Principal Software Engineer

11 - 15 years experience  • 

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/21/18
Buffalo, NY
11 - 15 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/21/18

Principal Software Engineer Company Synacor Location Buffalo, NY, Boston, MA Department Engineering

About Us

The Zimbra product development group at Synacor envisions, builds, deploys, and supports our enterprise-grade email collaboration suite for hundreds of millions of users worldwide. Our cross-functional, agile teams value autonomy, collaboration, and continuous improvement, and are composed of product managers, development, program managers, and, quality engineers. Having a crisp product focus allows us to constantly iterate, delivering the best products balancing feature-set and time-to-market.

We fail sometimes, and we make mistakes. But we do it as quickly as possible and in a contained way,  so we can pivot and make improvements to our processes, our skill set, and our team. Everyone, at every level and in every job function on our lean teams make decisions that affect our product, and you will be one of our most valuable assets when you join.

About You

  • You have deep experience delivering successful software from start-to-finish
  • You have 10+ years of engineering experience
  • You want to work in a product-focused organization composed of autonomous, self-managed teams.
  • You love programming and evolving your skills is just built into your DNA. You stay up-to-date on the latest trends in the industry and look for ways to implement new ideas to continuously improve your projects.
  • You’ve worked in Agile Development, and are keenly aware of the benefits and tradeoffs. You look forward to retrospectives to provide new ideas on how to improve the efficiency of the team.
  • You have scaled software as your user base grows, so you know that application performance is critical from iterating a single list, all the way up to enterprise-grade system operation. Since you know where bottlenecks can occur, you proactively introduce solutions before problems arise.
  • Strong understanding of HTML5, CSS, JavaScript and Object Oriented JS (OOJS), its quirks, and workarounds.
  • You are an effective communicator: you are not afraid to ask for help, communicate questions concerns, all in a clear, organized data-driven way.
  • Proficiency with LESS/SCSS
  • Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around such issues
  • Creating self-contained, reusable, and testable modules and components
  • Professional experience with a javascript framework (angularjs, reactjs backbonejs emberjs, etc)
  • Expert test/behaviour driven development
  • Knowledge of NodeJS and Node Webkit
  • Ability to architect test harnesses, integrate with build automation systems
  • Mentor more junior developers
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git  

The Role

  •  Delivering a complete front end application.
    • Ensuring high performance on mobile and desktop.
    • Write fully-tested, idiomatic, and documented JavaScript, HTML and CSS
    • Collaborate with UX engineers, front-end and back-end engineers to learn about all parts of the stack and features, conduct code-reviews
  • Contribute to the API design and definition, when needed, and constantly improve the innovative engineering culture and best development practices within the group.
  • Thoroughly understanding the architecture across platform, database, API, caching layer, proxies, and other web services used in the system.
  • Implement solutions within an agile environment, adhering to best practices of the organization.
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