Principal Software Engineer

| New York

The ideal candidate will have a passion for making a huge impact, solving complex problems efficiently using technology, constantly learning as well as teaching and a strong background in building best-in-class large-scale SaaS or consumer applications.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the way - "Lead" means staying up to date with tools, trends, technologies and best practices and then sharing that knowledge in a meaningful way to advance the overall state of technology for the entire organization.
  • Own key areas within our platform. "Owning" means envisioning, designing, creating, building and supporting. This infrastructure needs to operate with a high degree of operational excellence.
  • Support our developers. "Support" means be the go-to-person for questions but never be a bottleneck, see around the corner and anticipate developers' needs, host brown bags, knowledge-transfer sessions and generally evangelize the platform.
  • Be responsible for software architecture including determination of current limitations and compatibilities between subsystems, selection of new concepts and methodology, and development of major components.
  • Lead by example and produce high-quality code that establishes coding standards and best practices for the team.
  • Create technical requirements, software design specifications and other forms of architectural documentation.
  • Perform code reviews and have your code reviewed by peers.
  • Investigate and resolve application issues, bottlenecks, and inefficiencies.
  • Be responsible for mentoring a highly skilled set of Software Engineers.
  • Exert technical influence over multiple teams, increasing their productivity and effectiveness by sharing your deep knowledge and experience.
  • Effectively communicate technical and business risks to stakeholders to ensure that the most informed decisions are being made.
  • Play a critical role in planning, working closely with senior leaders to develop plans, resource requirements, and influence our long-term technical and business strategy.

Requirements

  • BS, MS or Ph.D. in Computer Science or equivalent experience.
  • 10+ years of software engineering experience, with a proven track record of leading large-scale, high availability and fault tolerant SaaS or consumer applications.
  • Extensive experience with service oriented architectures, design patterns, web services, and web applications development.
  • Deep understanding of system performance trade-offs, load balancing, and engineering for high availability.
  • Extensive experience with database design, queueing, caching, containers, APIs, security and the operational aspects of running large systems.
  • Excellent planning/execution skills including estimating and scheduling.
  • A strong desire, and a track record, of mentoring as well as learning from others.
  • Excited by building reliable, self-healing services with robust error handling.
  • Experience designing, developing, debugging, and operating resilient distributed systems.
  • Capable of driving and delivering thin slices of end-to-end functionality on a regular cadence with data-driven feedback loops.
  • Strong problem-solving skills; adaptable, proactive and willing to take ownership and deal with ambiguity.
  • Well-rounded engineering skills; full-stack development experience.
  • Strong experience in agile and test-driven methodologies.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. You’ll need to create consensus among passionate stakeholders in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Strong analytical skills and passionate about answering questions with data.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment where continuous innovation is a way of life.
  • Ruby/Rails experience a plus but not required.
  • Experience in with any of the following is a bonus (but not required): Ruby, Rails, Go, Docker, Kubernetes, Javascript, React, ES6, Python,.Net

We offer a wide array of benefits to make the work-life balance a little easier and empower our employees to choose what works for them.

  • Competitive pay and equity
  • Brand new gear
  • Full medical coverage
  • Stocked kitchen
  • Choice in health coverage (HMO v PPO)
  • Robust Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Flexible Time Off
  • Generous maternity and paternity leave
  • 401(k) plan (+ company matching starting Jan 1, 2018!!)
  • $1,500 towards career development tools
  • Community volunteering

About Namely

Namely is the first HR, payroll, and benefits platform employees actually love to use. People are at the center of everything we do—from our platform to our staff. Why join us? We believe every company and every employee deserves a great workplace, supported by HR technology they use and love. Most importantly, we believe in giving you the tools you need to do the best work of your career.

We invite you to fill out the EEO survey below as part of our ongoing diversity initiatives at Namely. Your participation in the survey is completely optional and voluntary, and none of the information you provide will be considered in the hiring process or with respect to any employment decision made by Namely. Namely will have access only to anonymized data submitted through these surveys.

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