Principal Software Developer

Job Title: Principal Software Developer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Salary: HK$750000.00 - HK$850000.00 per annum
Reference: JN -042019-439140
Contact Name: Donal Gray
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 18, 2019 11:17

Job Description

My client is a well known insurnace firm that has a starup within it dedicated to innovation. This role is in the tech startup within this Fortune 100 insurance company.

If you're a technical leader who wants to develop products from idea to production within small, empowered, agile teams, join our tech team. As a Technologist (manager grade) you will focus on digital solution development for ​Global Retail Markets. We are looking for someone who enjoys working in a highly collaborative environment that values speed and quality, with a strong desire to drive change as we continue our agile and cloud enabled transformation journey. This role will require some global travel.

In this role, you would

  • Lead the development of global SoE framework and key functionality to enable best in class digital customer experience for Global Retail Markets
  • Collaborate with development teams and architects to ensure solution alignment with technical architecture, business plans and long-term strategy, guide the development of system, technical and product standards based on business plan and vision
  • Recommendation to improve process efficiency and effectiveness
  • Provide input to major architectural designs to ensure consistency, security, maintainability and flexibility with respect to overall system, technical and product architectures within a domain or portfolio
  • Continually enhance full delivery pipeline through automation, expanded yet increasingly efficient test coverage, ultimately optimizing time-to-market and quality and maintain vendor, business partners, and development teams relationships
  • Oversee design reviews and provide technical guidance and contribute to decisions that impact technical soundness, profitability and operational effectiveness
  • Mentor junior developers on the team


  • Bachelor`s or Master`s degree in technical or business discipline or equivalent experience; technical Master`s degree preferred
  • A minimum of 10 years related experience
  • Proficiency with some of the following areas and tools
    • Object-oriented programming (Java/Python/Ruby/C++),Web development (React, AngularJS, NodeJS, Spring Boot, Restful service)
    • AWS
    • Integration and Event driven architecture (Apigee, Kafka, Flink)
    • CI/CD pipeline (Jenkins, Bamboo), iOS or Android development
    • Machine learning, AI, Robotic Process Automation, OCR, NLP, Digital UX Analysis
  • In-depth knowledge of IT concepts, strategies and methodologies, of diverse and emerging technologies and new architectural concepts and principles
  • Knowledgeable in software engineering languages and tools; proficient in new and emerging technologies
  • In-depth understanding of layered solutions and designs; shared software concepts and product features and business operations, objectives and strategies; in-depth understanding of global business and technology trends and the financial services industry
  • Highly developed negotiation, consensus building & influencing skills, facilitation and the adaptability to respond to change quickly with good oral and written communication skills; strong presentation skills

Next steps would be to apply with an updated CV to dgray<at>

Argyll Scott Asia is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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