Principal Software Engineer

Engineering & Technology Remote, Work from Home


About Us

Shorelight is reinventing the international education experience for students worldwide. Based in Boston, the company works directly with top-ranked, nonprofit American universities to build innovative programs and high-touch, technology-driven services that help talented students thrive and become global citizens.

Job Overview

The Principal Software Engineer plays a leading role in development and delivery of Web applications, Salesforce extensions, and integration of third-party tools into Shorelight's ecosystem. The Principal Software Engineer works across the full stack (HTML5/CSS3, React.js/Redux, Node.js, Java, SFDC), leveraging the latest technologies to deliver top-notch technical solutions that excite our customers. This role helps spearhead the application of machine learning and AI techniques to power business solutions.

Essential Functions

Technical Leadership

  • Work within and across Agile teams to design, develop, test, and support technical solutions across the full stack of development tools and technologies
  • Lead a high-performing engineering team, and mentor and develop junior team members
  • Work closely with Product Management to understand end-user requirements and translate them into high-quality, timely deliverables
  • Play a key role in the architectural and design decisions the team makes and articulate the impact of these decisions to the rest of the organization
  • Explore and evaluate new and emerging software tools and technologies as well as bring fresh ideas that can benefit assigned projects

Engineering Process Oversight

  • Continuously improve software engineering practices and standards
  • Participate in peer code reviews and facilitate knowledge sharing sessions

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in computer science or a related field (or equivalent experience)
  • 8+ years of professional experience developing large-scale, high-availability applications utilizing JavaScript, Java, and related frameworks and technologies
  • High proficiency with client-side JavaScript frameworks (preferably React.js/Redux)
  • Strong experience designing RESTful APIs using Microservices architecture
  • Experience in middle-tier coding in Node.js and/or Java
  • Experience with variety of SQL (PostgreSQL, MySQL) and/or NoSQL databases (MongoDB, ElasticSearch)
  • Familiarity with DevOps tooling for development (Docker) and orchestration (Kubernetes)
  • Experience delivering products using Agile development methodologies (Scrum, Kanban)
  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills and strong attention to details
  • Strong technical leadership and coaching skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Eligibility to work in, and travel freely to and from, the United States without sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience integrating with Salesforce or similar CRM products to develop client or business solutions
  • Strong understanding of Web application security concepts
  • Familiarity with various machine learning methods; knowledge of machine learning libraries such as Scikit-learn, TensorFlow

Application Process

To apply for this position, please visit the Shorelight Careers page to submit an application with a resume and cover letter.

Background Check Required--Education, Criminal, Identity

Shorelight is an Equal Opportunity Employer.