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FT Senior Engineer (Java & GO)

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FT Senior Engineer (Java & GO)

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Company & Department Context

Financial Times in partnership with Xoomworks have established a research and development centre in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Financial are one of the world’s leading business news and information organisations – recognised globally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. FT provides a broad range of essential services, including news, comment, data and analysis, to the growing audience of internationally minded business people.

FT’s office is a great place to work too:  technical stack that is cutting edge – employing cloud-based, microservices architectures and using a wide range of open source and commercial technologies; their product development methodologies are very current – using a data driven approach, empowering everyone to understand and to delight of their customers; engineers are free to choose the tools they need and are able to influence the development process. Importantly, they also care about the good work life balance.

Position Summary

An exciting opportunity for a senior engineer to join the Product & Technology department, of a growing business and a globally recognised brand. Working in teams with Sofia or in distributed teams in London and Sofia, you will be responsible for delivering innovative technical solutions as you build and operate world class platforms to grow our strategic business models. You will have the autonomy, within defined guard rails, to select the tools and technologies you need to build and operate services responsible for our brand critical capabilities. Someone who is comfortable with the ever-changing technical landscape and is keen to contribute to the company’s processes and broader know how would thrive in this role.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

In this role you will:

  • Work directly with product owners and senior stakeholders to fully shape solutions from inception to deployment and beyond
  • Work within (with an opportunity to lead) a team of engineers in an agile delivery team
  • Design and implement low maintenance, well monitored, secure and scalable solutions to customer problems
  • Design, build and operate solutions, from cradle to grave, which meet both functional and non-functional KPIs
  • Understand and play an active part in designing the architecture, tooling and release cycle processes used by the engineering teams across Product & Technology
  • Contribute to company-wide processes, frameworks and guidelines
  • Develop a close relationship with our customers and provide operational support

Person Specification (Candidate Profile):


  • Good command of written and spoken English
  • Highly proficient in the programming languages: Java and Go
  • Will have a track record of delivering well engineered solutions using current technologies and best practices such as SOLID, TDD, CI/CD and pair programming
  • An active member of the broader technology community with an understand of current leading trends
  • Experience working as part of an Agile delivery team, using methodologies like Scrum and Kanban
  • Good understanding of the principles and trade-offs of a microservices architecture
  • Good working experience of at least one cloud infrastructure, ideally AWS
  • Comfortable working in a Linux environment


  • Experience in the role of technical lead of a multi-disciplined group of engineers in an agile delivery team
  • Experience working within an environment where operational support and monitoring of code and systems is part of the culture (DevOps)
  • Experience designing and developing RESTful APIs
  • Ability to accurately monitor and analyze system performance using tools like Grafana

FT holds an industry certification in a key platform, tool or domain used within Engineering at the company. This could be any relevant certification but currently we are recommending it’s an AWS Associate certificate

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