for experience in the following skills:

•    Minimum 3 years experience building AWS cloud native services using EC2, S3, ECS, SQS, API Gateway, Lambda, etc. 
•    Minimum 5 years coding knowledge and experience with C# .NET and/or java and object oriented methodologies
•    Minimum of 2 years experience of writing scripts in Python, PowerShell or Bash
•    Minimum 2 years of experience with “infrastructure as code” (IAC) and using tools such as Terraform, CloudFormation, Ansible, Puppet, & Chef.

Set yourself apart:

•    A passion for learning and innovation is critical – our customers rely on us to keep their data & infrastructure safe!
•    Proven experience with CICD pipelines (i.e. Jenkins) with building and/or configuring pipelines for build and deployment of software.
•    Knowledge and experience with SQL 
•    Leveraging Cyber Security related experience to help us protect our customers



Qualifications

What’s in it for you

 

At Accenture in addition to a competitive basic salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days’ vacation per year, gym subsidy, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!

 

 

 

 

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. We combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across more than 40 industries — powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. With 509,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture brings continuous innovation to help clients improve their performance and create lasting value across their enterprises. Visit us at www.accenture.com

Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

 

Closing Date for Applications: 31/03/2021

Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found. 

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, colour, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected applicable law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

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