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Principal Software Engineer

Company: WP Engine
Location: Austin
Posted on: November 12, 2019

Job Description:

What is cool about this job
At WP Engine, we are on a mission to help our customers win online. Whether that's helping an aspiring entrepreneur to turn her hobby into an online business or a multinational corporation to launch a new campaign in weeks instead of months, our platform is there to help them win - whatever that means for them.
As a consequence of our focus on the customer, we have experienced explosive growth. This growth provides many opportunities at WP Engine to tackle hard problems at scale, to deliver new products that continue to make WP Engine the platform of choice for online agility. As a member of our team, you'll have an essential role taking our platform to the next level, both in scale and functionality, helping to lead our microservices transition and build products that support the growth and operational excellence of WP Engine. This is your chance to make your mark on a company that is the leader in its industry.
Golang, Kubernetes, and Docker are some of the technologies you will work with. Experience in these domains is desired, but we are also happy to help you learn our stack. We hire for talent and potential, and we are seeking forward-thinking people to help invent the future of web hosting.
We see our culture as an advantage and believe that it is meaningful to hire the best and ensure that we provide an environment where the best get better. If you are intelligent, phenomenal at solving problems, a hard worker, and an excellent teacher and teammate, you may be the engineer we are looking for!

  • Design, write, test, integrate, and maintain software applications that are resilient, robust, secure, and perform at scale for tens of millions of end users
  • Write clean, maintainable code; improve test coverage and build deployment pipelines to safely and rapidly push code
  • Be customer inspired and work closely with business partners to incrementally deliver positive outcomes through technology
  • Constantly look for opportunities to automate and optimize
  • Research new technologies and incorporate them into new and existing systems and products
  • Be a phenomenal teammate to the other members of your scrum team
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science (or a related field) OR equivalent experience
    • 7+ years experience working on distributed systems (in any language)
    • Natural problem solving abilities, an inquisitive personality, and an eagerness to seek solutions to big problems
    • A passion for working alongside customers to determine what solution best fits their needs
    • Use data to understand the trade-offs and risks between deploying features and system stability (Google SRE mindset)
    • Track record of large scale system integration through microservices, including migrating from a monolithic architecture to microservices
    • Experience leading teams in crafting and writing high quality and highly available software applications (in any language)
    • Shown history of continuous learning and ability to stay ahead of technology trends
      • Proficient programming in Go and Python
      • Production experience with containerization technologies (Docker, Kubernetes, AWS, GCP), microservices, and service meshes (Istio)
      • Experience solving problems with multi-tenancy and distributed systems at scale in the cloud, hosted across international data centers
      • Familiar working in an agile environment using Scrum methodologies
      • Database and concurrency optimization, distributed tracing, data streaming, or microservice patterns
        At WP Engine, we have the broadest possible view of diversity, going beyond visible differences to include the background, experiences, skills, and perspectives that make each person unique. WP Engine is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by emailing ()

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