Principal Software Engineer - Data & Insights Division

Software Development United States


We are looking for a remarkable Principal Software Engineer to join us! We’ve built a team of not just the best engineers, but some amazing people as well. Our organization builds cloud software (platform + apps + ecosystem) to accelerate the flow of government data into the hands of citizens, developers, businesses and researchers. We impact society by enabling governments of all sizes to employ data-driven leadership.

The work we do matters. 

New York City, USDOT, DOJ, HHS and 500+ other cities, states, counties, and federal agencies use our platform & solutions to connect decision makers and the public with information that matters to their day to day life. We are leading clients across the country as they look to tackle the most pressing problems of our time.


Some of the things you'll be doing:

  • Helping us rethink our data platform to support 10x more clients and data.
  • Deconstructing a monolithic Java service into multiple smaller micro-services.
  • Deprecating legacy hand rolled systems and adopting managed services where possible.
  • Improving the observability of our platform microservices.
  • Helping to establish best practices for building reliable systems.
  • Mentoring engineers across the organization. 


We would love to hear from you if...

  • You have at least 10 years of experience building distributed systems.
  • You have experience leveraging AWS services for data pipelines.
  • You aim for simplicity.
  • You care about scalable, reliable, well-tested code.
  • You are willing to work in any part of the stack required to move the team forward.
  • You are humble. You take responsibility for your mistakes, and you learn from them.
  • You have experience with at least one statically typed language preferably Java, Scala, or Go. Bonus points for experience with Elixir.
  • You are proficient with a scripting language such as Ruby or Python.
  • You have knowledge and experience designing and managing relational databases in production, ideally Postgres. Bonus points for experience with technologies like Amazon Athena.
  • You have experience in owning all aspects of a system lifecycle, from proper design, testing, deployment, metrics and monitoring.
  • You are comfortable working in a heterogeneous development environment where you’ll be working with multiple development languages and technologies.
  • You have a strong track record of shipping scalable software in the face of ambiguity.
  • You want to work in a company where everybody believes in a shared mission and has a strong sense of shared responsibility.
  • You are comfortable making technical decisions when there is no clear correct answer. 
  • Ability to pass a federal background check required 
You belong here! Nobody checks every box and if your experience and interests match some of the above, we would love to hear from you.

While position can be done remotely from anywhere in the U.S., you must be a resident in the U.S.

About Us

Tyler Technologies (NYSE: TYL) provides integrated software and technology services to the public sector. Tyler’s end-to-end solutions empower local, state, and federal government entities to operate efficiently and transparently with residents and each other. By connecting data and processes across disparate systems, Tyler’s solutions transform how clients turn actionable insights into opportunities and solutions for their communities. Tyler has more than 40,000 successful installations across nearly 13,000 locations, with clients in all 50 states, Canada, the Caribbean, Australia, and other international locations. Tyler has been recognized numerous times for growth and innovation, including Government Technology’s GovTech 100 list. More information about Tyler Technologies, an S&P 500 company headquartered in Plano, Texas, can be found at learn more about our Data & Insights solutions, visit . 

Additionally, we aspire to be remarkable: in the culture we create, the products we build, and the services we deliver. We believe a diverse team that embodies different backgrounds and experiences is necessary for us to be the best we can be. Within the company, we pursue a culture of inclusivity by identifying and removing aspects of our culture that stop people from being able to do the best work of their lives in physical and emotional safety, while being their authentic selves. We seek diversity, equity, and inclusion across our organization and in our daily work as individuals. 

We understand change takes time and that we still have work to do; however, we are committed to making continual progress.