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Principal Software Engineer
Eden Prairie, Minnesota  |  Remote, Onsite
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Applied on October 20, 2021
Job Id #50535 Posted September 14, 2021

Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • Lead a team of highly skilled engineers to drive technical architecture, physical design, as well as foundational delivery and POCs for a blue chip program.

Ideal Background:

  • Expertise in modern engineering practice and design using Java

Team and Team size:

  • Developers/Technical Architects
  • Lead team of 5-7 engineers and partner with larger scrum teams across engineering

Top Responsibilities:

  • Candidate should be confident to work independently while providing guidance, support and mentoring for the team.
  • Candidate should be able to drive technical architecture, design and best practices to development teams delivering RESTful APIs, microservices, and UIs built with Angular
  • The candidate should have good analytical and self-learning skills and a continued desire to learn new technologies
  • Candidate should be an expert working in the microservices environment and should be fully aware of reference architectures and design patterns required for a complex implementation
  • Lead and develop teams focused on modernization, enablement, and engineering culture
  • Lead and develop a small team of direct reports focused on driving modern solutions, design, and best practices
  • Lead mentor and develop small teams of early career engineers on various small targeted deliverables
  • Create quick working proof of concepts to validate and formalize solutions and design
  • Own the overall technical design and direction of products
  • Bring innovative ideas to help continuously improve the application portfolio including the design, build, deploy, test and runtime within cloud ecosystems
  • Participate in debugging and performance tuning in a high performance cloud platform
  • Involve in troubleshooting and debugging critical problems and resolving complex technical issues that may arise.
  • Drive automation in project teams using best in class CI/CD and DevOps principles
  • Execute development processes for the project such as build automation, unit testing, software configuration management and packaging.
  • Able to solve simple to complex issues independently or with minimal support from SMEs
  • Work closely with development teams on data solutions with RDBMS and NoSQL systems and ensure appropriate data models to meet business requirements.
  • Provide inputs to development teams. Setup and maintain documentation and standards.
  • Develop innovation, strategies, processes, and best practices.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage work to critical project timelines in a fast-paced environment
  • Mentoring junior team members in design decisions and own the code reviews.


  • 8+ years of experience with at least 3 years of experience working as a lead with expertise in building and shipping production ready software in a scaled distributed environment
  • Expertise implementing microservices
  • Knowledge of a variety of modern programming languages (Java, JavaScript, Node, Python)
  • Excellent programming skills with Java and related frameworks like Spring Boot, Hibernate, Rest Assured
  • Experience with Kafka or similar streaming technology
  • Knowledge of UI based technologies preferably with Angular
  • Advanced knowledge of a variety of modern open-source technologies (Kafka, AVRO, Prometheus, ELK, Kubernetes,)
  • Advanced knowledge of a variety of modern database technologies with experience in both RDBMS and NoSQL Implementations
  • Expertise related to continuous Integration and Deployment Strategies
  • Expertise with RESTful Web Services
  • Expertise with Git version control
  • Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical colleagues.
  • Expertise in container virtualization utilizing Docker and CICD using Jenkins, Gitlab or CircleCI
  • Ability to lead and develop people with and without authority
  • Must have a great attitude and the passion and persistence to solve complex problems
  • Excellent oral & written communication skills.

Preferred Skills

  • Experience decomposing monolithic applications
  • Distributed system architecture
  • Public cloud platforms, solutions, automation, and design
  • Exposure to healthcare domain

Working Time:

  • Typical Day Shift

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