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Principal Software Engineer

San Francisco, California
$167,000 to $243,000
Job Type
1 Sep 2022
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The Job Seeker API team is responsible for building out and improving Job Seeker's API platform and capabilities. The team fosters the "API First" development approach across the organization, through building platforms and capabilities, mentoring and supporting teams producing and consuming APIs, and building individual APIs and data pipelines to collect and process job seeker events emitted by all products in the job search ecosystem.

As a Staff Software Engineer at Indeed, you will be responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining the API platforms and APIs that power Indeed's website, mobile apps, and internal processes. As part of a small collaborative team from engineering and product management, you will implement new platforms to support API development, implement new APIs, and mentor developers from other teams on building high quality, client-centric APIs, increasing developer efficiency in our mission to help people get jobs.

Who You Are

BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics or a closely related computer technical field with 5+ years experience programming with at least one of the following languages: Java, JavaScript, C++, C#, or Python


MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics or a closely related computer technical field 3+ years experience programming with at least one of the following languages: Java, JavaScript, C++, C#, or Python

Minimum 3 years of experience building backend or middle tier systems
Minimum 1 year of experience designing and implementing client-facing APIs
Minimum 3 years of experience with agile software development life cycle
Minimum 1 year of experience mentoring other software developers
Preferred minimum 1 year of experience using Java, Spring, JavaScript or TypeScript, Node.js, GraphQL, and Kafka, or demonstrated ability in learning similar tools
Significant experience with large scale, high-performance, reliable distributed systems
Demonstrated ability to collaborate across teams and provide feedback via design reviews

Who we are

In the Job Seeker organization, our promise is to deliver best in class service to our job seekers and teammates worldwide. We focus on collaboration, the ability to adapt to user needs, and a passionate approach to service to help job seekers navigate through the ever-changing recruitment landscape. Simply put, our vision is to help job seekers get better jobs.

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.

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Salary Range Disclaimer

The base salary range represents the low and high end of the Indeed salary range for this position. Actual salaries will vary depending on factors including but not limited to location, experience, and performance. The range listed is just one component of Indeed's total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include quarterly bonuses, Restricted Stock Units (RSUs), an open Paid Time Off policy, and many region-specific benefits.

Salary Range Transparency

Seattle 217,000 - 315,000 USD per year

Austin 167,000 - 243,000 USD per year

NYC Metro Area 206,000 - 298,000 USD per year

SF Bay Area 224,000 - 324,000 USD per year

US Remote 167,000 - 243,000 USD per year

Equal Opportunities and Accommodations Statement

Indeed is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are deeply committed to building a workplace and global community where inclusion is not only valued, but prioritized. We are committed to creating an environment where all employees feel included and have a strong sense of belonging. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, family/marital status, refugee or immigration status, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, neuro-diversity, disability, age, veteran status, or any other non-merit based or legally protected grounds.

We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply and join us in our mission of helping people get jobs.Indeed is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in the employment application process. To request an accommodation, please contact Talent Attraction Help at 1-, or by email at at least one week in advance of your interview.

Fair Chance Hiring

We value diverse experiences, including those who have had prior contact with the criminal legal system. We are committed to providing individuals with criminal records, including formerly incarcerated individuals and individuals with arrest or conviction records, a fair chance at employment. We also comply with state and local requirements such as the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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Where legally permitted, Indeed requires all individuals attending or working out of Indeed offices or visiting Indeed clients to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For positions that can only be performed at an Indeed office, candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and present acceptable proof of vaccination by the date of hire as a condition of employment. For positions that require some in-office work or in-person client meetings, exceptions to these in-office or in-person job requirements may be made at the discretion of the business through June 2022, at which point full vaccination will be required. Indeed will consider requests for reasonable accommodation as required under applicable law. To qualify as being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 there should have been a two week period after receiving the second dose (or any government recommended booster shot) in a 2-dose COVID-19 vaccine series, or a two week period after receiving a single-dose (or any government recommended booster shot) in a single dose COVID-19 vaccine.

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  • Job Reference: 701013535-2
  • Date Posted: 1 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Indeed
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Salary: $167,000 to $243,000
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent