Principal Software Engineer - Backend

India - Hyderabad
Product – Engineering /
Full time /
About Highspot
Highspot is a software product development company and a recognized global leader in the sales enablement category, leveraging cutting-edge AI and GenAI technologies at the core of its robust Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform. Highspot is revolutionizing how millions of individuals work worldwide. Through its AI-powered platform, Highspot drives enterprise transformation to empower sales teams through intelligent content management, training, contextual guidance, customer engagement, meeting intelligence, and actionable analytics. The Highspot platform delivers advanced features tailored to business needs, in a modern design that sales and marketing executives appreciate and is the #1 rated sales enablement platform on G2 Crowd.

While headquartered in Seattle, Highspot has expanded its footprint across America, Canada, the UK, Germany, Australia, and now India, solidifying its presence in the Asia Pacific markets.

About the Role 

As a Principal Software Engineer, you will collaborate with a talented group of engineers spanning various teams and guide them in achieving their objectives. Your responsibilities will include developing new products, expanding current systems, and enhancing the overall quality of existing systems. You are experienced in software engineering from ideation and architecture design to writing high-quality code, to shipping. Additionally, you will play a key role in influencing the team culture. You will work at the intersection of data, AI/ML, back-end, front-end development, and people and culture. You will have the opportunity to influence our  tech stack, which comprises  Ruby, Clojure, MongoDB, Postgres, Apache Solr & Lucene, AWS, and Chef.

Job Location: Hyderabad
Experience Range: 12+ years

Required Responsibilities

    • Architectural Design: Design and architect robust, scalable, and secure technical solutions
    • that align with business requirements and best practices.
    • Cloud Integration: Lead the integration of Ruby/Java/Python/Any programming language
    • applications with cloud services, ensuring optimal utilization of cloud resources and
    • adherence to cloud architecture principles.
    • Technical Leadership: Provide technical leadership and guidance to development teams,
    • mentoring developers, and driving best practices in software development.
    • Code Review and Quality Assurance: Conduct code reviews to ensure adherence to coding
    • standards, performance optimization, and overall code quality. Implement strategies for
    • continuous integration and deployment.
    • Performance Optimization: Identify performance bottlenecks and implement optimizations to
    • improve application performance, scalability, High Availability and reliability.
    • Collaboration: Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams including product managers,
    • software engineers, and quality assurance to deliver high-quality software solutions on time.
    • Research and Evaluation: Stay updated with emerging technologies, tools, and trends in
    • Ruby/Java/Python development and cloud computing. Evaluate new technologies and
    • provide recommendations for adoption.
    • Documentation: Create and maintain technical documentation including architecture
    • diagrams, design documents, and deployment guides.

Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor or Master degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field.
    • 12-18+ years of experience in Ruby/Java/Python/Any programming language development
    • with a strong understanding of object-oriented programming principles and design patterns.
    • Proven experience as a software architect designing and implementing enterprise-scale
    • Ruby/Java/Python/Any programming language applications.
    • Strong knowledge of database technologies such as SQL, NoSQL databases (e.g.,
    • Postgres, MongoDB etc.) and Message queue ( RabbitMQ, Kafka)
    • Good understanding on data storage and analytics solutions like Snowflake
    • Extensive experience with cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform.
    • Proficiency in microservices architecture, containerisation technologies (Docker,
    • Kubernetes), and serverless computing.
    • Strong knowledge of cloud-native development practices, including infrastructure as code,
    • CI/CD pipelines, and automated testing.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate
    • with cross-functional teams.
    • Experience with Agile software development methodologies and familiarity with tools such as
    • Jira, Confluence, or similar for Agile project management.
    • Willing to work on a startup like environment - fast paced, challenging.

Equal Opportunity Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship, color, ethnicity, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or invisible disability status, political affiliation, veteran status, race, religion, or sexual orientation.

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