Principal Software Engineer - Cloud Infrastructure

Online interview
Remote possible

Your tasks

  • Work with stakeholders from across the organization, from Engineers to Executives
  • Understand business and engineering requirements and influence the Platform Engineering roadmap
  • Lead the design and definition of a Platform technical architecture and plan to achieve it
  • Mentor and grow the most senior engineers within our teams
  • Participate in the curation of a culture of innovation where ideas are generated and executed
  • Apply deep industry knowledge to ensure our organization is aiming correctly at the most critical problems, building for the future
  • Drive operational and engineering excellence both within Platform and outward, leading other Principal Engineers across Engineering through influence

Project description

Our Platform Engineering teams are responsible for infrastructure, operations, automation, and engineering tooling for our AWS and Kubernetes-based compute, data, and eventing infrastructure supporting all InVision Engineering teams. We are enablers and force multipliers. We build products that help our engineering customers better own and operate their own services. We constantly work to understand the business goals ahead of our engineering teams, lay the groundwork before they arrive, and enable them to painlessly ship awesome, reliable, performant, efficient, and secure products as quickly as possible.

We are seeking a hands-on Principal Engineer to lead technical direction across Platform Engineering. This highly influential and self-directed engineering role works to understand our business, customer, and engineering needs. By defining and driving the shape of our platform and infrastructure architecture, systems, and tooling, you’ll ensure we are meeting the 1-2 year needs of InVision’s product direction.

Who we're looking for?

  • Expertise in distributed systems, microservices architectures, multi-region architectures, infrastructure tooling and automation, software development best practices, observability, and reliability engineering
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-direction and the ability to see and understand a large number of challenges, prioritizing them into a set of incrementally achievable goals
  • Mentorship and leadership to engineering staff across Platform Engineering
  • Bias towards action, absolute willingness to own the problem and drive towards a speedy solution; you won’t stop until the problem is solved with an effective solution
  • Ability to dig in deeply when needed, and to raise back up to see and organize against a long view
  • Hands on experience building systems and infrastructure solutions
  • Leadership through influence, quickly building and keeping respect
  • A servant leadership approach, defining direction while enabling teams
  • Ability to thrive in a variable and demanding environment


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