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Sr Principal Software Engineer (Architect) UI SaaS Applications

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You will be our forward-thinking individual passionate about delivering customer centric user experiences in high growth and high scale environments. As the SaaS Architect you establish design and architectural direction, lead and contribute to the design and carry out hands-on implementation of the most critical interfaces and complex elements of the new Cloud native Security applications. You work across teams and organizations to ensure that the architecture and design are of high qualify, stable, scalable and reliable. You will establish the technical architectural standards and drive the overall technical design and best engineering practices through design re views, architecture reviews hackathon activities, customer visits and engagement with Ecosystem Partners.

What You'll Do

  • Be a Technical Area Lead working with 50+ engineers
  • Craft and execute the technical road map to develop the next generation Security experiences on our cloud Application platform
  • Integrate outstanding architecture principles and goals into the team’s projects through designs, implementation strategies, and project sequence
  • Work with product managers early on to craft product definition so that it can be built in a flexible, extensible, and robust way.
  • You will work closely with other Application Platform teams to craft and develop a variety of features, reusable components and products that will be offered to our customers as a service
  • Collaborate with User Experience design team to increase product’s usability
  • Drive a culture of quality, technical curiosity, continuous improvement, and data-driven decision-making

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • 15+ years of software development, including extensive design/development experience with large-scale multi-tenant SaaS Web Applications
  • Extensive JavaScript UI development experience on multiple in production web applications
  • Proven recent React experience
  • Hands on expertise developing REST APIs
  • In-depth understanding of application performance and work through high volume scalability issues
  • Understanding of NoSQL approaches to data storage
  • Prior experience with Splunk or a similar analytics solution
  • Experience in the visualization of large, sophisticated graph structures
  • Experience working on open-source projects


  • Requires a minimum of 15 years of related experience with a technical bachelor’s degree; or 12 years and a technical Master’s degree; or a PhD with 8 years’ experience; or equivalent experience.

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For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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