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Principal Engineer - Backend

About the role:

We are seeking a highly motivated Principal Engineer with expertise in building scalable, extensible customer payment solutions, identifying and addressing performance bottlenecks, collaborating with other team members across teams to innovate current/new products; Identify, communicate and implement best practices for the engineering team. Our engineering process is fully agile and has a really fast release cycle - which keeps our environment very energetic and fun.

What you will do:

  • Architect, design and lead the development of key software infrastructure, systems, tools and processes, ensuring high scalability and performance.
  • Collaborate with the product and other stakeholders across the company to solidify/ negotiate requirements and feasibility.
  • Identify, influence and participate in making technical decisions that have a positive impact on engineering and business as a whole.
  • Problem-solving that involves complex interactions, constraints imposed by systems, processes, people and physical goods.
  • Drive automated solutions that enable better efficiency and process improvement
  • Identify and address performance bottlenecks, collaborate with other team members across functions to innovate/improve current/new products by suggesting improvements to the software system.
  • Identify, communicate and implement best practices for the engineering team.
  • You will advocate for good, clean, well documented and performing code; follow standards and best practices.
  • As a Principal Engineer, you will be additionally responsible for planning and timelines of all projects in your domain

We would love for you to have:

  • Education: Bachelors/Masters in Computer Science
  • Experience: 7-10 yrs recent hands-on experience of working on scalable systems and a diverse set of products/systems.
  • Experience with Java stack. Hands-on experience with development and troubleshooting of services.
  • Experience with SQL and NoSQL databases and Hadoop stack.
  • Experience in System Design of complex Supply-Chain e-commerce systems, Algorithm design and their optimization is a huge plus.
  • Strong working knowledge of any REST-based framework, OOPS, Design Patterns
  • Expert level experience in building fault-tolerant and scalable platforms.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written (technical) communication and able to work across teams like Business, Product, Engineering, Analytics, App Engineering seamlessly.
  • Ability to deliver great results in an agile development
  • Exposure to open-source libraries and frameworks.
  • Experience with the full software development lifecycle, design, develop, review, debug, document, and deliver (especially in a multi-location organization).
  • Ability and experience in the evaluation and integration of third-party systems and libraries and independent completion of POC. Prior experience in integrating with 3rd party Payment solution (like Stripe) is a plus.
  • Passion for performance benchmarking and debugging.


Job Type


Must have Skills

  • J2EE
  • Java (All Versions) - 5 Years

25 - 61 K/Year USD (Annual salary)

Longterm (Duration)

Partially Remote Delhi, India


Sandeep L