Principal Software Engineer

McLean, VA 22102

Posted: 02/20/2020 Job Category: Software Engineer Job Number: 122019

Job Description

Principal Software Engineer

Series B Tech Start-Up

Full time, direct hire

Exciting tech start-up seeking a Principal Software Engineer to join their high growth team. They currently have about 17MM users and are slated to grow to 100MM+ users this year.

The Principal Software Engineer should enjoy the challenge of scaling and willing to learn new technologies. The Principal Engineer should bring expertise in back end through one of the following: Python, .Net, Java, PHP, or Ruby on Rails.

A hunger for growth, problem solving abilities, and learning new technologies is an absolute requirement.

  • Write well structured, efficient and reliable production quality code
  • Build web applications APIs and services
  • Demonstrate exceptional problem solving and optimization skills, debugging code
  • Provide mentorship to junior and intermediate developers


  • 7-10 + years experience developing web applications using back end technologies
  • Experience with PostgresSQL, MySQL, MSSQL server or similar
  • Fluidity in either Python, .Net, Java, Ruby on Rails or PHP required
  • Experience with REST and SOAP based APIs
  • Ability to wear multiple hats, roll up your sleeves, problem solve and be resourceful


Compensation: Base salary DOE + equity + additional benefits

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