Principal Software Engineer-Front End

Engineering - Software Austin, Texas


Principal Software Engineer, Front End

Would you like to work on a high performing team developing advanced user interfaces with the latest technology for our next generation video communication products?

Lifesize is looking for an experienced developer to join our applications software development team in Austin. This team is responsible for the development of our customer facing core applications (web and desktop).

About the role:

  • You’ll develop cutting edge web and desktop applications; from concepts through requirements, use cases, implementation, unit testing, and on through live deployment.
  • You’ll write readable, unit-tested JavaScript and TypeScript code in a team of engineers who are working to continuously improve the codebase.
  • You will integrate web modules with desktop technologies like Electron.
  • You’ll work with developers, designers, and product managers in a collaborative agile environment to deliver product improvements on an ongoing basis.
  • You’ll solve high priority customer issues and get fixes deployed with a fast turnaround time.

Some of the perks you’ll get working in Lifesize Engineering:

  • Pick your preference of a Mac and/or PC, and whatever development tools you need, and we’ll get you hooked up.
  • Come to work in our convenient Barton Skyway location, which is close enough to downtown and Zilker Park to have access to the best of Austin.
  • Be amazed at the programming flow time you’ll establish in our non-open engineering floor plan, which includes a mix of private and shared offices.
  • Take time off when you need it with our unlimited vacation policy and our flexible work schedule.
  • Eat free breakfast tacos on Mondays and Wednesdays and enjoy company sponsored lunch delivery on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays.
  • Take a break in our fully stocked break rooms with all the snacks and drinks you need.
  • Recharge yourself in our free onsite yoga classes and brand-new gym.

About you:

5+ Years Commercial/Enterprise Software Development

3+ Years Modern JavaScript (ES6+) with ReactJS/Redux

Ideally, you will…

  • Have experience developing web applications using React and Redux, and wrapping them with Electron.
  • Be adept at delivering working applications from wireframes and detailed acceptance criteria.
  • Be capable of driving towards a goal independently and proactively solving problems with minimal oversight.
  • Have excellent troubleshooting skills, and a passion for fixing customer issues.
  • Be adaptable enough to work between multiple projects and technologies within a condensed time frame.
  • Offer constructive feedback during code reviews, as well as positively receiving and executing on the feedback offered by others.
  • Have at least a basic understanding of databases and servers with a desire to learn more.
  • Have excellent communication skills with the ability to explain technical issues to non-technical co-workers.
  • Have a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, related field, or equivalent real world experience with a firm grasp of Software Engineering/Computer Science fundamentals.
  • Have experience in architecting SPAs, and developing efficient and maintainable solutions.
  • Are familiar with design patterns, anti-patterns and code smells.

You’ll impress us even more if you have experience with some of these:

  • GraphQL
  • Electron
  • TypeScript
  • WebRTC
  • Leadership and/or managerial experience

This position is located in Austin, Texas.

About Lifesize

Lifesize delivers immersive communication experiences for the global enterprise. Our complementary suite of award-winning cloud video conferencing and cloud contact center solutions empowers organizations to elevate workplace collaboration, boost employee productivity and improve customer experiences from anywhere and from any device. To learn more about our analyst-recognized solutions and see why tens of thousands of leading organizations like Yelp, RBC, Yale University, Pearson, Salvation Army, Shell Energy and NASA rely on Lifesize for mission-critical business communications, visit or

Lifesize, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Lifesize does not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, veteran status, or disability.