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Principal Software Engineer, Development COE

Job ID: BH120672

Category: Software Engineer

Industry: Technology - Software / Applications

Principal Software Engineer, Development COE

The Principal Software Engineer, Custom Development Center of Excellence will create new apps/services or modernize existing strategic applications/services, while helping to formalize development procedures, operations, and platform strategy.

Location: Universal City, CA or Englewood Cliffs, NJ or New York, NY or Philadelphia, PA 
Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision and more


  • Work in an agile software development team create new apps and services from the ground up, and/or expand upon those created by other team members.
  • Act as a lead, identifying and assigning new work for other engineers.
  • Test and create automated tests for your code, ensuring every function, service, and object is compatible with your teams work and with the many systems within the system portfolio.
  • Act as a development leader, help to formulate best practices and setting up toolsets and procedures for the team, leveraging internally available tools and communicating with other internal development & product teams.
  • Stay up-to-date on new development and platform technologies, make recommendations for the right tool for the job, and take the lead in setting up those tools and training other developers on them.
  • Create documentation for developers as well as business users to help them understand your products.
  • Maintain cloud-based platforms and environments of supported applications, troubleshooting and patching functional issues and data issues in lower or production environments when necessary. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 7 years of fullstack development using modern technologies such as Java, Javascript (e.g. Node, Go), Scala, etc.
  • Comfortable working with a variety of other languages and technologies, including but not limited to node.js and mobile native development
  • Proficiency in Java, JavaScript, CSS3 and HTML5, relational databases, NOSQL databases, git, and Unix administration.
  • Experience with true cloud development, including docker and container orchestration tools
  • Experience with cloud hosting on AWS or similar public/private cloud providers.
  • Competent working with service-based application architectures and familiar with various API protocols.
  • Experience working in story and task-tracking tools for agile workflows.
  • Experience setting up continuous integration and testing frameworks for development projects (IE Jenkins, Chef, Mocha.js, SonarQube, etc.)
  • Competent working in secured internal network environments.
  • Motivated and Self-Starting: able to think critically about problems, decipher user preferences versus hard requirements, and effectively use online and onsite resources to find an appropriate solution with little intervention.
  • Passionate about writing clear, maintainable code that will be used and modified by others, and able to use and modify other developers work rather than recreate it

Desired Characteristics

  • B.S. degree in Computer Science/Engineering or related field strongly preferred
  • Experience with serverless technologies, preferably Lambda
  • Experience with distributed messaging services such as Kafka and Kinesis
  • Experience with caching services, preferably Redis and Elasticache
  • Hands-on experience managing distributed systems and clusters
  • Able to communicate effectively in a diverse team of varying skillsets and proficiencies. Able to lead and instruct, or take advice and direction when appropriate. Effective in-person, written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working in large, multifaceted and matrixed organizations
  • Experience within media entertainment industry
  • Collaborative team player accustomed to working within and across groups
  • Organized and detail-oriented with ability to manage time effectively
  • Ability to translate business process needs into clear technical requirements
  • Ability to influence internal and external team members without direct reporting authority
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to relate complex information to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Strong character exhibiting company core values: Integrity, Creativity, Teamwork, Pioneering Spirit, Ownership

The Planet Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Type: Temp/Contract

Location: Universal City, CA

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