Principal Software Engineer

Remote - USA Product Engineering Full-time
Cision employs the brightest, most passionate people in the tech industry. We’d love for you to join our growing team! We invest in our people through training and professional development while supporting you along the way—all so you can meet your career goals. To us, the most important measure of our success is yours.

The Principal Software Engineer at Cision is a leadership position focused on technical strategy and delivery.  As a Principal Software Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in designing, building, and testing new and innovative solutions for our clients.  
You will work alongside Leadership and Engineering teams to specify and build high-quality, scalable solutions that balance short-term needs and long-term objectives.  In addition, you may be involved in product configuration, performance tuning and testing, and production monitoring. 

What you will do:

  • Create and lead innovative programs, software, and analytics that drive improvements to the availability, scalability, efficiency, and latency of Cision’s Applications.   
  • Work with Senior Leaders to define and execute technical strategy and processes 
  • Work with development teams to guide future technical choices and foster cross-team collaboration  
  • Work across all teams to help define and clarify requirements, explore technical feasibility, help define product directions and plans.     
  • Work closely with product & engineering leaders and tech leads to turn requirements into actionable plans that teams can understand.  

Skills and experience:

  • Proven professional experience using Java to deliver scalable services and APIs.
  • Strong knowledge of engineering concepts, understanding good software architecture/design, algorithms, data structures, writing modular and testable code. 
  • Experience building and deploying SpringBoot-based microservices and instrumenting them for monitoring and observability. 
  • Experience integrating the services you build with third party software products.  
  • Experience evaluating, recommending, implementing and managing third party software products – Elasticsearch highly desirable. 
  • Experience building applications in the AWS platform. 

Nice to have:

  • Experience with Cassandra or other NoSQL datastores.   
  • Experience building and deploying microservices - Vertx highly desirable.  
  • Experience and drive to automate common / repetitious activities. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, a related technical field, or equivalent industry experience    
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