Principal Engineer at SiteMinder

Full-time, Sydney sydney engineering full-time
Posted 19 days ago

We currently have a need for a Principal Engineer to join our engineering team. Here you will guide the teams in the design and development of robust, secure, and performant systems. 

The Principal Engineer partners with the Product Manager with a heavy focus on research and design activities, and works ahead of the team to anticipate and address technical challenges before they impact the team’s delivery.

Who we are

Ever booked hotel accommodation on, Expedia or TripAdvisor? Chances are, you’ve used SiteMinder. Our goal is to liberate hoteliers with technology that makes a world of difference, and we do that by helping them find and acquire guests online.

We are the world’s leading guest acquisition platform for hotels, supporting 35,000 hotels in 160 countries to generate more than 87 million reservations on our platform each year.

As a Principal Engineer, Your Primary Responsibilities Will Include

  • Strategic responsibility for architectural design, development, quality, security, scalability and production health of software systems
  • Anticipate upcoming technical challenges, work across the engineering team to proactively address, mitigate or resolve these
  • Collaborate with Product Managers in the execution of our Research, Design, Delivery and Evaluation framework with a strong focus on research & design phases
  • Provide guidance and training to all engineers 
  • Collaborate with the Technical Leads and teams to establish and implement coding standards and best practice
  • Participate in/lead people development initiatives - Guilds, Lunch & Learns and Hackathons.

The ideal candidate will possess: 

  • Extensive experience in multiple languages/technologies like Node.js or Java.
  • Extensive AWS experience (EC2, Kinesis, SQS, Elasticache, Lambda, S3)
  • Experience structuring, developing and maintaining relational databases (MySQL/PostgreSQL/Oracle)
  • Experience with key/value store databases such as DynamoDB, Cassandra, MongoDB, Redis
  • Experience designing architectural solutions to enable highly reliable, fault-tolerant, and scalable production systems
  • Solid foundation in data structures, algorithms, software design, modern distributed system design and implementation
  • Understanding of code testability, build pipelines, docker and CI/CD systems

How to apply

Does this job sound like you? If yes, please apply with a copy of your resume and our Talent Acquisition team will be in touch.

Why join SiteMinder HQ?

See where the tech magic happens at SiteMinder HQ - the home of our product and development teams. We’re the trailblazers of our industry and our enemy is closed thinking, so you’ll have the chance to be creative and question the status quo. 

Every day, you’ll have new problems to solve - and meet new people to learn from. Our executive team and global functions are based in Sydney, so you’ll benefit from access to leaders and collaboration with people from all walks of the business. We continue to grow rapidly and we’re committed to supporting the learning you need as you grow with us.