Job ID: 39659

Principal Software Engineer
Our client is seeking a Principal Software Engineer to join their team in Portland, OR. This is your chance to work prominently on a software development team fitted hand-in-glove with business teams to build new and improved products and services for customers.

This role will be providing technical leadership and inspiration for a team at the heart of high-volume, high-availability trade clearing suite (we partner with some of the industry's hottest next-generation stock trading products), you'll be at the center of rapidly scaling services that will test your limits as a backend engineer.  

What's ahead?  Smarter, more scalable and recoverable messaging and faster, simpler operational databases.  Derived data streams feeding a machine learning platform that will let us outperform the competition in evaluating risk (and opportunity).  Realtime data consolidation using pub-sub techniques that obsolete legacy data stores and the complex, unmaintainable queries that go with them.  

Principal Software Engineer Responsibilities
Deliver results. Collaborate with those around you to produce lean, pragmatic solutions in a predictable and transparent way. Using modern tools and techniques with lightweight agile process, you will join a team of engineers writing, reviewing and shipping high-impact solutions for customers.
You'll be a strong backend engineer.
Discover and define business and technical requirements for new features and products.
Embody the company values and work to positively impact those around you.
Though they commonly use Java8 on Linux, they deal with all technology – Linux and Windows; .NET and Java; SQL and noSQL (mongoDB); RabbitMQ and other open source tools and libraries. 

Principal Software Engineer Qualifications
10+ years of experience in software engineering.
Experience mentoring and coaching other developers.
Deep expertise in at least one modern language (Java, C#, C++).
Ability to learn new things (languages, tools, frameworks) very quickly.
Expertise working with databases (SQL and/or noSQL).
Proficient using version control systems.
Proficient with software test and automation tools.
Readiness to travel occasionally.
Proficient in Java preferred.
Experience with noSQL databases preferred.
Proficient in Git and automated build/deploy environments preferred.
Experience with service-oriented architectures preferred.
Familiarity with functional programming preferred.

You have extensive experience developing software products and services across a variety of tools, frameworks, and environments. You recognize your strengths and also know when to reach out for help
You have a genuine passion for solving interesting technology problems with creative and simple solutions.
You'd rather deliver a 40% solution in 2 weeks than an 80% solution in six
You're excited to work with fellow engineers, but also know how to partner across departments to get things done
You're looking to do amazing work. 
You're all about using technology to improve the customer experience and affect the company's bottom line, but also want to mentor and coach those within your team.

About VanderHouwen 
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.”



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