Principal Engineer

Role & Responsibilities:
- Take technical ownership of the product including responsibility for technology roadmap, rich functionality, robust performance, scalability, and quality of the product
-  Work with product managers to lay out an impact-full roadmap for the product
- Work with the core architecture team to define enduring, high-performance and scalable architecture for the product
- Work with engineering manager to lead the development and QE efforts from a technical perspective to deliver a rock-solid product
- Mentor other engineers in the development team
- Drive systematic process and mind-set change across the software development lifecycle to enhance productivity and performance of the team
- Participate in and influence cross-functional and cross-business unit strategies/plans

KRAs:
- Success of the product in terms of feature richness, quality, performance and scalability
- Significant up-shift in the productivity and performance of the team through adoption of best-practices, tools, new processes and mentorship of engineers
- Demonstrate thought-leadership and innovation, both on owned products and cross-functional / cross-business unit initiatives
 
Desired Qualities:
- Strong software engineering fundamentals, design and programming skills
- Quick learner, especially with regards to understanding complex business requirements / challenges
- Self-motivated, go-getter
- Prior work experience in Agile/Scrum environments
- Good coach and mentor to juniors in the team
Qualifications & Experience:
- Masters / Bachelor degree in Engineering from reputed colleges (preferably NIT / IIT) with minimum 9 years of relevant work experience. E.g. has delivered multiple releases of mid / large sized products
- Experience with large scale, transactional systems managing large data sets, and designing for performance, scalability and extensibility
- Strong academics and on-the-job experience in software technologies like J2EE (including Core Java, JSP/Servlet, JDBC, Struts, Spring, Hibernate, Web Services, Design Patterns, XML technologies, UML) and Database technologies

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