Risk & Compliance Principal Engineer

Location: Krakow
Type: Permanent

As we continue to pave the way forward in innovation and excellence, we are looking for an experienced and driven R&C Principal Engineer to join an international bank in Krakow. This is a unique opportunity to play a pivotal role in their technology division, contributing to the design and construction of cutting-edge digital services used by millions of customers worldwide.

Are you a tech enthusiast who thrives in a fast-paced and innovative environment? Do you have a strong foundation in coding and a passion for staying ahead of tech trends? If the answer is yes, we want to hear from you!

Your Role:

As a Principal Engineer, you will be diving deep into coding, dedicating 80% of your time to it, and simultaneously providing thought leadership within our teams. You will have the chance to experiment, research, and solve complex technical challenges, all while being a part of an inclusive culture and supporting Enterprise Technology (ET) in their mission to “Enable, Protect and Delight”.

The Risk and Compliance teams play a crucial role in safeguarding the banks operations and ensuring adherence to regulatory standards. You will be instrumental in driving engineering excellence, influencing stakeholders, and delivering innovative IT solutions. Your expertise in Java/Python, containerisation, and cloud technologies will be key in processing risk and compliance data at scale.

Why Join this international bank?

  • Inclusive Culture: The bank pride themselves on fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment where innovation thrives.
  • Global Impact: Make a difference in a role that has a global reach and be part of a team that is shaping the future of banking.
  • Continuous Learning: The bank will support your professional development and provide ample opportunities to expand your skills and knowledge.
  • Leadership Opportunity: Step into a role where you can lead, influence, and make a significant impact.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive engineering excellence across compliance platforms and large-scale programs.
  • Develop and communicate technical strategies aligned with the banks vision.
  • Uphold high standards and be a role model for the department.
  • Engage with CIOs, business partners, and other Principal Engineers.
  • Guide and upskill teams to deliver scalable solutions.
  • Emphasize on Java/Python & containerisation to ensure scalable data processing.


  • Proven experience in a similar role within a highly regulated environment.
  • Expert knowledge of development practices and core programming languages Java / Python and ideally JavaScript & Go too.
  • Ability to follow the industry shifts and offerings across the full-stack including Containers, Kubernetes, Cloud, Virtualization, service mesh, data lakes, storage and networking in Cloud environments.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and business acumen. The ability to choose the ‘right tool for the job’.
  • Maintain a strong knowledge of IT development methodology, architecture design, engineering solutions, and technical standards.
  • Be able to evidence continuous learning, staying up-to-date and guiding the engineering community on evolving trends.
  • Exceptional communication skills and ability to build relationships with stakeholders.
  • Someone who influences beyond the bank in the industry (be that tech or banking).
  • Ability to sell ideas and concepts to key business and IT stakeholder. Someone who isn’t just a specialist in one domain (e.g., just networks); the bank prefers generalists, who can apply their thinking to many problems.

We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. If you have the drive and passion for technology, we want to talk to you. Apply today to join this innovative team and help the bank transform the future of banking!

Candidate with less relevant experience or skills may be offered a lower Career Band than stated above. Due to the urgent hiring need, candidates with immediate right to work locally and no relocation need will be prioritised.

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