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Principal Engineer - South Brisbane, QLD

  • Queensland, QLD, Australia
  • FCM
  • Full time

You are a recognised expert in multiple technology domains relevant to the Flight Centre Travel Group and will represent the senior technical leadership. You will be responsible for driving the technical direction of your part of the organization, assisting the Corporate Technology Leadership Team and other senior technical leaders, working closely with Product Managers to support our strategy and customer growth, and engaging with engineers to help drive technical outcomes.

Drawing from parallels of a Team Leader, Solution Architect and Technical Architect, the Principal Engineer will oversee the research, development, and design of significant engineering projects.  With your extensive industry and domain expertise, and your keen eye for technical and solution architecture, you will be an expert communicator and know how to engage with required people to ensure a successful outcome.

Principal Engineers at Flight Centre Travel Group are motivated experts who will create cross business relationships. You will be comfortable engaging with senior business leaders and will be excited to speak with large market customers, bringing your energy and passion to the table to solve problems and provide vision.


With your vast industry and technology experience you will have the following skills:


  • Collaborate and make proposals across several teams on their engineering work
  • Coach engineers to help grow skills, and solve problems
  • Plan and own the architectural roadmap of technology components
  • Solves technical problems of the highest scope, complexity, and ambiguity
  • Guides conversations to remove blockers and encourage collaboration across teams.
  • Interact with customers (both in pre-sales and account management) and other external stakeholders as a consultant and spokesperson for Flight Centre Corporate.
  • You are an experience leader of engineers and be able to lead a small team of engineering leads and their engineers.
  • Play a central role in technical, business, and organizational contributions affecting your domain area
  • Teach, mentor, grow, and provide advice to other domain experts, individual contributors, across several teams within your domain area.
  • Have extensive experience (10+ years) working in a wide range of technology tools and products (Java, C#, RPA platforms, Microsoft Azure, C#, UML, Enterprise Integration Patterns, etc).
  • Know when you need to get your hands dirty and get on the tools, regardless of the tool.


What’s in it for you?


  • Flexible work environment – split you time between working from home and our global head office in Southbank
  • Working with a Product Engineering team of close to 110 staff across multiple teams
  • Access to industry rates and discounts
  • Discounted financial and health
  • Access to our 24/7 gym located at Global HQ
  • Global career opportunities in a network of brands and businesses
  • Ongoing training and professional development

Principal Engineers get the freedom to be creative and engage with whoever is necessary to bring a technical design and solution architecture together, whilst also guiding engineers and development through the build process.


FCTG does not accept unsolicited resumes/candidate profiles from external agencies or suppliers via any method.  If any candidates are submitted in an unsolicited manner, we will consider this as a direct candidate application to FCTG and no fee will be payable

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