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Lead Consultant Specialist (Principle Engineer SME)/ Wealth & Personal Banking IT

Category: Product ID: 1165


About the job

Job Description

The health and safety of our employees and candidates is very important to us. Due to the current situation related to the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), we’re leveraging our digital capabilities to ensure we can continue to recruit top talent at the HSBC Group. As your application progresses, you may be asked to use one of our digital tools to help you through your recruitment journey. If so, one of our Resourcing colleagues will explain how our video-interviewing technology will be used throughout the recruitment process and will be on hand to answer any questions you might have.

Some careers shine brighter than others.

If you’re looking for a career that will help you stand out, join HSBC and fulfil your potential. Whether you want a career that could take you to the top, or simply take you in an exciting new direction, HSBC offers opportunities, support and rewards that will take you further.

HSBC is one of the largest banking and financial services organisations in the world, with operations in 64 countries and territories. We aim to be where the growth is, enabling businesses to thrive and economies to prosper, and, ultimately, helping people to fulfil their hopes and realise their ambitions.

We are currently seeking an experienced professional to join our team in the role of Delivery Head / Principal Engineer SME

In this role as a Principal Engineer SME you will be responsible for the below:

We are looking for principal engineers who seek out the biggest problems they can find and solve them no matter what solution is needed. You are not a developer in a specific language, you are an Engineer, willing to learn and use whatever is the best language for that particular problem. Practices like clean code, chaos engineering and self-healing pique your interest.

Your satisfaction is found in the elegant solving of harder and harder challenges that result in your growth and the ability and confidence to solve ever bigger challenges.

A principal engineer is a problem solver, relentlessly diving into each problem until it is understood enough to decompose and build. No matter the technology, ownership or process, they discover and navigate complexity with the end-goal always in mind. The more complex the problem, the more they want to solve it.

That curious mindset is essential to navigating complexity. Do you find yourself doing multiple roles throughout the continuous development flow or being described as “DevOps” or often being asked to help troubleshoot issues? You may have the characteristics and skills that are well matched to the types of challenges we face every day.

Your experience gives you a strong opinion about what good looks like (in what we build, how it is built and how it is operated) and the ability to communicate and build that vision. Continuous improvement is more than a buzz word; it is a mantra. HSBC is continuously improving but the pace of that is hindered by its scale and complexity – there are not many more global scale organizations that present such a rich choice of challenges to meet and problems to solve. Knowing this, you will need patience and willpower to be successful in helping transform an organization with tens of thousands of engineers delivering value for tens of millions of customers.

Our domain Data and Messaging; the data aggregation, enrichment, analysis and science that informs and drives HSBC’s strategic and day to day decision making. Crucially, this data powers the personal, relevant and timely messaging conversations our customers have with us regarding their strategic and day to day financial decisions.

If you are a problem solver with strong willpower, a curious mindset and an engineering background, consider HSBC as a place to solve global scale, huge data engineering challenges.


  • Spend at least 90% of your time designing and coding cradle to grave solutions.
  • Leading (not managing) by doing, helping technical people and teams through complexity and towards an improved way of engineering.
  • On the constant lookout for continuous improvement of technology, practices and processes.
  • Raising the bar on quality and expectations of what being an engineer means through your actions and behavior.


To be successful in this role, you should meet the following requirements:

(Experience – 16 to 20 Years)

Skills you will have or learn

  • Engineering fundamentals (it’s a creative craft with 100 different ways to solve each problem, underpinned with deep discipline)
  • A continuous improvement mindset (if you don’t know something – learn it)
  • Engineering exposure to infrastructure, platform or function as a service
  • Latest practices in continuous delivery and operations (we do end-to-end technology ownership and use DORA metrics to guide us)
  • Fundamental agile delivery (think agile values, not any particular methodology)
  • Willpower (stamina) and way-power (know what to do) in improving a complex technology environment
  • Skills required for Data engineering area –
    • Expert in Python, Data Flow, Pubsub, Big Query, Hadoop knowledge, NiFi/Kafka experience
    • Should have experience on any of the RDBMS
  • Skills required for Data Infra engineering area –
    • Strong hand-on GCP console, BQ, GCS & GIT, Terraform, Jenkins, AirFlow, Cloud SQL, PubSub/Kafka, DataFlow and Google Cloud SDK
    • Cloud experience & Network Architecture knowledge.
    • Linux development experience & API Design
    • DevOps experience with CD / CI, Automation experience
    • Must have solid PowerShell Scripting or any Scripting language.
    • Google Cloud Platform (GCP) specific experience needed.
    • Any experience of building a range of Services in GCP(preferred) & having other cloud provider knowledge
  • Skills required for API engineering area –
    • Java, Spring Boot framework, JPA/Hibernate, SQL and Big Query/Postgres/Unix( Basic Knowledge)

You’ll achieve more when you join HSBC.

HSBC is committed to building a culture where all employees are valued, respected and opinions count. We take pride in providing a workplace that fosters continuous professional development, flexible working and opportunities to grow within an inclusive and diverse environment. Personal data held by the Bank relating to employment applications will be used in accordance with our Privacy Statement, which is available on our website.

Issued by – HSBC Software Development India