Principal Software Engineer

Software Development United States


We are looking for remarkable Principal Software Engineers to join us!

We’ve built a team of not just the best engineers, but some amazing people as well. Our team 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:

  • Designing and building new platform microservices to help scale our platform to handle government datasets with hundreds of millions of rows.
  • Establishing development standards and best practices.
  • Development across the stack, from high performance data-intensive backend services through business requirements and customer-facing UI.
  • 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 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 like Scala, Java, Go, Rust or C++. Bonus points for experience with Elixir.
  • You have frontend experience (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript). We are currently using React/ES2016 supported by Redux, Typescript and Ruby on Rails.
  • You have knowledge and experience designing and managing relational databases in production, ideally Postgres. Bonus points for experience with technologies like Amazon Athena or Google BigQuery.
  • 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. 
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 more efficiently and connect more transparently with their constituents and with each other. By connecting data and processes across disparate systems, Tyler's solutions are transforming how clients gain actionable insights that solve problems in their communities. Tyler has more than 37,000 successful installations across more than 12,000 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 and Forbes’ “Most Innovative Growth Companies” list. More information about Tyler Technologies, an S&P 500 company headquartered in Plano, Texas, can be found at  To 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.