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Principal Engineer

Job Info:

Category: Software Engineering
Company Description: Socrata is the market leader in making existing government data discoverable, usable, and actionable for government workers and the people they serve
Salary: Highly Competitive, Depending on Experience
Position Type: Permanent
Job Number: 9535

Job Description:

Why Us?

We’ve built a team of not just the best engineers, but some really awesome humans as well. This team builds cloud software (platform + apps + ecosystem) to accelerate the flow of government data into the hands of citizens, developers, businesses and researchers. 

Skills Required:
  • Strong track record of shipping scalable software
  • Demonstrated success architecting durable, scalable distributed systems.
  • Comfort working across multiple teams to drive impactful outcomes across all of engineering.
  • Experience in owning all aspects of a system lifecycle, from proper design, testing, deployment, metrics and monitoring
  • Around 10+ years of experience with least one statically typed language like Scala/Java


What You’ll Be Doing

Principal Engineer in our world builds massively scalable, distributed computing systems and helps to lead the development of our core products. Our Principal Engineers are pragmatic visionaries who can translate business needs into workable technology solutions. Your expertise is deep and broad; you’re hands on, producing both detailed technical work and high-level architectural design.We’re looking for someone who is equally comfortable with both these two key areas:

  1. Diving deep into development
  2. Guiding other engineers and providing leadership and a steadying hand

On a Typical Day You Might…

  • Work with multiple teams to collectively build and execute on the technical vision for the platform.
  • Meet with a product manager and someone from marketing to talk about customer needs and formulate both the short term and long term architecture for the platform
  • Sit with two engineers and help them get unblocked as they solve a particularly challenging problem
  • Dig deep into some of our technical debt and celebrate wildly when you retire it  
  • Help a junior level engineer with a new language they have wanted to try and guide them to great resources to learn even more

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting their resume as an MS word document including a cover letter with a summary of relevant qualifications, highlighting clearly any special or relevant experience.

Please Note: All inquiries will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. Your resume will not be submitted to any client company without your prior knowledge and consent.

Contact Recruiter
Senior Technical Recruiter
Andiamo Partners | 90 Broad Street, Suite 1501, New York, NY 10004

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