Principal Software Engineer

Principal Software Engineer




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Principal Software Engineer

This role is eligible for our hybrid work model: Two days in-office.

Why this job’s a big deal:

Collaborate with a small, tight knit team of cutting edge, coding thought leaders who set the strategy for our customer interface. Self-starters are encouraged to explore, fail fast and build new things. Find places that lack ownership and own them. Collaboration, ownership and innovation are our primary tenets.

Our team of engineers, at all levels, work with the business leaders in defining the product roadmap and come up with innovative solutions to grow the future of travel. We design and develop our back end systems and REST APIs that serve hundreds of millions of searches a day, collecting and parsing data across thousands of partners to get the best deals for our customers.

In this role you will get to:

  • Spearhead mission critical projects with direct impact on the evolution of Priceline's business.

  • Innovate within a cross-functional agile team that continuously experiments, iterates and delivers on new product objectives.

  • Lead the collaboration and drive team development efforts, recommend what the best solutions are and influence key business stakeholders on your findings.

  • Showcase your fluency and development skills with Core Java or similar programming languages.

  • Lead, mentor, and guide other developers in best practices.

  • Architect, engineer, and drive the evolution of low latency and high throughput transactional services with continuous integration and automation testing.

  • Lead the collaboration and drive team development efforts. Influence what the best solutions are and communicate your findings to key business stakeholders.

Who you are: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science or related field.

  • 10+ years of experience in software engineering and development.

  • Successfully has mentored, influenced and coached developers.

  • Metalicious coding with Core Java or similar programming languages.

  • Exceptional SQL compositions skills for composing queries and analysis.

  • Confident with the utilization of Spring Frameworks, Web Services and APIs.

  • Established and proven expertise with server side Javascript and Node. js, an Influencer of the use of Git and Gitflow.

  • Experience in Microservices, Kubernetes (GKE preferable), and Dockers.

  • Experience with developing and deployment on Cloud, especially GCP and AWS.

  • Proven Leadership in  Design and Architecture of complex, highly scalable and performance driven applications.

  • Exposure to Big Data solutions such as (Cassandra, Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, ElasticSearch and Solr).

  • Illustrated history of living the values necessary to Priceline:  Customer, Innovation, Team, Accountability and Trust. 

  • The Right Results, the Right Way is not just a motto at Priceline; it’s a way of life. Unquestionable integrity and ethics is essential.