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Principal Software Engineer (Content Foundation)



Software Engineering
Indianapolis, IN, USA · Toronto, ON, Canada · Boston, MA, USA · Indianapolis, IN, USA · San Diego, CA, USA · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

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Seismic, a rapidly growing Forbes Cloud 100 company, is the global leader in enablement, helping make sales teams better by becoming more productive and engaging with buyers in a compelling way. Seismic’s platform provides continuous guidance to improve behavior, content, and skills to win more deals and deliver better experiences. Nearly 2,000 organizations including IBM and American Express have made Seismic their enablement platform of choice. Seismic integrates with business-critical platforms including Microsoft, Salesforce, Google and Adobe. Seismic is headquartered in San Diego, with offices across North America, Europe, Australia and China.

Seismic is committed to building an inclusive workplace that ignites growth for our employees and creates a culture of belonging that allows all employees to be seen and valued for who they are. Learn more about DEI at Seismic here.

We’re looking for a savvy developer to join our passionate engineering team as a Principal Software Engineer and help us scale and grow our cloud-based systems and technologies with a keen eye towards software quality and operational excellence. As a tech “unicorn”, this is an amazing opportunity for the right person to play a major role in helping design and build essential core infrastructure of this pre-IPO software company, as we broaden our lead in the sales enablement space!

As a Principal Software Engineer on our Content Foundation team, you will play a vital part in designing and evolving foundational models and services that several engineering teams are dependent on. You will collaborate to build micro-service based systems responsible for helping our customers share content and information.

You will work closely with our product leads, engineering leads, and the other members of the team to continue the development of a best-in-class content and video platform responsible for enabling rendering, manipulating, editing, annotating, and viewing content. As part of a platform team, you will work to both enable features requested by applications as well as push for the integration of new platform-first capabilities across the entire Seismic Sales Enablement Cloud. This is an opportunity to work as an influential lead developer and make a difference at a mature, yet rapidly growing, tech company.

Who You Are:

  • An experienced software engineer with a passion for building and innovating.
  • Seen as a major contributor in the team problem-solving-process – you aren't afraid to share your opinions in a low-ego manner or roll up your sleeves and write critical path code, take on the refactoring of a significant piece of code.
  • Deep experience across multiple software projects, driving the end-to-end software development lifecycle of an architecturally complex system or product.
  • Demonstrated expertise in designing robust architectural solutions in a microservices ecosystem, with a focus and desire to continuously improve and advance innovation
  • Ability to think tactically as well as strategically, respecting what came before you and always thinking longer-term.
  • Highly focused on operational excellence and software quality, with experience in CI/CD and best operational practices.
  • Your technical skills are sought after as you develop in a pragmatic and efficient manner.
  • You enjoy solving challenging problems, all while having a blast with equally passionate and talented team members.

What you will be doing:

  • Migrate important business functionality to a more robust design and ensure seamless integration to the rest of the Seismic platform.
  • Be a major player on a new engineering team, while driving technical and architectural decisions and collaborating across multiple remote teams.
  • Collaborate with technical product owners, architects, and other software engineers to rapidly build, test, and deploy code in the creation of a redesigned set of foundational core models and well-orchestrated services – allowing new features to be brought to the Seismic platform faster, without compromising robustness, quality or maintainability
  • Explore new technologies and industry trends and bring your findings to life in our products.
  • Participate in and champion best practices for code reviews, monitoring and alerting, automated testing, bug/issue triage, and documentation.
  • Contribute to troubleshooting and continuous quality improvements.

What you bring to the team:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science, similar technical field of study, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Minimum of 7 years of Software Development experience within a SaaS business.
  • Must have a familiarity with .NET Core, and C# or similar object-oriented languages and frameworks.
  • Experience working with microservice-based APIs (REST, GraphQL) as well as data structures and management (SQL, Kafka, JSON, NoSQL, S3/Azure blob storage)
  • Experience in modern CI/CD pipelines and tooling (Jenkins, CircleCI, Github Actions, terraform) a big plus
  • Experience with HTML/CSS/JS and modern SPA frameworks (React Vue.js, etc.) a plus.
  • Experience with the SCRUM and the AGILE development process.
  • Familiarity and comfortability developing in cloud-based environments (Azure, AWS, Google Cloud, etc.)

What we have for you:

  • Take time to rest and recharge with generous time off, paid company holidays and end of year company shutdown.
  • Medical, dental, vision, employer-paid life insurance and disability benefits
  • Access to Health Savings Account (HSA) with $1,000 Single/$2,000 annual employer contribution
  • Access to free paid telemedicine and wellness offers through medical plan
  • Fertility and family planning benefits with financial assistance for adoption and surrogacy
  • Paid parental leave and family caregiver leaves
  • Annual professional development reimbursement
  • Mental health support with 12 free counseling sessions for you and your family members
  • 401k with annual employer match
  • Equity program and performance-based bonuses
  • Bring Your Own Device technology stipend
  • Seismic Cares Program with charitable donation matching

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Headquartered in San Diego and with employees across the globe, Seismic is the global leader in sales enablement, backed by firms such as Permira, Ameriprise Financial, EDBI, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and T. Rowe Price. Seismic also recently expanded its team and product portfolio with the acquisition of Percolate, Grapevine6, and Lessonly. Our board of directors is composed of several industry luminaries including John Thompson, former Chairman of the Board for Microsoft.

Seismic is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, age, race, religion, or any other classification which is protected by applicable law.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.