Posted November 12, 2020

Principal Software Engineer - Full-stack/Front-end

Location: Richmond
Job ID: 1929
Employment Type: Permanent

Are you a Principal Software Engineer who wants to work on apps that will be used by millions of people?  Our client is a software company that is a leader in their field.  We love this company because of the high caliber of their employees and the entrepreneurial and innovative spirit that they foster.

Our client has asked for our help in looking for a Principal Software Engineer for a permanent position. Are you passionate about modern cloud technologies, programming languages, design patterns and scalable architectures? You’ll be right at home here. The Technology team participates in research and development of highly scalable, data driven, consumer facing applications as well as identifies new technologies and trends and how they might be implemented to enhance our products and business. Work and learn from world-class talent that promotes a culture of data, experimentation and learning. Use the latest technologies such as AWS, Node, React, GraphQL, Flutter and more to accelerate your career growth.

Here is what you'll be doing on a day to day basis:

  • Work collaboratively in teams composed of Product Managers, Designers, and Engineers

  • Taking ownership of the overall architecture and development of highly scalable ReactJS frontend application that talk to Node JS API services and Lambda functions

  • Implement dynamic and interactive pages using ReactJS by consuming REST and GraphQL services.

  • This is a high traffic, high velocity application so key skills will involve, SEO, page load performance, effective testing strategies

  • Build backend services around advanced machine learning and predictive analytic models

  • Design and operationalize data pipelines using advanced data architectures deployed on Amazon Web Services

  • Optimize our developer toolchain to support instant provisioning of new services and infrastructure, fully automate deployment, and minimize development friction.

  • Work in a product development process that is primarily Agile/Scrum

Here is the type of person we are looking for:

  • A driven software engineer that is motivated to build great products and a great code base in a fast-paced environment

  • Able to take requirements and build something that’s simple yet impactful, minimalistic yet beautiful, extensible yet maintainable.

  • Independent and can manage your own projects and time with ease, all the while setting and managing stakeholder expectations

  • Strong communication skills with a growth and learning mindset

  • Ability to technically lead other engineers to deliver large scale projects

  • Experience with developing complex software systems using modern frameworks, tools, and systems

  • Experience working across the full technical stack, delivering quality code on both front-end and back-end

  • Strong software engineering instincts: meaningful and deeply-rooted opinions about sound quality/speed trade-offs, code quality, and testing

  • Strong analytical thinking and ability to make data-driven decisions

  • Attention to detail, great sense of design, and commitment to beautiful user experiences

  • 10 or more years experience developing software in one or more modern programming languages (e.g. ReactJS/NextJS, Python, Ruby, Go, Node.js, Dart) and seven years of front end development experience

  • Experience building single page applications

  • Experience implementing progressive web application and service workers

  • Expert in client-side Javascript, CSS/SaSS and HTML

  • Deep understanding of how to monitor and tune the application performance

  • Deep understanding of how to write SEO friendly react applications

  • Experience building the large scale internet application

  • Exposure to cloud-based architectures, development, and deployment, 

  • Familiarity with cloud technologies such as AWS EC2, ECS, S3, RDS

  • 2 or more years of experience as an engineering manager or technical lead

  • Exceptional technical skills across front-end and back-end, and broad exposure to cloud-based architectures and distributed systems

  • Implement AB tests, measure the impact and derive insights

  • Understanding of computer science fundamentals, schema design, and best practices

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering/related field or equivalent professional

If you are interested in exploring this position, please apply now! 

Our client is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at their company. 

People are our passion. People are our profession. 

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