Principal Software Engineer SaaS (TA-247)
WFH Flexible Chennai, India, IND Product
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About CloudBees

CloudBees is powering the continuous economy by offering the world’s first end-to-end continuous software delivery management system (SDM). For millions of developers and product teams driving innovation for businesses large or small, SDM builds on continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) to enable all functions and teams within and around the software delivery organization to best work together to amplify value creation. 

CloudBees is the continuous integration (CI), continuous delivery (CD) and application release automation (ARA) powerhouse built from the commercial success of its products and its open-source leadership as the largest contributor to Jenkins and a founding member of the Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF). With a globally distributed workforce of more than 500 employees, the company reflects the global nature of the DevOps movement. 

We believe in walking the talk! From startups with full-stack developers practicing NoOps to large Fortune 100 companies, CloudBees enables all software-driven organizations to intelligently deploy the right capabilities at the right time.

Over 3,500 of the world’s best-known brands and over 50% of the Fortune 500, invest in CloudBees because of its ability to work across any cloud, in any development environment and to balance corporate governance and control with developer flexibility and freedom.

About the Role

CloudBees is hiring a Principal Software Engineer to develop our next-generation solutions!

This is an excellent opportunity to join CloudBees product development team, working with some of the best and brightest engineers and technical product managers while also developing your skills and furthering your career within an innovative and progressive technology company.

In this role as a Principal Software Engineer, you will play a critical role in shaping the company's strategy and driving technological advancements. You will be part of the SAAS Platform engineering team comprising front-end, back-end, and full-stack software engineers doing agile development. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including software engineers, DevOps engineers, and product managers, to design and implement new features for our CloudBees SAAS Platform. You are a recognized leader with the ability to influence industry standards and practices.

What You'll Do

  • Architect, automate, and optimize pipelines. 
  • Ensure efficient and reliable automation of build, test, and deployment processes for various applications and environments.
  • Build cloud-native applications and services on popular cloud platforms like AWS, Azure, and GCP. 
  • Utilize microservices architecture and containerization technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes) to ensure scalability, resilience, and maintainability.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather requirements, design software solutions, and write clean, efficient, and maintainable code. 
  • Contribute to both front-end and back-end development to create well-rounded applications.
  • Implement best practices for code quality, automated testing, and code reviews to ensure software reliability and performance. 
  • Write unit tests, integration tests, and perform code reviews to maintain high standards.
  • Work on new feature development and product enhancements based on customer feedback and industry trends. 
  • Continuously innovate and propose improvements to existing software solutions.
  • Analyze and address complex technical challenges and issues that arise during the software development lifecycle. 
  • Debug, troubleshoot, and resolve technical problems efficiently.
  • Create and maintain technical documentation, including design specifications, user guides, and best practice guidelines. 
  • Share knowledge and contribute to internal and external technical communities.
  • Participate in Agile ceremonies, such as sprint planning, stand-up meetings, and retrospectives. Collaborate with product managers, designers, and other engineers to ensure alignment and efficient project execution.
  • Share your expertise and mentor engineers, helping them grow and develop their skills. 
  • Foster a culture of continuous learning and improvement within the team.
  • Stay updated with the latest technologies, tools and cloud computing. 
  • Proactively learn and adapt to new technologies to drive innovation.
  • Collaborate with customers to understand their needs, gather feedback, and provide technical support and guidance as needed.
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in computer science is highly preferred.
  • 12+ years of distinguished software engineering experience with a significant focus on architecting the SaaS products.
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience in working on SaaS products
  • Expertise in DevOps methodologies, and containerization technologies.
  • Expertise  in scripting languages (e.g., Python, Groovy) and infrastructure-as-code tools (e.g., Terraform).
  • Experience with our tech stack or equivalent: GoLang (preferred)/Java/Python is a must. Kubernetes, Docker, Node (TypeScript), React / NextJS (this is a very wide range of skills 
  • 5+ years of experience using Cassandra DB
  • 3+ years of experience using gRPC, protobufs is a big plus
  • Knowledge of SOC controls, general IT security, control frameworks, and familiarity with ISO 27000, NIST, SOX, CIS, PCI DSS, and other standards
  • Experience with UI & API test automation tools, particularly in Java stack (e.g. JMeter, Gatling, Selenium, Playwright, API testing)
  • Strong knowledge of cloud platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure) and advanced CI/CD practices.
  • Proven track record of influencing technical directions at both organizational and industry levels.
  • Exceptional leadership skills with the ability to motivate and guide technical teams.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, with the ability to engage with C-level executives.

We’re invested in you!

We offer generous paid time off to allow our employees time to rest, recharge and to be present with family and friends throughout the year. At CloudBees, we truly believe that the more diverse we are, the better we serve our customers.  A global community like Jenkins demands a global focus from CloudBees. Organizations with greater diversity—gender, racial, ethnic, and global—are stronger partners to their customers.  

Whether by creating more innovative products, or better understanding our worldwide customers, or establishing a stronger cross-section of cultural leadership skills, diversity strengthens all aspects of the CloudBees organization. In the technology industry, diversity creates a competitive advantage.  CloudBees customers demand technologies from us that solve their software development, and therefore their business problems, so that they can better serve their own customers.  CloudBees attributes much of its success to its worldwide work force and commitment to global diversity, which opens our proprietary software to innovative ideas from anywhere. 

Along the way, we have witnessed firsthand how employees, partners, and customers with diverse perspectives and experiences contribute to creative problem-solving and better solutions for our customers and their businesses. 

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