Principal Software Development Engineer

Principal Software Development Engineer Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Principal Software Development Engineer to join our team.


  • Fully and completely understand system interdependencies and limitations;
  • Assist in the career development of others, mentoring on advanced technical issues and helping managers guide the career growth of their team members;
  • Leverage knowledge of internal and industry in design decisions;
  • Analyze and improve data quality and metrics;
  • Ensure the quality of architecture and design of systems;
  • Responsible for ensuring timely and quality delivery;
  • Should be able to design and implement sufficiently large and complex feature and/or architectural improvements to the product;
  • Identify areas of engineering improvements to the product and work with product architects and the team to address them;
  • Provide technical leadership and be a role model to software engineerspursuing technical career path in engineering;
  • Should be able to technically guide junior engineers with feature design and implementation;
  • Candidate should have 2-3 years leadership experience managing teams;
  • Would be developing product in either of the languages C/Python/go-lang;
  • Suggest and propose solutions to complex design problems;
  • Review design and implementation done by junior engineers;
  • Recommend development best practices for product improvement and development.


  • Insights into development of client-server applications with good breadth across networking, storage, micro services and other web technologies;
  • Should have strong systems programming expertise;
  • 10+ years of software development experience in C /C++/ Python;
  • Should be a computer science graduate with strong fundamentals & problem-solving abilities;
  • A strong understanding of complex concepts related to computer architecture, data structures and programming practices.