Cheetah Digital is hiring C/Perl Engineers to join its fast growing engineering team in the US. The Full Stack Principal Engineer is responsible for developing and supporting Cheetah Digital’s renowned suite of messaging platforms, market-leading enterprise solutions used by major brands in North America, Europe, and Asia. Cheetah’s legacy platforms processes and analyze billions of transactions per day on a diverse set of tech stacks backed with Oracle and MongoDB. The Full Stack Principal Engineer will work closely with Cheetah’s product management and quality assurance teams on a daily basis.

The ideal candidate will possess a strong technical foundation in C, Perl/Ruby/Python, Oracle SQL, and APIs, and performance tuning in enterprise environments. The ideal candidate should also have an aptitude for quality and a collaborative mindset to learn and contribute while working closely with team members.


Your daily activities will be:

  • Translate business requirements into specifications and detailed designs
  • Develop and support Cheetah Digital’s legacy applications and web services by writing efficient, maintainable code to meet requirements and adhere to security standards
  • Work through all phases of the software development life cycle, including analysis, design, implementation, testing, deployment, and maintenance
  • Coordinate with team QA to review test plans for gaps and completeness
  • Conduct large-scale performance benchmarks and tune the system for high throughput
  • Review team code commits and sign-off on commit quality and adherence to standards
  • Identify team member growth opportunities and mentor less experienced engineers
  • Participate or lead in architecture review to vet project design across the organization
  • Investigate, analyze and address reported defects in a timely manner
  • Deliver technical documentation for use by customers and partners


Your required qualifications for this role

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related field, with a minimum A- GPA, from a top technical university
  • 9+ years programming experience in an enterprise, high-scale framework, with most recent significant experience in C and Perl or high level scripting languages such as Python or Ruby.
  • Strong understanding of the core server-side development concepts
  • Proficient in writing and performance tuning complex PL/SQL
  • Advanced relational DB experience with Oracle
  • Experience building and integrating with web services (REST, SOAP), APIs, JSON, XML
  • Proficiency with systems programming on Linux
  • Familiarity with common internet security vulnerabilities ... and a general understanding of best practices to remediate them
  • Advanced understanding of how each solution the team implements will work entirely from the user's (or customer's) perspective, as well as how the necessary changes will interact with other components across Infrastructure ecosystem
  • Ability to design solutions for customer and platform problems "on the fly," based on a thorough understanding of the platform and the technology on which it is built
  • Advanced knowledge of multi-tier web application design
  • Professional experience with big data technologies, such as MongoDB and other NoSQL solutions
  • Pass a strict criminal background check and provide strong references

Communication skills

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with local and remote teams in different time zones
  • Demonstrated ability to compose clear and concise technical documentation
  • Demonstrated ability to present deeply technical topics to less technical audiences

Technical Qualifications

  • Languages: C, Perl, Python, Ruby, Javascript, Bash 
  • Frameworks: .NET, Catalyst, EXTJS git 
  • UI: HTML, JS, CSS, JQuery, Angular 
  • Databases: Oracle, SQLServer, Postgres, MongoDB, Hadoop 
  • Operating Systems: Linux, Windows

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