Principal Python Engineer

Joining Capco means joining an organisation that is committed to an inclusive working environment where you’re encouraged to #BeYourselfAtWork. We celebrate individuality and recognize that diversity and inclusion, in all forms, is critical to success. It’s important to us that we recruit and develop as diverse a range of talent as we can, and we believe that everyone brings something different to the table – so we’d love to know what makes you different. Such differences may mean we need to make changes to our process to allow you the best possible platform to succeed, and we are happy to cater to any reasonable adjustments you may require. You will find the section to let us know of these at the bottom of your application form or you can mention it directly to your recruiter at any stage and they will be happy to help.

Why Join Capco?

Capco is a global technology and business consultancy, focused on the financial services sector. We are passionate about helping our clients succeed in an ever-changing industry.

You will work on engaging projects with some of the largest banks in the world, on projects that will transform the financial services industry.

We are/have:

  • Experts across the Capital Markets, Insurance, Payments, Retail Banking and Wealth & Asset Management domains.
  • Deep knowledge in various financial services offerings including Finance, Risk and Compliance, Financial Crime, Core Banking etc.
  • Committed to growing our business and hiring the best talent to help us get there.
  • Focused on maintaining our nimble, agile and entrepreneurial culture.

What does Engineering at Capco look like?

  • You will work on engaging projects with some of the largest banks in the world, on projects that will transform the financial services industry.
  • You’ll be part of a digital engineering team that develop new and enhance existing financial and data solutions, having the opportunity to work on exciting greenfield projects as well as on established Tier1 bank applications adopted by millions of users.
  • You’ll be involved in digital and data transformation processes through a continuous delivery model.

A day in the life of a Engineer at Capco

  • Working alongside clients to interpret requirements and define industry-leading solutions.
  • Demonstrating and helping clients adhere to best practices in engineering and SDLC.
  • Building event-driven, loosely coupled distributed applications.
  • Developing both on-premise and cloud-based solutions.
  • Supporting internal Capco capabilities by sharing insight, experience and credentials.

What are we looking for? 

We are looking for Python Engineers who have experience working with the following Methodologies/Technologies:

  • Strong software engineering skills, including object-oriented design and an understanding of system design patterns (e.g. MVC)
  • Experience with Python frameworks (e.g. Django, Flask, Bottle, FastAPI)
  • Experience building RESTful APIs & API development best practice
  • Experience with container technologies including Docker and Kubernetes on Azure/AWS/GCP
  • Experience of Git & a good understanding of CI/CD best practices
  • Experience with event driven systems & streaming platforms such as Kafka
  • Good understanding of different databases (Relational and NoSQL)
  • Good knowledge in the unit test, static code analysis and BDD/TDD
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Analytical mind with aptitude for problem solving
  • Strong organisational skills to juggle multiple tasks within the constraints of timelines and budgets with business acumen

We'd also like to see:

  • An appetite to contribute to the wider Capco business outside of project assignments. This can be achieved through various means including thought leadership activities, supporting RFP's and the coaching/mentoring of more junior engineering team members.
  • Practical experience of engineering best practices, while being obsessed with continuous improvement.
  • Deep technical knowledge of two or more technologies and a curiosity for learning other parts of the stack.
  • Experience delivering software/technology projects leveraging Agile methodologies.
  • You have personally made valuable contributions to products, solutions and teams and can articulate the value to customers.
  • You have played a role in the delivery of critical business applications and ideally customer facing applications.
  • You can communicate complex ideas to non-experts with eloquence and confidence.
  • You bring an awareness and understanding of new technologies being used in finance and other industries and loves to experiment.
  • A passion for being part of the engineering team that is forming the future of finance.

We offer:

  • A work culture focused on innovation and building lasting value for our clients and employees.
  • Ongoing learning opportunities to help you acquire new skills or deepen existing expertise.
  • A flat, non-hierarchical structure that will enable you to work with senior partners and directly with clients.
  • A diverse, inclusive, meritocratic culture.
  • Enhanced and competitive family friendly benefits, including maternity / adoption / shared parental leave and paid leave for sickness, pregnancy loss, fertility treatment, menopause, and bereavement.


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