Principal Software Engineer - RetailMeNot

Engineering Austin, Texas Remote - United States


Position at RetailMeNot

The shared product and services teams at RetailMeNot work on initiatives that enable us to provide users meaningful content at the right place, right time, and right price. We build solutions to handle sophisticated challenges in real-time, using distributed systems. We constantly add new ways to provide more content and incremental value for our users and merchants. Technologies that we use today include GraphQL, Java, Python, Node.js, Docker, Kubernetes and AWS to name a few.
Technical challenges on the team range across the entire stack. Our full stack engineers iterate quickly to deliver new features while maintaining high performance and scalability. They write code in all tiers of the system and are constantly on the lookout for newer and better technologies.
This team is integral to the RetailMeNot business, so we need leaders who can help deliver results while understanding the structure of a large system. We provide cross-team leadership that ensures that RetailMeNot code meets a consistently high standard while building the platform to support the future of the company. Your daily activities will involve oversight, mentoring, delivering key pieces of functionality, and collaborating with technology leadership to plan the technical roadmap for RMN.
We are constantly evolving both the software and the teams that deliver it. If you are someone who enjoys pursuing new challenges, working in a fast-paced environment, learning new skills, and applying it all to address large and impactful business problems, then we want you to be a part of the team.

Who You Are

    • You have a Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent STEM field.
    • You have 10+ years professional experience in software development.
    • You have a point of view on the technologies we are currently using: Java, Python, Node.js, ReactJs, Kafka, AWS, Gitlab, Kubernetes, Docker, MySQL, Redis, GraphQL, REST APIs and experience building on some.
    • You take pride in mentoring junior and other senior engineers and consider the progress of your team members a key indicator of your performance.
    • You have an evolved sense of test and validation practices in a modern functional design and system architecture
    • You’re skilled in building consensus across teams and inspiring teammates to deliver a better vision and product.
    • You’re committed to learning and believe that every day you do not progress as a technologist is a day that you’re falling behind.
    • You delight in making simple, sophisticated, functional, and beautiful systems. You encourage others to do the same.

What You'll Do

    • You’ll mentor and guide a hardworking group of early and mid-career engineers.
    • You will collaborate with other Principal Software Engineers to enhance the state of technology and architecture of RetailMeNot as a whole
    • You will write and deliver software as a member of an Agile scrum team.
    • You’ll cultivate and enhance a culture built around standard methodologies for testing, automation, and monitoring.
    • You will develop a deep understanding of the business and use that knowledge to collaboratively build a roadmap for the next major iteration of the product and / or services to support where the business is heading.
    • You’ll bring expertise in distributed systems to improve reliability, scalability, and performance of existing products and services serving millions of customers.
    • You will work together with your Agile team to improve process and delivery through collaborative problem solving.

Who We Are

    • We believe our technologists should make technology decisions. We give engineers an extraordinary deal of freedom to make technical choices and to collaboratively define our technical roadmap.
    • We believe the role of engineering leadership is to create and maintain an organization that empowers engineers to thrive and build efficiently
    • We devote a ton of effort and resources to hiring and retaining a team of excellent engineers because we believe that extraordinary engineers are happiest when they have a supportive and equally exceptional team helping them to succeed and grow.
    • We are a polyglot company that utilizes dynamic and static languages, some functional, and others object oriented.
    • We use the newest service offerings of public cloud providers, as well as important open source technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes.