Senior Kafka Engineer

  • Full-time
  • EU Europe

About the role:

Marionete is seeking a lead/senior technical architecture hands-on engineer with proven experience on large programmes with excellent English and client communication skills.

Our project team is currently starting a greenfield innovation programme of work for one of the world’s largest banking institutions. The team will be focused upon delivering mission-critical solutions for this tier-one financial institution, we now are looking to bolster our existing team with the expertise of an experienced Kafka Engineer.

Our client is a leading banking institution that is building and migrating to a new ecosystem in the cloud. The role sits as part of the core data and digital transformation team that is supporting a large infrastructure group in this programme.

About you:

Are you a passionate Kafka expert who has experience in providing services to financial institutions?

Do you have the deep technical know-how and hands-on experience implementing various practices and tools and patterns of technology aligned to advanced payments and or transactional systems?

Are you interested in promoting the best of breed open-source tooling, patterns of technology and to work one of the world’s largest banking brands?

Do you want to build a partnership with a company that works at the edge of what’s possible?

Responsibilities of the role:

As a Kafka Engineer, you will work with and lead from the front on behalf of the Marionete brand. You will be part of a large team that will interact daily with other developer teams, architects, and engineering teams along with other project staff that oversee the quality of work and aid the project to reach key milestones.

You will combine all your understanding of both development & engineering, coding, and consulting style to enable a positive impact on the project from day one.

You will work as part of a brilliant team, lead them in the delivery of excellent services and innovative solutions on behalf of Marionete.


Assist in and participate in Agile sprint cycles and work towards using Kafka, by approaching the challenge with a problem-solving attitude and collaborative team spirit identifying technical debt/problems, potential improvements manage expectations and delivering outcomes sought by our leadership team.


Proficiency within:

  • Kafka (preferably with certification)
  • Java

Strong experience in:

  •  Kubernetes
  • Confluent Stack
  • Kafka core concepts
  • Schema management
  • Streaming applications

Preferred experience in:

  • Data Fabric
  • Data Mesh
  • Microservices
  • Service Mesh
  • Mongo
  • CI/CD
  • SRE
  • Test Automation
  • K8
  • Kong Gateway
  • Mesh
  • Financial Services experience

What Marionete offers:

  • A chance to become a member of the Marionete family: Marionete is a professional services firm that is differentiated by our deep technical skills and our tier-one client portfolio. We are successful because of the unique talent of our team!
  • Competitive compensation
  • Permanent position
  • Benefits package, including health insurance and mental health support
  • Financial support for ongoing training in disruptive technologies
  • Relaxed dress code at the Marionete offices
  • An abundance of career paths and opportunities in which to advance
  • A flexible and hybrid work environment
  • Interview process: 3 interviews


Location: preferably UK or PT, but worldwide remote work is possible.

For now, all Marionete business travel, international and domestic, is currently restricted to client-essential sales/delivery activity only.

Please note: The safety and well-being of our people continues to be the top priority, and our decisions around travel are informed by government COVID-19 response directives, recommendations from leading health authorities and guidance from a number of infectious disease experts

About us:

Marionete is a pathfinder, helping clients exploit tomorrow’s technology to find unexpected solutions to today’s business problems.

An independently minded, entrepreneurial technology consultancy, Marionete is a collective of tech virtuosos that bring together strategic vision with a mastery of architecture and software engineering. We challenge technology norms and push what’s possible, using open-source technology to architect, design and deliver innovative and disruptive solutions. Marionete turns client challenges into success stories by breathing life into their technology ambitions, building flexible, scalable and resilient platforms which secure market advantage.

We work without compromise. Our clients share our appetite for innovation, and a thirst to push the boundaries of what is technically possible to meet their business goals. See

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