23 days old

Principal Engineer

JustWorks
New York, NY 10011
  • Job Code
    181799246

Who We Are

At Justworks, youll enjoy a welcoming and casual environment, great benefits, wellness program offerings, company retreats, and the ability to interact with and learn from leaders in the startup community. We work hard and care about our most prized asset - our people.

Were helping businesses get off the ground by enabling them to focus on running their business. We solve HR issues. Were data-driven and never stop iterating. If youd like to work in a supportive, entrepreneurial environment, are interested in building something meaningful and having fun while doing it, wed love to hear from you.

We're united by shared goals and shared motivations at Justworks. These are best summed up in our company values, which are reflected in our product and in our team.

Our Values

If this sounds like you, youll fit right in.

Who You Are

As a Principal Engineer, how results are achieved is paramount for your success and ultimately result in our success as an organization. In this role, your foundational knowledge, skills, abilities and personal attributes are anchored in the following competencies:

  • You have been in senior leadership but enjoys being a super engineer
  • Obsession with customer values
  • Obsession with developer efficiencies
  • Knows how to lead and engage engineers
  • Hands-on experience with modern cloud and orchestration technologies
  • Hands-on experience with modern data platform technologies
  • Hands-on experience with various programming languages to help guide the org to make objective decisions
  • Hands-on experience with various architecture patterns - both software and systems
  • Hands-on experience with Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery
  • API design and Domain-Driven Development experience
  • Top-notch communication skills using various tools including talks, documentation, visual diagrams

As a Principal Engineer at Justworks, you will leverage your demonstrated ability to own and lead the implementation of features in large-scale, distributed architecture of Justworks to support the long term growth of the business. You understand the concept of separation of concerns and have leveraged design patterns to solve technical challenges. You spend significant amounts of time directly assisting and leveling up other engineers. You look for signal in the noise, and can detect and resolve issues before they become problems.

You will work closely with senior engineers to scope, design, and build new features and functionality in this area. As a Principal Engineer, your responsibilities also include coordinating and participating in engineering efforts across teams, including scalability, performance, and modularization efforts.

You will work primarily in Ruby on Rails and JavaScript/React, but may employ other technologies where appropriate. You should have a deep understanding of technology that goes beyond the ability to use these tools.

Your Success Profile

What You Will Work On

  • Reports directly to SVP of Engineering and leads engineers across the company towards the future vision of the enterprise
  • Guides the multi-year journey of architecting and buiilding secure, scalable, distributed architecture of Justworks
  • Be accountable for delivering business/customer value and metrics
  • Works closely with UX architect to bring the best customer experience
  • Communicate effectively to senior leaders from other functions and/or businesses
  • Lead workshops, architecture sessions, etc. to drive the technical vision forward
  • Provides mentorship and coaching to engineers and engineering leaders
  • Be out there representing Justworks in the community

How You Will Do Your Work

As a Principal Engineer, how results are achieved is paramount for your success and ultimately result in our success as an organization. In this role, your foundational knowledge, skills, abilities and personal attributes are anchored in the following competencies:

    • Good judgment - the exercise of critical thinking, analyzing and assessing problems and implications, identifying patterns, making connections of underlying issues, understanding risks and developing mitigation strategies, and taking ownership of the outcome.
    • Resourcefulness - taking a can-do approach, even in the face of obstacles and constraints by assessing whats in front of you and effectively and efficiently optimizing what you have, whether it's working on something new or thinking about how to do something better.
    • Teamwork and communication - putting our collective best together through documentation, collaboration, relationship-building, listening, empathy, recruiting, and evangelism.
    • Influence and leadership - fostering a community of knowledge-sharing, collaboration, mentorship, and forward-thinking.
    • Skills and knowledge - the capacity to actively learn and apply specific domain knowledge, know-how, and best practices to continually enhance and improve.

In addition, all Justworkers focus on aligning their behaviors to our core values known as COGIS. It stands for:

  • Camaraderie - Day to day you can be seen working together toward a higher purpose. You like to have fun. Youre an active listener, treat people respectfully, and have a strong desire to know and help others.
  • Openness - Your default is to be open. You're willing to share information, understand other perspectives, and consider new possibilities. Youre curious, ask open questions, and are receptive to thoughts and feedback from others.
  • Grit - You demonstrate grit by having the courage to commit and persevere. Youre committed, earnest, and dive in to get the job done well with a positive attitude.
  • Integrity - Simply put, do what you say and say what you'll do. Youre honest and forthright, have a strong moral compass, and strive to match your words with your actions while leading by example.
  • Simplicity - Be like Einstein: Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, a related technical field, or equivalent practical experience
  • 15 years of experience in software engineering with experience in building and shipping products
  • Experience in senior technical leadership role

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Please Note: In accordance with New York City public health requirements, and because this position requires onsite work, this position will require the successful candidate to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19. As an equal opportunity employer, Justworks will provide reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state, and local law.

Diversity At Justworks

Justworks is committed to maintaining a workplace where diversity of identity, culture, and life experience is the norm and is celebrated authentically and respected consistently. Diversity in our work, our people, and our product drives creativity and innovation, entrepreneurial leadership and integrity, competitiveness, and collaboration throughout our business and in the market. We depend on our differences to make our team stronger, our workplace more dynamic, and our product accessible to all of our customers.

Were proud to be an equal opportunity employer open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

Our DEI Commitment





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Posted: 2022-06-11 Expires: 2022-07-12

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