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Top Influencers: 21 UK Principal Engineer’s To Follow in 2022

Principal Engineer play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Principal Engineer role. We have selected these Principal Engineer’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative Principal Engineer’s. The list is in no particular order!

David Woodhouse

Principal Engineer @ Amazon Web Services

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Please retweet if you want Labour, LibDems and Greens to cooperate at the next election in order to oust the Tories and introduce PR so that we never again have to endure a Tory Government with an eighty seat majority, secured with only 43% of the popular vote.

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Leo Prakash

Principal Engineer @ Arm Holdings

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Arm Holdings is a multinational semiconductor company that designs, produces, and licenses IP for digital electronic product development. Read more aboutArm Holdings on Crunchbase…

Mark Rutland

Senior Principal Engineer @ Arm Holdings

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Arm Holdings is a multinational semiconductor company that designs, produces, and licenses IP for digital electronic product development. Read more aboutArm Holdings on Crunchbase…

Matt Heath

Principal Engineer @ Monzo

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Matt Heath is an engineer at Monzo, a new kind of digital bank. Having previously worked as the Technical Lead of Hailo’s global platform, Matt has an unhealthy obsession for scaling fault tolerant, high volume, distributed systems, and spends his spare time working on open source projects such as Phosphor, a distributed tracing system. Learn more about Matt Heath on Crunchbase…

Monzo is a digital-only bank platform and marketplace that allows customers to access a range of products and services. Read more aboutMonzo on Crunchbase…

Jonas Partner

Principal Engineer @ Trade Ledger

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I am currently looking for an additional staff engineer to work with the teams I manage at Clear Bank. 

Looking for someone to help the teams prepare the ground for the next phase of growth to make sure we can scale 10x. We cover both Faster Payments and…https://lnkd.in/d5wNUQ9k

Trade Ledger is a Business lending platform. Read more aboutTrade Ledger on Crunchbase…

Ian Thomas

Senior Principal Engineer @ The Stars Group

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The Stars Group is the ultimate owner of industry gaming brands including PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt ect. Read more aboutThe Stars Group on Crunchbase…

Ian Cooper

Principal Engineer @ Just Eat

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@launchany It's sad to see formerly low-footprint API gateways catch featureitis and become Rube Goldberg machines. But I can see how it happens: product managers afraid to say No, and devs saying "let's do that in the gateway", esp. people not around in the peak ESB and Gatewaysaurus eras.

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Ian Cooper has over 20 years of experience delivering Microsoft platform solutions in government, healthcare, and finance. During that time he has worked for the DTI, Reuters, Sungard, Misys, Beazley, and Huddle delivering everything from bespoke enterprise solutions, ‘shrink-wrapped’ products, and cloud services to thousands of customers. Ian is a passionate exponent of Software Craftsmanship and Agile Architecture. When he is not writing code he is also the and founder of the London .NET user group and speaks at events throughout the UK. Learn more about Ian Cooper on Crunchbase…

Just Eat provides convenient and easy access to a huge variety of delivery restaurants and order food online. Read more aboutJust Eat on Crunchbase…

Mike Hobbs

Principal Engineer @ Oracle

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Mike Hobbs works as a Principal Engineer at Oracle. Learn more about Mike Hobbs on Crunchbase…

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TP Honey

Principal Engineer @ Puppet

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TP has worked at Puppet for four years developing their supported modules. This includes working with the Puppet community on FOSS modules for Apache / MySQL / Postgresql / Tomcat … and also on device-based modules like the Cisco / Netscaler / F5 / Netapp modules. Before Puppet he was employed by F5 and BTI Systems. Then he moved on to IBM, working in the security space developing QVM, a networked vulnerability scanner, maintaining the penetration tools. Learn more about TP Honey on Crunchbase…

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Greg Beech

Principal Engineer @ Deliveroo

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Greg is a Lead Engineer at Deliveroo, currently responsible for rebuilding the live operations tooling. Prior to that he led the i18n/l10n and rollout of Deliveroo across the world and helped set up Deliveroo for Business. Before that, Greg was a Principal Engineer at blinkbox where he worked on much of the core platform, video encoding and streaming, and the Xbox application. When not working he enjoys motorbiking and mountain biking, as well as spending time with his girlfriend and son. Learn more about Greg Beech on Crunchbase…

Deliveroo is an online food delivery service that allows users to order restaurant meals using the web and mobile. Read more aboutDeliveroo on Crunchbase…

Nikolas Markou

Principal Engineer @ Yodiwo

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Lifelong technologist, pragmatic software engineer and machine learning practitioner with a strong mathematical background and a passion for bringing innovative Artificial Intelligence solutions. Learn more about Nikolas Markou on Crunchbase…

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Alan Gray

Principal Engineer (Developer Technology) @ NVIDIA

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David Romano-Critchley

Principal Engineer @ Sainsbury’s

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David Romano-Critchley is a principal engineer at Sainsbury’s. Learn more about David Romano-Critchley on Crunchbase…

Sainsbury’s operates supermarkets and convenience stores, an online grocery and general merchandise operation, as well as Sainsbury’s Bank. Read more aboutSainsbury’s on Crunchbase…

Keith Smith

Principal Engineer @ Perceptive Engineering

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Keith Smith is Principal Engineer with Perceptive Engineering UK and has 20+ years of experience with advanced process control and optimisation, MVA analysis and process monitoring in the process industries,including applications on continuous and batch processes. He is responsible for optimisation of nutritional powder production for Perceptive Engineering, with particular focus on evaporation and drying processes.He has a particular interest in hybrid modelling approaches – first principle and empirical – for real time optimisation and control. Learn more about Keith Smith on Crunchbase…

Perceptive Engineering Ltd provides leading-edge software tools and expertise, to improve process efficiency in a broad range of sectors. Read more aboutPerceptive Engineering on Crunchbase…

Rob Reid

Principal Engineer @ Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics

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Rob started life as a developer writing software to safeguard evidential footage for the UK police. Since then, he’s created lots of different types of software in lots of different industries. He now leads the engineering team at Lush Ltd. where his focus has shifted to supporting the teams of people behind Lush’s tech stack and shaping the technical strategy of the business. Out of work, he’s a proud husband and father of one, a [metal] music, ballet, opera, and perfume aficionado, and keeps his finger on the programming pulse by writing Open Source software. Learn more about Rob Reid on Crunchbase…

Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics is an international cosmetics company with over 850 shops spanning 51 countries. Read more aboutLush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics on Crunchbase…

Afzal Ali

Principal Engineer & Expert – Synthetic Environments & Experimentation @ Airbus Defence & Space

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Max Gallo

Principal Engineer @ DAZN

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DAZN is the world’s first truly dedicated live sports streaming service. Read more aboutDAZN on Crunchbase…

David Bartlett

Senior Principal Engineer Positioning @ u-blox

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Domenico Musto

Principal Engineer @ Spektrix

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Software design tip (database design too):

Use case: a user has multiple pictures and one is a main/profile picture.

When designing the tables/models:

Don't:
user(id, name), picture(id, user_id, is_main, url)
Do:
user(id, name, main_picture_id), picture(id, user_id, url)

Spektrix is cloud based ticketing, marketing and fundraising software, created from scratch especially for the arts in 2007. Read more aboutSpektrix on Crunchbase…

Nigel Jackson

Principal Engineer R&D @ Pall Life Sciences

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Elliot West

Principal Engineer (Data) @ Hotels

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Elliot is a principal engineer at Hotels.com in London where he designs tooling and platforms in the big data space. Prior to this Elliot worked in Last.fm’s data team, developing services for managing large volumes of music metadata. Learn more about Elliot West on Crunchbase…

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