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Principal Software Development Engineer

Company: Pitchbook
Location: Washington
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

At PitchBook we work to provide global professionals with comprehensive data on the entire venture capital, private equity and M&A landscape so they can discover and execute opportunities with confidence. We credit our success and rapid growth to our cutting-edge products, customer centered attitude and ability to embrace and drive change.

In just over a decade, PitchBook has reached over 1,450 global employees with offices worldwide, and we're not slowing down! Consistently recognized as a Best Place to Work, our culture is at the heart of our success and is driven by excellence, inclusion and fun. At PitchBook we're committed to fostering an open and collaborative work environment.

About the Role

The Principal Software Development Engineer will work with one or more product teams; PitchBook is embracing the Team Topology and Stream Aligned Teams structure, this role will engage across stream aligned teams, Platform Team, Enabling Team(s), and Complex Systems teams.

You will also be a catalyst for animating and leader in the Principal Software Development Engineers community, which will establish technical leadership and a foundation to spread architectural practices throughout the product engineering organization.

As a Principal Software Development Engineer within the Product organization, you will be responsible for architecting and delivering the next suite of services that power the PitchBook platform. You will be essential in guiding one or more technical teams to build exceptional solutions relied upon and used by thousands of PitchBook customers every day, and work with PitchBook professionals around the world with the collective goal of delighting our customers and growing our business.

The team will rely on your broad and deep experience in building and delivering comprehensive cloud solutions, and full understanding of the team's business domain to shape principles, practices and capture just-in-time decisions based on trade-off analysis. With your strong analytical skills, you'll be able to break down abstract and complex problems into smaller problems and apply Domain Driven Design approaches such as identifying bounded contexts and establish decomposition process. You will be expected to devise solutions based on limited information and precedent to find creative ways to tackle challenges. It is essential that you will be able to interpret, assess and resolve a wide range of issues and be able to select the right course of action.

You will collaborate with external and internal stakeholders of different roles, backgrounds, who may have varying degrees of understanding of the domain. You may need to adapt your style of communication based on the audience you are interacting with and will be relied on to influence decisions to build optimal solutions to complex challenges. Additionally, as a technical expert in a broad set of domains, you will be expected to engage actively in promoting architecture guideline, principles, and practices across team(s), and be a driver for consistency and alignment for cross cutting concerns using influence and effective communication with technical and non-technical stakeholders.

Lastly, you exhibit a growth mindset, willing to solicit feedback, engage others with empathy, and help create a culture of belonging, teamwork, and purpose. If you love building customer-centric solutions, strive for excellence every day, are adaptable and focused, and believe work should be fun, come join us!

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Architect, design, develop, and maintain components of PitchBook's services including backend with aspects of front-end related to architecture (micro front-end patterns,---). Some hands-on development will be part of the responsibilities
  • Ensure qualities/non-functional requirements of the platforms and products are defined, measurable and are continuously evaluated to deliver the right product to our users
  • Document architecture evolutions (current state, future state, phasing), communicate architecture and elaborate with teams
  • Implement well-designed, testable, and efficient code that meets product requirements, coding standards, performance, scalability, reliability, and the organization's goals and principles
  • Collaborate with other engineers, product managers, and other internal stakeholders in an agile environment
  • Provide technical guidance and perform architectural reviews with team members
  • Design and deliver on end-to-end initiatives with little to no guidance
  • Define and participate in processes that improve products using return on experience, root cause analysis of incidents
  • Support the vision and values of the company through role modeling and encouraging desired behaviors
  • Participate in various company initiatives and projects as requested
    Skills and Qualifications
    • Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or a similar field
    • Minimum of 15 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree; or 12 years and a Master's degree; or a PhD with 8 years experience; or equivalent experience
    • 8+ years in Software Development or Engineering roles
    • 6+ years of experience with Java or a similar object-oriented language
    • 4+ years of experience developing micro service
    • Experienced in Service-Oriented & Microservices Architecture, Cloud Architecture, Domain Driven Design (DDD), Clean Architecture, Hexagonal Architecture, Domain Driven Design
    • Fluent in identifying and applying architecture patterns, designing RESTful API
    • Have worked on middleware, platform, or system of systems
    • Experienced with web technologies and standards (e.g., JSON, JWT)
    • Experienced with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and/or Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
    • Experienced in Spring Boot/Spring Framework
    • Experienced with Container orchestration software (e.g., Kubernetes)
    • Highly experienced working within a development team in an Agile environment
    • Ability to handle a project through the entire software development lifecycle, end to end
    • Demonstrate ability to lead and/or provide guidance to junior peers across multiple teams
    • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
    • Strong problem-solving ability
      If you are ready to start the conversation about how you might contribute to all the happenings at PitchBook, submit your resume today! PitchBook appreciates and respects diversity, and as such, we are an equal opportunity employer.


Keywords: Pitchbook, Washington DC , Principal Software Development Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Washington, DC

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