Principal Engineer - Full Stack

About Faculty

Faculty transforms organisational performance through safe, impactful and human-led AI. 

We are Europe’s leading applied AI company, and saw its potential a decade ago - long before the current hype cycle. 

We founded in 2014 with our Fellowship programme, training academics to become commercial data scientists. 

Today, we provide over 300 global customers with industry-leading software, and bespoke AI consultancy for retail, healthcare, energy, and governmental organisations, as well as our award winning Fellowship. 

Our expertise and safety credentials are such that OpenAI asked us to be their first technical partner, helping customers deploy cutting-edge generative AI safely. 

Our high-impact work has saved lives through forecasting NHS demand during covid, produced green energy by routing boats towards the wind, slashed marketing spend by predicting customer spending habits, and kept children safe online. 

AI is an epoch-defining technology. We want people to join us who can help our customers reap its enormous benefits safely.

About the Role

We're actively seeking a highly skilled Principal Engineer to drive our cutting-edge product, Frontier. This pivotal role combines technical prowess with a customer-centric approach, as you collaborate directly with internal stakeholders across Faculty to implement Frontier.

As we continue to expand our platform's reach, you'll have the unique opportunity to build a scalable AI focussed product, whilst leading the way in best technical practices. 

In this role, you'll be immersed in hands-on work, tackling complex real-world challenges using state-of-the-art technology. From optimising bed management in healthcare institutions to addressing logistics in the military and supporting sustainability goals in various industries, Frontier empowers organisations to make informed decisions through AI-driven insights. As a leader within our Frontier product team, you'll play a key role in building the product to ensure the scalability for seamless deployment to multiple customers, leveraging your expertise to build a robust application, integrate with operational systems, and craft intuitive and delightful user experiences. Join us on this exciting journey of transforming decision-making with AI and machine learning, revolutionising how businesses thrive utilising Decision Intelligence.

What You'll Be Doing

As the Principal Engineer - Decision Navigator, you will be leading a team focussed on the user facing application and backend API. This role is a combination of practical technical implementation, leadership and collaboration with internal stakeholders across Faculty to implement Frontier. This is a technically hands-on role, and we are looking for engineers who want to maintain this aspect of their work.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Taking the lead as the technical expert for the Decision Navigator team, comprising engineers, designers, and a product manager.

  • Working closely with the Product Manager to define the roadmap for the team.

  • Defining the architecture for the team’s deliverables.

  • Collaborating with across Frontier to implement new features, address bugs, and support the UI.

  • Managing a team of engineers, providing guidance and leadership.

What We Are Looking For

We're seeking a candidate with the following qualifications:

  • Proven experience leading Backend and Frontend Engineers.

  • Proficiency in Python, AsyncIO, FastAPI.

  • Familiarity with GraphQL, Typescript, and ReactJS.

  • Experience with PostgreSQL.

  • Knowledge of CI/CD pipelines with GitLab.

  • Strong understanding of system architecture and design.

  • Experience deploying enterprise applications on the cloud.

  • Track record of leading cross-functional teams of engineers.

  • Experience collaborating with product managers and designers to ensure delightful customer experiences.

  • Expertise in Docker with deployment on Kubernetes, preferred

Culture & Benefits at Faculty

The Faculty team is diverse and distinctive, and we all come from different personal, professional and organisational backgrounds. We all have one thing in common: we are driven by a deep intellectual curiosity that powers us forward each day. This curiosity pushes us to seek truth and understanding in everything we do, to execute work in a nimble and pragmatic manner, to foster talent in one another and always to challenge assumptions.

Faculty is the professional challenge of a lifetime. You’ll be surrounded by an impressive group of brilliant minds working to achieve our collective goals. Our consultants, product developers, business development specialists, operations professionals and more all bring something unique to Faculty, and you’ll learn something new from everyone you meet. You’ll also have the opportunity to make your mark on a high-growth start-up now poised to expand internationally.

Fostering talent is one of our core values, it’s built into our culture and what we offer. Faculty was founded by people who are passionate about continuous learning, and adding value to our people.

Some of our benefits:

  • Unlimited holidays: We encourage each other to use this time to take a break, work on personal projects, or to spend time with their friends and family.

  • Genuinely flexible working: We believe people have needs, responsibilities and interests that require something different to a strict working day. We trust people to organise and take accountability for their own work and do our best to support their lives outside Faculty. We provide you with all you need to work from home, including a laptop, keyboard, chair…even Sony headphones!

  • Equity: We want you to benefit from Faculty’s growth and success.

  • Fantastic private health, optical and dental insurance for you & your family - including 24/7 unlimited virtual private GP appointments and covering pre-existing medical conditions.

  • Access to mental health coaching with Sanctus

  • Free breakfast, weekly lunches and more fruit, drinks and snacks than you could ever eat when you're in the office.

  • We work hard and make sure we enjoy what we do. So we have frequent socials and informal get-togethers to help make sure you enjoy your time with us. You’ll make friends and professional connections that will last a lifetime.

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