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About the Role
-As the Principal Software Engineer, you will oversee and lead a team of 3+ Software Developers.
Oversee the development of scalable, reliable, and cost-effective software solutions with an emphasis on quality, best-practice coding standards, and cost-effectiveness.
Build rapid technical prototypes for early validation of new technologies.
Rapidly identify and resolve technical incidents as they emerge.
Collaborate effectively with other application teams to help building the right offerings for delivery platform.
Collaborate with product owners and tech leads to translate complex business requirements into technical solutions, providing leadership in the design and architecture processes.
Own strategic technology relationships with technology vendors and external communities/partners.
Provide expert apprenticeship to project teams on technology strategy, cultivating advanced skill sets in application engineering and implementing modern software engineering practices.
Lead and mentor a team of Software Developers and Senior Software Developers, providing guidance and support in their professional development.
Stay informed about the latest technology and methodology by participating in industry forums, having an active peer network, and engaging actively with customers.
Cultivate a team environment focused on continuous learning, where innovative technologies are developed and refined through collaborative effort.
Key Skills (Domain Expertise)
12+ years of experience as a lead / senior developer in agile teams.
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS, or Engineering, with a preference for an MS or PhD in Data Science, Computer Science, Engineering, or Statistics.
Proven experience in leading and managing software development teams.
Expertise in big data processing tools/languages and strong cloud implementation in cloud architecture.
Comprehensive knowledge of storage, network, compute services, and multi-zone, region-based designs.
Proficiency in Frontend and Backend technologies like ReactJS and NodeJS with strong capabilities in SQL. Candidates with experience in other frameworks such as Angular, Python and Java will also be considered.
Advanced experience with orchestration tools like Apache Airflow or similar.
Expert knowledge of Unix/Linux OS, shell scripting, Python, JSON, YAML.
Advanced experience in designing and implementing scalable services and modern UI applications.
Expert knowledge in Cloud Services & Storage, such as
AWS S3, PostgreSQL or MySQL, Compute services; AWS Certification is a plus.
Advanced skills in Terraform, Cloud Formation.
In-depth experience with multi-region, multi-AZ design.
Mindset and Attributes
Exceptional verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills.
Strong leadership qualities and the ability to inspire and motivate a team.
Strong ability to translate business requirements into technical solutions and guide the team in execution.