Principal API Developer


  • Salary: DOE
  • Location: Manchester
  • Contract: Permanent

We are excited about the possibilities for innovation that are made possible by software development and how it can enable our customers to communicate and collaborate in new and powerful ways.
Software development is therefore at the heart of our strategy, with several new key initiatives recently identified.
You will join our team at a very exciting time as we are exploring modern technology stacks, tools and platforms to build our technology roadmap. As a Principal API Developer, you will design new solutions for building our API platform which will be a key part of our transformation initiatives.
You will work closely with solution architects, developers and domain experts in determining the technologies, toolsets and frameworks required for evolution of our technology roadmap, Dev-ops and automation agenda.
About You

You’ll have extensive experience in API architecture design and possess a deep knowledge of API ecosystems and best practices
You’ll Ideally have a degree level qualification within an IT/software discipline and further vendor qualifications that may be relevant
You’ll have previous Development experience of REST API design and technical know-how of industry standards for API security alongside knowledge of open API specifications and standards
You’ll have previous experience with any one or more API gateways e.g. Apigee, KONG, IBM API connect, layer 7 etc
You’ll have worked in large-scale software engineering practices in multiple languages, environments, and web services stacks. These should include at a minimum hands-on experience with Java/Spring and ES6/Node.js.
You’ll be comfortable working effectively and accurately when working to multiple competing deadlines
You’ll have excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate at all levels with a flair for articulating your thinking
You’ll be comfortable in a fast-paced environment, working across multiple projects simultaneously


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