Principal Software Engineer (CA)

CA Technologies provides IT management solutions that help customers manage and secure complex IT environments to support agile business services. It’s our aim to encourage global collaboration and innovation while supporting and developing our talented workforce. CA Technologies empowers its employees to drive success for both the business and themselves.

Principal Software Engineer (Data Architect)

Job Overview:

This position is responsible for architecting, designing, creating, testing and ensuring the data storage schemas for a family of products operating in SaaS and on premise deployments in accordance to the best industry standards and in compliance to various regulatory requirements.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Help design and create data storage schema using RDBMS and other relevant/applicable data stores as required for the product use cases
  • Ensure optimal design for high availability high performing OLTP systems
  • Allow for bridging across multiple databases in order to allow for OLAP and reporting
  • Multi-task across various product teams which might be in differing stages of product development
  • Responsible for providing accurate work estimates for large complex and cross-functional initiatives
  • Write and maintain documentation to describe program development, logic, coding, testing, changes, and corrections.
  • Be able to undertake individually and help other team members too in creation of requisite database SQL including stored procedures
  • Mentor, coach, train, facilitate and provide technological feedback as well as serve as a knowledge hub to other team members
  • Build domain expertise and keep abreast on new technology, processes, systems & tools
  • Work closely with product management representing engineering in cross-functional settings to understand and influence CA strategic product directions while translating those into appropriate product architectures and new product lines; constantly strive to evolve the product architecture and improve its maturity levels, modularity and flexibility
  • Participate in grooming of product backlog with product management, development, architecture, and other stakeholders
  • Communicate with cross functional program teams as part of a shared responsibility for total product quality
  • Evaluate impact of software performance, and recommend changes to software design team.
  • Assist in strategic research and design as directed
  • May have indirect reports and manage a small project team.
  • Set up software configuration control and software development environments including program source control to ensure reliable backups and source code integrity.
  • Participate in design and code reviews with other developers.
  • Provide product content to technical writers.
  • Mentor, train, develop and serve as knowledge resource for less experienced Software Engineers.
  • Develop plans outlining steps and time tables for developing programs and communicate plans and status to management and other development team members.
  • Visualize, articulate and break down complex testing areas into simpler parts
  • Initiate and influence test strategies across teams and functional areas
  • Participates in grooming of product backlog with product management, architecture, and other stakeholders.
  • Visualize, articulate and break down complex problems into simpler parts
  • Perform unit/module testing of software to find errors and confirm programs meet specifications.
  • Write and maintain documentation to describe program development, logic, coding, testing, changes, and corrections.
  • Fix bugs, add enhancements, and convert software to other platforms.
  • Work effectively with other team members as needed to determine system problems.
  • Put forward accurate time estimates of work to be done on a project
  • Provide product content to technical writers and review for technical accuracy.
  • Provide input to establish and improve departmental processes and procedures.
  • Participate in design and code reviews with other developers.
  • Put forward accurate time estimates of work to be done on a project

Typical Role Definition:

Sr Professional Staff. A seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of area of data modeling and database design. Works with Product architect to ensure continuity of data architecture over product releases.

Job-Specific Authority and Scope

  • Generally works without consulting their manager.
  • Independent decisions are made daily.
  • Examples of typical decisions without manager consultation:
  • Design programs or solutions.
  • Set workload priorities based on load and deliverable targets.
  • Mentor, train and provide feedback to less Sr Software Engineers to improve knowledge/skill attainment and performance.
  • Typically has no direct reports.
  • Typically has no total staff.
  • Typically has a global geographic focus.
  • Typically does not manage a budget

Business Travel and Physical Demands

Business travel of approximately 10 or less percent yearly is expected for this position.

Physical demands:

  • Office environment. No special physical demands required

Preferred Education

Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Engineering or Sciences

Work Experience

Typically 8 or more years of software development experience

Skills & Competencies

  • RDBMS Concepts: Advanced
  • Oracle RDBMS 10g or higher: Advanced
  • PL/SQL: Advanced
  • Database tuning: Advanced
  • Microsoft SQL Server/MySQL: Proficient
  • Data modeling: Proficient
  • Engineering Excellence / Agile: Proficient
  • Requirements Analysis: Proficient
  • Design: Proficient
  • Data security/privacy: Proficient
  • Communication – Written: Proficient
  • Communication – Interpersonal: Proficient
  • Coding: Desirable
  • NoSQL/Big Data: Desirable

If you want to fulfill your potential, be acknowledged for your achievements, and be given autonomy to make decisions for your business and customers; if you want to work with a company that respects you as an individual – recognizing both your needs at work and your responsibilities outside of it – then CA Technologies is where you belong. At CA Technologies your passion and expertise can directly impact the business and you’ll help offer our customers practical approaches to delivering new, innovative services and value through IT.

Learn more about CA Technologies and this opportunity now at http://ca.com/careers

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