Acquia is the open source digital experience company. We provide the world's most ambitious brands with technology that allows them to embrace innovation and create customer moments that matter. At Acquia we believe in the power of community and collaboration - giving our customers the freedom to build tomorrow on their terms.

Headquartered in Boston, we have been named as one of North America’s fastest growing software companies as reported by Deloitte and Inc. Magazine, and have been rated a leader by the analyst community and named one of the Best Places to Work by the Boston Business Journal. We are Acquia. We are building for the future of the web, and we want you to be a part of it.

About the team you will be on…

The Principal Software Engineer is an integral member of the Acquia technology team and ensures that the company’s software products are well engineered, operable, maintainable, and aligned with the strategy and vision of the business. 

We work on a variety of exciting projects ranging from running massive microservice infrastructures, building highly available database clusters, scaling data pipelines and machine learning to enable our customers to deliver amazing digital experiences that are visited by millions of people each day. 

As the Principal Software Engineer, you will…

  • Mentor and lead engineering teams via quality of ideas, code and communication as a domain expert
  • Influence internal stakeholders, including the CPO and CTO, engineering leads, product managers, and executives
  • Diagram and document current and future architectural plans that technical and non-technical stakeholders can understand how Acquia's technology works
  • Drive deployment of new features or systems and the retirement of old ones, and be a change advocate for customers and employees, in order to simplify product development and operations and increase velocity
  • Write blogs, white papers, and demonstrate domain expertise for internal/external publication
  • Collaborate with vendors and influence their roadmap to align with Acquia’s long term roadmap

You’ll enjoy this role if you are…

  • Able to lead by example 
  • A passionate learner who provides guidance through questions as opposed to statements
  • Inclined to document and diagram ideas as a primary method of communication
  • Able to communicate complex, technical concepts to a wide range of stakeholders with varying perspectives and technical expertise
  • Comfortable under pressure and welcomes new challenges
  • Able to work in an agile DevOps methodology collaborating and enabling all around them

What you’ll need to be successful…

  • Deep, working knowledge of AWS Cloud hosting experience, Ruby
  • Strong Object Oriented Programming experience in PHP
  • Holistic understanding of the Internet and hosting from the network layer up through the application layer
  • Strong background with service oriented architectures, and building scalable, reliable systems

Extra credit if you have...

  • Strong experience in different programming languages: Go, Python, Varnish, CDN 
  • Configuration management (e.g., Puppet, Ansible, Chef)
  • Experience with modern containerization systems: Docker, LXC, etc.
  • Web security and compliance experience (e.g., Firewalls, IDS/IPS systems, DOS prevention and PCI, HIPAA, FedRAMP, etc.)
  • Networking (e.g., TCP/IP, Routing, DNS, load balancing, HTTP caching, clustering, VPN, etc.)
  • Experienced Linux OS system management (Ubuntu, Centos) 
  • Automated testing and continuous integration experience--Jenkins, TravisCI, unit tests, system tests, etc.
  • Drupal setup, maintenance and operational knowledge
  • Advanced knowledge of distributed database and file system management and concepts

We are committed to continually strengthening our people-first culture within our Acquia family. Acquia is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment for all. Our highly motivated team features individuals from a multitude of backgrounds who offer their unique perspectives, starting with their first project as a new hire to their 100th as a manager and beyond. For every step in between, we help Acquians grow by promoting a culture of continuous learning through mentorship, knowledge-sharing, feedback, and more.  

Thank you for considering Acquia for your next career move, and we look forward to receiving your application. There’s no such thing as the perfect candidate. So, we’re not looking for someone who matches all of our criteria; we’re looking for someone with the potential to grow outward and upward. Regardless of how much of the criteria you meet, you should apply!

Acquia is an equal opportunity (EEO) employer. We hire without regard to age, color, disability, gender (including gender identity), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

 

 

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