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Principal Software Engineer - Enterprise Platform

Seattle, Washington, US


Software Engineering

Location-Based Salary Range

Seattle 227,000 - 329,000 USD per year

Employment Type

Full Time

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Indeed offers a range of products to enable Organizations to efficiently manage their hiring experiences. Our vision is to simplify the hiring experience and use technology to suggest the most relevant product to our recruiters. We own the platform that not only drives the recruiter’s first login experience, but also increases their daily engagement. Our platform integrates with all teams across Indeed and requires highly technical, innovative, flexible thinkers with excellent communication and passion for delivering the best experience to help recruiters use our products. Our business is growing rapidly, both in revenue and number of customers, but we have just started. There are numerous opportunities for building new systems and product features, but we need talented, passionate people working together to make this happen. We are looking to grow our teams with people who share our energy and enthusiasm for creating the best experience for Enterprise customers.

As a Principal Software Engineer, you will be expected to design new systems, build them, and sometimes invent new algorithms. At the same time, you will be applying engineering best practices, and helping to create a culture of software quality and operational excellence through the organization. You will work with Product Managers (PM), Data Scientists (DS), Quality Assurance (QA), and other stakeholders. You will have the opportunity to help define the product roadmap and to provide input into the business strategy. 

If our mission and these challenges resonate with you, then we need to talk! 

Who You Are

We're looking for someone who 

  • Is passionate about software quality, improving the design/development process, and building highly available systems
  • Is dedicated to provide the best possible customer experience
  • Enjoys a highly diverse, collaborative, and cross-functional environment
  • Stays abreast of modern technologies and practices, and judiciously recommends the introduction of new technology into our product
  • Fosters long-term team success, is willing to learn, provide appropriate guidance, and to contribute to a healthy work environment.


  • 10+ years of software development experience with programming languages such as Java, C#/C++, or Go
  • Experience building highly scalable distributed systems
  • Experience with Service-Oriented architectures
  • Deep understanding of SQL and NOSQL databases
  • Experience working with REST and RPC service patterns and other client/server interaction models
  • Deep understanding of best engineering practices for the full software development life cycle (SDLC), including coding standards, code review, source control, build, test, deploy, and operations


Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related field (Master’s is a plus)

Who We Are

We are a rapidly growing and highly-capable Engineering organization building the most popular job site on the planet. With engineering hubs in Seattle, San Francisco, Austin, Tokyo, Singapore, Hyderabad, Dublin, Aberdeen and Vancouver, we are improving people's lives all around the world, one job search at a time.

Our Mission

As the world’s number 1 job site*, our mission is to help people get jobs. We strive to cultivate an inclusive and accessible workplace where all people feel comfortable being themselves. We're looking to grow our teams with more people who share our enthusiasm for innovation and creating the best experience for job seekers.

(*comScore Total Visits, March 2021)

Work in Seattle

As we build the most popular job search site on the planet, we approach every challenge and opportunity with an open mind and an experimental eye. We’re looking for Software Engineers, Design Technologists and Product Managers with curiosity engrained in their DNA who want to make waves with us along the Puget Sound. You'll have the freedom to make an impact for millions of users, while working with other great humans who care about improving the lives of others. Come help build the future of hiring inside Indeed Seattle.

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