If you are looking for an opportunity to solve deep technical problems and build innovative solutions in a fast paced environment working with smart, passionate software developers, this might be the role for you. Our transportation systems get millions of packages to customers worldwide faster and cheaper while providing world class customer experience from checkout to shipment tracking to delivery. Our software systems include services that handle thousands or requests per second, make business decisions impacting billions of dollars a year, integrate with a network of small and large carriers worldwide, manage business rules for millions of unique products, and improve experience for millions of online shoppers. With rapid expansion into new geographies, innovations in supply chain, delivery models and customer experience, increasingly complex transportation network, ever expanding selection of products and growing number of shipments worldwide, we have an opportunity to build software that scales the business, leads the industry through innovation and delights millions of customers worldwide. We leverage cutting edge technologies in big data, machine learning, real time analytics and high volume, low latency, high availability services.
As a Principal Engineer you'll be a technical leader. You'll help establish technical standards and drive our overall technical architecture and engineering practices. You'll work on our hardest problems, building high quality, architecturally sound systems that are aligned with our business needs. You'll think globally when building systems, ensuring we build high performing, scalable systems that fit well together. 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 designs.
As a Principal Engineer you'll be expected to:
Serve as a technical lead on our most demanding, cross-functional projects.
Ensure the quality of architecture and design of systems.
Functionally decompose complex problems into simple, straight-forward solutions.
Fully and completely understand system interdependencies and limitations.
Possess expert knowledge in performance, scalability, enterprise system architecture, and engineering best practices.
Leverage knowledge of internal and industry prior art in design decisions.
Effectively research and benchmark our technology against other competing systems in the industry.
Contribute intellectual property through patents.
Assist in the career development of others, actively mentoring individuals and the community on advanced technical issues and helping managers guide the career growth of their team members.
Exert technical influence over multiple teams, increasing their productivity and effectiveness by sharing your deep knowledge and experience.
The candidate will be a visionary leader, builder and operator. You'll have experience leading or contributing to multiple simultaneous product development efforts and/or IT projects and initiatives. You'll be able to balance technical leadership and savvy with strong business judgment to make the right decisions about technology choices. You'll strive for simplicity, and demonstrate significant creativity and high judgment.