Principal Software Engineer

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About Care.com 

Care.com is a consumer tech company with heart. We’re on a mission to solve a human challenge we all face: finding great care for the ones we love. We’re moms and dads and pet parents. We have parents and grandparents so we understand that everyone, at some point in their lives, could use a helping hand. Our culture and our products reflect that. 

Care.com offers of an array of services that enable families to find, manage and pay for care and provide employment opportunities for caregivers. Our engineering organization is reimagining our tech stacks and consolidating to a single cloud native platform so we can test and learn faster. The new platform is composed of gRPC microservices and Lambdas in Go, Kafka streams, DynamoDB, Elasticsearch, GraphQL, and micro-frontends on Node and React. We're utilizing industry best practices and tools like OpenTelemetry, Splunk, Github, SignalFX, Figma, and others to make our lives easier. 

Here, entrepreneurs, self-starters, team players, and big thinkers unite behind a common cause. Here, we’re applying data analytics, AI, and the latest technologies to solve universal problems and connect people in new ways. If you like having autonomy, if you thrive on collaboration and building new things, and if you’re all about using your talent for good, Care.com is the place for you. 

What You'll Be Working On: 

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join the Technology team as a Principal Software Engineer. The candidate would join a small, agile team responsible for building a platform to support our community team. The candidate will be responsible for the analysis, design, programming, testing, documentation, and implementation of new product features.

  • Design and develop an extremely high-volume, fault-tolerant, scalable distributed system that uses technologies such as
    • Golang microservices deployed on Kubernetes with an Istio service mesh
    • gRPC and GraphQL APIs
    • AWS Lambdas
    • AWS Step Functions & Express Workflows
    • Amazon EventBridge
    • AWS DynamoDB
    • Postgres
    • AWS Cloud Development Kit 
    • Kafka
    • Elasticsearch 
  • Work with stakeholders in product management to understand business requirements
  • Work with other disciplines to drive cross-functional efforts
  • Shape development processes to promote a high-quality output while continuing to iterate quickly
  • Own and review deliverables for accuracy, quality, performance, and completeness
  • Work with team to create architecture and design documents, project timeline, and user stories
  • Ability to lead and manage a globally distributed development team
  • Mentor and guide the professional and technical development of members of the team

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • 10+ years of professional engineering experience
  •  BS or MS in Computer Science or a similar engineering discipline
  • 3+ years GoLang experience preferred
  • Experience with Microservices architecture is a plus
  • AWS experience is a plus
  • Experience leading a team (team/tech lead)
  • Ability to thrive as part of a multi-site development team

For a list of our Perks + Benefits, click here!

**Care.com supports diverse families and communities and seeks employees who are just as diverse. As an equal opportunity employer, Care.com recognizes the power of a diverse and inclusive workforce and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. Care.com is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation, please reach out to [email protected]**

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Company Overview:

Available in more than 20 countries, Care.com is the world's leading platform for finding and managing high-quality family care. Care.com is designed to meet the evolving needs of today's families and caregivers, offering everything from household tax and payroll services and customized corporate benefits packages covering the care needs of working families, to innovating new ways for caregivers to be paid and obtain professional benefits. Since 2007, families have relied on Care.com's industry-leading products—from child and elder care to pet care and home care. Care.com is an IAC company (NASDAQ: IAC).

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • GolangLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • OptimizelyAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • JIRAManagement
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

Imagine how great it'll feel when you look out of the window and see the beautiful Barton Creek Greenbelt and downtown skyline!

What are Care.com Perks + Benefits

Culture
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Paid industry certifications
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