Principal Engineer - Finance

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Information Technology
Permanent Full-Time

The Opportunity

You will play a key role in extending the capabilities of our WorkHuman Cloud SaaS productbeing used by over 4 million employees, and over 300 well-known customers worldwide. Working within an agile team, releasing often, and delivering high quality code, you will be working on the Finance Development team which delivers software solutions supporting the Financial operational activities of the company.  You will be helping design and implement new solutions to further streamline processes, ultimately contributing to products that enable employees to build connections through ongoing peer-to-peer recognition and regular check-in conversations. 


We’re looking for an experienced Principal Engineer who wants to bring their skills to bear and help a successful team become even better.  This role is for you if you have a passion for working with wide ranging technologies, get a kick out of creating well-designed code, enjoy inspiring others to set high standards in technical excellence and delivering technology solutions which delight customers. 


Responsibilities, Skills & Qualifications

The value you will deliver: 

  • You will promote technical excellence of delivery of new capabilities, which meet market needs, and support our rapidly growing businessoverseeing the design and implementation of quality code across the team 
  • You will provide all engineers with design and implementation support, articulating key architectural and technical concepts clearly and succinctly 
  • You will work closely with Product Owner and Strategist and contribute to better solutions  
  • You promote and advance key engineering initiatives within the team (eg. Release often) 
  • You will be central to laying the foundations to the path ahead, working with Product Directors and Product Owners to understand business objectives, identify potential solutions and reduce uncertainty  
  • You will be involved in influencing the direction of our strategy, designing solutions to support the Finance department  
  • You will become a knowledge centre for the company’s Financial systems and how they integrate with other systems 


The skills you will bring: 

  • You have 10+ years experience of Java, OOP, JEE stack/SpringJMSCamel  
  • You have 5+ years working on application design and development, experience in JavaScript, HTML 5, CSS and JS frameworks such as CanJS, Angular, React 
  • You have excellent knowledge of API design patterns and standards including REST, SOAP, XML, JSON, Batch Integrations 
  • Deep experience in Oracle PL/SQL, stored procedure development and performance optimisation 
  • Ability to communicate and influence best-practices within the team 
  • Extensive experience with automated unit and integration testing  
  • An agile mindset, valuing respect, collaboration, continuous improvement and learning cycles, pride in ownership, focus on delivering value, flow and the ability to adapt to change 
  • BS or MS Degree in Computer Science, Information technology or equivalent work experience  
  • You enjoy sharing your knowledge and mentoring other team membersempowering them to grow their technical capabilities and experience 
  • Experience working with financial data models is an advantage 
  • An understanding of accounting standards would be helpful  



  • 25 days annual leave, increasing with years of service
  • Company plan VHI Health Care & Dental cover for employee and dependencies
  • A Pension commencing after probation period
  • Participation in Workhuman’s employee recognition programs
  • Discounted gift certificates
  • Discounted TaxSaver Travel cards/free car parking (subject to availability)
  • Income Protection
  • Life Assurance
  • Access to our Tuition Reimbursement Scheme
  • Access to Workhuman University


The Company

At Workhuman, we love what we do because we’re shaping the future of work through our people and our technology. Our human cloud-based applications are helping some of the world’s leading global brands connect culture to shared purpose. The Workhuman Cloud empowers employees to thank, talk and celebrate each other, creating an environment that sparks gratitude and human connection while increasing employee engagement and productivity.


Did you know:

  • We have an award winning culture, we were #1 Great Place to Work in Ireland 2019 medium-sized workplace, #4 in the 2020 Ireland large-sized workplaces and were named as one of Irelands Best Workplaces for Women 2020 by Great Place to Work
  • There are currently over 4.5 million users on Workhuman® across 160 countries. 
  • Our core values are; Respect, Determination, Innovation and Imagination. 


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